THEY CALL HIM BRUCE

A B O U T

Bruce was born June 22, 1958 (the youngest of 3 brothers) in Royal Oak, Michigan. As a child, Bruce watched "Lost in Space" (1965) on TV, and ran around dressed as Zorro. He got the acting bug at age 8; his dad was performing in local community theater. At 14, Bruce got to play the young prince in "The King and I" and even got to sing. He went on to appear in several community theater productions, including "South Pacific." However, he was also interested in directing, and shot super-8 flicks with a neighborhood pal. Perhaps through fate, he met future director Sam Raimi in a high school drama class in 1975. Soon, along with Sam, and now a bunch of other high school pals, Bruce filmed about 50 super-8 movies. During the summer of 1976, he was an apprentice in northern Michigan at Traverse City's Cherry County Playhouse, a summer-stock company. Bruce worked 18-hour days putting up sets, being assistant stage manager, doing errands, etc. No money, but it was a learning experience (it was show biz). He attended Western Michigan University and took theater courses. Bruce became a production assistant for a company that made commercials in Detroit. In the early part of 1979, with buddy Sam Raimi, he decided to become a pro filmmaker. Armed with a super-8 horror film Within the Woods (1978) which they showed potential investors, they raised $350,000 to make The Evil Dead (1981) which Bruce co-produced and starred in as Ash. Four years later, the completed film became the best-selling video of 1983 in England, and New Line Cinema got it a US release. Around this time, he married his first wife, and they had 2 kids. They raised 10 times as much cash for the sequel Evil Dead II (1987) again co-produced by Bruce and starring him as Ash. He moved to L.A. In 1990, while filming Mindwarp (1990), he met his future second wife (costume designer Ida Gearon) on the set. In 1992, he rejoined Sam, and Bruce co-produced and starred as Ash in the 3rd of the Evil Dead trilogy, Army of Darkness (1993) for Universal Studios. On TV, Bruce directed many episodes of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995). Bruce also acted as the recurring character Autolycus, the King of Thieves; he portrayed this villain with zest in both "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995) and "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995).

