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The City On A Hill Actor You Likely Forgot Starred In The Original Friday The 13th

Assistant District Attorney DeCourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) serves as the moral compass on the gritty crime drama Ben Affleck and Matt Damon sold to Showtime titled "City on a Hill," but Ward's unlikely alliance with former FBI veteran Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) injects a sense of uneasiness into each and every episode. Jackie is a foul-mouthed antihero, and Kevin's riveting portrayal is nothing if not Emmy-worthy, but Bacon is very clear on his thoughts when it comes to Rohr's character. During an interview filmed by Showtime for Season 2, Hodge asked Bacon point blank, "is he a crooked FBI agent?" Bacon responded by saying, "oh, yeah, I'd say crooked."

Season 3 of "City on a Hill" picked up after Rohr tossed his FBI badge into the Boston Harbor, and Bacon talked about Jackie's dysfunction with the "The Rich Eisen Show" in an interview. "We find him [Jackie] in this season sort of picking up some shifts tending bar to make a couple of bucks, but basically sitting on his couch and watching cartoons all day."

Bacon's prolific career includes many memorable, eclectic performances from "Footloose" to "Mystic River" to his smaller, comedic role in "Crazy, Stupid, Love." Many cinephiles correctly point out that Bacon's first movie role is in "National Lampoon's Animal House," but it's the role he played two years later in Sean S. Cunningham's "Friday the 13th" that seems to get lost in his impressive resume. So, who did Bacon portray, and, more importantly, did he survive Camp Blood?

Bacon plays a camp counselor in Friday the 13th

Bacon played the part of teenager Jack Burrell in Cunningham's "Friday the 13th," and the Crystal Lake counselor spent most of his time romancing his love interest, Marcie Cunningham (Jeannine Taylor). Unfortunately, Jack makes the mistake of having sex with Marcie, which is a stereotypical no-no, particularly in early slasher films. Mrs. Voorhees (Betsy Palmer) kills him posthaste with an arrow through the neck.

Bacon recalled how the special effect of the blood spewing from his faux throat malfunctioned on the day of the shoot. "The hose broke off the pump in the middle of the shot," Bacon said in an interview with Sirius XM. "So, he [special effects assistant Taso N. Stavrakis] had to grab the thing and blow, like blow the blood through, and, uh, that's what ended up being part of the effect. And we only did it once. And they were like 'okay, good, we got that.'"

Bacon isn't the only performer of note in the film, though. Harry Crosby, who is the son of legendary crooner Bing Crosby, also starred in the picture, as does Palmer. However, in a career that spans nearly 45 years, Bacon's appearance in "Friday the 13th" is often forgotten outside of horror circles. But Bacon's intense performance as the hard-to-like Jackie Rohr isn't likely to slip anyone's memory in the future.