Billy Campbell
American actor
Billy Campbell
William Oliver "Billy" Campbell 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.
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Billy Campbell, Karine Vanasse to Star in Crime Drama 'Cardinal'
Yahoo News - about 1 year
The former star of AMC's 'The Killing' will play a dogged detective burdened by a wrong he committed years ago.
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Lizzie Borden Swings Her Axe in a Lifetime Movie
Huffington Post - about 3 years
If you were casting in your mind for a 30-ish actress to play the title role of Lizzie Borden in a television movie about her life, wouldn't Christina Ricci be at the top of your list? There is something just quirky enough about the characters this actress has created in the past to make her a match for the role of the young woman who took an axe to her parents back in the mid 1800's. Ricci makes the character innocent on the outside but vile on the inside and that is the right combination to make her totally believable in this role. Lifetime's original movie Lizzie Borden Took An Axe spends very little time on the events leading up to the murder of the senior Bordens, but focuses on the crimes and their aftermath. Lizzie claims to have discovered her father's body and sent their maid for help. Then later the maid went upstairs and found Mrs. Borden's body. Lizzie claimed someone with a grudge against her father (Stephen McHattie) must have done it, but there was an almost two hour ti ...
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'Helix' TV Show: Everything You Need To Know About The Sci-Fi Thriller
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Never screw around with DNA. Tampering with God's handiwork can lead to disastrous results -- and that's certainly evident in the freshman TV series, "Helix." The compelling thriller follows a group of Centers For Disease Control (CDC) experts who venture to a secluded Arctic compound to investigate a potential disease outbreak. What they soon discover is a deadly virus that mutates those infected into something almost inhuman. Isolated, scared and paranoid, the scientists must find a cause and cure for the biological hazard before it spells doom for the human race. Naturally, nothing is at it seems... Back in September of 2013, HuffPost Canada TV participated in a press tour of "Helix"s remarkable Montreal sets. The soundstages are a perfect blend of some hi-tech labs, a few cramped living quarters and a haunted house. Winding corridors lead to an ominous isolation room for sick patients. An adjacent, sterilized lab contains microscopes, test tubes, syringes and a connecting decont ...
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Get a Taste of Helix’s First Fifteen Minutes
Boom Tron - about 3 years
Sometimes all you need is just a little taste of an upcoming series to get hooked. It’s not often a new show can pull you in with just a little tease, but after watching the opening fifteen minutes of Syfy’s impending Helix, I’m pretty much sold. I was always intrigued about the idea behind Helix, that an unknown disease is being researched in the Arctic and Billy Campbell’s only living carrier is his brother, who had an affair with Campbell’s wife. It sounded good on paper, but I wasn’t entirely certain it would work as a series. Thankfully, Syfy gave us that little taste of what Helix will be like and now I’m almost positive we’ve got a winner on our hands. The first fifteen minutes of the premiere introduces us to two very important aspects of the show. Firstly, we meet the disease and potential outbreak. Peter, the brother of Campbell’s character, runs through the Arctic Biosystems, away from two bio suit wearing researchers. Peter’s veins are dark and he’s sweating quite profu ...
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Christina Ricci Looks Delightfully Murderous As Lizzie Borden In Lifetime Movie
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lifetime clearly hasn't lost its flair for dramatics. Based on the chilling nursery rhyme, "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax" stars Christina Ricci as the titular character on trial for murdering her parents. In this first look, Ricci is a wholesome gal ... with a bloody ax. The real Lizzie Borden has had a steadfast place in American folklore since the 1800s, paving the way for future female serial killers, murderers and infamous media darlings. (Translation: It's a ready-made Lifetime movie.) "Lizzie Borden" also stars Billy Campbell and Clea DuVall. Lifetime's official description: "On a scorching, hot summer day in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden (Ricci) returns home to the house she shares with her father Andrew, stepmother Abby and sister Emma (DuVall). But, unlike any normal day, Lizzie encounters the bloody scene of her parents violently murdered. Police quickly question multiple suspects in town, but evidence keeps pointing back to the Borden’s youngest daughte ...
