Bruce Campbell

Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
Actor-writer-producer Bruce Campbell not only received his start in B-movies, but embraced and exploited his niche in the medium to become one of the more beloved figures in genre films and television. Campbell first ... Read more »
Born: 06/22/1958 in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (72)

Ash Vs. Evil Dead 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission Control 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Doc of the Dead 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Kingdom Come 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Nobody Knows 2014 (Movie)

William Roberts (Actor)

The Color of Time 2014 (Movie)

Goody (Actor)

Burn Notice 2006 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Oz: The Great and Powerful 2013 (Movie)

Winkie Gate Keeper (Actor)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Rod "Torque" Redline (Voice)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Mayor Shelbourne (Actor)

My Name is Bruce 2008 (Movie)

Bruce Campbell (Actor)

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Chicken Bittle (Actor)

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

Maître d' (Actor)

The Ant Bully 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Fugax (Actor)

Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda 2000 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Sky High 2005 (Movie)

Coach Boomer (Actor)

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Woods 2005 (Movie)

Joe Fasulo (Actor)

Charmed 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Snooty Usher (Actor)

VH1 Goes Inside: Spider-Man 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Bubba Ho-Tep 2003 (Movie)

Elvis (Actor)

Serving Sara 2002 (Movie)

Gordon Moore (Actor)

Spider-Man 2002 (Movie)

Ring Annoucer (Actor)

Beggars and Choosers 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Icebreaker 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Majestic 2001 (Movie)

Roland the Intrepid Explorer (Actor)

Xena: Warrior Princess 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stargate SG-1 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ice Rink 2000 (Movie)

The Actor (Actor)

Double Jeopardy 1999 (Movie)

Bartender at Party (Actor)

Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Menno's Mind 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Bug 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Timecop 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mchale's Navy 1997 (Movie)

Virgil (Actor)

Running Time 1997 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

American Gothic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

Surgeon General of Beverly Hills (Actor)

Congo 1995 (Movie)

Charles Travis (Actor)

The Quick and the Dead 1995 (Movie)

Wedding Shemp (Actor)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

Smitty (Actor)

Army of Darkness 1993 (Movie)

Ash (Actor)

Waxwork II: Lost in Time 1993 (Movie)

John Wright (Actor)

Lunatics: a Love Story 1992 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Mindwarp 1991 (Movie)

Stover (Actor)

Darkman 1990 (Movie)

Final Shemp (Actor)

Maniac Cop 2 1990 (Movie)

Jack Forrest (Actor)

Intruder 1988 (Movie)

Officer Howard (Actor)

Maniac Cop 1988 (Movie)

Jack Forrest (Actor)

Moontrap 1988 (Movie)

Ray Tanner (Actor)

Sundown 1988 (Movie)

Van Helsing (Actor)

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn 1987 (Movie)

Ash (Actor)

Crimewave 1986 (Movie)

Renaldo (Actor)

The Evil Dead 1983 (Movie)

Ash (Actor)

Alien Apocalypse (TV Show)

Actor

Assault on Dome 4 (TV Show)

Actor

Fargo (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack of All Trades (TV Show)

Actor

Terminal Invasion (TV Show)

Actor

Tornado! (TV Show)

Actor

Touch the Top of the World (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (8)

Evil Dead 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Name is Bruce 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Army of Darkness 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Lunatics: a Love Story 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Easy Wheels 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn 1987 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Crimewave 1986 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Evil Dead 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

The Nutty Nut 1992 (Movie)

(From Story)
Director (1)

My Name is Bruce 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Actor-writer-producer Bruce Campbell not only received his start in B-movies, but embraced and exploited his niche in the medium to become one of the more beloved figures in genre films and television. Campbell first garnered attention as the sole surviving character in Sam Raimi's blood-soaked debut feature, "The Evil Dead" (1981). His and Raimi's love of slapstick comedy was put to good use with the follow-ups "Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn" (1987) and "Army of Darkness" (1993), while the short-lived series "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." (Fox, 1993-94) attempted to capitalize on his growing cult following. Campbell picked up some of his best notices as an aging Elvis in Don Coscarelli's bizarre comedy-horror feature "Bubba Ho-Tep" (2001) and became a best-selling author with his memoir If Chins Could Kill - Confessions of a B-Movie Actor in 2002. Other notable work included a cameo in Raimi's big-budget adaptation of "Spider-Man" (2002) and its two sequels, as well as the scene-stealing role of ex-spy Sam Axe on the popular spy series "Burn Notice" (USA Network, 2007- ). The multi-faceted talent also lent his voice to such hit films as "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (2009) and continued his involvement with the franchise that started it all as a producer on the "Evil Dead" (2013) remake. Hard-working and gregarious, Campbell created enough goodwill to make him a fan-favorite among pop-culture connoisseurs, as well as a welcome face with mainstream audiences.

