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Jack Campbell (born 2 November 1970) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his role of Dr. Steve Taylor in Australia’s number one medical drama, All Saints, for Network Seven and his portrayal of infamous gangster "Big Jim" Devine in the Nine Network top rating drama series Underbelly: Razor, based on the criminal underworld of Sydney in the 1920s.

Jack Campbell
Jack Campbell Actor.jpg
Born (1970-11-02) 2 November 1970 (age 48)
OccupationActor
Years active1990 – present

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Early lifeEdit

Jack Campbell was born to farmers and graziers, Bruce and Ilma Campbell on 2 November 1970 in Sydney, Australia. The youngest of three boys, Campbell was raised on a wheat and cattle farm in the Australian Outback (Warrenbungles, N.S.W)

CareerEdit

In 1990, Campbell moved to Sydney where he pursued acting at The Actors Center in Surry Hills. Campbell soon appeared in several Australian television shows, before performing with the Sydney Theatre Company in Six Degrees of Separation. He then co-starred in the feature film, The Nostradamus Kid, alongside Noah Taylor and Miranda Otto.

From 1996–1998, Campbell had a leading role in the New Zealand drama series, City Life playing the Prime Minister’s rebellious son, Aaron Kellett. After this, he starred in the successful New Zealand medical drama, Shortland Street as romantic lead, Dr. Daniel Buchanan (1998–2000).[1] Campbell also appeared in New Zealand dramas, Jackson's Wharf and The Legend of William Tell, before travelling to New York where he studied at The Cay Michael Patten Acting Studio .[2]

 
Jack Campbell (Actor)

In 2003 Campbell returned to Australia where he created and hosted a popular internet radio show called "A Positive Spin". The radio show was a labor of love, sponsored by "The Salvation Army", it incorporated cognitive behavioral therapy, philosophy, humor, music and live studio interviews, and was designed to teach people, specifically Sydney's Inner City street kids, how to turn negatives into positives.

In 2006, Campbell starred in the first three episodes of the BBC/Nine Network co-production of Maddigan's Quest, a young adult - post apocalyptic drama series. This was followed by the feature film, Gabriel where he played Archangel Raphael. After this, Campbell starred in the BBC/ABC Co-Production of The Catalpa Rescue, playing Captain Anthony.[3]

In 2007–2009, Campbell played Dr. Steve Taylor in Australia’s number one medical drama, All Saints on the Seven Network. During this time at the request of Tourism Tasmania, Campbell hosted Discover Tasmania, a lifestyle program that also aired on the Seven Network.[4] Campbell then joined soap opera, Home and Away as Michael Patton, before guest starring in the Australian TV drama, Sea Patrol playing troubled mercenary, Garth Davidson.

In 2011 Campbell appeared in the feature film, Burning Man, before starring as Sydney's infamous 1920s gangster, Big Jim Devine in Australia's highest rating television drama series, Underbelly: Razor for the Nine Network.

In 2014 Campbell starred as hardened farmer and devoted family man, Adam Wilson in the feature film, The Pack. This thriller made its world premiere at the 2015 Fantasy Filmfest and later secured United States distribution on Netflix in 2016.

In 2015 Campbell starred as author and widowed father, Alex Gibbs in the feature film, Asomatous which co-stars Kevin Sorbo, Michael Welch, Rena Owen, Whitney Rose Pynn and Isabella Kai Rice .

In 2016 Campbell appeared for the Nine Network in the mini-series House of Bond playing America's Cup skipper John Bertrand. Campbell also starred alongside Lee Byung-hun and Gong Hyo-jin in the dramatic Korean feature film Single Rider which was released by Warner Bros in 2017.

In 2018 Campbell starred in a weird western film called Aurora about the first recorded UFO crash in American history.[5] And most recently Campbell appeared in the feature film "The American King" due for U.S release in 2019.

Campbell was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 1994 Australian Film Critic’s Awards. He was nominated for his role of MacAlister in the feature film, The Nostradamus Kid.[6] Campbell was also nominated for Most Popular New Male Talent at the Australian 2008 Logie Awards. He was nominated for his role of Dr. Steve Taylor in the medical drama, All Saints.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Nostradamus Kid McAlister
2001 The Money Shot Jason Speers Short
2007 Devil's Gateway Derek Rant
2007 The Catalpa Rescue Captain Anthony
2007 Gabriel Raphael
2010 Venus Man Trap Jim Short
2010 The Burnt Cork Matthew Short
2011 Burning Man Ian
2011 Liv Mitch Short
2015 The Pack Adam Wilson
2017 Single Rider Kris
2017 Asomatous Alex Gibbs
2018 Along the Bed's Edge Sitting Mr. Siskin Short
2019 The American King- As told by an African Priestess Vladimir
20?? Mafia Vladimir Cheniy Short, completed
20?? Choir Girl Daddy Short, completed
20?? The Case of the Shanghaied Songbird Frank Drennan Short, post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1990 A Country Practice Red "The Golden Fleece: Part 1"
1992 Police Rescue Mark Orland "Sugar"
1996–98 City Life Aaron Kellett Main role
1998 The Legend of William Tell Alexim "Darkness and Light"
1998–99 Shortland Street Dr. Daniel Buchanan Regular role
2001 Shortland Street Dr. Daniel Buchanan Regular role
2006 Maddigan's Quest Ferdy "Road Rats", "Greentown", "Pilgrim's Vantage"
2007–2009 All Saints Dr. Steven Taylor Main role
2010 Home and Away Michael Patton Recurring role
2010 Discover Tasmania Himself Host
2011 Sea Patrol Garth Davidson "Saving Ryan"
2011 Underbelly: Razor Jim Devine Main role
2017 House of Bond John Bertrand TV miniseries

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Preceded by
Tim Campbell
Discover Tasmania co-presenter
(with Ed Halmagyi)

2010
Succeeded by
incumbent