Best known for his role as Rick Sammler, Billy Campbell is one of the talented television actors in the entertainment industry. Known for his recurring role as Luke Fuller in Dynasty, he gained prominence through this particular TV series. Most of his notable films include: Enough, Dracula and The Rocketeer.
Name: William Oliver Campbell
Birthday: July 7, 1959
Address: Virginia, US
Profession: Television Actor
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 85 kg
College/University: Fork Union Military Academy
Net worth: USD 2.5 million
A Charlottesville native, Campbell grew up to become an actor in the Hollywood entertainment industry. News about his parents has not been revealed but sources say that his parents split up when Campbell was only two years old. Living with his father in Chicago and mother in Virginia, Campbell is among the six half siblings in his family. His real siblings include John Campbell and David Campbell. He completed schooling from Western Albemarle High School and is a graduate from Fork Union Military Academy. He became romantically involved with co-star Jennifer Connelly during the filming of the 1991 movie ‘The Rocketeer’. The couple broke up in the year 1996 after dating for five years.
A sports fanatic, Campbell is a rugby enthusiast. He has played rugby games with the Chicago Lions RFC and the Santa Monica Rugby Club. Aside from acting, he likes traveling and meeting new people.
Smart and talented actor Campbell rose to stardom in the entertainment industry with his acting in the 1981 TV series ‘Dynasty’. He portrayed the role of Luke Fuller who is a gay lover of the character Steven Carrington. The series became the top rated TV show in America at that time. He even appeared in the hit sitcom ‘Family Ties’ in the 1980s. Following his role in ‘Dynasty’, he got the role of Detective Joey Indelli on the NBC series ‘Crime Story’. Campbell was selected at first by the producers of ‘Star Trek: The Next generation’ but he lost the role of ‘William T.Riker’ to actor Jonathan Frakes. However it was decided that Campbell would do a cameo appearance in the second season episode ‘The Outrageous Okona’. He nabbed the lead role in the 1991 sci-fi fantasy film ‘The Rocketeer’. Likewise, he played ‘Quincey Morris’ who is a vampire hunter in 1992 movie ‘Dracula’. He starred in the short series ‘Moon Over Miami’ in 1993. His appearance in the TV adapatation of ‘Tales of the City’ was overwhelming and he even appeared in the 1998 and 2001 sequels of the series. Apart from playing as the lead actor in several movies, he has done the role of villains. For instance, in the 2002 film ‘Enough’, he took up the role of an abusive husband of Jennifer Lopez. In addition to this, he played a college professor who is accused of raping a student in the episode of 2004 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2013, he took up the role of Abraham Lincoln in the movie ‘Killing Lincoln’.
Actor Campbell has an estimated net worth of around USD 2.5 million. His monthly salary cannot be estimated and major of his earnings come from his acting career.
Named one of the ‘World’s 50 Most Beautiful People’ by People Magazine, Campbell is famous as an emerging actor. He has received several honors in his acting career. His role in the series provided him a Golden Globe nomination under the category ‘Best Actor in a Dramatic Series’. He starred as ‘Rick Sammler’ on the ABC Series ‘Once and Again’. The series became a hit which ran for three seasons till the year 2002.
Campbell has volunteered with the Young Storytellers Program as an actor. Many of his fans follow him in his social networking accounts. More information on him can be fetched from Wiki and IMDb.