Google Now Knows Your Favorite Actor’s Bacon Number


For those that maybe aren’t well accustomed to pop culture there’s this thing, it’s called the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Apparently, every well-known actor is linked to a single man (in some way or another). His name is Kevin Bacon. And everyone has either worked with him directly, or worked with another actor, who’s worked with another actor and so forth — all the way up to 6 people deep.

It’s a fun little game and it looks like Google Now is able to supply users with these answers, providing you with just about any actor’s “Bacon number.” Simply open up Google Now and ask, “What is (insert actors name) bacon number?” Google Now will pull up and read that actor’s Bacon number, along with a list of actors who have been associated with him. We don’t know how Google does it, we’re just thankful that they do.

Thanks, Kyler!

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  1. Not a very useful tool but damn is it cool.

    1. Probably more useful than Siri. Lol.

  2. i lol’d. This is some funny nonsense

  3. Great, next we’re going to teach computers to win at jeopardy

  4. I can’t get it past 2. I got some actors that had no results but if I got results never past 2

    1. 2 was my highest too! xD

      1. I was shocked as to some of the results.I tried going obscure with selena gomez and she even got a 2!!

        1. Has he dated or slept with anyone >.> i bet that will get at least a 3 or something

      2. James Dean is 3 and Justin Bieber is 4 ;)

        1. Justin Bieber is 4 wtf? how are they connected ?

        2. I discovered the Justin Bieber number myself as well

      3. fucking frank sinatra’s bacon number is 2!!!!

    2. Sarah Jessica Parker! :)

  5. I’m sorry to insist, but Google Now has nothing to do with it, or it would provide you a card without you asking. :-P

    This is just a search result, you requested it using voice search but you could have simply obtained it via your web browser:…1c.1.weczloLe8Bg&pbx=1&fp=1&biw=1280&bih=605&cad=b&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.

    Google Now ≠ Voice Search

    That said, it’s nice to see Google doing this kind of things, even being a huge company they still have fun.

    1. Way to ruin the fun

      1. Yeah, I’m sorry about that, I have a problem with exactness.

    2. Well, if you’re on Jelly Bean — you need to use Google Now to pull up the card, and have the robot lady talk to you.

      This information is also available via a simple Google Search. So, you’re kinda right.

      1. My Galaxy Nexus is running Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and I don’t need to use Google Now for that, I just have to tap on the search widget’s microphone icon to launch the Voice Search activity directly, not you?

        No offense, but I think this is where you’re mistaken: even the way you do it, as soon as you hit the microphone icon, you’re not using Google Now any more, you’re using the Voice Search. It’s the Voice Search that talks back, Google Now doesn’t answer, it’s “deaf and dumb.”

        1. Yeah, I understand that Now is about the info automatically pulled in the background, but with Jelly Bean, Voice Search and Now are the same app. They’re not 2 separate ones. Which is why I tend to lump the 2 together..

          1. It’s understandable; despite the fact that long pressing a Google Now notification brings you to the Google Search app info, there are many people who make the same mistake, thinking that the search is only a part of the Now app when it’s actually the contrary.
            Most of the time I try not to pay attention, but I like this website and when I read something like “Google Now is able to supply users with these answers” here, I think “No… No, no, no, Phandroid, not you…” ^^
            Maybe am I too attached to details and must learn to let go.

  6. buckethead is a 4. but suprisingly a few adult actresses came up as 2’sand 3’s.

  7. Best. Google. Service. ever.

  8. Eddie Murphy doesn’t seem to have a bacon number

    1. WTEff?!?! No way.. O_o

    2. Eddie and Steve Martin were in Bowfinger together. Steve Martin and Kevin Bacon were in Planes, Tranes, and Automobiles together. Number is 2.

      1. If you can figure it out why can’t Google!? They should hire you

        1. It does figure it out, however it doesn’t read it out, but if you scroll up it says 2 under the search results.

          1. it does come up if you ask it “bacon number eddie murphy”

  9. 20% percent project?

  10. Ron Jeremy is a 2. Pretty good movie title. Sounds classy!

  11. “Kevin Bacon’s bacon number is 0.”

  12. This was posted on G+ a couple of days ago. Seems some people have found that by comparing this to the Oracle of Bacon, the Google numbers can be off sometimes.

  13. Interestingly enough, though it won’t work on the bacon number search, my personal Bacon Number is 3. :)
    Jason Robards and I both appeared in The Day After (I was an extra, but was on screen…a very young me, but me nonetheless. LOL)
    Jason Robards and Dianne Wiest appeared in Parenthood.
    Dianne Wiest and Kevin Bacon appeared in Footloose.

  14. ha I’m more interested in someone’s Erdös number than his Bacon number! Now I have truly demonstrated my nerd cred.

  15. Q: “Of all the actors you have worked with, which one smells best?”
    A: “Kevin bacon!”

  16. I live in S. Korea and just hit up my coteacher for 2 Korean actors and one had a Bacon number of 3 while the other had a Bacon number of 2. AMAZING!

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