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Campbell in 2013
|Born||William Oliver Campbell
July 7, 1959
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
William Oliver "Billy" Campbell (born July 7, 1959) is an American film and television actor. In television, he is best known for his roles as Rick Sammler on Once and Again, as Det. Joey Indelli on Crime Story, as Jordan Collier on The 4400, and as Dr. Jon Fielding on the Tales of the City miniseries. He is also known for his recurring role as Luke Fuller in Dynasty which was his first prominent role. His most notable films include The Rocketeer, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Enough. He portrayed Darren Richmond on the AMC television series The Killing, and played Dr. Alan Farragut in the SyFy series Helix.
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After an appearance in an episode of the hit 1980s sitcom Family Ties, Campbell's first prominent role was that of Luke Fuller, Steven Carrington's lover on Dynasty. Campbell appeared in the show's fifth season (1984–85) when Dynasty was the number one show on American television. Following this, he had a regular role as Detective Joey Indelli on the 1986–88 NBC series Crime Story. Campbell was the first choice of the producers of Star Trek: The Next Generation to play the role of William Riker, but lost the role to Jonathan Frakes.
In 1991, Campbell played the lead role in The Rocketeer. He went on to appear as "Quincey Morris", a vampire hunter in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). In 1993, he starred in the short-lived detective series Moon Over Miami, and won the role of Dr. Jon Fielding in the television adaptation of Tales of the City. He appeared in the sequels More Tales of the City in 1998, and Further Tales of the City in 2001.
In 1999, Campbell began his role as Rick Sammler on Once and Again, opposite Sela Ward. The series ran for three seasons until 2002, during which time Campbell received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. Campbell then had a regular role as Jordan Collier on the sci-fi series The 4400, which aired for four seasons on the USA Network between 2004-2007. In 2005, he had a recurring role in the teen soap The O.C.
After his role in the 2002 film Enough, in which he played the abusive husband of Jennifer Lopez's character, he portrayed serial killer Ted Bundy in the 2003 made-for-TV movie The Stranger Beside Me. He then played a college professor accused of raping a student in a 2004 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and also played an accused serial killer who defends himself in the 2007 television series Shark. In 2010, Campbell had a recurring role in the short-lived revival of Melrose Place. Following this, Campbell took a prominent role in the AMC series The Killing, an American remake of the Danish series of the same name.
In 2012, Campbell played the stern but kindly father in the independent film, Fat Kid Rules the World. In 2000, Campbell was named one of the "World's 50 Most Beautiful People" by People magazine. In 2013, he played Abraham Lincoln in the National Geographic television adaptation of the Bill O'Reilly/Martin Dugard book, Killing Lincoln.
- By the end of filming of 1991's The Rocketeer, the 31-year-old Campbell was in a romance with 20-year-old co-star Jennifer Connelly. They were involved for five years before they broke up in 1996.
- Campbell is a rugby enthusiast, having played rugby with the Chicago Lions RFC and the Santa Monica Rugby Club.
- Campbell has been (since at least 2016) a "landed resident" (permanent resident) of Canada, with an apartment in Vancouver, British Columbia.
|1982||How Sleep the Brave||Strickner|
|1989||Call from Space||Young Man||Short film|
|1991||Rocketeer, TheThe Rocketeer||Cliff Secord|
|1991||Checkered Flag||Tommy Trehearn|
|1992||Bram Stoker's Dracula||Quincey Morris|
|1993||Night We Met, TheThe Night We Met||Shep|
|1995||Under the Hula Moon||Marvin|
|1996||Lover's Knot||Steve Hunter|
|1997||Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo, TheThe Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo||Harrison|
|1997||Last Chance Love||Robert|
|1998||Brylcreem Boys, TheThe Brylcreem Boys||Miles Keogh|
|2001||Rising Place, TheThe Rising Place||Streete Wilder|
|2003||Gods and Generals||Maj. Gen. George Pickett|
|2012||Fat Kid Rules the World||Mr. Billings|
|2014||Red Knot||Capt. Emerson|
|2014||Scribbler, TheThe Scribbler||Sinclair|
|2014||Operation Rogue||Military Newscaster|
|1984||Family Ties||Lyle||"Best Man"|
|1984-85||Dynasty||Luke Fuller||Recurring role|
|1985||First Steps||Dwayne||TV film|
|1986||Dream West||Lt. Gaines||TV miniseries|
|1986-88||Crime Story||Det. Joey Indelli||Regular role|
|1988||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Capt. Thadiun Okona||"The Outrageous Okona"|
|1989||CBS Summer Playhouse||Wayne||"The Heat"|
|1993||Moon Over Miami||Walter Tatum||Main role|
|1993||Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City||Jon Fielding||TV miniseries|
|1995||Out There||Delbert Mosley||TV film|
|1996||Cold Equations, TheThe Cold Equations||Lt. John Barton||TV film|
|1997||Naked Truth, TheThe Naked Truth||Luke||"A Year in the Life"|
|1998||Frasier||Dr. Clint Webber||"The Perfect Guy"|
|1998||Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City||Jon Fielding||TV miniseries|
|1998||Monday After the Miracle||John Macy||TV film|
|1998||Max Q||Clay Jarvis||TV film|
|1999||Dead Man's Gun||John Slattery||"The Regulator"|
|1999-2002||Once and Again||Rick Sammler||Main role|
|2000||In the Beginning||Moses||TV miniseries|
|2001||Further Tales of the City||Dr. Jon Fielding||TV miniseries|
|2003||Stranger Beside Me, TheThe Stranger Beside Me||Ted Bundy||TV film|
|2003||Practice, TheThe Practice||Tom Bartos||"Goodbye"|
|2004||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ron Polikoff||"Doubt"|
|2004-07||4400, TheThe 4400||Jordan Collier||Main role|
|2005||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Carter Buckley||Recurring role|
|2007-08||Shark||Wayne Callison||"Wayne's World: Parts 1, 2 & 3"|
|2008||Circuit, TheThe Circuit||Al Shines||TV film|
|2009||Meteor||Det. Jack Crowe||TV miniseries|
|2009||Eureka||Dr. Bruce Manlius||"Shower the People"|
|2009||Revolution||Tom Hart||TV film|
|2010||Melrose Place||Ben Brinkley||"Oriole", "Stoner Canyon", "Mulholland"|
|2011-14||Killing, TheThe Killing||Darren Richmond||Regular role|
|2013||Killing Lincoln||Abraham Lincoln||TV film|
|2013||Full Circle||Trent Campbell||"Cliff & Trent", "Trent & Trisha", "Celeste & Tim"|
|2014||Lizzie Borden Took an Ax||Andrew Jennings||TV film|
|2014||Delirium||Thomas Fineman||Unsold TV pilot|
|2014-15||Helix||Dr. Alan Farragut||Main role|
|2017||Cardinal||John Cardinal||TV miniseries|
- "Bill Campbell Biography (1959-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2008.
- "EW Looks Back: Billy Campbell on how 'The Rocketeer' (kinda) cured his fear of flying". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
- Howard, Jennifer (2006-05-31). "Rick Berman". emmytvlegends.org. Archive of American Television. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
- "Latest News, Photos & Videos". MSN.com. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
- Schneider, Karen S. (February 4, 2002). "Beautiful Minder". People. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
- Wheeler, Brad (January 19, 2017). "Actor Billy Campbell on Cardinal, the frozen wilds and the roles that matter most". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 29, 2017.