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Bruce Campbell

Photos Bruce Campbell Birth name: Bruce Lorne Campbell
Birth date: 1958/06/22 (62 years old)
Birth place : Royal Oak Michigan
Height: 1.85 m

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Biography for Bruce Campbell

"Uncle Sam's favorite son" as the lyrics to the theme of "Jack of All Trades" (2000) go, was born June 22, 1958 (the youngest of 3 brothers) in Royal Oak, Michigan. As a child, Bruce watched "Lost in Space" (1965) on TV, and ran around dressed as Zorro. He got the acting bug at age 8; his dad was performing in local community theater. At 14, Bruce got to play the young prince in "The King and I" and even got to sing. He went on to appear in several community theater productions, including "South Pacific". However, he was also interested in directing, and shot super-8 flicks with a neighborhood pal. Perhaps through fate, he met future director Sam Raimi in a high school drama class in 1975. Soon, along with Sam, and now a bunch of other high school pals, Bruce filmed about 50 super-8 movies. During the summer of 1976, he was an apprentice in northern Michigan at Traverse City's Cherry County Playhouse, a summer-stock company. Bruce worked 18-hour days putting up sets, being assistant stage manager, doing errands, etc. No money, but it was a learning experience (it was show biz). He attended Western Michigan University and took theater courses. Bruce became a production assistant for a company that made commercials in Detroit. In the early part of 1979, with buddy Sam Raimi, he decided to become a pro filmmaker. Armed with a super-8 horror film Within the Woods (1978) which they showed potential investors, they raised $350,000 to make The Evil Dead (1981) which Bruce co-produced and starred in as "Ash". Four years later, the completed film became the best-selling video of 1983 in England, and New Line Cinema got it a US release. Around this time, he married his first wife, and they had 2 kids. They raised 10 times as much cash for the sequel Evil Dead II (1987) again co-produced by Bruce and starring him as "Ash". He moved to L.A. In 1990, while filming Mindwarp (1990), he met his future second wife (costume designer Ida Gearon) on the set. In 1992, he rejoined Sam, and Bruce co-produced and starred as "Ash" in the 3rd of the Evil Dead trilogy, Army of Darkness (1992) for Universal Studios. On TV, Bruce directed many episodes of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995). Bruce also acted as the recurring character "Autolycus", the King of Thieves; he portrayed this villain with zest in both "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995) and "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995). Bruce's latest television venture was starring as the title rogue of "Jack of All Trades" (2000). Everybody loves Jack. And everybody's heard of him -- "There ain't a French or pirate rogue who don't know Jack!".

