For many people who have faithfully followed various television series, it will be very difficult to have missed the face of Billy Campbell or to claim not to know him.
The actor has starred in various series and many films, and this makes him popular with many people. And yes, he’s been around for a very long time.
Billy Campbell Bio
Billy Campbell or William Oliver Campbell, his birth name, was born on July 7, 1959, in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, and comes from a rather modest background. He grew up there together with his two siblings David Campbell and John Campbell.
However, when he was only two years old, Billy’s parents divorced and from then on he grew up with his mother in Charlottesville.
For his education, the boy who was to become a popular actor attended the Fork Union Military Academy and from there he went to the Western Albemarle High School.
Although Campbell always had a knack for acting since his childhood he also always loved rugby. He played for the UVA Rugby Football Club, the Chicago Lions RFC, and the Santa Monica Rugby Club. Since the beginning of his acting career in the 1970s, the actor has appeared in over 60 films and television shows.
The killing actor got his first television role in The Rookies, in which he starred in 1973. But his career really took off in the 1980s when he appeared on the television show Family Ties. Before the turn of the 1990s, he had already appeared in many television shows, including Dynasty, First steps, Dream West, Crime Story, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and CBS Summer Playhouse.
As Billy Campbell became more and more popular as an actor on television shows, he was not left out in movies either, as he also appeared in many other films, including How Sleep the Brave, Call from Space, The Night we met, Last Chance Love and The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Balu.
Among the actor’s most popular films are Menno’s Mind, How the Brave Sleep, and The Writer.
Outside of acting, Campbell alternates between the USA and Canada, where he has a permanent residence. According to him, he said he was “a kind of spiritual Canadian”. My family has had a small cottage in Muskoka for generations. I’ve been coming here since I was a baby and I’ve always been in love with Canada”.
Married, Wife, Dating, Gay
Billy Campbell was named one of the “50 most beautiful people in the world” by People Magazine in 2000 and was not married. Nevertheless, he has been in various relationships in the past.
The 58-year-old had a relationship with the actress Virginia Madsen. This relationship dates back to 1981 and lasted up to 7 years before it ended. The next relationship he would be involved in was with another actress, Jennifer Connelly, in 1990. Campbell, 31, had this relationship with the actress until 1996 when it ended.
Apart from these relationships, the actor who is supposed to be gay has not reported any relationship, nor has he denied or confirmed that he is gay.
In 2015 he is said to have been in a relationship and in reality, he was already a father. According to him, his “girlfriend lives in Norway and we had a little boy in September. I am starting a family at the mature age of 55. I must stay healthy”.
Nothing is known about the girlfriend or whether she has become his wife.
Billy Campbell Net Worth
Billy Campbell has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million This is not very surprising considering the efforts the actor has put into his work and the awards he has received for himself over the years.
During his years as an actor, Campbell has received several major awards, including a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a dramatic series. This was for his role in Once and Again, where he played the role of Rick Collector in the 1991 series.
In the same television series, he won the People’s Choice Award for Best Actor in a 1991 television series. He also did a product advertisement for Fortune Magazine.