Campbell grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he studied illustration. He trained at the Ted Liss Studio for the Performing Arts, as well as at the Players Workshop of Second City in Chicago and at Howard Fine in Los Angeles.
Campbell made his television debut as a guest star in the network series Family Ties and Hotel before becoming a series regular as the character Luke Fuller in the long-running primetime drama Dynasty. His other television credits include a series regular role in NBC's Crime Story and ABC's Moon Over Miami. Campbell also appeared in two Armistead Maupin acclaimed miniseries, Tales of the City and More Tales of the City, with Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis, ABC's Max Q and CBS's Monday After the Miracle, with Roma Downey and Moira Kelly. He was also seen as Moses in the critically acclaimed NBC miniseries In the Beginning, co-starring Martin Landau and Jacqueline Bissett and he played Ted Bundy in the USA Network original movie The Stranger Beside Me. Most recently, Campbell guest-starred in a multi-episode arc on the hit series The O.C
Over the last few years, Campbell starred with Sela Ward on the critically acclaimed drama, Once and Again. During the series run, the show was nominated in 1999 for a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series, and Campbell was recognized with a nomination for Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series-Drama. He was also nominated for a People's Choice Award for Best Male Performer in a New Series.
Campbell is still recognized for his role in the critically acclaimed cult classic The Rocketeer with Jennifer Connelly. His feature film credits include Gettysburg, Brylcreem Boys, Lover's Knot, The Night We Never Met and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Most recently, Campbell starred opposite Jennifer Lopez in the thriller Enough.
Among his stage credits, Campbell has starred in Fortinbras, for which he received a 1996 Ovation Award, as well as Backbone of America, Hamlet, Guys & Dolls and The Best Man.
Campbell currently resides in Los Angeles.
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