Joe Camp

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Midwestern-born Joe Camp worked as an advertising account executive before making numerous local TV commercials in the Dallas, Texas, area in the early 1970s. In 1974, he segued to the big screen with the independently ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1939 in St Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Director (8)

Benji Off the Leash! 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Benji, the Hunted 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

Oh Heavenly Dog 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

The Double McGuffin 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

For the Love of Benji 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Hawmps 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Benji 1974 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (8)

Benji Off the Leash! 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Benji, the Hunted 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Oh Heavenly Dog 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Double McGuffin 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Double McGuffin 1978 (Movie)

(From Story)

For the Love of Benji 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

For the Love of Benji 1977 (Movie)

(From Story)

Benji 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (7)

Benji Off the Leash! 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Benji, the Hunted 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Oh Heavenly Dog 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Double McGuffin 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

For the Love of Benji 1977 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hawmps 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Benji 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Benji, the Hunted 1987 (Movie)

TV Director's Voice (Actor)

Biography

Midwestern-born Joe Camp worked as an advertising account executive before making numerous local TV commercials in the Dallas, Texas, area in the early 1970s. In 1974, he segued to the big screen with the independently distributed "Benji," an adventure yarn starring a lovable dog who thwarts a kidnapping. The film's surprise success (it grossed over five times its budget of $500,000) led to a series of film and TV sequels, including "For the Love of Benji" (1977) and "Benji the Hunted" (1987). In between, Camp wrote, produced and directed "Hawmps!" (1976), a based-on-fact comedy about camels trained by the US Army in Texas, and the family thriller "The Double McGuffin" (1979).

Relationships

Joseph Shelton Camp

Father

Ruth Wilhelmina Camp

Mother

Joseph Shelton Camp III

Son
born c. 1961 lives with costume desinger Bridget Kelly and their son

Andrea Camp

Wife
married from August 7, 1960 until her death on December 18, 1997 at age 58

Brandon Camp Writer

Son

EDUCATION

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi 1961

Milestones

2002

Returned to movie making at helm of "Benji Returns - The Promise of Christmas"

1987

Directed last film for 15 years, "Benji the Hunted"

1977

Executive produced, wrote and directed the sequel "For the Love of Benji"

1974

Film directing, writing and producing debut, "Benji"

1970

Formed Mulberrry Square Productions

1961

Worked as a junior advertising account executive at McCann-Erickson in Houston, Texas

Owned and operated Joe Camp Real Estate in Houston

Hired as an account executive at Norsworthy-Mercer in Dallas

Employed as a director of TV commericals at Jamieson Film Company in Dallas

Directed the CBS children's series "Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince"

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