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Full Name:
Bruce Campbell
Place of Residence:
Jacksonville, OR
Royal Oak Michigan
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Author Biography: editor note: Hail to the King, baby!
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Bruce Campbell (born June 22, 1958, Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American actor of Scottish descent. Campbell is best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy of horror/slapstick movies.

Campbell began acting as a teenager and soon began making small Super 8 movies with friends. After meeting Sam Raimi in high school the two became good friends and started making movies together. A few years and at least fifty movies later, they got together with other family and friends and began work on The Evil Dead. Campbell starred and working behind the camera, receiving a "co-executive producer" credit; Raimi directed. Four years later the movie became a cult hit in England, leading to American success and two sequels: Evil Dead II and the Army of Darkness.

Campbell has appeared in many of Raimi's films outside of the Evil Dead series, usually in small roles. He was supposed to star in Darkman but the studio reportedly insisted on Liam Neeson. Campbell stayed on behind the scenes, credited as "additional voice recording," and appears in the film's final shot. He has also had several small parts in the movies of Joel and Ethan Coen (Joel was an editor on The Evil Dead). Many people consider him to be the greatest "B-movie" star of all time. He often appears in films that go straight to video or cable TV. Over the years Bruce has developed a huge fanbase and he is a favorite at film conventions. Campbell has a reputation as being one of the nicest people in the business, and offers advice about getting into the film industry on his website.

Campbell is referred to in the 2002 film Dog Soldiers in which one of the characters is named after him.

Outside of film, Campbell has appeared in a number of television series. While he starred in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and Jack of All Trades, he is better known for his supporting role as the recurring character Autolycus on the fantasy series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. He also directed a number of episodes of Hercules and Xena.

Campbell's autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor (Campbell has a large chin) traces his career as an actor in low-budget movies and television. The paperback adds a chapter about the reaction of fans at book signings. Campbell has also finished a new book entitled "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way." It is comedic novel featuring himself as the main character, struggling to make it into the world of A-list movies, and the ensuing chaos that results.

Campbell wrote an ongoing column for X Ray Magazine in Cincinnati, Ohio called "Off the Chin."

Campbell lives in Jacksonville, Oregon, with his wife, Ida.

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