Relationships

Don Campbell Writer

Brother
Born April 6, 1957

Charlie Campbell

Father

Joanne Campbell

Mother

Rebecca Campbell

Daughter
Born c. 1984; mother, Christine Deveau

Andy Campbell

Son
Born c. 1987; mother, Christine Deveau

Michael Campbell

Half-Brother

Christine Deveau

Wife
Met while starring on Detroit-produced soap opera "Generations" in early 1980s Married March 13, 1983 Divorced 1989

Ida Gearon Costume Designer

Wife
Met on set of sci-fi film "Mindwarp" (1992) Married 1991

EDUCATION

Wylie E. Groves High School

Beverly Hills , Michigan
Met Sam Raimi in a high school drama class

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo , Michigan
Attended for six months

Milestones

2013

Produced "Evil Dead" remake directed by Fede Alvarez

2013

Cast as Winkie Gate Keeper in Sam Raimi directed fantasy adventure "Oz the Great and Powerful," starring James Franco in title role

2011

Voiced character of Rod 'Torque' Redline in animated sequel "Cars 2"

2009

Voiced Mayor Shelbourne in animated feature "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"

2008

Directed, produced, and starred in comedy film "My Name Is Bruce"

2007

Played a Maître d' in Raimi's "Spider-Man 3"

2007

Cast as former Navy SEAL Sam Axe on USA Network series "Burn Notice"

2006

Voiced garrulous Scout Ant Fugax in animated film "The Ant Bully"

2005

Produced, wrote, directed, and starred in "Man with the Screaming Brain" for Sci Fi Channel

2005

Played Coach Boomer in Disney teen comedy "Sky High"

2004

Appeared as a snooty usher in Raimi's "Spider-Man 2"

2004

Briefly appeared in the Coen brother's "The Ladykillers"

2002

Made cameo as a Ring Announcer in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man"

2001

Played small role in Frank Darabont's "The Majestic"

2000

Played lead role on syndicated series "Jack of All Trades"

1997

Began making recurring appearances as Autolycus on syndicated spin-off series "Xena: Warrior Princess," also produced by Raimi

1996

Played recurring role of a bookstore manager on ABC sitcom "Ellen"

1996

Briefly appeared in the Coen brother's "Fargo"

1995

Cast in recurring role as Autolycus on syndicated series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," produced by Raimi

1995

Made TV directorial debut with an episode of "Hercules: The Legendary Adventures"; went on to direct six additional episodes

1994

Appeared in the Coen brothers' "The Hudsucker Proxy"

1993

Made debut as a leading man in "Army of Darkness," third film in "Evil Dead" trilogy; also co-produced

1993

First TV series starring role, "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." (Fox)

1991

First credit as a producer, "Lunatics: A Love Story"

1990

First major studio film with Raimi, "Darkman"

1989

Co-starred in independent zombie film "The Dead Next Door," produced by Raimi

1987

Co-produced and starred in "Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn"

1987

First story credit, "Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except"; also served as assistant sound editor

1985

Acted in Sam Raimi's "Crimewave"; also co-produced and served as second unit director

1982

Played recurring character on locally produced TV soap "Generations"

1979

Collaborated with Raimi on 30-minute short "Within the Woods," later used as basis for "The Evil Dead"

1979

Made feature acting debut as Ash in Sam Raimi's directorial debut "The Evil Dead"; received co-executive producer credit

1976

Performed at the Cherry County Playhouse in Traverse City, MI

Starred in dozens of Super 8 films made by future business partners Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert

Began acting in community theater as a teenager in Michigan

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