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'Helix' TV Show: Premiere Date Announced For Sci-Fi Thriller
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Sci-fi fans, get ready! From the creative minds that brought you "Battlestar Galactica," "Lost," and "The X-Files," the premiere of sci-fi thriller "Helix" is less than two months away. "Helix" debuts exclusively in Canada on Showcase and on SyFy in the U.S. on Friday, January 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. Starring Billy Campbell ("The Killing," "Killing Lincoln") and Hiroyuki Sanada ("The Wolverine," "47 Ronin"), "Helix" is executive-produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Outlander"), Steven Maeda ("Lost," "The X-Files") and Lynda Obst ("Sleepless In Seattle," "Contact"). Moore also serves as showrunner, which should be pleasing to all the "BSG" nuts out there. The 13-episode drama is currently filming in Montreal. "Helix" follows a team of scientists from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) who travel to a high-tech research facility, Arctic BioSystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-de ...
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Jeri Ryan Joins Syfy’s Disease Outbreak Drama Helix
Boom Tron - over 3 years
Jeri Ryan has joined Syfy’s upcoming drama, Helix, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Not only does she have serious geek cred – she played Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager – but she’s a veteran with several series regular roles under her belt, the latest of which was ABC’s Body of Proof. She’ll be bringing all that experience to Helix as she joins already cast stars Billy Campbell and Hiroyuki Sanada. According to LA Times, Ryan will star as Constance Sutton, the owner of Arctic Biosystems. Helix follows a group of scientists investigating a mysterious disease outbreak from the safety of an arctic research facility, the previously mentioned Arctic Biosystems. Campbell will play Dr. Alan Farragut, the head of the team, and Sanada is Dr. Hiroshi Hatake, the director of the facility. Not only do the scientists have to contend with the ever-evolving disease, but there are plenty of personal troubles surrounding these characters. From what I’ve heard so far, Helix has the potential t ...
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Tales of the City 20th Anniversary
Outtake - over 3 years
Gay icon Armistead Maupin’s historic mini series Tales of the City has been released in a 20th Anniversary DVD Edition. This fabulous PBS miniseries was the first times our LGBT community was honestly depicted on television when it debuted in 1994. The new DVD from Acorn returns with SDH subtitles, exclusive footage & more featuring a star-studded cast including Olympia Dukakis, Parker Posey Laura Linney, Billy Campbell, Paul Gross, Thomas Gibson & more. Based on the groundbreaking novel by Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City follows a fabulous gay & straight cast of characters living at 28 Barbary Lane in sexually charged San Francisco in the 1970’s. Besides being a brilliant dramatic series the fashion alone is a like a trip in the gay time machine. If you don’t know the story here’s a tease… It’s about Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) who arrives in sexually charged 1970s San Francisco & quickly realizes just how far from Cleveland she really is. She moves into ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of July 7-13
Yahoo News - over 3 years
July 7: Bandleader Doc Severinsen is 86. Drummer Ringo Starr is 73. Singer-guitarist Warren Entner of the Grass Roots is 70. Actor Joe Spano is 67. Singer David Hodo (the construction worker) of The Village People is 66. Country singer Linda Williams is 66. Actress Shelley Duvall is 64. Actress Roz Ryan ("Amen") is 62. Actor Billy Campbell ("Once and Again") is 54. Bassist Mark White of the Spin Doctors is 51. Singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard ("Ally McBeal") is 50. Comedian Jim Gaffigan is 47. Bassist Ricky Kinchen of Mint Condition is 47. Actress Amy Carlson ("Blue Bloods") is 45. Actress Jorja Fox ("CSI") is 45. Actress Cree Summer ("A Different World") is 44. Actor Troy Garity ("Barbershop") is 40. Actress Berenice Bejo ("The Artist") is 37. Actor Hamish Linklater ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") is 37.
