Bruce Campbell

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Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958) is an American actor, voice actor, producer, writer and director. One of his best-known roles is 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), with David Carradine; Icebreaker (2000), with Sean Astin and Stacey Keach; and Don Coscarelli‘s Bubba Ho-Tep (2002), with Ossie Davis. He also made an appearance in Joel & Ethan Coen’s The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), with Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Paul Newman.

In television, Campbell had lead roles in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–94) and Jack of All Trades (2000), and a recurring role as Autolycus, King of Thieves, in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–99). He played Sam Axe on the USA Network series Burn Notice (2007–13) and reprised his role as Ash Williams on the Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead (2015–18). 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 as the role of the father in The Escort (2015).

Each review will be linked to the title below.

  • Oedipus Rex (1972) – directed by Josh Becker – short
  • Supa’ Bad (1973) – also director – short
  • D-Day (1973) – also director – short
  • Day of Violence (1973) – also director – short
  • Three on a Couch (1974) – also co-director with Scott Spiegel – short
  • Half-Wits’ Holiday (1974) – directed by Scott Spiegel – short
  • Manhunt (1974) – also director – short
  • Curse of the Werewolf (1974) – directed by Scott Spiegel – short
  • All the Worlds a Stooge (1974) – directed by Scott Spiegel – short
  • No Dough Boys (1974) – directed by Scott Spiegel – short
  • You Nazi Spy (1974) – directed by Sam Raimi – short
  • The Singing Nuts (1974) – directed by Scott Spiegel – short
  • I’ll Never Heil Again (1975) – co-directed with Scott Spiegel – short
  • The James R. Hoffa Story (1975) – co-directed with Scott Spiegel – short
  • The James R. Hoffa Story Part II (1976) – co-directed with Scott Spiegel – short
  • James Bombed in Here Today… Gun Tomorrow (1976) – directed by Scott Spiegel – short
  • Uncivil War Birds (1976) – directed by Sam Raimi – short
  • It’s Murder! (1977) – directed by Sam Raimi – short
  • Shemp Eats the Moon (1978) – directed by John Cameron – short
  • Within the Woods (1978) – directed by Sam Raimi – short
  • Holding It (1978) – directed by Josh Becker – short
  • Attack of the Helping Hand! (1979) – directed by Scott Spiegel – uncredited – short
  • William Shakespeare: The Movie (1979) – directed by Sam Raimi – short
  • Stryker’s War (1980) – directed by Josh Becker – short
  • The Blind Waiter (1980) – directed by Josh Becker & Scott Spiegel – short
  • The Evil Dead (1981)** – directed by Sam Raimi
  • Torro. Torro. Torro! (1981) – directed by Josh Becker & Scott Spiegel – short
  • Cleveland Smith: Bounty Hunter (1982) – directed by Josh Becker & Scott Spiegel (uncredited) – short
  • Going Back (1984) – directed by Ron Teachworth
  • Crimewave (1985) – directed by Sam Raimi
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except (1985) – directed by Josh Becker – uncredited – also co-story
  • Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987) – directed by Sam Raimi
  • Maniac Cop (1988) – directed by William Lustig
  • Intruder (1989) – directed by Scott Spiegel
  • Moontrap (1989) – directed by Robert Dyke
  • Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989) – directed by Anthony Hickox
  • The Dead Next Door (1989) – directed by J.R. Bookwalter – uncredited
  • Maniac Cop 2 (1990) – directed by William Lustig
  • Darkman (1990) – directed by Sam Raimi – cameo
  • Lunatics: A Love Story (1991) – directed by Josh Becker
  • Mindwarp (1991) – directed by Steve Barnett
  • Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) – directed by Anthony Hickox
  • Eddie Presley (1992) – directed by Jeff Burr
  • Army of Darkness (1992) – directed by Sam Raimi – also co-producer
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
  • The Quick and the Dead (1995) – directed by Sam Raimi – scenes deleted
  • The Demolitionist (1995) – directed by Robert Kurtzman – uncredited
  • Congo (1995)* – directed by Frank Marshall
  • Fargo (1996) – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen – uncredited
  • Tornado! (1996) – directed by Noel Nosseck – TV movie
  • Escape from L.A. (1996) – directed by John Carpenter
  • Assault on Dome 4 (1996) – directed by Gilbert Po – TV movie
  • In the Line of Duty (1997) – directed by Dick Lowry – TV movie
  • Manno’s Mind (1997) – directed by Jon Kroll
  • Running Time (1997) – directed by Josh Becker
  • McHale’s Navy (1997)* – directed by Bryan Spicer
  • The Love Bug (1997) – directed by Peyton Reed – TV movie
  • Goldrush: A Real Alaskan Adventure (1998) – directed by John Power – TV movie
  • The Ice Rink (1998) – directed by Jean-Philippe Toussaint (as Ala Patinoire)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) – directed by Scott Spiegel
  • Icebreaker (2000) – directed by David Giancola
  • Timequest (2000) – directed by Robert Dyke
  • Hubert’s Brain (2001) – directed by Phil Robinson & Gordon Clark – short
  • The Majestic (2001) – directed by Frank Darabont – cameo
  • Spider-Man (2002)* – directed by Sam Raimi
  • Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)* – directed by Don Coscarelli
  • Serving Sara (2002)* – directed by Reginald Hudlin
  • Terminal Invasion (2002) – directed by Sean S. Cunningham – TV movie
  • Drugs (2003) – directed by Chad Peter
  • Intolerable Cruelty (2003)* – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen – uncredited
  • Comic Book: The Movie (2004) – directed by Mark Hamill – cameo as himself
  • The Ladykillers (2004) – directed by Joel & Ethan Coen – uncredited
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)* – directed by Sam Raimi
  • Bench Pressly (2004) – directed by Zhenia Delioussine & John Eng – short
  • Alien Apocalypse (2005) – directed by Josh Becker
  • Man with the Screaming Brain (2005) -also director, writer
  • Sky High (2005)* – directed by Mike Mitchell
  • The Woods (2006) – directed by Lucy McKee
  • Touch the Top of the World (2006) – directed by Peter Winther – TV movie
  • The Ant Bully (2006) – directed by John A. Davis
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)* – directed by Sam Raimi
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)* – directed by Matt Maiellaro & Dave Willis
  • My Name is Bruce (2007) – also director
  • White on Rice (2009) – directed by Dave Boyle – uncredited voice
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) – directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
  • Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011) – directed by Jeffrey Donovan – TV movie
  • Cars 2 (2011)* – directed by John Lasseter & Brad Lewis
  • The Color of Time (2012) – directed by Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Shruti Ganguly, Brooke Goldfinch, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Bruce Thierry Cheung, Tine Thomasen, Virginia Urreiztieta & Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo
  • Oz the Great and powerful (2013)* – directed by Sam Raimi
  • Evil Dead (2013) – directed by Fede Alvarez – uncredited
  • The Escort (2016) – directed by Will Slocombe
  • Highly Functional (2017) – directed by Marc Forby