Bacon, Michael

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Bacon, Michael


Brother of Kevin Bacon (an actor). Education: Earned music degree from Lehman College.

Career: Composer. Goode News (a folk/rock band), member, c. 1970s; toured with Goode News and recorded for Columbia Records; recorded two solo albums for Monument/CBS; began composing music for film and television, 1985; Bacon Brothers (a folk/rock/soul/country band), member, 1995–.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, for The Kennedys; CableACE Award nomination, for The Man Who Loved Sharks; Television Music Award and Gold Plaque Award, Chicago International Film Festival, both for LBJ; Emmy Award nomination, for Young Freud.


Television Music Director; Miniseries:

The Century, ABC and History Channel, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, 1997 VH1 Fashion Awards, VH1, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1997.

With the Bacon Brothers, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

With the Bacon Brothers, The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004.

Guest, Breakfast with the Arts (also known as Bio Arts), Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Guest, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

With the Bacon Brothers, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005.


Albums (with the Bacon Brothers):

Forosoco, Bluxo, 1997.

Getting There, Bluxo, 1999.

Can't Complain, 2002.

The Bacon Brothers Live, c. 2003.

Videos (with the Bacon Brothers):

Score performer, The Wheels on the Bus, Weston Woods, 2004.


Film Scores:

Twisted (also known as Twisted: A Step Beyond Insanity), 1986.

The Johnstown Flood, 1989.

In a Pig's Eye (short), 1990.

Pen Pals, Tokuma Japan Communications, 1992.

D-Day Remembered (documentary; also known as The American Experience: D-Day Remembered), Direct Cinema Ltd., 1994.

The Shadow of Hate (documentary short), 1995.

Daley: The Last Boss (documentary), 1996.

Sleeping Together, Trident Releasing, 1997.

King Gimp (documentary short), 1999.

Red Betsy, Lang Films, 2003.

Brothers in Arms (documentary), First Run Features, 2003.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (animated short), 2005.

Loverboy, ThinkFilm, 2005.

Film Additional Music:

The Last Good Time, Samuel Goldwyn, 1994.

Television Scores; Series:

Voices & Visions, PBS, 1988.

What Every Baby Knows, Lifetime, 1989.

The American Experience, PBS, 1989–90.

Turning Point, ABC, 1994.

Vanished, ABC, 1999.

Brazelton on Parenting, Fox Family, 2000.

Healthcare Crisis, 2000.

Horizon, BBC, 2004.

Destination America, PBS, 2005–2006.

Television Scores; Miniseries:

Tales of the Unknown South, 1984.

The Century (documentary), ABC and History Channel, 1999.

The Century: America's Time, History Channel, 1999.

Napoleon (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (documentary; also known as American Experience: Abraham and Mary Lincoln—A House Divided), PBS, 2001.

The Secret Life of the Brain (documentary) PBS, 2002.

The Hamptons, ABC, 2002.

Television Theme Music; Miniseries:

Ocean Wilds: The Journeys of Feodor Pitcairn (documentary), PBS, 2001.

Television Scores; Movies:

Losing Chase, Showtime, 1996.

Television Scores; Specials:

Voices of Latin America (documentary), PBS, 1987.

Trackdown, ABC, 1988.

Sharks of Treasure Island (documentary), TBS, 1988.

Plagues (documentary), PBS, 1988.

Four Lives: Portraits of Manic Depression (documentary), PBS, 1988.

Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer (documentary), PBS, 1990.

Vivien Leigh: Scarlett & Beyond (documentary), TNT, 1990.

The Power of the Past with Bill Moyers: Florence (documentary), PBS, 1990.

The Johnstown Flood (documentary), PBS, 1991.

The Crocodile's Revenge (documentary), ABC, 1991.

LBJ (documentary), PBS, 1991.

Brides: A Tale of Two Weddings, ABC, 1991.

America's Missing Children, 1991.

The Kennedys (documentary), PBS, 1992.

Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling (documentary), PBS, 1992.

Marilyn: The Last Interview (documentary), HBO, 1992.

Gettin' Over, ABC, 1992, 1993, 1995.

We're Expecting, ABC, 1992.

The Hurricane of '38 (documentary), PBS, 1993.

Sports Illustrated for Kids Slam Dunk, Home Run, Touchdown TV Sports Quiz, HBO, 1993.

Multiple Personalities: The Search for Deadly Memories (documentary), HBO, 1993.

Ike (documentary), PBS, 1993.

Audrey Hepburn Remembered (documentary), PBS, 1993.

Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (documentary), NBC, 1993.

Degenerate Art (documentary), PBS, 1993.

Clint Eastwood-The Man from Malpaso (documentary), Cinemax, 1993.

Amelia Earhart (documentary), PBS, 1993.

The Windsors: A Royal Family (documentary), 1994.

The Story of Lassie (documentary), PBS, 1994.

Salem Witch Trials (documentary), Discovery Channel, 1994.

FDR (documentary), PBS, 1994.

D-Day (documentary), PBS, 1994.

The Orphan Trains (documentary), PBS, 1995.

Reynolds Price—Clear Pictures (documentary), PBS, 1995.

Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Bombed (documentary), ABC, 1995.

Driving Passion (documentary), TBS, 1995.

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (documentary), 1996.

The Wright Stuff (documentary), PBS, 1996.

