Helix ♦ The Killing ♦ The 4400 ♦ The Rocketeer ♦ Once and Again ♦ Melrose Place
Billy Campbell is best known for starring opposite Sela Ward in the beloved ABC drama Once and Again, a role for which he earned a 1999 Golden Globe Awards nomination in the Best Actor – Drama Series category, as well as a People’s Choice Award in the Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series category.
Campbell is still recognized for the cult classic The Rocketeer with Jennifer Connelly. His feature film credits include Gettysburg, The Night We Never Met, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Enough, opposite Jennifer Lopez. He starred as ‘Abner Beech’ in the Civil War era movie Copperhead, with Peter Fonda and Agnus MacFadyen, and appearing in Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut, Fat Kid Rules the World, which won the Narrative FEature Spotlight Audiience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.
On television, Campbell starred in the critically acclaimed AMC television series The Killing, as well as USA Network’s science-fiction series The 4400. Other television credits include NBC’s Crime Story and AMC’s Moon over Miami. Campbell appeared in two acclaimed miniseries, Tales of the City and More Tales of the City, with Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis, ABC’s Max Q and CBS’s Monday After the Miracle, with Roma Downey and Moira Kelly. He also starred as ‘Moses’ in the critically acclaimed NBC miniseries In the Beginning, co-starring Martin Landau and Jacqueline Bissett, and he played ‘Ted Bundy’ in the USA Network original movie The Stranger Beside Me.
Recently, Campbell starred as ‘Abraham Lincoln’ in Killing Lincoln on the National Geographic Channel. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s New York Times best-seller, the docu-drama consisted of a stellar team, including showrunner Erik Jendresen (Emmy Award winner for Band of Brothers), director Adrian Moat (Emmy-nominated for Gettysburg), and Ridley and Tony Scott who executive produced along with O’Reilly, David Zucker, Mary Lisio, and Mark Herzog.
Among his stage credits, Campbell starred in Fortinbras, for which he received a 1996 Ovation Award for best actor in LA theatre, as well as Comedy of Errors and Much Ado about Nothing with Dana Delaney at the Old Globe, San Diego, Hamlet at the Roundabout Theatre on Broadway, and The Best Man at the Cape Cod Playhouse.
He grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he studied illustration. He was trained at the Ted Liss Studio for the Performing Arts, the Players Workshop of Second City in Chicago, and Howard Fine Studio in Los Angeles.
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