Bill Camp

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Bill Camp
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Camp at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival
William Camp

(1961-10-13) October 13, 1961 (age 58)
EducationJuilliard School
Years active1989–present
Elizabeth Marvel (m. 2004)

William Camp (born October 13, 1961) is an American actor. He became known for playing supporting roles in many films such as Lincoln (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Love and Mercy (2015), Loving (2016), Molly's Game (2017), Vice (2018), Wildlife (2018), and Joker (2019), as well as the HBO miniseries The Night Of in 2016 and The Outsider in 2020.

Camp has appeared in many television series and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his role in the miniseries The Night Of (2016). He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the 2016 Broadway revival of the play The Crucible.



Camp was initially largely active in theatre,[1][2] but has taken on character roles in both film and television. In 2002, he left acting and temporarily changed professions (as a cook and mechanic),[3] only to return two years later in Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul, for which he won an Obie Award (Off-Broadway Theater Awards).

Among his works on Broadway are Heartbreak House (2006), Death of a Salesman (2012) and The Crucible (2016). In 2006, Camp joined, Philip Bosco and Lily Rabe in the Broadway revival of Heartbreak House at the Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre. In 2012, Camp joined Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Andrew Garfield in Mike Nichols' Broadway Revival of Death of a Salesman at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The show ran from March 15, 2012 through June 02, 2012 and earned rave reviews, and won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. In 2016, he starred in the Broadway Revival of The Crucible alongside Saoirse Ronan, Ben Whishaw, Ciaran Hinds and Sophie Okenedo at the Walter Kerr Theatre. He received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play nomination for The Crucible.


Camp has starred in a wide variety of films such as Lincoln (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Love and Mercy (2015), Loving (2016), Molly's Game (2017), Vice (2018), Wildlife (2018), Dark Waters (2019) and Joker (2019).


In 2011, he appeared in the second season of the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire as the hunter Glenmore. Camp has also appeared in Law & Order, The Good Wife and The Night Of. In 2018, he played FBI agent Bob Chesney, in the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated miniseries The Looming Tower.[4] In 2020, Camp became narrator of Forensic Files II on HLN.

Personal life[edit]

Camp was raised in Massachusetts, and is the son of Patricia L., a librarian, and Peter B. Camp, who was an assistant headmaster at the Groton School.[5][6] He attended the University of Vermont, where he played intramural hockey.[7] He married actress Elizabeth Marvel on September 4, 2004.[5] They have one son.

Theater credits[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
1989 Twelfth Night or What You Will Walter Delacorte Theatre, Off-Broadway [8]
1989 Titus Andronicus Chiron Delacorte Theatre, Off-Broadway [8]
1990 Hamlet Marcellus/Lord/Sailor The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway [8]
1991 Light Shining in Buckinghamshire Performer Perry Street Theatre, Off-Broadway [8]
1992 The Seagull Konstantin Treplev (understudy) Lyceum Theatre, Broadway [8]
1993 Saint Joan Gilles de Rais Lyceum Theatre, Broadway [8]
1995 Troilus and Cressida Paris Delacorte Theatre, Off-Broadway [8]
1996 Measure for Measure Duke Theatre at St. Clement's, Off-Broadway [8]
1997 One Flea Spare Bunce The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway [8]
1997 The Devils Performer New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway [8]
1997-98 Jackie Various Belasco Theatre, Broadway [8]
2000 Lydie Breeze, Parts I & II Joshua Hickman New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway [8]
2001 Homebody/Kabul Quango Twistleton New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway [8]
2006 Soar Throats Jack Duke on 42nd Street, Off-Broadway [8]
2006 Heartbreak House Boss Mangan American Airlines Theatre, Broadway Revival [8]
2007 Coram Boy Otis Gardner Imperial Theatre, Broadway [8]
2007 The Misanthrope Alceste New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway [8]
2007 4 Becket Shorts Performer New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway [8]
2009 Still Life Voice Lucille Lortel Theatre, Off-Broadway [8]
2011 The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide Adam The Newman Theatre, Off-Broadway [8]
2012 Death of a Salesman Charley Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway [8]
2016 The Crucible Reverend John Hale Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway [8]



