Bruce Campbell

Birthday: Jun 22, 1958
Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan, USA
A self-described B-movie actor, Bruce Campbell can claim to have scaled the casualty-littered mountain of cult movie stardom. First attaining more notoriety than fame for his performance in Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1983), which he also executive produced, Campbell went on to star in that movie's two sequels and a number of other schlock-tastic films. He has also occasionally ventured into more reputable territory, thanks to such films as the Coen brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy (1994).Hailing from Royal Oak, MI, where he was born June 22, 1958, Campbell attended Western Michigan University. When he was only 21, he and two of his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, scraped together 350,000 dollars to make a low-budget horror film. The result, completed piecemeal over four years, was The Evil Dead, an exuberantly awful piece of filmmaking that featured Campbell as its demon-battling hero. The film first earned notoriety in England, and after being personally endorsed by author Stephen King when it was screened at Cannes, it was eventually released in the U.S. in 1983.The Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn followed in 1987, and the third installment in the series, Army of Darkness, was released in 1992. Both were enthusiastically embraced by fans of the series and less so by critics, but one thing that impressed both groups was Campbell's work in both films, thanks in part to his uncanny ability to make it through an entire performance without blinking once.In addition to the Evil Dead films, Campbell has acted in a number of other low-budget films, and, in the case of the Coens' The Hudsucker Proxy and a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo in Fargo (1996), a handful of fairly respectable projects as well. He has also acted frequently on television, most notably in the weekly Western The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and Jack of all Trades. In 2001 Campbell made his literary debut with If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor. A humorously detailed account of his rise to B-movie stardom, If Chins Could Kill detailed, among other things, Campbell's uniquely diverse fanbase as well as his relationship with longtime friend and frequent collaborator Sam Raimi. When fans embraced the freewheeling semi-autobiography with more zeal than even Campbell himself may have anticipated, a succesful speaking tour was soon followed by a sophomore novel, the satirical Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way. A highly fictionalized look at what it may be like for Campbell to land a substantial role in a high-profile Hollywood production, Make Love the Bruce Campbell way found the sarcastic B-movie idol hobnobbing with co-star Richard Gere and offering directorial advice to veteran director Mike Nichols. Yet Campbell was hardly one to forget where his bread was truly buttered, and following his brief literary detour, it was time to head back to the big screen for a pair of memorable cameos in pal Raimi's Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, the longtime actor and emerging producer was finally ready to make his feature directorial debut with the outlandish sci-fi comedy The Man with the Screaming Brain. Despite helming the occasional Xena and Hewrcules episode, Campbell had yet to tackle feature films and when the opportunity arose to direct a script that he himself had written, everything just seemed to fall into place. Though the critics weren't so kind, fans were more than willing to indulge as their favorite film and television star finally got a chance to shine on his own. After voicing his most famous character in a pair of Evil Dead videogames, it was finally time for Campbell to return to the role of Ash on the big screen - albiet in a decidedly meta-manner - when he stepped into the role of an actor named Bruce Campbell who is mistaken for the demon-slayer that he played in the movies and forced to to battle with the legions of hell in the 2006 horror comedy They Call Me Bruce; a film that also afforded Campbell his sophomore feature directorial cred

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Escort Charles 2015
5% The Color of Time Goody 2014
89% Doc Of The Dead Actor 2014
59% Oz the Great and Powerful Winkie Gate Keeper $235M 2013
38% Cars 2 Rod "Torque" Redline $191.5M 2011
90% Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe Sam Axe Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet The Walking Dead Girls Actor 2011
86% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Mayor Shelbourne $124.9M 2009
38% My Name Is Bruce Director Himself Producer $0.3M 2007
63% Spider-Man 3 Maitre d' $336.6M 2007
48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Chicken Bittle $5.5M 2007
69% The Woods Joe Fasulo 2006
62% The Ant Bully Fugax $28.2M 2006
No Score Yet Touch the Top of the World Ed Weihenmayer 2006
73% Sky High Coach Boomer $64M 2005
33% Man with the Screaming Brain Director William Cole Producer Screenwriter 2005
No Score Yet Alien Apocalypse Dr. Ivan Hood 2005
No Score Yet Making the Amazing (Making the Amazing: Spider-Man 2) Actor 2004
93% Spider-Man 2 Usher $373.4M 2004
No Score Yet Blood Drive II Actor 2004
No Score Yet Spider-Man 2.1 (Extended Cut) Actor 2004
78% Bubba Ho-Tep Elvis 2003
No Score Yet Time Quest Actor 2003
No Score Yet Masters of Horror Host 2002
No Score Yet Terminal Invasion Jack 2002
4% Serving Sara Gordon Moore $16.9M 2002
90% Spider-Man Ring Announcer $403.8M 2002
No Score Yet Hatred of a Minute Producer 2002
No Score Yet Fanalysis Actor Director 2002
42% The Majestic Roland the Intrepid Explorer 2001
No Score Yet The Ice Rink The Actor 2000
No Score Yet Icebreaker Carl Greig 1999
9% From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Barry 1999
26% Double Jeopardy Bartender at Party 1999
No Score Yet Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure Pierce Thomas Madison 1998
No Score Yet Menno's Mind Mick Dourif 1997
No Score Yet The Love Bug Hank Cooper 1997
3% McHale's Navy Virgil 1997
No Score Yet Running Time Carl 1997
52% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Surgeon General of Beverly Hills 1996
No Score Yet Tornado! Jake 1996
93% Fargo Soap Opera Star on TV 1996
22% Congo Charles 1995
0% The Demolitionist Gang Member 1995
57% The Quick and the Dead Wedding Shemp 1995
56% The Hudsucker Proxy Smitty 1994
72% Army of Darkness Producer Ash 1993
No Score Yet Mindwarp Stover 1992
No Score Yet Lunatics: A Love Story Producer Ray 1992
No Score Yet Chiller Theatre Actor 1992
20% Waxwork II: Lost in Time John 1991
No Score Yet Easy Wheels Producer Executive Producer 1990
60% Maniac Cop 2 Jack Forrest 1990
No Score Yet Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Van Helsing 1990
84% Darkman Final Shemp 1990
No Score Yet Moontrap Ray Tanner 1989
No Score Yet Intruder Officer Howard 1989
No Score Yet The Dead Next Door Actor 1989
46% Maniac Cop Forrest 1988
98% Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn Producer Ash, Ashley J. Williams 1987
No Score Yet Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except Video Newscaster 1987
No Score Yet Crimewave Producer The Heel 1986
No Score Yet Going Back Brice Chapman 1983
95% The Evil Dead Ashley J. Williams Executive Producer 1981
No Score Yet Within the Woods Actor 1978

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
99% Ash vs Evil Dead
2015-2018
Producer Executive Producer Ash Williams Ash
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2015
42% 1600 Penn
2012-2013
Doug
  • 2013
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
Sam Axe
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Agent Jackman
  • 2002
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Worker
  • 2000
No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
1995-2001
Director Autolycus
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Wayne
  • 1999
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
1995-1999
Director Autolycus Tapert
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Jake Rodzinski Jake Rodzinsky
  • 1996
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Bill Church Jr.
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
1993-1994
Brisco Brisco County Jr.
  • 1994
  • 1993

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