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Filmography

Title Role
Vacation (2008) (pre-production) (rumored) Bryce
Burn Notice Sam Axe (12 episodes, 2007)
The Replacements Uncle Phil (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Spider-Man 3 (2007) (VG) (voice) The Narrator
Spider-Man 3 (2007) Maître d’
My Name Is Bruce (2007) Bruce Campbell
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007) (voice) Chicken Bittle
The Ant Bully (2006) (voice) Fugax
Ant Bully (2006) (VG) (voice: English version) Fugax
Touch the Top of the World (2006) (TV) Ed Weihenmayer
The Woods (2006) Joe Fasulo
Evil Dead: Regeneration (2005) (VG) (voice) Ash
Sky High (2005) Coach Boomer
Man with the Screaming Brain (2005) William Cole
Alien Apocalypse (2005) (TV) Dr. Ivan Hood
Megas XLR Magnaminous / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Spider-Man 2 (2004) Snooty Usher
Spider-Man 2 (2004) (VG) (voice) Tour Guide/Usher at theatre
The Ladykillers (2004) (uncredited) Humane Society Worker
My Life as a Teenage Robot Himcules (1 episode, 2003)
Duck Dodgers Pork Piggler (1 episode, 2003)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) (uncredited) Soap opera actor on TV
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (2003) (VG) (voice) Ash
Drugs (2003) (V) Bruce
Terminal Invasion (2002) (TV) Jack
Serving Sara (2002) Gordon Moore
Bubba Ho-tep (2002) Elvis
Charmed FBI Agent Jackman (1 episode, 2002)
Spider-Man (2002) Ring Announcer
Spider-Man (2002) (VG) (voice) Tour Guide
The Majestic (2001) Roland the Intrepid Explorer
The Legend of Tarzan Max Liebling (1 episode, 2001)
Hubert's Brain (2001) (voice) Thompson
Beggars and Choosers Jack (1 episode, 2001)
Jack of All Trades Daring Dragoon / ... (22 episodes, 2000-2001)
Timequest (2000) William Roberts
Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000) (VG) (voice) Ash / Evil Ash
Icebreaker (2000) Carl Greig
Tachyon: The Fringe (2000) (VG) (voice) Jake Logan
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Autolycus / ... (12 episodes, 1995-1999)
Xena: Warrior Princess Autolycus (8 episodes, 1996-1999)
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) (V) Barry
The X Files Wayne Weinsider (1 episode, 1999)
Patinoire, La (1998) Actor
Timecop Agent Tommy Maddox (1 episode, 1998)
Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure (1998) (TV) Pierce Thomas 'PT' Madison
The Love Bug (1997) (TV) Hank Cooper
Ellen Ed Billik (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
McHale's Navy (1997) Virgil
Running Time (1997) Carl
Menno's Mind (1997) Mick Dourif, Rebel Leader
In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (1997) (TV) Jeff Erickson
Weird Science Gene the Genie (1 episode, 1997)
Pitfall 3-D: Beyond the Jungle (1997) (VG) (voice) Pitfall Harry
Missing Links (1997) (TV) Ray
Broken Helix (1997) (VG) (voice) Burton
Assault on Dome 4 (1996) (TV) Alex Windham
Escape from L.A. (1996) Surgeon General of Beverly Hills
Tornado! (1996) (TV) Jake Thorne
Fargo (1996) (uncredited) Soap Opera Actor
Homicide: Life on the Street Jake Rodzinsky (2 episodes, 1996)
American Gothic Lt. Drey (1 episode, 1995)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Bill Church Jr. (3 episodes, 1995)
Congo (1995) Charles Travis
The Demolitionist (1995) (uncredited) Raffle Winner
The Quick and the Dead (1995) (scenes deleted) Wedding Shemp
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. Brisco County Jr. (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Smitty, Argus Reporter
Army of Darkness (1992) Ash
Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) John Loftmore
Eddie Presley (1992) Asylum Attendant
Lunatics: A Love Story (1991) Ray
Darkman (1990) Final Shemp
Maniac Cop 2 (1990) Jack Forrest
Mindwarp (1990) Stover
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990) Robert Van Helsing
Moontrap (1989) Ray Tanner
Generations (1989) TV series Alan Stuart (unknown episodes)
Intruder (1989) Officer Howard
Maniac Cop (1988) Jack Forrest
The Dead Next Door (1988) (voice)
Knots Landing Joel Benson (1 episode, 1987)
Evil Dead II (1987) Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
Stryker's War (1985) (uncredited) Video Newscaster
Crimewave (1985) Renaldo 'The Heel'
Going Back (1984) Brice Chapman
The Evil Dead (1981) Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
Torro. Torro. Torro! (1981)
Shemp Eats the Moon (1978) Shemp Malone
Within the Woods (1978) Bruce
It's Murder! (1977) Police Officer on Bicycle

Trivia

The L-shaped scar on his chin came from fighting with his brother, Don Campbell.

Often associated with Sam Raimi and Robert G. Tapert.

Thought by Sam Raimi and other directors to take "the best head shot in the business."

Was considered for the role of Agent Doggett on "The X Files" (1993).

Attended Western Michigan University for six months before leaving to continue his already budding acting career. [1976]

Now lives in a small town just outside of Medford, Oregon.

Screen-tested for the lead role in The Phantom (1996).

26 July 2003 - Received minor injuries in a car accident near Ashland, Oregon. He was hit by a man who was charged as DUI.

Considered to be the best "Reverse Actor" in Hollywood.

Announced the winner of the 2nd Annual SPACEY Awards on April 18th, 2004 for "Favorite Horror Movie" - 28 Days Later... (2002).

In Fargo (1996) and Intolerable Cruelty (2003), he is uncredited for playing soap actors.

Recorded a full length commentary for Bubba Ho-tep (2002) in character as Elvis.

He won the audition for the lead role in "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." (1993) by grabbing the back of his shirt collar and flipping himself. He then had to repeat the trick at every callback, totaling about 5 or 6 flips!.

Long time friend and frequent collaborator Sam Raimi originally wanted him to play the lead role in Darkman (1990) but the producers refused to cast him because they didn't think he could handle it. He appears at the end of the film as "Final Shemp".

Has been used several times by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (including twice as an uncredited soap opera actor).

Was the first choice to play Louis Creed in Pet Sematary (1989).

#22 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]

Favorite movie is The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

He appeared in every project of Sam Raimi's (including both TV shows) until the mid-'90s, when his scenes were cut from The Quick and the Dead (1995).

Auditioned for the role of "Bruce Wayne/Batman" in Batman Forever (1995).

Has expressed an interest in working with Kevin Smith.

He met his current wife (Ida Gearon) on the set of Mindwarp (1990).

Attended high school and remains close friends with director Sam Raimi and producer John Cameron.

1976 graduate of Birmingham Groves High School, Birmingham, Michigan.

Married his second wife in the same wedding chapel where Ronald Reagan married Nancy Davis.

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Family

Spouse : Ida Gearon (1991 - present), Christine Deveau (13 March 1983 - 1989) (divorced) 2 children

Son of Charlie Campbell.

He baby-sat Ted Raimi, the younger brother of Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi.

Second cousin of actor, Bill Campbell.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 03/04/2008 by abdest
  • Last update: 13/05/2010 by abdest

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