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Bill Campbell

Bill Campbell
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Bill Campbell Biography

Bill Campbell is best known for his debut performance in Disney's THE ROCKETEER. His other notable acting turns include roles as one of Winona Ryder's mortal suitors in BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA and the 1993 PBS miniseries, Armistead Maupin's TALES OF THE CITY. Campbell has also appeared in several television series, including ABC's long-running nighttime soap DYNASTY and ABC's MOON OVER MIAMI.

He has also appeared on the stage in such productions as HAMLET, ROMEO AND JULIET and GUYS AND DOLLS, among others. Campbell was trained at the Ted Liss Studio for the Performing Arts in Chicago, the Players Workshop of Second City in Chicago and Milton Katselis in Los Angeles. He resides in Los Angeles where he is co-starring in the action adventure television series pilot AUTOMOTIVE AVENUE.

Bill Campbell Trivia

  • Is a die-hard bachelor.
  • Dated Jennifer Connelly for 5 years following their 1991 teaming in The Rocketeer (1991).
  • Parents divorced when he was two years old. He shuttled between his mother in Virginia and his father in Chicago.
  • He has six half-siblings.
  • Heir to the Champion spark plug fortune
  • He was the second choice for the role of William Thomas Riker on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), but Jonathan Frakes won the part. However, he guest-starred in Episode #2.4, "The Outrageous Okona" 10 December 1988.
  • Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world [2000]
  • Dated and was also engaged to actress Virginia Madsen from 1981 until her marriage to Danny Huston (approx. 1989).
  • Rick Sammler, Campbell's character on "Once and Again" (1999), was ranked #36 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].

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