Kirk Thomas Cameron
October 12, 1970
|Occupation(s)||Actor, evangelist, TV show and documentary host, producer|
|Known for||The character Mike Seaver on Growing Pains|
|Relatives||Candace Cameron Bure (sister)|
Kirk Thomas Cameron (born October 12, 1970) is an American actor, evangelist, documentary filmmaker, TV show host, and producer. He first gained fame as a teen actor playing Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains (1985–1992), a role for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards.
Cameron made several other television and film appearances through the 1980s and 1990s, including the films Like Father Like Son (1987) and Listen to Me (1989). In the 2000s, he portrayed Cameron "Buck" Williams in the Left Behind film series and Caleb Holt in the drama film Fireproof (2008). His 2014 film, Saving Christmas, was panned by critics and made the IMDb Bottom 100 List within one month of its theatrical release. He produced documentaries and movies since then, including the 2022 movie, Lifemark, which grossed over $5,000,000 domestically. In 2022, he wrote a faith-based children’s book, As You Grow, published by Brave Books, which he read at many libraries the following year, to often over-capacity crowds during a successful nationwide book tour.
Cameron was born in Panorama City, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. His parents are Barbara (née Bausmith) and Robert Cameron, a retired schoolteacher. He has three sisters: Bridgette, Melissa, and actress Candace Cameron Bure, who is most notable for her role as D.J. Tanner on the television sitcom Full House. He went to school on the set of Growing Pains, as opposed to a "normal" public or private school with many other students. However, he went to some classes during production breaks and graduated with the class of 1988 at Chatsworth High School with honors.
Cameron began acting at age nine, and his first job was in an advertisement for a breakfast cereal.[failed verification] His first starring role was at age 13, in the television series Two Marriages. At this age, he appeared in several television shows and films. He became famous in 1985 after being cast as Mike Seaver in the ABC television sitcom Growing Pains. In the series, Mike would eventually have a girlfriend named Kate MacDonald, played by Chelsea Noble, Cameron's future wife. Cameron subsequently became a teen heartthrob in the late 1980s, while appearing on the covers of several teen magazines, including Tiger Beat, Teen Beat, 16 and others. At the time, he was making $50,000 a week. He was also in a 60-second Pepsi commercial during Super Bowl XXIV.
Cameron went on to star in many films, including 1987's Like Father Like Son (a body-switch comedy with Dudley Moore), which was a box office success. His next theatrical film, 1989's Listen to Me, performed poorly at the box office. When Growing Pains ended in 1992, Cameron went on to star in The WB sitcom Kirk which premiered in 1995 and ended two years later. In Kirk, Cameron played Kirk Hartman, a 24-year-old who has to raise his siblings. Cameron and Noble also worked together on Kirk.
Cameron mostly left mainstream film and television, though a decade after Growing Pains ended, he starred in a television reunion film, The Growing Pains Movie, in 2000, and another one, Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers, in 2004. Cameron reunited with the cast of Growing Pains for a CNN Larry King Live interview which aired on February 7, 2006, in conjunction with the Warner Bros. release of the complete first season of Growing Pains on DVD. Aside from this, Cameron has often worked in Christian-themed productions, among them the post-Rapture films Left Behind: The Movie, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force, and Left Behind: World at War, in which he plays Cameron "Buck" Williams. Cameron's wife Noble also starred in the film series, playing Hattie Durham. Cameron has worked with Cloud Ten Pictures, a company which produces Christian-themed films, and has starred in several of their films, including The Miracle of the Cards.
He also appeared in the 2008 drama film, Fireproof, which was produced by Sherwood Pictures. The film was created on a budget of $500,000, with Cameron as the lead actor, portraying Captain Caleb Holt. Though it was a low-budget film, the film grossed $33,415,129 and was a box office success. It was the highest grossing independent film of 2008.
In 2012, Cameron was the narrator and host of the documentary film Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure. On its opening day, March 27, 2012, Monumental grossed $28,340. The film stayed in theaters until May 20, 2012, grossing a total of $1.23 million.
In 2013, Cameron announced he would be the host of the film Unstoppable slated to premiere September 24, 2013. A trailer for the film was blocked on Facebook, with Cameron speculating that it was due to the film's religious content. Facebook subsequently removed the block, stating it was the result of a mistake by an automated system and a spam site previously registered at the same web address.
