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Bruce Campbell Biography

Birth Name:
Bruce Lorne Campbell
Birth Place:
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
Actor, producer, director, screenwriter

Fast Facts

  • Appeared in community-theater productions of Sweet Bird of Youth and South Pacific while in high school
  • After meeting Sam Raimi in a high-school drama class, starred in a number of Super 8 films by future director Raimi and future movie producer Robert Tapert; later cast in most of Raimi's movies, including the Spider-Man series
  • Made his big-screen debut in Raimi's 1981 cult classic Evil Dead as the one liner-spouting Ash, a role he reprised in sequels Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1992)
  • Earned his first TV starring role as the title character in Fox's 1993-94 sci-fi/western The Adventures of Brisco County Jr
  • Released his first book in 2001, the New York Times bestselling memoir If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor; followed that in 2005 with a semi-autobiographical novel, Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way
  • Won the U
  • S
  • Comedy Arts Festival's Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Actor for his role as Elvis in Don Coscarelli's acclaimed 2002 horror-comedy Bubba Ho-tep
  • Directed and starred in the 2007 film My Name Is Bruce, which lampooned his career
  • Traveled to Iraq in 2009 to visit the troops with his brother Don, who was a military adviser for the tour, and his Burn Notice costar Jeffrey Donovan


  • 2003U.S. Comedy Arts Festival-Best Actor: winner
  • 1970Emmy-Outstanding Variety or Musical Program: nominated


  • Don Campbell -- Brother
  • Rebecca Campbell -- Daughter
  • Christine Deveau -- Ex-wife
  • Charlie Campbell -- Father
  • Michael Campbell -- Half Brother
  • Joanne Campbell -- Mother
  • Andy Campbell -- Son