Kevin Bacon must have really been traumatized by that ‘Six Degrees’ game, because he’s talking about how much he hated it at first.

Kevin says he first thought, quote, “‘They’re making fun of me.’  I’m an actor . . . I thought the joke was, ‘Can you believe that such a lightweight could be connected to Laurence Olivier or Meryl Streep or whatever in six steps or less?'”

“That’s just the actor’s insecurity.  That’s how I felt.”

Of course, he’s since come around on it and in 2007, he launched the charity ‘Six Degrees,’ which encourages people to donate and raise money for any charity within the U.S.

Believe it or not, the game has been around for 25 years now and when it started, he only had 25 movie roles and eight TV gigs.  Now, he has 72 movie roles and 23 TV gigs according to Wikipedia.