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Joe Camp

Highest Rated: 86% Benji (1974)

Lowest Rated: 33% Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1939

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Midwestern-born Joe Camp worked as an advertising account executive before making numerous local TV commercials in the Dallas, Texas, area in the early 1970s. In 1974, he segued to the big screen with the independently distributed "Benji," an adventure yarn starring a lovable dog who thwarts a kidnapping. The film's surprise success (it grossed over five times its budget of $500,000) led to a series of film and TV sequels, including "For the Love of Benji" (1977) and "Benji the Hunted" (1987). In between, Camp wrote, produced and directed "Hawmps!" (1976), a based-on-fact comedy about camels trained by the US Army in Texas, and the family thriller "The Double McGuffin" (1979).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 52% Benji: Off the Leash! Director,
Writer,
Producer
$3.8M 2004
55% 62% Benji the Hunted Director,
Screenwriter
$22M 1987
No Score Yet 44% Oh, Heavenly Dog! Director,
Producer
- 1980
No Score Yet 61% The Double McGuffin Director,
Screenwriter
- 1979
No Score Yet 59% For the Love of Benji Director - 1977
No Score Yet 85% Hawmps! Director - 1976
86% 55% Benji Director,
Producer
- 1974

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