December 08, 2005

Six Degrees of Someone Who is Coincidentally Named Kevin Bacon


I'm not sure how something like this happens, but it's the bane of having a name so indistinct that I'm sometimes called by my last name, which is also a common first name.

The credits for Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Modern Marvels are correct, but not the acting credits or writing gig at a show called Comedy Night School, no matter what IMDB says.

Perhaps the confusion comes from Other Doug Gordon's role in a 2003 movie with a wedding theme.

Clicking through some of Other Doug Gordon's links, however, I did notice that I could play Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon using the actor I am not:

Other Doug Gordon was in Eli Parker is Getting Married with Jonathan Lamer who was in the made-for-TV movie Truman which starred Gary Sinise who was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon.

This makes Other Doug Gordon's Bacon Number only 2! Interestingly, UVA's Oracle of Bacon has Other Doug Gordon's Bacon number as 3. For once, I'm smarter than a computer.

Posted by Doug at December 8, 2005 06:49 PM

My friend Peter Gordon tried to start "Peter Gordons of America" with all the other Peters. You could do the same for your fellow Dougs.

You spurred me to check my imdb page. No idea how that trivia about crossword tournaments got there. And I also now have separate listings for regular and syndy Millionaire.

Posted by: Ellen at December 9, 2005 08:20 AM

that is the second "celebrity" that I have looked up on the imdb website without a picture. I would imagine that all celebs would want their picture there, even if they are more that 2 degrees separated from KB.

Posted by: jt at December 9, 2005 09:11 AM