Jun. 22nd, 1958
Birmingham, Michigan, USA
Bruce Campbell's Main TV Roles
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Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American actor, voice actor, producer, writer and director. One of his best-known roles is portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead franchise, which originated in 1979 as a low budget film in which he starred and was co-executive producer.
He has appeared in a variety of films, large and small, such as Sky High (2005), Escape from L.A. (1996), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) and the indie cult classic, Bubba Ho-Tep (2002).
In television, Campbell has been seen in lead roles in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993-94) and Jack of all Trades (2000), starred as Autolycus (the King of Thieves) in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-99) and Sam Axe on the USA Network series Burn Notice (2007-13). Most recently, Campbell has been seen on AMC’s Lodge 49 and Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead in his reprised role of Ash Williams.
In the multi-media industry, Campbell has enjoyed voicing characters for Disney's animated TV series Disney's the Legend of Tarzan (2001) and the Warner Brothers feature The Ant Bully (2006). He also portrayed the character of "Mayor Shelbourne" in the animated hit film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009). Recently, Campbell voiced the role of "Rod Torque Redline" in Cars 2 (2011), the sequel to the smash Disney animated feature and for the immensely popular game, "Call of Duty".
Campbell has made the leap into other forms of entertainment, and is enjoying his role as an author with back-to-back New York Times bestsellers: a memoir entitled "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor", and his first novel, "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way".
- Second cousin of actor, 'Bill Campbell (I)' (qv).
- Son of 'Charlie Campbell (I)' (qv).
- Now lives in a small town just outside of Medford, Oregon.
- Considered to be the best "Reverse Actor" in Hollywood.
- He won the audition for the lead role in _"The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." (1993)_ (qv) 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!.
- Recorded a full length commentary for _Bubba Ho-tep (2002)_ (qv) in character as Elvis.
- Long time friend and frequent collaborator 'Sam Raimi' (qv) originally wanted him to play the lead role in _Darkman (1990)_ (qv) 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".
- Thought by 'Sam Raimi' (qv) and other directors to take "the best head shot in the business."