Joe Camp

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Joe Camp
Joseph S. Camp, Jr.

(1939-04-20) April 20, 1939 (age 79)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

Joseph S. Camp, Jr. (born April 20, 1939) is a motion picture director and writer who is best known as the creator and director of the Benji films[1] as well as Hawmps![2] and The Double McGuffin.[3]

Camp resides in Bell Buckle, Tennessee with his wife Kathleen. They previously owned property in Valley Center, California.[citation needed]

Camp is also known for his work with horses. He owns, and has trained, five horses who lived with him at his Valley Center Ranch. He has written a book about his experiences with horses, The Soul of a Horse.[citation needed]

His autobiography, Underdog: How One Man Turned Hollywood Rejection into the Worldwide Phenomenon of Benji (published 1993) -- republished as Benji and Me in 2000—covers more than just his experience making "Dog" movies.



  1. ^ "Joe Camp". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Eder, Richard (May 28, 1976). "Hawmps (1976) Screen: Camels In the Old West". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "The Double McGuffin". The New York Times.

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