Kirk Cameron"Marriages have been rescued from divorce because of the movie."

His role as cool-guy wiseacre Mike Seaver on 'Growing Pains' made Kirk Cameron one of the hottest young stars of the late '80s and early '90s. But since the show went off the air in 1992, Cameron has steered clear of the spotlight, devoting his time to raising his six kids with wife Chelsea Noble, acting as a Christian evangelist and founding Camp Firefly, a charity that sponsors camping trips for terminally ill children.

But all that changed in 2008 when Cameron tackled the role of Caleb Holt in 'Fireproof.' The $500,000 film, about a firefighter on the verge of divorce who takes a 40-day faith-based challenge in a last-ditch attempt to save his marriage, became a gargantuan hit. The movie grossed north of $33 million to become the most profitable independent film of the year; the book featured in the film, 'The Love Dare,' was a top-seller on; and fans heralded the Christian-themed drama as a life-changing, marriage-saving experience.

With his star on the rise once more, Cameron chats about getting back in the acting saddle, what it's like to save marriages and whether the 'Growing Pains' gang will ever join forces for another reunion movie. -- By Tom DiChiara

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