Billy Campbell as Abraham Lincoln
Billy Campbell starred in the critically acclaimed AMC television series, “The Killing” through its 2-season run from 2011-2012. Campbell played the role of troubled mayoral candidate Darren Richmond in the thrilling drama, which Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times described as “scary and suspenseful, but in a subdued, meditative way that is somehow all the more chilling.”
Campbell is best known for starring opposite Sela Ward in the beloved ABC drama “Once and Again.” In the series, Campbell portrayed single father ‘Rick Sammler,’ a role for which he earned a 1999 Golden Globe Awards nomination in the Best Actor - Drama Series category, as well as a People's Choice Award in the Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series category. The show was also nominated in 1999 for a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series.
Currently, Campbell stars in Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut, “Fat Kid Rules The World,” a comedy that won the Narrative Feature Spotlight Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. The film is currently being launched through TUGG. The pic also stars Jacob Wysocki and Matt O’Leary.
In the summer of 2012, Campbell completed production on the Civil War era movie “Copperhead,” which also stars Peter Fonda and Angus MacFadyen. For the film, based on Harold Frederic’s 1883 novel about a family feud during the Civil War, Campbell was reunited with “God and Generals” director, Ron Maxwell.
Campbell starred as ‘Jordan Collier’ on USA Network’s science fiction series, “The 4400.” His other television credits include NBC’s “Crime Story” and AMC’s “Moon over Miami.” Campbell 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 also starred 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.”
Campbell is still recognized for the cult classic “The Rocketeer” with Jennifer Connelly. His feature film credits include “Gettysburg,” “The Night We Never Met,” Bram stoker’s Dracula” and “Enough,” opposite Jennifer Lopez.
Among his stage credits, Campbell 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 grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he studied illustration. He was
trained at the Ted Liss Studio for the Performing Arts and the Players Workshop
of Second City in Chicago and Howard Fine in Los Angeles.
Campbell currently resides in Los Angeles.