Creator: Bruce Campbell
"...is so cool that every time someone mentions his name a man gets cured of impotence."First of all, it's Bruce freaking Campbell (not a Hugo).Shooting to popculture infamy with his role as the chainsaw-handed, shotgun-wielding Ash Williams in the Sam Raimi-directed Evil Dead film series, Bruce Campbell is one of the most sought-after B-movie/character actors in Hollywood. His roles tend to aim towards the comedically awesome badass, and his very manly chin only makes him more famous.Bruce Campbell's other roles were often found in television work, where he held the lead role in the steampunk-inspired action-comedies The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and Jack-of-All-Trades, and a many-times recurring role as Autolycus, the King of Thieves in Raimi's Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules television series. In fact, his most high-profile work usually comes from bit parts in Raimi's various productions, but even outside of that Production Posse he is almost constantly involved with one project or another. One exception was his long-running role in Burn Notice as an over-the-hill (but still wily) Navy SEAL named Sam Axe.He is Spider-Man's most powerful, implacable foe. His cameos in Sam Raimi's film trilogy are considered some of the funniest moments of those films: the wrestling ring announcer (and bestower of Spidey's official name) in the first film, the obnoxious usher who stops Peter from attending Mary Jane's play in the second (thereby making him the first character to defeat Spider-Man), and as the French maitre d' who helps Peter propose in the third. Campbell also does voice work for that franchise, providing the voice of the Narrator in all three Spider-Man video games; his role in those games appears to be only partly scripted, as Campbell shows his trademark dry delivery and a distinct flair for ad-libbed and off-the-cuff humor. Regardless of the franchise's 2012 reboot, Campbell's voice returns in the The Amazing Spider-Man licensed game, this time as a full-fledged villain.His autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor, was published some time ago and despite the name, it is actually a discussion of the low-key character actors that take on the less-glamorous roles. Another book, Make Love!: The Bruce Campbell Way is currently in hardcover.
— The Nostalgia Critic on Bruce Campbell
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- Rod "Torque" Redline in Cars 2.
- The mayor in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
- Fugax in The Ant Bully.
- Bubba Ho Tep
- Short appearance in Congo.
- One of the many disguises of Darkman.
- He dubbed the voice for the characters Raimi and Comdr. Carpenter in The Dead Next Door.
- Escape from L.A., as the Surgeon General of Beverly Hills.
- The Evil Dead series.
- Smitty in The Hudsucker Proxy (a joint effort by Sam Raimi and The Coen Brothers).
- Short appearance as a cop in Intruder.
- Mechanic Hank Cooper in the 1997 remake of The Love Bug.
- Man With the Screaming Brain, which he co-wrote, directed, and starred in
- Jack Forrest in Maniac Cop and Maniac Cop 2.
- He co-starred in the 1992 film Mindwarp, produced by Fangoria magazine.
- My Name Is Bruce, As Himself. Sort of.
- Coach Boomer in Sky High
- Virgil in the 1997 movie of McHale's Navy.
- A cameo appearance in all three of Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy films, and sometime Lemony Narrator in the accompanying video games.
- Tornado!, as Jake Thorne.
- Oz: The Great and Powerful as a guard of the Emerald City.
- A short cameo in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money as a character killed by bats in a movie within the movie.
- The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
- Burn Notice, where it is worth noting his character's name is Sam Axe, and often goes by the cover identity of Chuck Finley.
- The recurring role of Autolycus in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
- Santa Claus in The Librarians 2014
- Timecop, episode "The Future, Jack, the Future"
- Reprised his role of Ash in a trio of licensed Evil Dead games: Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (which came complete with a controller button dedicated to spouting one liners) and Evil Dead: Regeneration, which featured a loud-mouthed, undead sidekick played by Ted Raimi.
- Pitfall 3D: Beyond the Jungle, as Harry Pitfall jr.
- Voices the Player Character Jake Logan in Tachyon: The Fringe; listening to him calling you a little bitch when you cheat is one of the funniest parts of the game.
- Also voiced the Player Character Jake Burton in Broken Helix.
- Voiced the Lemony Narrator who gives tutorials in the Spider-Man games based on the Sam Raimi movies, as well as the Xtreme Reporter in the game adaptation of The Amazing Spider-Man.
- The theoretical casting of Legostar Galactica begins with him as Captain Bob Smith.
- A parody of himself in the form of Magnanimus in Megas XLRCoop: He's just a big head... with tiny arms!
- Voiced Villain of the Week Himcules in My Life as a Teenage Robot.
- Uncle Phil in The Replacements
- Chicken Bittle in Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- Nerdcore's ode to horror movies (done by MC Lars, YT Cracker, Schaffer the Dark Lord, and Zealous1) is entitled "Do The Bruce Campbell".
Tropes associated with Bruce Campbell:
- Berserk Button: Bruce is not a fan of the later incarnations of Duke Nukem, mostly because Duke lifts a lot of his one-liners from the Army of Darkness series. Campbell sees this as more of a rip-off than an homage.
- Bond One-Liner
- Chainsaw Good
- The Charmer: One of his most notable traits, not only is most of the characters he plays Loveable Rogues, but he himself is quite charming and friendly.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially noticeable on his Twitter.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice
- Large Ham
- One of Us: Campbell enjoys Role-Playing Games after being introduced to them with Deadlands, and even collaborated in a Werewolf: The Apocalypse crossover trilogy with the game.
- Production Posse: Aside from his work with Sam Raimi, he's also worked often with the Coen Brothers.
- Rated M for Manly
- Refuge in Audacity
- The Southpaw
- This Is My Boomstick: Trope Namer