Year Title Role Director Notes
1990 Reversal of Fortune Bill Barbet Schroeder
1997 In & Out Bachelor Party Guest Frank Oz
1998 Rounders Eisenberg John Dahl
2005 The Dying Gaul Malcolm Craig Lucas
2007 Reservation Road Desk Cop Terry George
2008 The Guitar Pa Wilder Amy Redford
Deception Clancey Controller Marcel Langenegger
2009 Public Enemies Frank Nitti Michael Mann
2010 Tamara Drewe Glen McGreavey Stephen Frears
2012 Compliance Van Craig Zobel
Lawless Sheriff Hodges John Hillcoat
Lincoln Mr. Jolly Steven Spielberg
2013 12 Years a Slave Radburn Steve McQueen
The Maid's Room Mr. Crawford Michael Walker
2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Crazy Man Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Love & Mercy Murry Wilson Bill Pohlad
2015 Aloha Bob Largent Cameron Crowe
Black Mass John Callahan Scott Cooper
2016 Midnight Special Doak Jeff Nichols
Loving Frank Beazley Jeff Nichols
Jason Bourne Malcolm Smith Paul Greengrass
Gold Hollis Dresher Stephen Gaghan
2017 Crown Heights William Robedee Matt Ruskin
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Matthew Williams Yorgos Lanthimos
The Only Living Boy in New York Uncle Buster Marc Webb
Hostiles Jeremiah Wilks Scott Cooper
Molly's Game Harlan Eustice Aaron Sorkin
Woman Walks Ahead General Crook Susanna White
2018 Wildlife Warren Miller Paul Dano
Red Sparrow Marty Gable Francis Lawrence
Skin Fred "Hammer" Krager Guy Nattiv
The Land of Steady Habits Donny O'Connell Nicole Holofcener
Vice Gerald Ford Adam McKay
2019 Native Son Henry Dalton Rashid Johnson
The Kitchen Alfonso Coretti Andrea Berloff
Joker Detective Garrity Todd Phillips
Dark Waters Wilbur Tennant Todd Haynes


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Great Performances Marcellus / Sailor / Player Episode: "Hamlet"
1994 New York Undercover Bronski Episode: "Pilot"
1995 New York News Episode: "Past Imperfect"
1999–2004 Law & Order Denny Rogis / Barney Rade 2 episodes
2000 The Great Gatsby Wilson TV movie
2003 Joan of Arcadia Painter God Episode: "St. Joan"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Mickey Episode: "Acts of Contrition"
2008 Brotherhood Agent Jarvis 3 episodes
2011 Boardwalk Empire Glenmore Episode: "Gimcrack & Bunkum"
2011 The Good Wife Daniel Clove Episode: "Parenting Made Easy"
2012 Damages Samurai Seven/Hacker 6 episodes
2014–2015 Manhattan William Hogarth 5 episodes
2015–2017 The Leftovers David Burton 4 episodes
2016 The Night Of Dennis Box 8 episodes
2018 The Looming Tower Robert Chesney Miniseries; 8 episodes
2018 The First Aaron Shultz Episode: "Collisions"
2020 The Outsider Howie Gold Miniseries
2020 Forensic Files II Narrator Succeeding Peter Thomas

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Emmy Award[edit]

Year Category Work Result Ref.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie The Night Of Nominated [9]

Tony Award[edit]

Year Category Work Result Ref.
Best Featured Actor in a Play The Crucible Nominated [10]


  1. ^ Simonson, Robert (December 16, 2007). "One Man's Method for Better Acting: Just Stop Doing It". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Walat, Kathryn (March 2009). "He'll See You in Hell" (PDF). American Theatre. pp. 40–42, 71–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-28. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  3. ^ Soloski, Alexis (November 3, 2010). "Bill Camp and Dostoyevsky Go Underground". The Village Voice.
  4. ^ "The Looming Tower". Television Academy.
  5. ^ a b "Elizabeth Marvel, Bill Camp". September 5, 2004 – via
  6. ^ "Bill Camp's second act - The Boston Globe".
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Bill Camp Theatre Credits, News, Bio and Photos". Retrieved 2020-03-09.
  9. ^ "Bill Camp". IMDb.
  10. ^ "Bill Camp". IMDb.

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