For those of us at a certain age, the name “Kirk Cameron” will evoke some sort of visceral response; after all, not only was he making curly hair cool as Mike Seaver on Growing Pains, but the dude was pretty much the personification of cool in the mid 80s (which, granted, isn’t saying a whole hell of a lot).
Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if at least a couple people reading this had some sort of Tiger Beat type portrait of Kirk stuck up somewhere on their walls – you know the ones I’m talking about. They were as ubiquitous to the age as supply side economics, Jefferson Starship or Blockbuster Videos.
He was the perfect poster child of the All American boy, even if he happened to hail from Canada. For some reason, no one seemed to hold that fact against him.