Camp at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival
October 13, 1961
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, 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), 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. In 2020, Camp became narrator of Forensic Files II on HLN.
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. He attended the University of Vermont, where he played intramural hockey. He married actress Elizabeth Marvel on September 4, 2004. They have one son.
|1989||Twelfth Night or What You Will||Walter||Delacorte Theatre, Off-Broadway|||
|1989||Titus Andronicus||Chiron||Delacorte Theatre, Off-Broadway|||
|1990||Hamlet||Marcellus/Lord/Sailor||The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway|||
|1991||Light Shining in Buckinghamshire||Performer||Perry Street Theatre, Off-Broadway|||
|1992||The Seagull||Konstantin Treplev (understudy)||Lyceum Theatre, Broadway|||
|1993||Saint Joan||Gilles de Rais||Lyceum Theatre, Broadway|||
|1995||Troilus and Cressida||Paris||Delacorte Theatre, Off-Broadway|||
|1996||Measure for Measure||Duke||Theatre at St. Clement's, Off-Broadway|||
|1997||One Flea Spare||Bunce||The Public Theatre, Off-Broadway|||
|1997||The Devils||Performer||New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway|||
|1997-98||Jackie||Various||Belasco Theatre, Broadway|||
|2000||Lydie Breeze, Parts I & II||Joshua Hickman||New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway|||
|2001||Homebody/Kabul||Quango Twistleton||New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway|||
|2006||Soar Throats||Jack||Duke on 42nd Street, Off-Broadway|||
|2006||Heartbreak House||Boss Mangan||American Airlines Theatre, Broadway Revival|||
|2007||Coram Boy||Otis Gardner||Imperial Theatre, Broadway|||
|2007||The Misanthrope||Alceste||New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway|||
|2007||4 Becket Shorts||Performer||New York Theatre Workshop, Off-Broadway|||
|2009||Still Life||Voice||Lucille Lortel Theatre, Off-Broadway|||
|2011||The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide||Adam||The Newman Theatre, Off-Broadway|||
|2012||Death of a Salesman||Charley||Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway|||
|2016||The Crucible||Reverend John Hale||Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway|||
|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
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie||The Night Of||Nominated|||
|Best Featured Actor in a Play||The Crucible||Nominated|||
- Simonson, Robert (December 16, 2007). "One Man's Method for Better Acting: Just Stop Doing It". The New York Times.
- Walat, Kathryn (March 2009). "He'll See You in Hell" (PDF). American Theatre. lajollaplayhouse.org. pp. 40–42, 71–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-28. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
- Soloski, Alexis (November 3, 2010). "Bill Camp and Dostoyevsky Go Underground". The Village Voice.
- "The Looming Tower". Television Academy.
- "Elizabeth Marvel, Bill Camp". September 5, 2004 – via NYTimes.com.
- "Bill Camp's second act - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com.
- "Bill Camp Theatre Credits, News, Bio and Photos". www.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2020-03-09.
- "Bill Camp". IMDb.
- "Bill Camp". IMDb.