J. Kenneth Campbell

  • Born on
    • July 22nd, 1947
J. Kenneth Campbell's acting career has taken him from Broadway to feature films and television. His many films include Bulworth, Ulee's Gold, Guess Who?, Mars Attacks and The Abyss. He recently completed filming director Kevin Willmott's upcoming feature The Only Good Indian, in which Campbell plays a lead role, alongside Wes Studi (Avatar, Last of the Mohicans). On television, Campbell has appeared in Commander in Chief, Frasier, Charmed, Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, Picket Fences, Matlock, L.A. Law and many other series. Campbell was born in Flushing, New York, in 1947 the second of seven children. He was raised on Long Island and graduated from Cheshire Academy in Connecticut. It was at The University of Arizona where he discovered his calling. Forsaking the "security" of a college degree, he entered "The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater" to study acting with Sanford Miesner. Non-academic acting students in 1967 became automatically eligible for the Selective Service and in the middle of his second year at the Playhouse, Campbell was drafted into the U.S. Army. He retaliated, by joining the Marines. He was wounded in action, and after months of recuperation, he returned to The Playhouse and finished the program. Campbell has worked, on stage, in film and on television ever since.

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Acting (22 Credits)

2005Guess Who as Nathan Rogers
2003Straight from the Heart as Howard Jamison
2002Collateral Damage as Ed Coonts
1999Blue Streak as Peterson, FBI
1998Bulworth as Anthony
1997Ulee's Gold as Sheriff Bill Floyd
1997Turbulence as Captain Matt Powell
1994Cobb as William Herschel Cobb
1993Deadfall as Huey
1992Interceptor as Engineer
1992Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot as Ross
1991Flight of the Intruder as Lt. Cmdr. 'Cowboy' Parker
1991Murder 101 as Tim Ryder
1990The Last of the Finest as Calvert
1990The Great Los Angeles Earthquake as Todd Harris
1990Drug Wars: The Camarena Story as Stephen Matson
1989The Abyss as DeMarco
1989An Innocent Man as Lieutenant Freebery
1988Waxwork as Marquis de Sade
1987Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam as (voice)
1980The Changeling as Security Guard
1979Love and Bullets as Newscaster (uncredited)

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