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.