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Billy Campbell Biography

Birth Name:
William Oliver Campbell
Birth Place:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Studied illustration in college in hopes of becoming a comic-book artist
  • Made his TV debut on an episode of Family Ties in 1984
  • Big film break came with the lead role in 1991's cult classic The Rocketeer
  • TV GUIDE ranked his Once and Again character Rick Sammler as number 36 on the list of the 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time in 2004
  • Took a year-long hiatus from acting in 2005 to circumnavigate the globe aboard the Picton Castle, a sail training ship
  • Stands 6'4" tall, a feature used to his advantage when he portrayed Abraham Lincoln in National Geographic Channel's 2013 docudrama Killing Lincoln

Awards

  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2000People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: winner