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Review: Wayward pace tarnishes 'Copperhead'
LATimes - over 3 years
'Copperhead' takes a contrarian's view of history, which might have worked if not for a poor sense of storytelling. Set in upstate New York during the Civil War, "Copperhead" is an adaption of an 1893 Harold Frederic novel that concerns itself not with North versus South so much as the less-discussed disagreements among those ostensibly on the same side of history. Farmer Abner Beech (Billy Campbell) is against slavery but also opposes the war and sending local boys off to fight it, whereas Jee Hagadorn (Angus MacFadyen) believes ending slavery is worth any sacrifice and turns many of the local townspeople against Beech.
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Alan Baldachin: Top Five Reasons Why I Loved The Killing Seasons One and Two: Who Killed Rosie Larson?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Have there ever been a pair of TV cops quite like The Killing's Linden and Holder? Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) is a committed loner haunted by, we learn near the end of season two, an eerily familiar prior murder investigation which in turn echoes a nightmarish childhood trauma. In the course of investigating the Rosie Larson murder, Linden loses her grip, successively, on her fiancée, her son, her mental equilibrium and finally her own freedom. In fact the ninth episode of season two, when a trapped and drugged-up Linden submits involuntarily to therapy and comes perilously close to sliding down into the rabbit hole, is as chilling and mesmerizing an hour of television that I can recall. It is Linden's partner, Steven Holder (Joel Kinnaman), who yanks her out of the rabbit hole and springs her from the psych ward. Holder, for his part, is an unreliable former tweaker who lurches with violent certainty from one suspect to another like a bull in a china shop. In the pe ...
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Kate Walsh Returning To TV
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The cast of DirecTV's "Full Circle" is full of TV veterans. Kate Walsh, David Boreanaz, Minka Kelly and Julian McMahon are just a few of the small screen favorites who will star in the new 10-episode drama. This is Walsh's first TV project since "Private Practice" ended in early 2013 and "Bones" fans shouldn't worry: Boreanaz will return for the Fox procedural's Season 9. The series from Neil LaBute aims to examine "the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people," whose lives are intertwined, unbeknownst to them. Each episode takes place in a restaurant and is a conversation between two characters. One of the character's storylines then will carry over into the next episode through a conversation with a new character. The "Full Circle" cast also includes "Harry Potter's" Tom Felton, Keke Palmer, Devon Gerhart, Billy Campbell, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson, and Robin Weigert. Check out DirecTV's in-depth descr ...
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The Weekend Playlist: A Great Wife, a Simpsons Short, Downton Finale
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
The Weekend Playlist: A Great Wife, a Simpsons Short, Downton Finale Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 7:44 am, Friday, February 15, 2013 Sensing a betrayal from her law firm's leadership, Alicia and colleague Cary (Matt Czuchry) play for keeps in a mock test trial, pitting them against their bosses Will and Diane (Josh Charles and Christine Baranski) as the client watches with concern: "Are you losing this on purpose?" he asks the senior partners. Immediately after the episode, spilling over five minutes into the next half-hour, there's a special screening of the adorable Oscar-nominated animated short Maggie Simpson in: The Longest Daycare, a wordless vignette - although there's plenty of clever wordplay if you look closely - in which Maggie is dropped off at the Ayn Rand School for Tots, where sh ...
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Billy Campbell Will Look Good, Be Bad On 'Delirium'
MTV News - about 4 years
Behold the smarmy-sexy face of PURE UNADULTERATED EVIL, you guys: the villainous antagonist has been cast in the TV adaptation of Lauren Oliver's "Delirium," and he's every inch the handsome devil you've been hoping for. Entertainment Weekly reports that the role of Thomas Fineman, a lobbyist determined to fight tooth and nail for the eradication of deliria, a.k.a. love, a.k.a. this man was clearly not hugged enough as a child, will be played by Billy Campbell. (You might know his craggily handsome mug from his recent appearances on "The Killing"; this blogger recognizes him as the babyfaced heartthrob of early-1990s retro romance "The Rocketeer," in which he was adorable, just FYI.) For those not in the know: "Delirium" takes place in a futuristic society where passion is verboten, and all citizens' capacity to love is eradicated at age 18 with a government-mandated procedure. Fineman's character is described as a monied politician with "laser-white teeth and a John Boehner tan ...
