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J. Kenneth Campbell

1947-07-22 Flushing, New York, USA

Image of J. Kenneth Campbell


J. Kenneth Campbell's acting career has taken him from Broadway to feature films and television. His many films include Bulworth, Ulee's Gold, Guess Who?, Mars Attacks and The Abyss. He recently completed filming director Kevin Willmott's upcoming feature The Only Good Indian, in which Campbell plays a lead role, alongside Wes Studi (Avatar, Last of the Mohicans). On television, Campbell has appeared in Commander in Chief, Frasier, Charmed, Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, Picket Fences, Matlock, L.A. Law and many other series. Campbell was born in Flushing, New York, in 1947 the second of seven children. He was raised on Long Island and graduated from Cheshire Academy in Connecticut. It was at The University of Arizona where he discovered his calling. Forsaking the "security" of a college degree, he entered "The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater" to study acting with Sanford Miesner. Non-academic acting students in 1967 became automatically eligible for the Selective Service and in the middle of his second year at the Playhouse, Campbell was drafted into the U.S. Army. He retaliated, by joining the Marines. He was wounded in action, and after months of recuperation, he returned to The Playhouse and finished the program. Campbell has worked, on stage, in film and on television ever since.


The Only Good Indian McCoy 2009-12-01
The Butcher's Daughter Richard Beaumont 2008-03-08
Guess Who Nathan Rogers 2005-03-25
Straight From the Heart Howard Jamison 2003-02-09
Collateral Damage Ed Coonts 2002-02-06
Tomcats Mr. MacDonald 2001-03-30
Michael Landon, the Father I Knew Andy Glennon 1999-05-23
Blue Streak Peterson, FBI 1999-09-17
Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday Flint Lukash 1998-01-01
Bulworth Anthony 1998-05-15
Ulee's Gold Sheriff Bill Floyd 1997-06-13
Turbulence Captain Matt Powell 1997-01-09
Mars Attacks! Doctor #1 1996-12-12
Cosmic Slop Mr. Spivey ("The First Commandment") 1994-01-01
Cobb William Herschel Cobb 1994-12-02
Deadfall Huey 1993-10-08
Interceptor Engineer 1992-10-13
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Ross 1992-02-21
Flight of the Intruder Lt. Cmdr. 'Cowboy' Parker 1991-01-18
Murder 101 Tim Ryder 1991-03-20
The Last of the Finest Calvert 1990-03-09
The Great Los Angeles Earthquake Todd Harris 1990-11-11
The Abyss DeMarco 1989-08-09
An Innocent Man Lieutenant Freebery 1989-10-06
Waxwork Marquis de Sade 1988-06-17
Deadline: Madrid Paul Johnson 1988-09-01
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (voice) 1987-10-01
The Survivalist President's Spokesman 1987-01-02
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star Ray Anderson 1986-11-08
Roanoak Walter Ralegh 1986-05-26
The Changeling Security Guard 1980-03-28
Love and Bullets Newscaster (uncredited) 1979-04-05
Cops and Robin Detective Furie 1978-03-28