Who is the Center of the Hollywood Universe?

Hopefully, you've played around a bit with The Oracle of Bacon and discovered how few steps are necessary to link just about anybody who has ever been in a movie to Kevin Bacon, but could there be some actor or actress who is even closer to the center of the Hollywood universe? The answer turns out to be: yes.

By processing all of the 594,966 actors and actresses in Wikipedia I discovered that there are currently 576 people who are better centers than Kevin Bacon! What does it mean for one person to be a "better" center than another? Consider the following breakdown of people by Bacon Number (as of November 28, 2021):

Bacon Number# of people
0 1
1 963
2 67970
3 243391
4 120691
5 9408
6 885
7 95
8 22
9 8
10 2

That means that there is 1 person who can be linked in 0 steps (Bacon himself), 963 people who can be linked in 1 step, 67970 people who can be linked in 2 steps, etc. So we can compute the average Bacon Number as follows:

((0*1)+(1*963)+(2*67970)+(3*243391)+(4*120691)+(5*9408)+(6*885)+(7*95)+(8*22)+(9*8)+(10*2)) / (1+963+67970+243391+120691+9408+885+95+22+8+2)

= 1403123 / 443436

= 3.164

So the average Bacon Number is about 3.164. We can compare that with the average Jackson Number for actor Samuel L. Jackson. The breakdown is as follows (as of November 28, 2021):

Jackson Number# of people
0 1
1 1801
2 98525
3 259029
4 78552
5 4888
6 569
7 51
8 10
9 8
10 2

By computing the average of these numbers we see that the average Jackson Number is about 2.973 making Jackson a better center than Bacon. This is not to denigrate Mr. Bacon, and it should be noted that being the 577th best center out of 594,966 people makes Bacon a better center than 99% of the people who have ever appeared in a feature film. A list of the 1000 best centers in the Hollywood universe is available for your enjoyment.

Is there a "worst" center (or most obscure actor) in the Hollywood universe? Of course. I won't tell you the name of the person who produces the highest average number---won't you have more fun finding him/her yourself?---but his/her table looks like this (as of November 28, 2021):

XXXXXX Number# of people
0 1
1 1
2 2
3 9
4 12
5 15
6 8
7 155
8 6142
9 99901
10 237652
11 92127
12 6798
13 567
14 34
15 12

for an average of 9.988!