The Northwest League: Bacon Edition

Boise Hawks

Link 1) Actor William Petersen graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in Boise before going on to become famous as Gil Grissom on CSI. He also starred in the movie Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World with Steve Carell. Carell was in Crazy, Stupid, Love with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Petersen was also in a movie called Fear with Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg starred in Patriots Day with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Actress Maureen O’Hara lived in Boise. She was in the movie Only The Lonely with John Candy. Candy was in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and guess who had a cameo in that film? That’s right. Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Another one of O’Hara’s costars in Only The Lonely is Ally Sheedy. She was in X-Men: Apocalypse alongside James McAvoy who starred in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 5) Director Michael Hoffman went to school at Boise State University. He has gone on to direct movies like The Best Of Me starring James Marsden. Marsden was in X-Men: Days Of Future Past alongside Michael Fassbender who was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 6) Hoffman also directed Gambit starring Cameron Diaz. She was in Knight And Day with Tom Cruise who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 7) Screenwriter Maggie Carey grew up in Boise. She married TV star Bill Hader but is known for her writing. She wrote the screenplay for a movie called The To Do List which starred Clark Gregg. He was in The Avengers with Mark Ruffalo who was in In The Cut with Kevin Bacon.

Eugene Emeralds

Link 1) Actor Brandon Beemer was born in Eugene, Oregon and he starred in Material Girls alongside Anjelica Huston who shares a birthday with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Another of Beemer’s costars in Material Girls was Lukas Haas. He was in Mars Attacks with Jack Nicholson who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) We follow the same chain going through Haas. He was also in Zoolander with Justin Theroux. Justin Theroux was in Wanderlust with his now-wife Jennifer Aniston. Aniston was in Picture Perfect with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Actor Eric Christian Olsen was born in Eugene. He was in Pearl Harbor with Alec Baldwin. Baldwin was in She’s Having A Baby with Kevin Bacon.

Link 5) Another one of Olsen’s Pearl Harbor costars was Ben Affleck. Affleck was in He’s Just Not That Into You with Jennifer Aniston who was in Picture Perfect with Kevin Bacon.

Link 6) Yet another one of Olsen’s Pearl Harbor costars was Kate Beckinsale. She was in Van Helming with Hugh Jackman. Jackman had an uncredited cameo in X-Men: First Class which starred Kevin Bacon.

Link 7) Olsen starred in a movie called Cellular with William H. Macy. Macy was in Murder In The First with Kevin Bacon.

Link 8) Actress Jenny Wade is from Eugene. She was in Rumor Has It with Jennifer Aniston was in Picture Perfect with Kevin Bacon.

Everett AquaSox

Link 1) Actor Patrick Duffy grew up in Everett graduating from Cascade High School. He was in both the original Dallas TV show and the remake which costarred Jesse Metcalfe. Metcalfe was in Desperate Housewives with Felicity Huffman. She is married to William H Macy who starred alongside Kevin Bacon in Murder In The First.

Link 2) Duffy was also in You Again with Jamie Lee Curtis. She worked with Kevin Bacon in the movie Queens Logic.

Hillsboro Hops

Link 1) Actor Kelly AuCoin is from Hillsboro. He was in the TV show Turn with Jamie Bell. Bell was in Snowpiercer with Olivia Spencer who was in Beauty Shop with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) AuCoin was also in The Americans with Keri Russell. She was in Bedtime Stories with Courteney Cox who was on Friends with Jennifer Aniston. Aniston starred alongside Kevin Bacon in Picture Perfect.

Link 3) Another TV show AuCoin worked on was House of Cards with Kevin Spacey. Spacey was in Beyond The Sea with John Goodman. Goodman was in Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) AuCoin also was in one episode of The Following whose lead actor was Kevin Bacon.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Link 1) TV director Michael Uppendahl grew up in Keizer, Oregon. He directed several episodes of Mad Men starring Jon Hamm. Hamm was in Million Dollar Arm with Bill Paxton. Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton worked together on Apollo 13.

Link 2) Another Mad Men actor Uppendahl worked with was January Jones. She was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Uppendahl also directed episodes of Ray Donovan starring Live Schreiber. Schreiber was in X-Men Origins: Wolvering with Hugh Jackman. Jackman had an uncredited cameo in X-Men: First Class starring Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Another show Uppendahl directed several episodes for is American Horror Story with Evan Peters. Peters was in X-Men: Days Of Future Past with James McAvoy who was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Spokane Indians

Link 1) Actor Craig T. Nelson was born in Spokane and he was in the movie Gold with Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey was in Failure To Launch with Sarah Jessica Parker who starred with Kevin Bacon in Footloose.

Link 2) Another costar from Gold was Corey Stoll who starred in the TV show The Strain with Jonathan Hyde. Hyde was in Jumanji with Kirsten Dunst who was in Interview With A Vampire with Tom Cruise. Cruise was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Craig T. Nelson was also in Get Hard with Kevin Hart. Hart was in Ride Along with Laurence Fishburne who was in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Nelson was also in a movie called Soul Surfer with Dennis Quaid. Quaid was in The Right Stuff with Ed Harris. Harris worked with Kevin Bacon in Apollo 13.

Tri-City Dust Devils

Link 1) Acclaimed cinematographer James Wong Howe grew up in Pasco, Washington. The last movie he worked on was Funny Lady with James Can. Can was in Blood Ties with Zoe Saldana. She was in Takers with Matt Dillon who was in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Howe also worked on The Molly Maguires with Sean Connery. Connery was in The Rock with Ed Harris who was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Howe was also the director of photography on The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter with Alan Arkin. Arkin was in Little Miss Sunshine with Steve Carell who was is Crazy, Stupid, Love with Kevin Bacon.

Vancouver Canadians

Link 1) Actor Hayden Christensen was born in Vancouver and he starred in Vanishing On 7th Street with Thandie Newton. Newton was in Mission Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

Link 2) Christensen was in Star Wars: Episode 3 with Natalie Portman who was in Song To Song with Michael Fassbender. Fassbender was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 3) Actress Mackenzie Davis was born in Vancouver and she will be starring alongside Ryan Gosling in the upcoming film Blade Runner 2049. Gosling was in Crazy, Stupid, Love with Kevin Bacon.

Link 4) Actor Joshua Jackson was born in Vancouver and he was in Inescapable with Marisa Tomei. Tomei was also in Crazy, Stupid, Love with Kevin Bacon.

Link 5) Even Deadpool himself aka Ryan Reynolds was born in Vancouver. He was in Life with Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal was in Prisoners with Hugh Jackman who was in X-Men: First Class with Kevin Bacon.

Link 6) Ryan Reynolds starred with Kevin Bacon in R.I.P.D.

Link 7) Actor Seth Rogen was also born in Vancouver. He was in Neighbors with Zac Efron. Efron was in 17 Again with Matthew Perry who was on Friends with Jennifer Aniston. Aniston was in Picture Perfect with Kevin Bacon.

Link 8) Rogen was also in The Night Before with Joseph Gordon-Levitt who was in Snowden with Tom Wilkinson. Wilkinson was in Valkyrie with Tom Cruise who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon.

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