48 Facts About Bruce Campbell


Bruce Lorne Campbell was born on June 22,1958 and is an American actor and filmmaker.


Bruce Campbell is best known for his role as Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead horror franchise, beginning with the short film Within the Woods.


Bruce Campbell has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave, Maniac Cop, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, and Bubba Ho-Tep.


On television, Campbell had leading roles in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.


Bruce Campbell played Sam Axe on the USA Network series Burn Notice and reprised his role as Ash on the Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead.


Bruce Campbell is known for frequent collaborations with the aforementioned Raimi, his brother Ted, Josh Becker, and Scott Spiegel.


Bruce Lorne Campbell was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, on June 22,1958, the son of homemaker Joanne Louise and advertising executive and college professor Charles Newton Campbell.


Bruce Campbell is of English and Scottish descent, and has an older brother named Don and an older half-brother named Michael.


Bruce Campbell's father was an actor and director in the local theater scene.


Bruce Campbell began acting and making short Super 8 movies with friends as a teenager.


Bruce Campbell attended Western Michigan University and continued to pursue an acting career.


Bruce Campbell was drawn in the Marvel Zombie comics as his character, Ash Williams.


Bruce Campbell is featured in five comics, all in the series Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness.


Bruce Campbell 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.


Bruce Campbell 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, Bruce 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.


Bruce 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.


Bruce Campbell produced the 2013 remake of The Evil Dead, along with Raimi and Rob Tapert, appearing in the film's post-credits scene in a cameo role with the expectation he would reprise that role in Army of Darkness 2.


Bruce Campbell worked as an executive producer for the 2023 film Evil Dead Rise.


Outside of film, Bruce Campbell has appeared in a number of television series.


Bruce Campbell starred in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.


Bruce Campbell played a lawyer turned bounty hunter who was trying to hunt down John Bly, the man who killed his father.


Bruce Campbell starred in the television series Jack of All Trades, set on a fictional island occupied by the French in 1801.


From 1996 to 1997, Bruce 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.


Bruce Campbell is known for his supporting role as the recurring character Autolycus on both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, which reunited him with producer Rob Tapert.


Bruce Campbell directed a number of episodes of Hercules and Xena, including the Hercules series finale.


Bruce Campbell landed the lead role of race car driver Hank Cooper in the Disney made-for-television remake of The Love Bug.


Bruce 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.


Bruce Campbell later played the part of a bigamous demon in The X-Files episode "Terms of Endearment".


Bruce Campbell co-starred on the television series Burn Notice, which aired from 2007 to 2013 on USA Network.


Bruce Campbell 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 Campbell later revealed was the name of one of his father's old co-workers.


Bruce 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, Bruce Campbell played Santa Claus in an episode of The Librarians.


Bruce Campbell played Ronald Reagan in season 2 of the FX original series Fargo.


Bruce Campbell is featured as a voice actor in several video game titles.


Bruce Campbell provides the voice of Ash in the four games based on the Evil Dead film series: Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick, Evil Dead: Regeneration and Evil Dead: The Game.


Bruce Campbell 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.


Bruce Campbell provided the voice of main character Jake Logan in the PC title, Tachyon: The Fringe, the voice of main character Jake Burton in the PlayStation game Broken Helix and the voice of Magnanimous in Megas XLR.


Bruce 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".


Bruce Campbell 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.


Bruce Campbell has a voice in the online MOBA game, Tome: Immortal Arena in 2014.


Bruce Campbell later recorded an audio play adaptation of Make Love with fellow Michigan actors, including longtime collaborator Ted Raimi.


In late 2016, Bruce Campbell announced that he would be releasing a 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.


Bruce Campbell maintained a blog on his official website, where he posted mainly about politics and the film industry, though it has since been deleted.


Bruce Campbell married Christine Deveau in 1983, and they had two children before divorcing in 1989.


Bruce Campbell met costume designer Ida Gearon while working on Mindwarp, and they were married in 1992.