Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American film and television actor, director, writer, producer and author. As a cult film actor, Campbell is best known for his role as Ash Williams in Sam Raimi’s hit Evil Dead series of films and he has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave, Maniac Cop, and Bubba Ho-tep. He has since made voice appearances in animated films, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Cars 2.
He also played a supporting role in Sky High and was featured in the Jim Carrey drama The Majestic. Other roles in mainstream films for Campbell include the Michael Crichton adaptation Congo, the film version of McHale’s Navy, and Escape From L.A.
In television, Campbell is known for his lead roles in both The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and Jack of all Trades, his portrayal of Autolycus (the King of Thieves) in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, and notably for his role as Sam Axe on the USA Network series Burn Notice. He also had a recurring role as Bill Church Jr. on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
He has appeared in many of Raimi’s films outside of the Evil Dead series, notably cameo roles in the Spider-Man film series. Campbell is featured as a voice actor in several video game titles. He provides the voice of Ash in the three games based on the Evil Dead film series. He also provided voice talent in other titles such as Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle, games based on the Raimi Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man.