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Bruce Campbell is an American actor, director, producer and writer. He is known for portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise, beginning with the 1978 short film Within the Woods. He has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave (1985), Maniac Cop (1988), Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989), and Bubba Ho-Tep (2002).
In television, Campbell had lead roles in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994) and Jack of All Trades (2000), and a recurring role as Autolycus, King of Thieves, in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–1999). He played Sam Axe on the USA Network series Burn Notice (2007–2013) and reprised his role as Ash Williams on the Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead (2015–2018).
Campbell started his directing career with Fanalysis (2002) and A Community Speaks (2004), and then with the horror-comedy feature films Man with the Screaming Brain (2005) and My Name Is Bruce (2007), the latter being a spoof of his career. He can also be seen in the role of the father in The Escort (2015).
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Producer, Writer|
Bruce Lorne Campbell was born on June 22, 1958 (age 63 years) in Royal Oak, Michigan, United States. He is the son of Joanne Louise Pickens, a homemaker, and Charles Newton Campbell, who worked in advertising for 35 years in roles ranging from traveling billboard inspector to company vice-president, later teaching at nine colleges as an adjunct professor, and was also an actor and director in local theater. Campbell has an older brother, Don, and an older half-brother, Michael Rendine. He is of Scottish and English descent.
Bruce Campbell began acting as a teenager and soon began making short Super 8 movies with friends. After he met Sam Raimi in Wylie E. Groves High School, the two became very good friends and started making movies together. Campbell would go on to attend Western Michigan University while he continued to work on his acting career.
Campbell and Raimi collaborated on a 30-minute Super 8 version of the first Evil Dead film, titled Within the Woods, which was initially used to attract investors. A few years later, Campbell and Raimi got together with family and friends and began work on The Evil Dead. While starring in the lead role, Campbell also worked behind the camera, receiving a “co-executive producer” credit.
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Raimi wrote, directed and edited, while fellow Michigander Rob Tapert was the producer. Following an endorsement by horror writer Stephen King, the film slowly began to receive a distribution. Four years following its original release, it became the number one movie in the UK. It then received distribution in the United States, spawning two sequels: Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness.
Campbell was also drawn in the Marvel Zombie comics as his character, Ash Williams. He is featured in five comics, all in the series Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness. In them, he fights alongside the Marvel heroes against the heroes and people who have turned into zombies (deadites) while in search of the Necronomicon (Book of the Names of the Dead).
He has appeared in many of Raimi’s films outside of the Evil Dead series, notably having cameo appearances in the director’s Spider-Man film series. Campbell also joined the cast in Raimi’s Darkman and The Quick and the Dead, though having no actual screen time in the latter film’s theatrical cut. In March 2022, Campbell was announced to have a cameo in Raimi’s Marvel Cinematic Universe film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Bruce Campbell often takes on quirky roles, such as Elvis Presley in the film Bubba Ho-Tep. Along with Bubba Ho-Tep, he played a supporting role in Maniac Cop and Maniac Cop 2, and spoofed his career in the self-directed My Name is Bruce. Other mainstream films for Campbell include supporting or featured roles in the Coen Brothers film The Hudsucker Proxy, the Michael Crichton adaptation Congo, the film version of McHale’s Navy, Escape From L.A. (the sequel to John Carpenter’s Escape From New York), the Jim Carrey drama The Majestic and the 2005 Disney film Sky High.
Campbell had a starring voice role in the hit 2009 animated adaptation of the children’s book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and a supporting voice role in Pixar’s Cars 2. Campbell produced the remake of The Evil Dead, along with Raimi and Rob Tapert. Campbell appeared with the expectation he would reprise that role in Army of Darkness 2.
Bruce Campbell has appeared in a number of television series. He starred in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. a boisterous science fiction comedy western created by Jeffrey Boam and Carlton Cuse that ran for one season. He played a lawyer turned bounty hunter who was trying to hunt down John Bly, the man who killed his father. He starred in the television series Jack of All Trades, set on a fictional island occupied by the French in 1801.
Campbell was also credited as a co-executive producer, among others. The show was directed by Eric Gruendemann, and was produced by various people, including Sam Raimi. The show aired for two seasons, from 2000 to 2001. He had a recurring role as “Bill Church Jr.” based upon the character of Morgan Edge from the Superman comics on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. From 1996 to 1997, Campbell was a recurring guest star on the show Ellen as Ed Billik, who becomes Ellen’s boss when she sells her bookstore in season four.
He is also known for his supporting role as the recurring character Autolycus (“King of Thieves”) on both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, which reunited him with producer Rob Tapert. Campbell played Hercules/Xena series producer Tapert in two episodes of Hercules set in the present. He directed a number of episodes of Hercules and Xena, including the Hercules series finale.
