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Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell at the 2014 Phoenix Comicon
Birthday/Birthplace Bruce Lorne Campbell
(1958-06-22) June 22, 1958
Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.
Lives Where Jacksonville, Oregon, U.S.
School(s) Western Michigan University
Profession(s) Actor, producer, writer, director
Active Years 1969–present
  • Christine Deveau (m. 1983–89)
  • Ida Gearon (m. 1991)
Kid(s) 2
Official Website

Bruce Lorne Campbell (Royal Oak, Michigan, June 22, 1958) is an American actor, film director and writer who is world famous for playing Ash Williams in the trilogy of terror, humor and fantasy The Evil Dead.

In addition to Evil Dead, he has participated in highly successful films such as Crimewave (1985), Maniac Cop (1988), Darkman (1990), Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) and Cars 2 (2011). He also had cameos in the Spiderman trilogy (2002-2007) by director Sam Raimi.

Campbell has participated in television series such as Xena: the warrior princess (1995-2001) and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1997-1999). Currently, Campbell stars in the series Ash vs. Evil Dead, where he returns to repeat his character Ash Williams.

Bruce_Campbell’s Biography

First years

Bruce Campbell (2009).

Campbell was born in Royal Oak (Michigan), the son of Joanne Louise Pickens, a housewife, and Charles Newton Campbell, an actor and billboard inspector, with an older brother, Don, and an older half-brother, Michael, currently living on a farm in Jacksonville, Oregon, with his wife, designer Ida Gearon. Campbell has Scottish ancestry. He is also left-handed.

Artistic beginnings

Campbell started acting when he was a teenager and made some movies with his friends in Super 8 mm format. After meeting Sam Raimi at the institute, the two became good friends and started making movies together.Campbell studied at Western Michigan University, while continuing to work as an actor at the same time he took a job as a taxi driver.

A couple of years later and after fifty small movies, along with Raimi and some relatives, they worked on the movie The Evil Dead. Campbell was the protagonist and worked behind the scenes, receiving the credit of executive co-producer; Raimi wrote, directed and edited. Four years later the film became an object of worship in Britain, which led to the creation of two sequels: Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1992).

Important roles

The most important role Campbell has played is that of Ashley J. “Ash” Williams for the Sam Raimi movie Evil Dead, the actor has also appeared in other Raimi films. Campbell has always chosen quirky roles, such as Elvis Presley in the movie Bubba Ho-Tep, and most of the time he appears in movies that go straight to video or cable television. In 1988 he starred in William Lustig’s famous film, (starring Tom Atkins and Robert Z’Dar); Maniac Cop, where he played Forrest, a police officer unfaithful to his wife and suspected of the brutal crimes of a homicidal madman. In addition to Bubba Ho-Tep, Campbell worked on the 2005 film Sky High, and stars in the upcoming My Name is Bruce. He is also the narrator of both Spiderman video games based on the films and protagonist of the video game Evil Dead: Regeneration.

Campbell was to star in the movie Darkman (1990), but the studio insisted on Liam Neeson, as they were not sure of Campbell’s ability to play the character, although he did have a small role at the end of the film. Campbell participated behind the scenes, being credited for his voice work, and appears in the last scene of the film.

It was also one of the options to star in the movie The Phantom, based on the popular cartoon character, but the role was given to Billy Zane, who was interested in the work. His partner in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Kevin Smith was interested in being one of Lee Falk’s three enemies.


Campbell has had several cameos in films, and is known to have appeared in different genres, almost always to serve as a comic actor. He has made cameos in all three Spider-Man movies. In the first he played a wrestling presenter who christened “The Human Spider” as “Spiderman”. In the sequel, he played a goalkeeper, Dylan Reid, who criticizes Peter Parker for his appearance and does not let him enter the work of Mary Jane Watson. In the third he acts as French Maître in the restaurant where Peter goes to ask for the hand of Mary-Jane.

The character appears in Amazing Spider-Man # 515, drawn exactly like Campbell. He also appears as a plastic surgeon with a disfigured face in John Carpenter’s film Escape from L.A. (1997). He also made a cameo in Frank Darabont’s famous movie, The Majestic, starring Jim Carrey. He has made small roles in films by Joel and Ethan Coen, such as Fargo, Intolerable Cruelty, The Hudsucker Proxy and The Ladykillers.

In the comic of the New Trilogy, Star Wars: Union, one of the Imperials has its face, along with other famous actors who face different characters.

Style and personality

Campbell signing a VHS for the movie The Evil Dead.

Many people consider Campbell to be the biggest star in Class B cinema of all time. His acting style reflects a marked humor, which makes him play characters like Ash Williams, whom Campbell refers to as “an idiot like the rest of us.” This style is parodied in the movie The Majestic where Campbell appears as Roland, an intrepid explorer in the class B movie Pirates of the Sahara, written by the character played by Jim Carrey.

Over the years, Bruce has acquired a large number of admirers and is the favorite actor in film conventions. Campbell has the reputation of being one of the most sympathetic characters in the middle, as it helps many people interested in the area, and gives advice on cinema on his website.

Television and video games

Outside the movies, Campbell has appeared in several television series. He worked in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., a western comedy created by Jeffrey Boam and Carlton Cuse (who wrote and produced Lost of ABC) that lasted one season and Jack of All Trades, series located in the early days of American independence .

He is also known for his supporting role Autolycus (“the king of thieves”) in the fantasy series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: the warrior princess. He has also directed a number of episodes of Hercules and Xena, including the ending of the series “Hercules”. He has also had a dramatic role as a detective seeking revenge for the death of his father in two episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street.

He is also known for the Burn Notice series in which for several seasons he plays one of the main roles, the EX-SEAL Sam Ax. Ironically, although at that time he was engaged in more dramatic work, Campbell did not audition for that role. Homicide producer Tom Fontana was a fan of Campbell and asked if he wanted to appear on the show. Campbell also played the role of a demon in the episode of The X-Files, entitled “Terms of Endearment.”

Campbell has worked as a storyteller in several video games. It is the voice of Ash Williams in the last three games of Evil Dead, also participate in others as Pitfall 3-D: Beyond the Jungle, Spider-Man: The Movie and Spiderman 2. It also makes the voice of the character Jake Logan in the video game of computer, Tachyon: The Fringe and the voice of Magnanimous in Megas XLR. He has had several appearances on other television shows, including Robot Chicken as himself.

In 2015 the Call of Duty Videogame saga was included in Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare in the downloadable content Exo Zombies as the character “Lennox” supplanting “Oz” by John Malkovich.


Bruce Campbell at an autograph signing (2012).

In addition to acting and occasionally directing, Campbell has become an active writer, making an autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor, which explains his acting career in low-budget films. A later edition includes a chapter where he adds the reaction of his followers to the book.

Campbell also wrote a book called Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way, a comic novel starring himself, who tries to succeed in the blockbuster movies. Later he recorded an actuated version of Make Love with his voice and that of fellow actors, including his collaborator Ted Raimi. The recording consists of 6 discs with 6 hours of material.

In addition to his novels Campbell also wrote a column in the magazine X-Ray Magazine in 2001, a number from the comic “The Hire”, an adaptation of “Man With The Screaming Brain” to the comic and the introduction to “The Complete Guide To Low Budget Feature Film Making “by Josh Becker.

Bruce Campbell Net Worth – $10 Million

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