Muckety this! Harry Potter to Kevin Bacon and the Olsen twins

By Muckety

March 18, 2013 at 5:13am

We don’t have to resort to six degrees of separation to connect Harry Potter and Kevin Bacon. We can do it in four.

No, Bacon never appeared in a Harry Potter movie. Neither did his wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick.

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe

However, Sedgwick does appear with Daniel Radcliffe in this year’s “Kill Your Darlings,” a film whose characters include Beat Generation writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.

Radcliffe plays Ginsberg. Jack Huston, grandson of legendary filmmaker John Huston, is Kerouac.

The movie enables us to draw several fun maps showing Harry’s connections to the real world. Here’s one linking him to the Olsen twins:

Ginsberg was represented by literary agent Andrew Wylie, who also represented writers Saul Bellow and Susan Sontag.

Bellow and Sontag made cameo appearances in the 1983 movie “Zelig,” by Woody Allen.

So now we’ve connected Harry Potter and Woody Allen:

Woody Allen
Woody Allen

The above map isn’t bad, but we can do better.

Zelig, the main character of the eponymous film, was a shape shifter, a species that also appears in the Harry Potter books.

So here’s a map linking one shape shifter to another. Who knows if they’re not the same character?

Mouse over connecting lines to see relationships. Double-click on any box with a + sign to see more relations. Also check out our Harry Potter page, where you can create and save your own maps.

Follow Muckety on Twitter Tweet This! Share on Facebook

Click here to sign up for the Muckety Newsletter

 Read related stories: Muckety this! · Recent Stories  


  • There are no comments yet, be the first by filling in the form below.

Leave a Comment

The relationship map to the left is interactive.
• Solid lines are current relations. Dotted lines are former relations.
• Expand items with + signs by double-clicking or by selecting multiple items in the map and pressing the "e" key.
• Move an item in the map by clicking and dragging.
• You can also delete items, separate boxes and save maps. Right-click on the map or select Map Tools for these options.
• Find out more about an item in the map by right-clicking on the item and choosing Information about...
• View map color key.
• This interactive map requires Flash player.

Become a fan of Muckety on Facebook

  • Search for stories
    Special Features

Follow Muckety on Twitter Follow Muckety on Twitter
Muckety has no direct connection to most of the people or organizations listed on these pages.
We are unable to forward personal messages or provide personal contact information.
We make every effort at Muckety to ensure that our data is correct and timely. However, relationships are in constant flux and we cannot guarantee accuracy. If you come across incorrect or outdated information, please let us know by email.
© 2017 Muckety LLC