Baby, Oh Baby: The Six-Pack is Back (documentary), ABC, 1996.

Animal ER (documentary), TBS, 1996.

Truman (documentary), PBS, 1997.

The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie (documentary), PBS, 1997.

Peter Jennings Reporting: Pot of Gold, ABC, 1997.

Gold Fever (documentary), PBS, 1997.

Don Quixote (documentary), TLC, 1997.

Addicted (documentary), HBO, 1997.

The Promise of the Land (documentary), PBS, 1997.

Surviving the Dustbowl (documentary), PBS, 1998.

The Hidden Zoo (documentary), TBS, 1998.

Reagan (documentary), PBS, 1998.

March of the Crabs (documentary), TBS and syndicated, 1998.

Living with Cancer: A Message of Hope (documentary), PBS, 1998.

Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius (documentary), PBS, 1998.

America 1900 (documentary), PBS, 1998.

The Adoption Picnic (documentary), Cinemax, 1999.

Scenes from a Transplant (documentary), Cinemax, 1999.

MacArthur (documentary), PBS, 1999.

Electric Heart (documentary), PBS, 1999.

Alone on the Ice (documentary), PBS, 1999.

The Rockefellers (documentary), PBS, 2000.

"Nature," Showdown at Grizzly River (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Runaway Universe (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Napoleon (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Healthcare Crisis: Who's at Risk? (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Dying to Be Thin (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Broken Child (documentary), HBO, 2000.

The Motley Fool Money-Making Life-Changing Special, PBS, 2001.

Ocean Wilds (documentary), PBS, 2001.

Money & Power: The History of Business (documentary), CNBC, 2001.

Fatal Flood (documentary), PBS, 2001.

Dogs: The Early Years (documentary), PBS, 2001.

Beyond Human (documentary), PBS, 2001.

18 Ways to Make a Baby (documentary), PBS, 2001.

Young Dr. Freud (documentary), PBS, 2002.

Kevin Bacon: Am I Me? (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Death Star (documentary), PBS, 2002.

Berga: Soldiers of Another War (documentary), PBS, 2003.

Without Fear or Favor: The Best in Broadcast Journalism (documentary), 2004.

American Experience: RFK (documentary), 2004.

Television Series Theme; Special:

Ocean Wilds (documentary), PBS, 2001.

Television Additional Music; Specials:

The Trillion Dollar Bet (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Vanished (documentary), PBS, 2001.

Television Theme Music; Specials:

Bill Moyers' Journal: Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass, 1994.

Television Series Theme Adaptation; Specials:

(The American Experience) The Quiz Show Scandal (documentary), PBS, 1991.

(The American Experience) Ike (documentary), PBS, 1993.

(The American Experience) The Battle of the Bulge (documentary), PBS, 1994.

(The American Experience) Telegrams from the Dead (documentary), PBS, 1994.

(The American Experience) The Orphan Trains (documentary), PBS, 1995.

(The American Experience) Chicago 1968 (documentary), PBS, 1995.

(The American Experience) The Battle Over Citizen Kane, (documentary), PBS, 1995.

TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (documentary), 1996.

(The American Experience) The Wright Stuff (documentary), PBS, 1996.

(The American Experience) Spy in the Sky (documentary), PBS, 1996.

(The American Experience) Nixon (documentary), PBS, 1996.

(The American Experience) Truman (documentary), PBS, 1997.

(The American Experience) The Telephone (documentary), PBS, 1997.

(The American Experience) The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie (documentary), PBS, 1997.

(The American Experience) New York Underground (documentary), PBS, 1997.

(The American Experience) Hawaii's Last Queen (documentary), PBS, 1997.

(The American Experience) Gold Fever (documentary), PBS, 1997.

(The American Experience) Big Dream, Small Screen (documentary), PBS, 1997.

(The American Experience) Around the World in 72 Days (documentary), PBS, 1997.

(The American Experience) Surviving the Dust Bowl (documentary), PBS, 1997.

Reagan (documentary), PBS, 1998.

(The American Experience) Mr. Miami Beach (documentary), PBS, 1998.

(The American Experience) Influenza 1918 (documentary), PBS, 1998.

(The American Experience) American 1900 (documentary), PBS, 1998.

(The American Experience) Rescue at Sea (documentary), PBS, 1999.

(The American Experience) Race for the Superbomb (documentary), PBS, 1999.

(The American Experience) Meltdown at Three Mile Island (documentary), PBS, 1999.

(The American Experience) MacArthur (documentary), PBS, 1999.

(The American Experience) Lost in the Grand Canyon (documentary), PBS, 1999.

(The American Experience) Hoover Dam (documentary), PBS, 1999.

(The American Experience) Alone on the Ice (documentary), PBS, 1999.

(The American Experience) The Wizard of Photography (documentary), PBS, 2000.

(The American Experience) The Duel (documentary), PBS, 2000.

(The American Experience) Nixon's China Game (documentary), PBS, 2000.

(The American Experience) Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory (documentary), PBS, 2000.

(The American Experience) John Brown's Holy War (documentary), PBS, 2000.

(The American Experience) Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life (documentary), PBS, 2000.

(The American Experience) Houdini (documentary), PBS, 2000.

(The American Experience) George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire (documentary), PBS, 2000.

(The American Experience) Eleanor Roosevelt (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Television Scores; Episodic:

"Payback," Hot Line, 1994.

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