Bruno Campos

Actor
Tall, dark, and uncommonly handsome, with heavy-lidded blue eyes and a suave confidence balanced by his grounded modesty, Brazilian import Bruno Campos was best known as Diego on the NBC sitcom "Jesse" (1998-2000) ... Read more »
Born: 12/02/1973 in Rio de Janeiro, BR

Filmography

Actor (32)

Wake 2014 (Movie)

Varrnez (Actor)

Private Practice 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

The Cleveland Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Closer 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Royal Pains 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Prince Naveen (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1996 - 1998, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1996 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

crazylove 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The D.A. 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dopamine 2003 (Movie)

Winston (Actor)

ER 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Leap Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hispanic Heritage Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

5th Annual ALMA Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mimic 2: Hardshell 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 ALMA Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Total Security 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Sons 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

O Quatrilho 1994 (Movie)

Massimo (Actor)

Brothers and Sisters 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tall, dark, and uncommonly handsome, with heavy-lidded blue eyes and a suave confidence balanced by his grounded modesty, Brazilian import Bruno Campos was best known as Diego on the NBC sitcom "Jesse" (1998-2000), playing the sweet and sincere art professor next-door neighbor courting Christina Applegate's titular single mom. The son of an international banker, Campos was born in Brazil and raised all over the world, in locales as far reaching as Rio de Janeiro, Houston, Bahrain and Toronto. Upon returning to Brazil at age 15, the young man convinced his father to allow him to attend Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. After graduation, he went on to Northwestern University, where he received his theater degree in 1995. Campos returned to South America following college, and made his big screen debut with a lead role in the Brazilian production "O Quatrilho", a story of Italian immigrants in Brazil which went on score an Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign-Language Film category. The following year, the actor moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career. Within eight months, just short of when he would be forced to return to Brazil as per US immigration laws, Campos landed a development deal with Warner Bros. Television. This perfectly timed deal, which came about because of the actor's relentless drive as well as his considerable presence and talent, would jump-start his career while also allowing him to remain in the United States.

Memorable guest appearances on sitcoms followed, with Campos' dark good looks and fluency with several foreign accents (although his own English is flawless, having spoken it since the age of five) leading to roles including a part as macho Luis' gay brother on "Suddenly Susan" (NBC, 1997) and Zoe's lecherous Italian paramour on "Cybill" (CBS, 1998). He also had a guest starring role on the short-lived sitcom "Chicago Sons" (NBC, 1997) and was featured in the CBS miniseries "Mario Puzo's The Last Don" (also 1997) before taking on his first regular role on "Jesse". As Chilean-born Diego, Campos not only added an wordly and artistic flair to the sitcom's blue collar Buffalo, New York setting, he also emerged as a remarkably romantic and honest character, winning the admiration of many an audience member as he won the heart of the spunky no-nonsense title character. Campos' popularity didn't go unnoticed, and when the show underwent restructuring for its second season (1999-2000), Diego was one of the few regulars to make the cut, though the show ultimatley folded

Campos continued to find steady work on series television, appearing in the brief Showtime drama "Leap Years" (2001-2002) as an up-and-coming young lawyer, part of five friends living in New York watch their friendships and relationships evolve through three different eras: 1993, 2001 and 2008. There were also recurring roles on the Showtime series "Resurrection Blvd." in 2001 and as Dr. Eddie Dorset on the long-running medical drama "ER" in 2003, as well as a co-starring stint opposite Steven Weber on the short-lived ABC legal drama "The D.A." in 2004. After a guest spot as the facial/cranial plastic surgery specialist Quentin Costa on the juicy FX melodrama "Nip/Tuck" in 2004, Campos was added to the cast as a regular during the third season in 2005.

Relationships

Paulo Campos

Father

Thania Campos

Mother

Adriana Campos

Sister
Born c. 1966

Mara Campos

Sister
Born c. 1965

Mariana Campos

Sister
Born c. 1977

Paula Marshall Actor

Companion
together from 1997 to 1999 Met when Campos guest starred on "Chicago Sons"

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1995

Interlochen Arts Academy

Interlochen , Michigan 1988 - 1991

Milestones

2009

Joined the cast of "Royal Pains" (USA Network) as Charlie, the ex-husband of Jill Casey

2009

Voiced Prince Naveen in Disney's animated feature, "The Princess and the Frog"

2004

Joined the cast of FX's "Nip/Tuck" as plastic surgeon Quentin Costa

2003

Had a recurring role on NBC's "ER" as Dr. Eddie Dorset

2001

Starred in the Showtime series, "Leap Years"

1998

Debuted as a series regular, playing Diego Vasquez, the hunky neighbor of Christina Applegate's character, on the NBC sitcom "Jesse"

1997

Had featured role in the CBS miniseries, "Mario Puzo's The Last Don"

1996

Moved to Los Angeles; within eight months signed to a development deal with Warner Bros. Television

1995

Feature acting debut, leading role in "O Quatrilho"; film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards

Bonus Trivia

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"You'll do anything when you have that kind of gun to your head. I said, 'In two weeks I have to go back to my country. To stay I need a deal with a studio and I'd rather cut off my arm than leave your office without one.'" - Campos on the direct approach that landed him a development deal with Warner Bros., quoted in Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 27, 1998

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"He has this wonderful charm and confidence. He's very suave without being overbearing. That's what women are getting excited about." - Christina Applegate on her co-star's appeal, quoted in People magazine, March 1, 1999

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