Larry Joe Campbell

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Larry Joe Campbell
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Larry Joe Campbell, August 2010
Born Lawrence Joseph Campbell
(1970-11-29) November 29, 1970 (age 43)
Cadillac, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Years active 1999–present

Lawrence Joseph "Larry Joe" Campbell (born November 29, 1970) is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as "Andy" on the ABC sitcom According to Jim.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cadillac, Michigan, Campbell received a Bachelor's of Applied Arts in theater at Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts in theater at Wayne State University.

Career[edit]

His first high profile TV guest star role probably was as "the fan" in a February 2000 episode of Friends. The next year he was cast as "Andy" on According to Jim. He has also appeared in movies, such as Wedding Crashers, Showtime, as "locker room cop #2," and in commercials, such as Ballpark hot dog commercials as "Frank," and a PSA for the V-chip on ABC, as Jim's "Andy." In 2007, he appeared in two episodes of My Name Is Earl as Ron, a security prison guard. He also appeared as a cop on the take in a few episodes of Weeds. Campbell also played Detective Crockers in the 2007 horror film Drive-Thru. In the same year he also had a guest appearance on the show Supernatural in the episode "Bedtime Stories".

Campbell performed improvisational comedy with the Second City Detroit, and it was there where he was discovered when Bob Saget performed with the group and was impressed enough by Campbell to let his manager know about him. Campbell also dabbles in playwriting, he's a member of the comedy troupe the 313, and he has starred in a one-man play he wrote, Terry vs. the Towel Lady at Planet Ant in Hamtramck, Michigan.

As of late, Campbell had a small participation on Showtime's Weeds. Larry also appeared as Pete Denham in the 2010 film "Killers" and as Vigs in "Fitful." Also, he appeared in the Disney Channel shows Good Luck Charlieand"Dog With a Blog" as "The Hawk", and CBS's New Adventures of Old Christine and Rules of Engagement. Campbell recently played the role of Hog head in the 2011 film Hall Pass.

He had a recurring role in the series The Protector. In 2013, he began touring with a group of comedians known as "Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy." The group consists of Belushi, Campbell, Belushi's son Robert, Jon Barinholtz and Brad Morris.

References[edit]

  • Heidi Press, "Alumni Profile: According to Larry" Wayne State: The Magazine for Members of the WSU Alumni Association (Detroit) Fall 2006, p. 33

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