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Annette Bourdeau: Jennifer Lopez Returns To Action (Sorta) In 'Parker'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Much like her former paramour Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez has been the butt of jokes regarding her acting skills ever since Gigli came out. Considering the small number of people who actually saw it, Gigli has had quite the enduring impact on its two stars' professional reputations. Aside from Gigli, many associate Lopez with rom-coms, thanks to her string of popular flicks like Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner, The Back-up Plan and What to Expect When You're Expecting. It's easy to forget that the curvaceous singer/actress launched her movie career with action-packed fare like Money Train, and, of course, the biopic Selena. In this week's release, Parker, she's returning to her roots (sort of). She stars opposite Jason Statham as a broke, desperate, divorced real estate agent who lives with her mom. She unwittingly gets caught up in his subversive scheme, and becomes his unlikely partner in crime. The plot is loose at best and complete nonsense at its worst. ...
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'Killing Lincoln' Producer: John Wilkes Booth Could Be 'Poster Child for the Tea Party'
Yahoo News - about 4 years
NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Erik Jendresen, writer and executive producer of the upcoming Nat Geo film "Killing Lincoln," says presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth could have been a modern-day "poster child for the Tea Party." Jendresen spoke about the film, which stars Billy Campbell as Lincoln, at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. The film is based on the book co-written by "O'Reilly Factor" host Bill O'Reilly, a noted supporter of many Tea Party ideals. Jendresen stressed that Booth wasn't a madman, but held views that were fairly common at the time of the assassination. ...
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'The Rocketeer' - Actor Saves 3 Men After Boat Capsizes (TMZ.com)
Wesmirch.com - over 4 years
TMZ.com: ‘The Rocketeer’ — Actor Saves 3 Men After Boat Capsizes  —  Actor Saves 3 Men  —  After Boat Capsizes  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Billy Campbell — who played the title role in the 1991 classic “The Rocketeer” — is being hailed as a hero this week after rushing to the aid of three men whose boat had capsized at sea.
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National Geographic Channel Signs Billy Campbell As Abraham Lincoln And Jesse Johnson As John Wilkes Booth In The Scott Free Production Of 'Killing Lincoln'
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Also Confirmed: Geraldine Hughes as Mary Todd Lincoln; Graham Beckel as Secretary of War Edwin Stanton; Shawn Pyfrom as Private John W. Nichols
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Campbell
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 53
    In 2013, he starred as Abraham Lincoln in the National Geographic television adaptation of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's book, Killing Lincoln.
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  • 2012
    Age 52
    In 2012, Campbell played the stern but kindly father in the independent film, "Fat Kid Rules the World."
    More Details Hide Details In 2000, Campbell was named one of the "World's 50 Most Beautiful People" by People magazine.
  • 2010
    Age 50
    In 2010, Campbell had a recurring role in the short-lived revival of Melrose Place.
    More Details Hide Details Following this, Campbell took a prominent role in the AMC series The Killing, an American remake of the Danish series of the same name.
  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 42
    In recent years, Campbell has often played villains. 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.
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    The series ran for three seasons until 2002, during which time Campbell received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 39
    In 1999, Campbell began what is probably his most famous role, that of Rick Sammler on the ABC series Once and Again.
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  • 1998
    Age 38
    He would go on to appear in the sequels More Tales of the City in 1998, and Further Tales of the City in 2001.
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  • 1993
    Age 33
    In 1993, he starred in the short-lived detective series Moon Over Miami, and also won the role of Dr. Jon Fielding in the television adaptation of Tales of the City, based on the bestselling novels by Armistead Maupin.
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  • 1991
    Age 31
    In 1991, Campbell played the lead role in the retro sci-fi fantasy film The Rocketeer.
    More Details Hide Details He then played Quincey Morris, a vampire hunter in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 28
    In 1988, Campbell would appear as a guest star in the second season episode "The Outrageous Okona".
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  • 1986
    Age 26
    Following this, he had a regular role as Detective Joey Indelli on the 1986–88 NBC series Crime Story.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on July 7, 1959.
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