Billy Campbell

Actor
Though he engaged audiences in a variety of onscreen roles, actor Billy Campbell won his biggest acclaim on the small screen, particularly as the divorced father Rick Sammler on the drama "Once & Again" (ABC ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1959 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Constantine 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Helix 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

10 Things I Hate About Life 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lizzie Borden Took An Ax 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Knot 2014 (Movie)

Captain Emerson (Actor)

The Scribbler 2014 (Movie)

Sinclair (Actor)

Copperhead 2013 (Movie)

Abner Beech (Actor)

Full Circle 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killing Lincoln 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Rogue 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Disappeared 2013 (Movie)

Mannie (Actor)

Fat Kid Rules the World 2012 (Movie)

Mr. Billings (Actor)

Melrose Place 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Almost Kings 2009 (Movie)

Ron (Actor)

Eureka 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meteor 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost Town 2008 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Shark 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Circuit 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4400 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Gods and Generals 2003 (Movie)

General George Pickett (Actor)

The Practice 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enough 2002 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Once and Again 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rising Place 2002 (Movie)

Captain Streete Wilder (Actor)

Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Menno's Mind 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Chance Love 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Second Jungle Book - Mowgli and Baloo 1997 (Movie)

Harrison (Actor)

Lover's Knot 1996 (Movie)

Steve Hunter (Actor)

Soldier Boyz 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brylcreem Boys 1996 (Movie)

Myles Keogh (Actor)

Under the Hula Moon 1995 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dickwad 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

How I Spent My Summer Vacation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Gettysburg 1993 (Movie)

Lieutenant Pitzer (Actor)

The Night We Never Met 1993 (Movie)

Shep (Actor)

Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 (Movie)

Quincey P Morris (Actor)

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

Cliff (Actor)

Delta Force II 1990 (Movie)

Delta Soldier (Actor)

Call From Space 1989 (Movie)

Young Man (Actor)

Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Heat 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Crime Story 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Checkered Flag (TV Show)

Actor

Dream West (TV Show)

Actor

First Steps (TV Show)

Actor

In the Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Max Q (TV Show)

Actor

Monday After the Miracle (TV Show)

Actor

Moon Over Miami (TV Show)

Actor

Out There (TV Show)

Actor

The Circuit (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cold Equations (TV Show)

Actor

The Killing (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Pit Bulls and Parolees 2009 (Tv Show)

Producer

Biography

Though he engaged audiences in a variety of onscreen roles, actor Billy Campbell won his biggest acclaim on the small screen, particularly as the divorced father Rick Sammler on the drama "Once & Again" (ABC, 1999-2002). Prior to that role, Campbell earned a small degree of notoriety for being only one of two characters killed off in the infamous "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger during the season five finale of "Dynasty" (ABC, 1981-1989). He went on to play a rookie cop on the gritty, but short-lived "Crime Story" NBC, 1986-88) before making the jump to features with the titular role in "The Rocketeer" (1991). Following supporting parts in Francis Ford Coppola adaptation of "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) and the Civil War epic "Gettysburg" (1993), Campbell went returned to the stage for a variety of acclaimed roles before appearing on "Once & Again." Once that show left the air, he went back to features to play the heavy in the revenge drama "Enough" (2002) and General George Pickett in "Gods and Generals" (2003). Returning to television in 2004, Campbell appeared on the sci-fi series "The 4400" (USA Network, 2004-07) and the teen-angst drama "The OC" (Fox, 2003-07), before earning more critical adulation for his role on "The Killing" (AMC, 2011- ), once again proving the actor's versatility in just about any medium.

Relationships

David Campbell Actor

Half-Brother

John Campbell

Half-Brother

Jennifer Connelly Actor

Companion
Met on set of "The Rocketeer" (1991) Engaged 1991 Split 1995

Virginia Madsen Actor

Companion
Began dating 1981 Briefly engaged in early 1980s No longer together

EDUCATION

Second City Players Workshop

Chicago , Illinois

Ted Liss Studio for the Performing Arts

Chicago , Illinois

Baptist Military Academy

Fort Union , Virginia
attended from fifth to 10th grades

Western Albemarle High School

Charlottesville , Virginia 1979
played football; also acted in the student production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

American Academy of Art

Chicago , Illinois 1980

Milestones

2011

Cast as politician Darren Richmond on crime drama series "The Killing" (AMC)

2008

Cast in a supporting role opposite Ricky Gervais in "Ghost Town"

2005

Landed recurring role as a magazine editor on Fox teen drama "The O.C."

2004

Cast in a featured role on "The 4400" (USA Network)

2003

Portrayed serial killer Ted Bundy in USA Network movie "Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me"

2003

Cast in the historical drama "Gods and Generals"

2002

Played an abusive husband opposite Jennifer Lopez in "Enough"

2001

Once again played Jon Fielding in the Showtime miniseries "Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City"

1999

Starred opposite Sela Ward on the ABC family drama "Once and Again"; credited as Billy Campbell

1998

Appeared in the British ensemble drama "The Brylcreem Boys"

1998

Reprised role of Jon Fielding in the Showtime miniseries "Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City"

1997

Starred in "Fortinbras" on the L.A. stage

1994

Cast as Dr Jon Fielding in "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" (PBS)

1993

Starred in "Moon Over Miami," a short-lived detective romantic comedy series on ABC

1992

Played Laertes in an off-Broadway production of "Hamlet," starring Stephen Lang

1992

Cast in supporting role of Quincy Morris in "Bram Stoker's Dracula," directed by Francis Ford Coppola

1991

Played the title role in the feature "The Rocketeer"

1990

Had first prominent role in "Delta Force"; credited as Bill Campbell

1989

Film acting debut, "Call From Space"; billed as William Campbell

1986

Played regular role of rookie detective Joey Indelli on the NBC series "Crime Story"

1985

TV-movie acting debut "First Steps" (CBS); billed as Bill Campbell

1984

Landed recurring role of Luke Fuller, lover to Steven Carrington (Jack Coleman) on the ABC primetime soap "Dynasty"; billed as William Campbell

1984

First TV guest shots, episodes of the NBC sitcom "Family Ties"

1984

Moved to Los Angeles to act in films

1981

Professional acting debut in "Dungeon Master," a sword and sorcery improvisational production

1980

Moved to Chicago to live with divorced father and took acting classes

1979

Acted in high school production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Appeared as Petruchio in an abridged version of "The Taming of the Shrew" performed at the annual Southern California Renaissance Faire

Performed in regional theater

Bonus Trivia

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He was not to be confused with the American actor William Campbell (born 1926).

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Campbell and Peter Geiger often collaborated on screenplays.

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