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Kevin Bacon: I had to wait tables after Animal House

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Kevin Bacon is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood and his body of work with different actors has even inspired a connection game but it wasn't always so easy for him.

In an interview with Good Day New York, Bacon admitted that he had to continue to wait tables in New York, even after his break into movies.

Bacon appeared in National Lampoon's  Animal House but went back to the restaurant business after filming.

The 1978 John Landis movie starred Jim Belushi, Tim Matheson, Stephen Furst, and others.

"When the movie premiered in New York, I had to ask for the night off," Bacon says.

Bacon says he didn't become a full-time actor until a few years after Animal House.

"I would leave the waiting job and thought I had enough money," Bacon says.  "And then I would go back to my boss and ask for more shifts."

Bacon says he was finally able to concentrate on acting when he got onto Soap Operas.

Bacon appeared on Thursday's Good Day New York to perform with his brother and promote a New York City concert.

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