Larry Joe Campbell
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|Larry Joe Campbell|
Larry Joe Campbell, August 2010
|Born||Lawrence Joseph Campbell
November 29, 1970
Cadillac, Michigan, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Peggy Johns-Campbell (2000- present, 5 children)|
|Children||Gabriella (born 2000)
Nathan (born 2002)
Madelyne Kay and son, Maxwell Elliot (born 2004)
Lydia (born late 2007)
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 show Good Luck Charlie, 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.
Campbell is married to schoolteacher Peggy Campbell, and together they have five children (3 daughters and 2 sons): Gabby and Nate, and twins Madelyne Kay and Maxwell Elliot. The birth of the twins was featured on TLC's A Baby Story. Their fifth child, a girl, Lydia, was born in late 2007.
- Heidi Press, "Alumni Profile: According to Larry" Wayne State: The Magazine for Members of the WSU Alumni Association (Detroit) Fall 2006, p. 33