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William Camp (born October 13, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for playing Glen McGreavey in 2010 comedy-drama Tamara Drewe, Detective Dennis Box in the HBO limited television series The Night Of (for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie), and as David Burton in the HBO drama series The Leftovers.

Bill Camp
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Camp during a discussion of Woman Walks Ahead at the Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1961-10-13) October 13, 1961 (age 57)
Elizabeth Marvel (m. 2004)



Camp has been largely active in theatre,[1][2] but has taken on character roles in both film and television.

Among his works on Broadway are Heartbreak House (2006), Death of a Salesman (2012) and The Crucible (2016). He received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play nomination for The Crucible.

In 2002, he left acting and temporarily changed professions (as a cook and mechanic),[3] only to return two years later in Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul, for which he won an Obie Award (Off-Broadway Theater Awards).

He appeared in the second season of the TV series Boardwalk Empire as the hunter Glenmore.

In 2018, he played F.B.I agent Bob Chesney, in the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated miniseries The Looming Tower.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Camp is the son of Patricia L., a librarian, and Peter B. Camp, who was an assistant headmaster at the Groton School.[5] He married actress Elizabeth Marvel on September 4, 2004.[5] They have one son.

Theater credits (Broadway)Edit



Year Title Role Director Notes
1990 Reversal of Fortune Bill Barbet Schroeder
1997 In & Out Bachelor Party Guest Frank Oz
1998 Rounders Eisenberg John Dahl
2005 The Dying Gaul Malcolm Craig Lucas
2007 Reservation Road Desk Cop Terry George
2008 The Guitar Pa Wilder Amy Redford
Deception Clancey Controller Marcel Langenegger
2009 Public Enemies Frank Nitti Michael Mann
2010 Tamara Drewe Glen McGreavey Stephen Frears
2012 Compliance Van Craig Zobel
Lawless Sheriff Hodges John Hillcoat
Lincoln Mr. Jolly Steven Spielberg
2013 12 Years a Slave Radburn Steve McQueen
The Maid's Room Mr. Crawford Michael Walker
2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Crazy Man Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Love & Mercy Murry Wilson Bill Pohlad
2015 Aloha Bob Largent Cameron Crowe
Black Mass John Callahan Scott Cooper
2016 Midnight Special Doak Jeff Nichols
Loving Frank Beazley Jeff Nichols (2)
Jason Bourne Malcolm Smith Paul Greengrass
Gold Hollis Dresher Stephen Gaghan
2017 Crown Heights William Robedee Matt Ruskin
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Matthew Williams Yorgos Lanthimos
The Only Living Boy in New York Uncle Buster Marc Webb
Hostiles Jeremiah Wilks Scott Cooper (2)
Molly's Game Harlan Eustice Aaron Sorkin
Woman Walks Ahead General Crook Susanna White
2018 Wildlife Warren Miller Paul Dano
Red Sparrow Marty Gable Francis Lawrence
Skin Fred "Hammer" Krager Guy Nattiv
The Land of Steady Habits Donny O'Connell Nicole Holofcener
Vice Gerald Ford Adam McKay
2019 Native Son Henry Dalton Rashid Johnson
The Kitchen Alfonso Coretti Andrea Berloff
Joker Todd Phillips Post-production
TBA Dry Run Todd Haynes Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Great Performances Marcellus / Sailor / Player Episode: "Hamlet"
1994 New York Undercover Bronski Episode: "Pilot"
1995 New York News Episode: "Past Imperfect"
1999–2004 Law & Order Denny Rogis / Barney Rade 2 episodes
2000 The Great Gatsby Wilson TV movie
2003 Joan of Arcadia Painter God Episode: "St. Joan"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Mickey Episode: "Acts of Contrition"
2008 Brotherhood Agent Jarvis 3 episodes
2011 Boardwalk Empire Glenmore Episode: "Gimcrack & Bunkum"
2011 The Good Wife Daniel Clove Episode: "Parenting Made Easy"
2012 Damages Samurai Seven/Hacker 6 episodes
2014–2015 Manhattan William Hogarth 5 episodes
2015–2017 The Leftovers David Burton 4 episodes
2016 The Night Of Dennis Box 8 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
2018 The Looming Tower Robert Chesney Miniseries; 8 episodes
2018 The First Aaron Shultz Episode: "Collisions"
TBA The Outsider Howie Gold Miniseries


  1. ^ Simonson, Robert (December 16, 2007). "One Man's Method for Better Acting: Just Stop Doing It". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Walat, Kathryn (March 2009). "He'll See You in Hell" (PDF). American Theatre. pp. 40–42, 71–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-28. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  3. ^ Soloski, Alexis (November 3, 2010). "Bill Camp and Dostoyevsky Go Underground". The Village Voice.
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  5. ^ a b Elizabeth Marvel, Bill Camp
  6. ^ Brantley, Ben (March 31, 2016). "Review: In Arthur Miller's Crucible, First They Came for the Witches". The New York Times.

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