Kirk Thomas Cameron is an Evangelical Christian actor from the United States. He is best known for playing Mike Seaver on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains, for which he received two Golden Globe nominations.
Cameron appeared in a number of television and film roles as a child actor in the 1980s and 1990s, including the films Like Father, Like Son (1987) and Listen to Me (1989).
He played Cameron “Buck” Williams in the Left Behind film trilogy and Caleb Holt in the drama Fireproof in the 2000s (2008).
Saving Christmas, his 2014 film, was critically lambasted and hit the IMDb Bottom 100 List within a month of its release.
Cameron is a devout Christian who co-founded The Firefly Foundation with his wife, actress Chelsea Noble, and works with Ray Comfort in the evangelical organization The Way of the Master.
Cameron started acting when he was nine years old, and his first role was in a cereal commercial. At the age of 13, he made his television debut in the series Two Marriages.
He acted in a number of television episodes and films when he was this age. After playing Mike Seaver in the ABC sitcom Growing Pains in 1985, he became well-known.
Mike had a girlfriend named Kate MacDonald, who was played by Chelsea Noble, Cameron’s future wife, in the series.
Cameron went on to become a teen heartthrob in the late 1980s, appearing on the covers of Tiger Beat, Adolescent Beat, 16, and other teen publications.
He earned $50,000 a week at the time. During Super Bowl XXIV, he also appeared in a 60-second Pepsi ad.
Kirk Cameron Evangelistic Ministry
Cameron and fellow evangelist Ray Comfort launched The Way of the Master, a ministry and television show with the same name that Cameron co-hosts, to teach evangelism skills.
For two years in a row, it received the National Religious Broadcasters’ Best Program Award. It used to have a radio show called The Way of the Master Radio, hosted by talk show presenter Todd Friel.
Wretched Radio, presented by Friel, took its place after the radio show was discontinued.
Cameron and his wife formed The Firefly Foundation, which runs Camp Firefly, a summer camp that provides a free week of vacation to terminally ill children and their families.
On May 5, 2007, Cameron and Comfort took part in a televised discussion at Calvary Baptist Church in Manhattan with atheists Brian Sapient and Kelly O’Conner of the Rational Response Squad.
Parts of it were broadcast on Nightline and were moderated by ABC’s Martin Bashir. The existence of God was in dispute, which Comfort claimed he could prove scientifically rather than relying on faith or the Bible.
There were both theists and atheists in the audience. Atheism and evolution were among the topics discussed.