Cameron starred in and produced the 2014 family film Mercy Rule, in which he plays a father who tries to save his small business from lobbyists, while supporting his son, who dreams of being a pitcher, in Little League Baseball. Cameron's real-life wife plays his wife in the film, which was released direct-to-video and via digital download.
Also in 2014, Cameron starred in the Christian-themed comedy film Saving Christmas. The film was panned by critics, winning the 2014 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay. Cameron also won the award for Worst Actor and Worst Screen Combo, which he won with "his ego".
Cameron starred in Extraordinary, a 2017 film made by Liberty University students that was the first such film to be released nationally (for one night in September 2017). The film follows the dream of a marathon running Liberty professor whose cross-country trek strains his body and marriage.
In 2021, Cameron started hosting the show, Takeaways with Kirk Cameron, on TBN. He interviews guests, many of whom are well-known, to discuss pressing issues for Christians with the goal of finding takeaways that everyday Christans can use in their own lives.
In 2022, Cameron produced and starred in the documentary, The Homeschool Awakening, that explores the world of homeschooling.
Also, in 2022, Cameron starred in the Kendrick Brothers film, Lifemark, a box office success grossing over $5,000,000 domestically. Cameron played Jimmy Colton. the adoptive father of David Colton. 
Additionally, in 2022, Cameron wrote a faith-based children’s book, As You Grow, published by Brave Books, which follows the life of a tree as it grows and shares “biblical wisdom through the seasons of life.” The following year, Cameron embarked on a nationwide book tour, reading his book to often over-capacity crowds at many libraries.
Conversion to Christianity
After converting to Protestant Christianity, he began to insist that storylines be edited to remove anything he thought too adult or inappropriate in Growing Pains.
After the series was cancelled, Cameron did not maintain contact with his former co-stars, and did not speak to Tracey Gold for eight years. Cameron has stated that this was not due to any animosity on his part toward any of his former cast-members, but an outgrowth of his desire to start a new life away from the entertainment industry and the life he had been in for the previous seven years.
Prior to the premiere of The Growing Pains Movie in 2000, for which the entire main cast reunited, Cameron described his regrets over how his relationship with his castmates changed after his religious conversion during production of the series, saying, "I definitely kind of made an about-face, going toward another aspect of my life. I shifted my focus from 100% on the show, to 100% on [my new life], and left 0% on the show—and even the friendships that were a part of that show. If I could go back, I think I could make decisions that were less inadvertently hurtful to the cast—like talking and explaining to them why I just wanted to have my family at my wedding."
Cameron partnered with fellow evangelist Ray Comfort to teach evangelism methods through the ministry they founded, The Way of the Master, and the television show of the same name that Cameron co-hosts. It won the National Religious Broadcasters' Best Program Award for two consecutive years. It also formerly featured a radio show known as The Way of the Master Radio with talk show host Todd Friel. The radio show was later canceled, and replaced with Wretched Radio, hosted by Friel. Cameron, along with his wife, founded The Firefly Foundation, which runs Camp Firefly, a summer camp that gives terminally ill children and their families a free week's vacation.
Cameron and Comfort participated in a televised debate with atheists Brian Sapient and Kelly O'Conner of the Rational Response Squad, at Calvary Baptist Church, in Manhattan, on May 5, 2007. It was moderated by ABC's Martin Bashir and parts of it were aired on Nightline. At issue was the existence of God, which Comfort stated at various times during his ministry that he could prove scientifically without relying on faith or the Bible. However, he never committed to this restriction for the debate, itself, as later clarified by The Christian Post in a correction they made at the very end of their article about the debate. The audience was composed of both theists and atheists. Points of discussion included atheism and evolution. While Sapient contended during his arguments that Comfort violated the rules by talking about the Ten Commandments, Cameron later stated on The Way of the Master radio show that the rules of the debate did not say that the Bible could never be referenced, but rather that Comfort simply had to come up with one argument that did not reference the Bible or faith. During the debate, Cameron referred to the absence of a crocoduck to dispute the theory of evolution, which then became a meme to highlight misconceptions about the theory.