Campbell also landed the lead role of race car driver Hank Cooper in the Disney made-for-television remake of The Love Bug. Campbell made a critically acclaimed dramatic guest role as a grief-stricken detective seeking revenge for his father’s murder in a two-part episode of the fourth season of Homicide: Life on the Street. Campbell later played the part of a bigamous demon in The X-Files episode “Terms of Endearment”. He also starred as Agent Jackman in the episode “Witch Way Now?” of the WB series Charmed, as well as playing a state police officer in an episode of the short-lived series American Gothic titled “Meet the Beetles”.
Bruce Campbell co-starred in the television series Burn Notice, which aired from 2007 to 2013 on USA Network. He portrayed Sam Axe, a beer-chugging, former Navy SEAL now working as an unlicensed private investigator and occasional mercenary with his old friend Michael Westen, the show’s main character. When working undercover, his character frequently used the alias Chuck Finley, which Bruce later revealed was the name of one of his father’s old co-workers.
Campbell was the star of a 2011 Burn Notice made-for-television prequel focusing on Sam’s Navy SEAL career, titled Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe. In 2014, Campbell played Santa Claus in an episode of The Librarians. Campbell played Ronald Reagan in season 2 of the FX original series Fargo. More recently Campbell reprised his role as Ashley “Ash” Williams in Ash vs Evil Dead, a series based upon the Evil Dead franchise that launched his career. Ash vs Evil Dead began airing on Starz on October 31, 2015 and was renewed by the cable channel for second and third seasons, before being cancelled.
In January 2019, Travel Channel announced a reboot of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! reality series, with Bruce Campbell serving as host and executive producer. The 10-episode season debuted on June 9, 2019.
Bruce Campbell is featured as a voice actor in several video game titles. He provides the voice of Ash in the three games based on the Evil Dead film series: Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick and Evil Dead: Regeneration. He also provided voice talent in other titles such as Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Dead by Daylight.
Campbell provided the voice of the main character Jake Logan in the PC title, Tachyon: The Fringe, the voice of the main character Jake Burton in the PlayStation game Broken Helix and the voice of Magnanimous in Megas XLR. Campbell voiced the pulp adventurer Lobster Johnson in Hellboy: The Science of Evil and has done voice-over work for the Codemaster’s game Hei$t, a game which was announced on January 28, 2010, to have been “terminated”.
He also provided the voice of The Mayor in the 2009 film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, the voice of Rod “Torque” Redline in Cars 2 and the voice of Fugax in the 2006 film The Ant Bully. Despite the inclusion of his character “Ash Williams” in Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2, Danny Webber voices the character in the game, instead of Bruce Campbell. Bruce Campbell has a voice in the online MOBA game, Tome: Immortal Arena in 2014. Campbell also provided voice-over and motion capture for Sgt. Lennox in the Exo Zombies mode of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Bruce Campbell has become a writer in addition to acting and occasionally directing, starting with an autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor, published in June 2001. The autobiography was a successful New York Times Best Seller. The paperback version of the book adds a chapter about the reaction of fans at book signings.
“Whenever I do mainstream stuff, I think they’re pseudo-interested, but they’re still interested in seeing weirdo, offbeat stuff, and that’s what I’m attracted to”. If Chins Could Kill follows Campbell’s career to date as an actor in low-budget films and television, providing his insight into “Blue-Collar Hollywood”.
Campbell’s next book, Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way was published on May 26, 2005. The book’s plot involves Bruce (depicted in a comical way) as the main character struggling to make it into the world of A-list movies. He later recorded an audio play adaptation of Make Love with fellow Michigan actors, including longtime collaborator Ted Raimi. This radio drama was released through the independent label Rykodisc and spans 6 discs with a 6-hour running time.
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In addition to his books, Bruce Campbell also wrote a column for X-Ray Magazine in 2001, an issue of the popular comic series The Hire, and comic book adaptations of his Man with the Screaming Brain. Most recently he wrote the introduction to Josh Becker’s The Complete Guide to Low-Budget Feature Filmmaking.
In late 2016, Campbell announced that he would be releasing the third book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, which will detail his life from where If Chins Could Kill left off. Hail to the Chin was released in August 2017 and accompanied by a book tour across the United States and Europe. Campbell maintained a blog on his official website, where he posted mainly about politics and the film industry. The blog has since been discontinued.
Since 2014, the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival, narrated and organized by Campbell, was held in the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois. The first festival had its original run from August 21 to 25, 2014, presented by Wizard World, as part of the Chicago Comicon. The second festival ran from August 20 to 23, 2015, with guests Tom Holland and Eli Roth. The third festival took place over four days in August 2016. The guests of the event were Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Doug Benson.
Bruce Campbell is married to his second wife Ida Gearon, they had their wedding in 1991. His wife is a costume designer and they currently live in a private house in Jacksonville, Oregon. He met his spouse Ida Gearon on the set of the movie Mindwarp. However, Campbell was married to his first wife Christine Deveau from 1993 until they divorced in 1989, they had two children: Rebecca Campbell, and Andy Campbell.
Bruce Campbell net worth
How much is Bruce Campbell worth? Bruce Campbell net worth is estimated at around $60 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor, director, producer and writer. Campbell successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential actors in the United States.