Kevin Bacon: Just Another New Yorker?

May 26, 2011
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Kevin Bacon stopped by to promote his new film, ‘X-Men: First Class,’ and told Howard he rides the subway every day–he regularly helps tourists with directions: “I actually do…[but] eventually they realize it’s Kevin Bacon.”

Kevin said he was even a victim of subterranean theft, while idly playing a game on his phone: “And then–bam–it’s gone. I didn’t even see the guy.”

Kevin immediately took chase, believing ‘like an asshole’ that he’d run him down: “That’s the problem with being an actor.”

But the thief got away from him as they climbed flight after flight of stairs: “I [found] myself saying things like, ‘Stop! Thief!'”

Howard laughed that Kevin’s skill set didn’t lend itself to crimefighting: “What would you do if you caught him? Challenge him to a dance?”