In November 2009, Cameron and others distributed free copies of an altered version of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species on college campuses in the United States. The book consisted of Darwin's text with chapters of the book removed, and with an added introduction by Ray Comfort reiterating common creationist assertions about Darwin and evolution. The book was criticized by scientists and Darwin biographers who criticized the omission of key chapters of the book, and who stated that its introduction contains misinformation about Darwin, and long-refuted creationist arguments about the science of evolution, such as the linking of Nazi racial theories to Darwinist ideas. Comfort later said that the four chapters were chosen at random to be omitted in order to make the book small enough to be affordable as a giveaway, with the absent chapters available for download, but that the missing chapters were included in the second edition, which had a smaller text size that made printing the entire book as a giveaway affordable. The second edition still lacks Darwin's preface and glossary of terms. The National Center for Science Education arranged a campaign to distribute an analysis of the Comfort introduction and a banana bookmark at colleges across the U.S., a reference to Comfort's presentation of the banana as evidence for the existence of God.
On March 2, 2012, Cameron stated on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, when asked about homosexuality, that it is "unnatural, it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization". Cameron's comments received criticism from GLAAD, and provoked a backlash from gay rights activists and Hollywood celebrities, including Roseanne Barr, Craig Ferguson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, as well as Growing Pains co-stars Tracey Gold and Alan Thicke. Piers Morgan stated that Cameron was brave for expressing his opinion, "however antiquated his beliefs may be". He, however, received "thousands of emails and comments" from supporters. Rosie O'Donnell invited him to discuss his views on her talk show, but he declined and suggested a private dinner to discuss this topic personally.
Cameron is an outspoken social conservative. He supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, saying, "There are clearly enemies of Christian principles and Christianity [and] I don't think Trump is one of them."
In 2020, Cameron said that such things as COVID-19 could be used by God to bring about his purposes and that he had suspicions – without specifying what they were – about how COVID-19 got started. He also opposed the designation of churchgoing and extended family Thanksgiving celebrations, implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, as nonessential, saying, "Socialism and communism are knocking on our doors...disguised in the costumes of public health and social justice."
As record-breaking levels of COVID-19 infections in late December 2020 overwhelmed hospitals, Cameron organized at least two gatherings of dozens of people for maskless Christmas caroling protests against enhanced restrictions to combat the second wave of the pandemic. The events, which were lawful, were held outside, in venues such as a mall parking lot in Ventura County, part of the Southern California Region, a group of counties under a state-mandated stay-home order triggered by low ICU capacity. Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Public Health Director, denounced Cameron's decision to hold large gatherings as "very irresponsible and very dangerous." Cameron attempted to justify his actions by claiming that the psychological harm of the COVID-19 lockdowns could be worse than the coronavirus itself.
Cameron and his wife, fellow Growing Pains star Chelsea Noble, were married on July 21, 1991. They have six children, four of whom were adopted: Jack (born 1996), Isabella (born 1997), Anna (born 1998), and Luke (born 2000); and two biological: Olivia (born 2001) and James (born 2003).
