After a start that seemed to pigeonhole him on television, with supporting turns in science fiction-oriented longform projects such as Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and the telemovie Battlestar Galactica, Paul Campbell expanded the scope and breadth of his ambitions. Subsequent projects included director Pat Holden's outrageous, no-holds-barred sex comedy The Long Weekend (2004), director Carl Bessai's gruesome natural horror outing Severed (2005), and the direct-to-video comedy National Lampoon's Bag Boy (2007). Campbell took on a small supporting role in The Fighter, a 2010 sports drama starring Mark Wahlberg, and appeared in The Big Year (2011), a comedy following a quirky group of bird-watchers.He is not to be confused with the Jamaican actor of the same name, who emerged at about the same time.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Originally wanted to be a carpenter and worked for four years framing houses.
- Thought he could make extra money acting so he took an acting class and was hooked.
- Made professional acting debut on The Dead Zone in 2002.
- Appeared on Andromeda and found TV success as presidential chief of staff Billy Keikeya on Battlestar Galactica, but claims he's not a fan of science fiction.
- Refused to sign a five-year contract with Galactica, so his character was killed off during the show's second season.
- Was one of the two leads on the WB's never-aired sitcom pilot Nobody's Watching, but it appeared on the Internet and led to a Webisode series.
- Played head research technician Billy Morgan in the 2008 reboot of Knight Rider.