Kirk Cameron was born Kirk Thomas Cameron on October 12, 1970 in Los Angeles. His parents are Robert Cameron, a retired school teacher, and Barbara Bausmith, a stay-at-home mom. He has three sisters, Bridgette, Melissa, and Candace. He went to school on the set of Growing Pains, as opposed to a normal school and graduated at 17 with high honors.
Kirk began acting at age nine, and his first job was in a commercial for a breakfast cereal. His first starring role was at age 10, in the television series Two Marriages. In the early 80’s he appeared in several television shows and films which included, Goliath Awaits, Beyond Witch Mountain & Starflight: The Plane That Couldn’t Land.