Bruce Campbell

Biography

"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 (1992), 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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Birth Name

Bruce Lorne Campbell

Birth Place

Royal Oak, Míchigan, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

6/22/1958
Known For
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Evil Dead II

Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams

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Bubba Ho-tep

Elvis

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My Name Is Bruce

Bruce Campbell

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Man with the Screaming Brain

William Cole

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Alien Apocalypse

Dr. Ivan Hood

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Mindwarp

Stover

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Moontrap

Ray Tanner

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Serving Sara

Gordon Moore

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Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat

Van Helsing

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Maniac Cop 2

Jack Forrest

Starring In
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Evil Dead Rise

Dissenting Voice on Recording (voice) (uncredited)

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Pizza Poppa

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One December Night

Steve Bedford

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Black Friday

Jonathan Wexler

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18½

President Richard M. Nixon (voice)

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Hail to the Deadites

Self

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Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 2 Horror and Sci-Fi

Self

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Ash (archive footage)

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To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

Himself

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50 Years of Star Trek

Himself

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The Escort

Charles

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Doc of the Dead

Self

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Invaluable: The True Story of an Epic Artist

Himself

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American Vagabond

Self

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Evil Dead (2013)

Ash (uncredited)

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Oz the Great and Powerful

Winkie Gate Keeper

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The Color of Time

Goody

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Cars 2

Rod 'Torque' Redline (voice)

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Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe

Sam Axe

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Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead II

Self

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Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape

Himself (archive footage)

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage)

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Mayor Shelbourne (voice)

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White on Rice

Muramoto (voice)

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My Name Is Bruce

Bruce Campbell

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Spider-Man 3

Maître d'

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres

Chicken Bittle (voice)

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The Ant Bully

Fugax (voice)

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The Woods

Joe Fasulo

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Touch The Top of the World

Ed Weihenmayer

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Alien Apocalypse

Dr. Ivan Hood

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Ban the Sadist Videos!

Self (archive footage)

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Sky High

Coach Boomer

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Man with the Screaming Brain

William Cole

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Fangoria - Blood Drive II

Himself

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Spider-Man 2

Snooty Usher

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The Ladykillers

Humane Society Worker (uncredited)

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Comic Book: The Movie

Himself

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Intolerable Cruelty

Soap Opera Actor on TV (uncredited)

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Serving Sara

Gordon Moore

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Bubba Ho-tep

Elvis

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Spider-Man

Ring Announcer

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Time Quest

William Roberts

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Terminal Invasion

Jack

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Hatred of a Minute

Soap Actor on TV (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Majestic

Roland the Intrepid Explorer

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IceBreaker

Carl Greig

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Double Jeopardy

Bartender At Party

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From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

Barry

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The Ice Rink

Actor

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Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure

Pierce Thomas 'PT' Madison

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Running Time

Carl

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The Love Bug

Hank Cooper

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McHale's Navy

Virgil

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In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory

Jeff Erickson

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Escape from L.A.

Surgeon General of Beverly Hills

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Tornado

Jake Thorne

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Assault on Dome 4

Alex Windham

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Congo

Charles Travis, R.B.'s Son

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The Demolitionist

Raffle Winner (uncredited)

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The Hudsucker Proxy

Smitty

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Army of Darkness

Ash

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Waxwork II: Lost in Time

John Loftmore

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Mindwarp

Stover

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Darkman

Final Shemp

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Maniac Cop 2

Jack Forrest

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Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat

Van Helsing

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Moontrap

Ray Tanner

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Intruder

Officer Howard

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The Dead Next Door

Raimi / Cmdr. Carpenter (voice) (uncredited)

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The People Across the Lake

Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2018

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Maniac Cop

Jack Forrest

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Evil Dead II

Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams

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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Video Newscaster (uncredited)

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Crimewave

Renaldo 'The Heel'

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The Evil Dead

Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams

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