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Bruce Campbell (born June 22, 1958, Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American actor of Scottish descent. Campbell is best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy of horror/slapstick movies.
Campbell began acting as a teenager and soon began making small Super 8 movies with friends. After meeting Sam Raimi in high school the two became good friends and started making movies together. A few years and at least fifty movies later, they got together with other family and friends and began work on The Evil Dead. Campbell starred and working behind the camera, receiving a "co-executive producer" credit; Raimi directed. Four years later the movie became a cult hit in England, leading to American success and two sequels.
Campbell has appeared in many of Raimi's films outside of the Evil Dead series, usually in small roles. He was supposed to star in Darkman but the studio reportedly insisted on Liam Neeson. Campbell stayed on behind the scenes, credited as "additional voice recording," and appears in the film's final shot. He has also had several small parts in the movies of Joel and Ethan Coen (Joel was an editor on The Evil Dead). He is generally described as a "B-movie star," often appearing in films that go straight to video or cable TV.
Campbell is referred to in the 2002 film Dog Soldiers in which one of the characters is named after him.
Outside of film, Campbell has appeared in a number of television series. While he starred in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and Jack of All Trades, he is better known for his supporting role as the recurring character Autolycus on the fantasy series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. He also directed a number of episodes of Hercules and Xena.
Campbell's autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor (Campbell has a large chin) traces his career as an actor in low-budget movies and television. The paperback adds a chapter about the reaction of fans at book signings. Campbell has also finished a new book entitled "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way." It is comedic novel featuring himself as the main character, struggling to make it into the world of 'A' list movies, and the ensuing chaos that results.
- Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)
- Sky High (2005)
- Alien Apocalypse (2005)
- The Woods (2005)
- Spider-Man 2 (2004) (Cameo)
- The Ladykillers (2004)
- Intolerable Cruelty (2003) (Cameo)
- Drugs (2003)
- Terminal Invasion (2002)
- Timequest (2002)
- Hatred of a Minute (2002)
- Serving Sara (2002)
- Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
- Spider-Man (2002) (Cameo)
- The Majestic (2001)
- Escape From L.A. (1996)
- Congo (1995)
- The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
- Army of Darkness (a.k.a. Evil Dead 3) (1993)
- Maniac Cop (1988)
- Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
- Crimewave (1985)
- The Evil Dead (1982)
- My Life As A Teenage Robot (As the voice of Himcules)
- Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
- The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
- Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
- Xena: Warrior Princess
- Jack of All Trades
- Homicide: Life on the Street
- The X-Files (season 6, episode 7: Terms of Endearment)
- Megas XLR (Guest starring as Magnanimous in two episodes)
- V.I.P. (Director)
- If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor (ISBN 0312242646),
- Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
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