F I L M O G R A P H Y

+ They Call Me Bruce (2006) (filming) (attached) .... Bruce Campbell
+ The Woods (2006) .... Joe Fasulo
+ Evil Dead: Regeneration (2005) (VG) (voice) .... Ash
+ Sky High (2005) .... Coach Boomer
+ Man with the Screaming Brain (2005) .... William Cole
+ Alien Apocalypse (2005) (TV) .... Dr. Ivan Hood
+ "Megas XLR"
    - The Return (2004) TV Episode (voice) .... Magnanimous
    - Battle Royale (2004) TV Episode (voice) .... Magnaminous
+ Spider-Man 2 (2004) .... Snooty Usher
+ Spider-Man 2 (2004/II) (VG) (voice) .... Usher at theatre
+ The Ladykillers (2004) (uncredited) .... Humane Society Worker
+ "My Life as a Teenage Robot"
    - This Time with Feeling (2003) TV Episode (voice) .... Himcules
+ "Duck Dodgers"
    - K-9 Kaddy/Pig of Action (2003) TV Episode (voice) .... Pork Piggler
+ Intolerable Cruelty (2003) (uncredited) .... Soap opera actor on TV
+ Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (2003) (VG) (voice) .... Ash
... aka Evil Dead 2
+ Drugs (2003) (V) .... Bruce
... aka Sex, Drugs, and Natalie Portman Part 2: Drugs (USA)
+ Terminal Invasion (2002) (TV) .... Jack
+ Serving Sara (2002) .... Gordon Moore
+ Bubba Ho-tep (2002) .... Elvis Presley/Sebastian Haff
+ "Charmed"
    - Witch Way Now? (2002) TV Episode .... FBI Agent Jackman
+ Spider-Man (2002) .... Ring Announcer
+ Spider-Man (2002/II) (VG) (voice) .... Tour Guide
+ Timequest (2002) .... William Roberts
+ Hatred of a Minute (2002) (uncredited) .... Soap Actor on TV
+ The Majestic (2001) .... Roland the Intrepid Explorer
+ "The Legend of Tarzan"
... aka Disney's the Legend of Tarzan (USA: complete title)
    - Tarzan and One Punch Mullargan (2001) TV Episode (voice) .... Max Liebling
+ Hubert's Brain (2001) (voice) .... Thompson
+ "Beggars and Choosers"
    - The Long Goodbye (2001) TV Episode .... Jack
+ Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000) (VG) (voice) .... Ash/Evil Ash
+ "Jack of All Trades" (2000) TV Series .... Jack Stiles/Daring Dragoon
+ Tachyon: The Fringe (2000) (VG) (voice) .... Jake Logan
+ Icebreaker (1999) .... Carl Greig
+ "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"
    - Hercules, Tramps & Thieves (1999) TV Episode .... Autolycus
    - Just Passing Through (1999) TV Episode .... Autolycus
    - For Those of You Just Joining Us... (1999) TV Episode .... Rob Tapert
    - Genies and Grecians and Geeks, Oh My! (1998) TV Episode .... Autolycus
    - My Fair Cupcake (1998) TV Episode .... Autolycus
      (7 more)
+ "Xena: Warrior Princess"
    - Takes One to Know One (1999) TV Episode .... Autolycus
    - Key to the Kingdom (1999) TV Episode .... Autolycus
    - A Tale of Two Muses (1998) TV Episode .... Autolycus
    - Vanishing Act (1998) TV Episode .... Autolycus
    - Tsunami (1998) TV Episode .... Autolycus
      (3 more)
+ From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) (V) .... Barry
+ "The X Files"
    - Terms of Endearment (1999) TV Episode .... Wayne Weinsider
+ Patinoire, La (1998) .... Actor
... aka The Ice Rink (USA)
+ "Timecop"
    - The Future, Jack, the Future (1998) TV Episode .... Agent Tommy Maddox
+ Goldrush: A Real Life Alaskan Adventure (1998) (TV) .... Pierce Thomas 'PT' Madison
... aka Gold Rush!
+ The Love Bug (1997) (TV) .... Hank Cooper
+ McHale's Navy (1997) .... Virgil
+ Running Time (1997) .... Carl
+ In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (1997) (TV) .... Jeff Erickson
+ "Weird Science"
    - I Dream of Gene (1997) TV Episode .... Gene the Genie
+ Pitfall 3-D: Beyond the Jungle (1997) (VG) (voice) .... Pitfall Harry
+ Broken Helix (1997) (VG) (voice) .... Burton
+ Missing Links (1997) (TV) .... Ray
+ Assault on Dome 4 (1996) (TV) .... Alex Windham
+ Escape from L.A. (1996) .... Surgeon General of Beverly Hills
+ Tornado! (1996/I) (TV) .... Jake Thorne
+ Fargo (1996) (uncredited) .... Soap Opera Actor
+ "Homicide: Life on the Street"
    - Justice: Part 2 (1996) TV Episode .... Jake Rodzinsky
    - Justice: Part 1 (1996) TV Episode .... Jake Rodzinsky
+ Menno's Mind (1996) .... Mick Dourif, Rebel Leader
+ "American Gothic"
    - Meet the Beetles (1995) TV Episode .... Lt. Drey
+ "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
    - We Have a Lot to Talk About (1995) TV Episode .... Bill Church Jr.
    - Whine, Whine, Whine (1995) TV Episode .... Bill Church Jr.
    - Individual Responsibility (1995) TV Episode .... Bill Church Jr.
+ Congo (1995) .... Charles Travis, R.B.'s Son
+ The Demolitionist (1995) (uncredited) .... Raffle Winner
+ The Quick and the Dead (1995) (scenes deleted) .... Wedding Shemp
+ The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) .... Smitty, Argus Reporter
+ "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." (1993) TV Series .... Brisco County Jr.
+ Army of Darkness (1993) .... Ash
... aka Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3
... aka Army of Darkness: The Medieval Dead (UK)
... aka Bruce Campbell Vs. Army of Darkness (UK: video title)
+ Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) .... John Loftmore
+ Eddie Presley (1992) .... Asylum Attendant
+ Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1991) .... Robert Van Helsing
+ Lunatics: A Love Story (1991) .... Ray
+ Darkman (1990) .... Final Shemp
+ Maniac Cop 2 (1990) .... Jack Forrest
+ Mindwarp (1990) .... Stover
+ Moontrap (1989) .... Ray Tanner
+ Intruder (1989) .... Officer Howard
+ "Generations" (1989) TV Series .... Alan Stuart
+ Maniac Cop (1988) .... Jack Forrest
+ The Dead Next Door (1988) (voice)
+ "Knots Landing"
    - Say Uncle (1987) TV Episode .... Joel Benson
+ Evil Dead II (1987) .... Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
... aka Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
+ Stryker's War (1985) (uncredited) .... Video Newscaster
... aka Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except (USA: video title)
+ Crimewave (1985/I) .... Renaldo 'The Heel'
+ Going Back (1983) .... Brice Chapman
+ The Evil Dead (1981) .... Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
+ Shemp Eats the Moon (1978) .... Shemp Malone
+ Within the Woods (1978) .... Bruce
+ It's Murder! (1977) .... Police Officer on Bicycle
+ Oedipus Rex (1975) .... Kreon 

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