Kirk Cameron came into the limelight due to his work in the popular sitcom Growing Pains. He started his career as a child actor and continued to find success in the entertainment world as an adult. Kirk has starred in projects such as Like Father Like Son, Left Behind: The Movie, Saving Christmas, Kirk, and more.
Having worked in the entertainment business since he was a kid, Kirk has gained a huge following over the years. But more than his career, people also want to know more about the actor himself. So, in this biography, we will take a look at his childhood, family life, relationship, and more.
Where Is Kirk Cameron From?
The Growing Pains star was born Kirk Thomas Cameron in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California on October 12, 1970. He grew up alongside his three sisters, Melissa Cameron, Candace Cameron Bure and Bridgette Cameron. Much like her brother, Candace also started acting early on and is best known as D.J. Tanner from Full House.
Kirk Cameron’s parents are Barbara Cameron (Barbara Bausmith) and Robert Cameron. His father is a former schoolteacher but whether his mother too worked is unclear. He seems to share a close bond with his sisters and parents.
Talking about his educational background, Cameron had a non-traditional schooling experience. Rather than a public or private school, Kirk went to school on the set of Growing Pains. But he also went to some classes during production breaks. He graduated with honors from Chatsworth High School with the class of 1988.
When Did Kirk Cameron Start His Acting Career?
As aforementioned, Kirk Cameron started out as a child actor and started his career at the age of nine. His first job was an advertisement for a cereal which was followed by his starring in projects such as Goliath Awaits, Bret Maverick, The Magical World of Disney, Herbie, the Love Bug, Lou Grant, Two Marriages, ABC Afterschool Specials, and more.
Cameron then found fame playing Mike Seaver in the sitcom Growing Pains. The show aired from 1985 to 1992 and Cameron appeared in 167 episodes. Moreover, he met his future wife, Chelsea Noble while starring on the show.
Following the success of Growing Pains, Kirk became a teen heartthrob and appeared on the covers of many teen magazines. He was reportedly making $50K per week during this time and even guest starred in an episode of his sister Candace’s show, Full House.
Continuing with his acting career, Kirk worked on many other projects such as The Willies, A Little Piece of Heaven, Star Struck, and Hope & Gloria. His prominence grew following his starring role in the sitcom Kirk. While the show only went on for two years, his performance was well-received.
Cameron went on to star in many other movies and TV shows over the years including Left Behind: The Movie, You Lucky Dog, Family Law, Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers, and more.
Moreover, the talented actor also narrated and hosted documentary projects over the years. His most recent work is the 2022 movie Lifemark, a story about an adopted child and his family. He also hosts the popular talk show, Takeaways with Kirk Cameron. Well, Kirk Cameron’s net worth of $10 million is mostly thanks to his successful acting career. We hope he finds even more success in the coming days.
What Other Projects Has Kirk Cameron Worked On?
Along with his acting career, Kirk is also known as an evangelist. He became a born-again Christian while starring in Growing Pains and then converted to Protestant Christianity. He also partnered with Ray Comfort, to teach evangelism methods through The Way of the Master, a ministry they founded.
Cameron has also published an autobiography titled Still Growing: An Autobiography. He has worked on many other projects over the years and found much success in them.
Who Is Kirk Cameron Married To?
Talking about his personal life, Kirk Cameron is happily married to fellow actress Chelsea Noble. The pair met while starring in Growing Pains and also worked on Kirk together. They tied the knot on July 21, 1991, and have six children together. Four of Kirk and Chelsea’s kids are adopted namely, Isabella, Jack, Anna, and Luke. They also welcomed Olivia and James in 2001 and 2003 respectively.
Kirk Cameron and Chelsea Cameron are very open about their love for each other and their children. The talented actor’s Instagram is filled with pictures of their children. We wish the couple and their sons and daughter more happiness in the coming days.