He started acting in a young age and found early success as teen-heartthrob, Mike Seaver on the favorite family sitcom Growing Pains. As Cameron grew up he focused his attention on spiritual activism.
Kirk Cameron was born on October 12, 1970, in Panorama City, California, into a schoolteacher father as well as a stay at home mom. He’s one of four kids and wasn’t the only child-star in the household. Both Cameron and his younger sister, Candace, found fame in a young age. Cameron started playing professionally at 9 years old. Pal and youthful actor Adam Rich presented Cameron to playing, and helped him get an representative.
Cameron was shortly getting advertisements and earning modest television appearances.
The youthful performer grew up on set, spending seven years of his youth together with the show. Growing Pains not only started Cameron’s performing profession, it turned him into a teen heartthrob and pinup boy. The youthful star told reporters around this time that stardom was “only his occupation,” not his identity. He even had early aspirations to become a brain surgeon.
Throughout the previous couple of seasons of Growing Pains, Cameron started distinguishing himself in the remaining cast, turning his focus toward faith and preferring to spend some time together with his family. The youthful star eventully became an Evangelical Christian, and further isolated himself by insisting his narrative lines not contain any racy or mature content.
On the most popular situation comedy Full House, he played the cousin of D.J. Tanner, impersonated by his real life sister, Candace Cameron.
Cameron also enlarged his career past the tiny screen, appearing in such movies as Like Father Like Son (1987) with Dudley Moore, the love affair Listen to Me (1989) and 2008’s Fireproof.
Around this same time, he and evangelist co-worker Ray Comfort started running a religious organization, Way of the Master.
Cameron received much criticism and backlash in the year 2012 following an interview with Piers Morgan, where he said that homosexuality was “abnormal” and “finally harmful.”
In 2013, the prior kid star returned to the headlines when his evangelical-themed movie, Unstoppable, was prohibited from Facebook and YouTube. Both sites maintained that their malware systems incorrectly identified the promotion as junk. Cameron described the work as his “most personal movie about faith, hope and love, and why God lets bad things to occur to great folks.”
In 1991, a 20-year old Cameron wed his Growing Pains onscreen girlfriend, Chelsea Noble, who had been then 26 years old. The couple has six kids together.