Larry Joe Campbell

Lawrence Joseph Campbell (born November 29, 1970) is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as "Andy" on the ABC sitcom According to Jim.

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Larry Joe Campbell, December 2009
Born
Lawrence Joseph Campbell

(1970-11-29) November 29, 1970 (age 49)
OccupationActor/Comedian
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)
Peggy Campbell (m. 1997)
Children5

Early lifeEdit

Born in Cadillac, Michigan, Campbell graduated from high school at Pine River Area Schools and received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in theater at Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts in theater at Wayne State University. In 2005, Campbell returned to Central Michigan University to serve as the grand marshal of the homecoming parade.[1]

CareerEdit

His first high-profile TV guest star role probably was as "the fan" in a February 2000 episode of Friends (season 6, episode 14). The next year he was cast as "Andy" on According to Jim. He has also appeared in movies, such as Wedding Crashers, Showtime, as "locker room cop #2," and in commercials, such as Ballpark hot dog commercials as "Frank," and a PSA for the V-chip on ABC, as Jim's "Andy." In 2007, he appeared in two episodes of My Name Is Earl as Ron, a security prison guard. Campbell also played Detective Crockers in the 2007 horror film Drive-Thru. That same year, he made a guest appearance on Supernatural (episode: "Bedtime Stories").

Campbell had a small role on Showtime's Weeds. Larry also appeared as Pete Denham in the 2010 film "Killers" and as Vigs in "Fitful." Also, he appeared in the Disney Channel shows I Didn't Do It as Deputy Doug, Good Luck Charlie as Hugo, Dog With a Blog as "The Hawk", Best Friends Whenever as Mr. Doyle, and CBS's New Adventures of Old Christine and Rules of Engagement. Campbell played the role of Hog Head in the 2011 film Hall Pass. He had a recurring role in the series The Protector. In 2013, he began touring with a group of comedians known as "Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy".

In 2017, Campbell had a recurring role as Chief Engineer Newton in the first season of the Fox sci-fi TV series The Orville. At the end of that season, his character was written out. That same year, he had a recurring role as step-father to a troubled high schooler in the Netflix documentary American Vandal. In 2019, he appeared as Officer Wilson in the HBO drama series Euphoria.

FamilyEdit

Campbell's wife, Peggy, teaches at the Rolling Hills Country Day School in Rolling Hills Estates, California. The couple has five children.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Media, Kurt Anthony Krug For Digital First. "'According to' Larry – Actor/Comedian Larry Joe Campbell Hails from Pontiac". The Oakland Press.
  2. ^ "Peggy Johns-Campbell".

SourcesEdit

  • Heidi Press, "Alumni Profile: According to Larry" Wayne State: The Magazine for Members of the WSU Alumni Association (Detroit) Fall 2006, p. 33

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