|1981||Goliath Awaits||Liam||Television movie|
|Bret Maverick||Boy #1||Episodes: "The Lazy Ace" (Parts 1 & 2)|
|1982||Beyond Witch Mountain||Boy||Television movie|
|Herbie, the Love Bug||Young Kid||Episode: "Herbie the Matchmaker"|
|Lou Grant||Joey||Episode: "Victims"|
|1983||Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land||Gary||Television movie|
|Two Marriages||Eric Armstrong||Episode: "Relativity"|
|ABC Afterschool Special||Willy
|"The Woman Who Willed a Miracle"|
"Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy"
|1984||More Than Murder||Bobby||Television movie|
|Children in the Crossfire||Mickey Chandler|
|1985–1992||Growing Pains||Mike Seaver||167 episodes|
|1988||Full House||Cousin Steve||Episode: "Just One of the Guys"|
|1990||The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy||Himself (host)||Behind-the-scenes show|
|1991||A Little Piece of Heaven||Will Loomis||Television movie|
|1994||Star Struck||Runner||Television movie|
|1995||The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes||Dexter Riley||Television movie|
|1995–1996||Kirk||Kirk Hartman||31 episodes|
|1998||You Lucky Dog||Jack Morgan||Television movie|
|2000||The Growing Pains Movie||Mike Seaver|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Chuck Parker||Episode: "The Birthday Present"|
|The Miracle of the Cards||Josh||Television movie|
|2002||Family Law||Mitchell Stark||Episode: "Blood and Water"|
|2003–2013||Praise the Lord||Recurring guest host|
|2003–present||The Way of the Master||Himself/Host|
|2004||Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers||Mike Seaver||Television movie|
|2019||One on One with Kirk Cameron||Himself|||
|2021–present||Takeaways with Kirk Cameron||Himself (host)||Christian talk show|
|1986||The Best of Times||Teddy|
|1987||Like Father Like Son||Chris Hammond / Dr. Jack Hammond|
|1988||Straight at Ya'||Himself||Alcohol/drug guidance video|
|1989||Listen to Me||Tucker Muldowney|
|1990||The Willies||Mike Seaver|
|1998||The Birth of Jesus||Uncle Kirk||Direct-to-video|
|2001||Left Behind: The Movie||Buck Williams|
|2002||Left Behind II: Tribulation Force|
|2005||Left Behind: World at War|
|2012||Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure||Himself||Documentary; also producer|
|2014||Mercy Rule||John Miller||Direct-to-video and digital download|
|Saving Christmas||Kirk||Limited theatrical release|
|2022||The Homeschool Awakening||Himself||Documentary, two-night theatrical release|
|2022||Lifemark||Jimmy Scotton||Distributed via Fathom Events|
Awards and nominations
- Still Growing: An Autobiography (2008, with Lissa Halls Johnson): ISBN 0-8307-4451-7
- As You Grow (2022, published by Brave Books and illustrated by Juan Moreno): ISBN 1-9555-5029-8
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- "Kirk Cameron's 'Saving Christmas' Sinks to Worst IMDB Rating in Site's History". TheWrap. December 5, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
- Wright, Tracy (November 16, 2022). "Kirk Cameron shares message of faith in new film about the 'beauty of adoption,' talks 'Growing Pains' reboot". Fox News. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
- "Lifemark Film Hits Over $2M in Sales Opening Weekend Signaling Value of Faith-Based Content". CBN News. September 12, 2022. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
- "Lifemark". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 27, 2023.
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- Mansour, David (May 2005). From Abba to Zoom. Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-7407-5118-9.
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I go to school on the set, not to a regular school
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- "Church hosts showing of 'Fireproof' movie". The Herald-Dispatch. January 22, 2009. Retrieved January 23, 2009.
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- "Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
- Abramovitch, Seth (September 26, 2013). "Kirk Cameron Doc 'Unstoppable' Grosses $2 Million in One-Night Live Event". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure ... was a strong performer as well, grossing $1.23 million from over 100,000 attendees.
- Oldenburg, Ann (July 26, 2013). "Kirk Cameron fights Facebook over new film". USA Today. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
- "Mercy Rule". Movie Guide. February 17, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
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- "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas". Metacritic. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
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- Law, Jeannie (September 7, 2017). "'Extraordinary' Actress Says 'Marriage Is a Ministry,' Couples Must Serve It Well (Interview)". The Christian Post. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
- Gifford, Kathie Lee; Hager, Jenna Bush (February 23, 2018). "Kirk Cameron talks about navigating 'social media jungles'". Today. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
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- "Faith-Based Hit Lifemark Extended in Theaters Another Week: It's Bringing Hope to Many'". ChristianHeadlines.com. Retrieved January 27, 2023.
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- Ertelt, Steven (September 13, 2022). ""Lifemark" Movie Hits Over $2 Million in Ticket Sales as Pro-Life Film Celebrates Adoption". LifeNews.com. Retrieved January 27, 2023.
- "Lifemark Film Hits Over $2M in Sales Opening Weekend Signaling Value of Faith-Based Content". CBN News. September 22, 2022. Retrieved January 27, 2023.
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- Cameron, Kirk; Ray Comfort (2004). The Way of the Master. Tyndale House Publishers Inc. p. Foreword. ISBN 1-4143-0061-1.
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- "Prepare for a Conflict: The Nightline Face-Off No-Holds Barred Battle Over the Existence of God". ABC News. May 7, 2007. Retrieved November 27, 2008.
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