He also starred as the title rogue Jack Stiles in 22 episodes of Jack of All Trades (2000). Stiles is an 19th century American adven
When he was eighteen, Campbell went to Detroit to work as a production assistant for a firm making commercials. In 1979, Campbel
Campbell and Raimi decided to 'turn professional' and, with one of their Super-8 films (Within the Woods) to show potential investors, they raised $350,000. With this
Campbell excels at "reverse acting", a filming technique often used by Sam Raimi, with action sequences filmed in reverse of
In 2007, Campbell directed and starred in the horror comedy My Name is Bruce. The story followss
Campbell continued to make many cameo appearances (see the IMDb filmography for the complete list!) in films of all types, including the Sam Raimi Spiderman films. In fact Campbell claims to have had a role of some sort in every film that Raimi has directed
For the 'big screen', Campbell made films like the romantic comedy Serving Sara (2002) and the surrealist drama Bubba Ho-tep (2002), in which he is cast as Elvis Presley.
Also made for TV were Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995-99) and Xena: Warrior Princess (1996-99). In several episodes of both of these, Campbell appears as the villain Autolycus, the King of Thieves.
After starrring in several low-budget films like Moontrap (1989 ), Maniac Cop (1990) and Mindwarp (1990) Campbell did a great deal of TV work. He was Brisco County Jr in 27 episodes of the comedy western series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993-94) before going on
The Evil Dead took on 'cult status' and became the 'best-selling video of 1983' in England. It was shown at the Cannes Film festival and later released in the USA.
When he was 14 he too could be found on stage at local theatres, in musicals like The King and I and South Pacific. At this time Bruce directed his own Super-8 films with his friend Sam Raimi, who was to become a famous director of films like Spiderman.
Bruce Campbell in Spiderman
Bruce Campbell as Elvis in Bubba Ho-tep
Bruce Campbell in Congo (1995)
Young Bruce Campbell
On the back of that success, enough money was raised for the sequel Evil Dead II (1987). Campbell moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and joined Raimi to produce the third of the Evil Dead trilogy Army Of Darkness (1992).
this, they made a full-length version of Within The Woods called The Evil Dead (1981), in which Campbell also starred as 'Ash' Williams.
Bruce Lorne Campbell was born in Birmingham, Michigan, USA, in 1958. H was the youngest of three boys and wanted to be an actor when he was only eight-years-old after seeing his father performing in local theatres.
films & TV. His status as a 'cult icon' made the book a big hit with his fans, ensuring it a place on the NYTimes bestseller list.
Campbell has been married twice. First, he was married to Christine Deveau from 1983 to 1989 and had two children with her. In 1991, he married Ida Gearon, a costume designer he met on set when he was filming Mindwarp (1990). Bruce Campbell's most recognised feature is his jutting chin,
like Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1995).
to guest-star in popular TV shows
adventurer/spy who is sent by US President Jefferson to stop Napoleon bidding to conquer the world!
It was a great thrill to meet 'B-Movie' legend Bruce Campbell when he came to Collectormania in Coventry in 2008.
Bruce Campbell in My Name is Bruce
Campbell with his daughter Rebecca
Bruce signed my Alan Rimell print for me at Collectormania
Bruce Campbell in
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Bruce Campbell as Autolycus in
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Bruce Campbell in Serving Sara
Bruce Campbell in Alien Apocalypse
He signed two photos for me and also my limited edition print by Alan Rimell, of him as 'Ash' from the Evil Dead.
I then had my photograph taken with him at the photoshoot!
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and he called his autobiography If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor. In this, he describes his career as
follows Bruce Campbell in real life until one day a small town in Oregon is overrun by demons. They call on Bruce thinking he is really Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy, but although he tries to convince them otherwise, he ends up being involved anyway.
how they appear in the film.
an actor in low-budget
Bruce Campbell signed this photo of 'Ash' fo me
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