He was great in the short-lived series Once and Again &, and JLo selected him as her c0-star in "Enough" after he won a Golden Globe for O&A.\
He is as heir to the Champion Spark Plug fortune and enjoys sailing around the world so money was never an issue. He was also good in The 4400
Not gay. Just hasn''t found the right bea... er, woman, yet. He mostly dates women from Europe, anyway, so it''s not like any of you would know them.
not his publicist
OP, I have always asked myself that question too!\
Was hot to watch him in Tales of the City too, and along with fellow "pretty actor with surprisingly smallish career", Cary Elwes in Coppola''s Dracula.
just saying (authenticated)
Apparently straight, at least according to Armistead Maupin on his commentary track to Tales of the Ciy.
He showed his dick in the second Tales of the City. Thick, not long but long enough.
Good question OP, perhaps :%0D\
His generic, VERY white good looks were about as interesting to watch as paint drying? %0D\
He expressed no facial emotion even before Botox was invented?%0D\
His acting talents were on a par with interchangeable 1980''s soap opera stars?%0D\
What''s wrong with white?
R9 is an idiot. Campbell has just gotten better with age, both his hot looks and his very good acting.
Is this the guy who played Stephen''s gunned-down-in-Moldavia lover in "Dynasty"?
I lived on the same quiet block in the West Village as Billy and Jennifer Connelly when they were dating in the 90s and often saw them walking around in a highly affectionate manner. I''m sure the physical display wasn''t only for my sake. Sorry!%0D\
He was pretty hilarious in that Frasier episode in which he more or less played himself as the perfect man. Except that he sang off-key.
Didn''t he play the gay lover in the 1980''s soap Dynasty?
15 years ago, he would have played the Jon Hamm role in Mad Men.
See r12 and 13 for your answer, r15.
I was going to post that, R14.\
When Martin sees him in the cafe and comments about how handsome he is, to Frasers chagrin, is a funny scene since dad is a Mo in real life!\
He is unspeakably handsome, especially as he ages.
He''s extremely good looking, but I don''t find him hot in the least. Does that make sense?
He''s always said that he did just as many pilots as George Clooney
Really, r20? Did Billy and George do them in the cockpit or in a motel room during stopovers?
George has done more pilots. Billy has done more flight attendants.
I used to get him mixed up with Campbell Scott. Billy was so hot as a space pirate on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." And the homoerotic tension between him and Wesley was palpable. I think that''s where Joss Whedon got the idea for "Firefly."
I really liked "The Rocketeer", and can''t figure out why everyone decided it stank before they saw it.
handsome. lacks heat.
Agree with R25, gorgeous to look at, but nothing sexual about him.
You think Maupin is above playing the PR game do you r7?%0D\
You believe that if it gives you comfort.
Me too, r24. Jennifer Connelly was gorgeous in that one. I had a crush on her too.
"The Rocketeer" came out about the time that young people were deciding they had no interest whatsoever in "period" motion pictures, and unfortunately it was a movie with a young adult target audience that was set in the 30s with scrupulous period detail.
He and Connelly were engaged for years. She broke it off and Maupin talked about how Billy cried his heart out over it IIRC on the set of Tales. %0D\
I love that Frasier episode. I wish Frasier would come back as . . . Frasier! And everyone else before Martin dies.
Hot then, hot now. I think he''s incredibly sexy. I also think he makes a great villain. He should play villains more often.
He was very sexy as an accused rapist on an episode of L&O SVU. He had to strip (turning in his clothes as evidence) while being interviewed by Chris Meloni.
Why does Jennifer Connolly prefer homely guys over handsome studs?
because he is uncut.
He was fantastic in Tales of the City. That was a revelation to me since he''d been so dull in Dynasty (but apparently, that was how the part was written). \
Liked him in Rocketeer and also in Once and Again. And the Fraiser episode was great too. \
Really surprised his career didn''t go further.
His nose was too small and chiseled funny.
His name isn''t manly enough. It''s a little boy''s name.
He''s my perfect guy...
"He initially planned of becoming a comic book artist and studied illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago." -- that''s interesting, seeing as how he is most famous for playing the Rocketeer, a character from a comic-book, a character modeled on the writer-artist-creator Dave Stevens.\
I like how this page titles a section "Die-Hard Bachelor."
His name is Bill Campbell, OP.\
Yes, he used to be nice-looking. He appeared in the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola version of Dracula and was at his peak then.\
Unfortunately, just like his co-star Cary Elwes, he went downhill in the years following it.
he left acting for a while to sail around the world or something like that
[quote]His generic, [bold]VERY white[/bold] good looks were about as interesting to watch as paint drying?\
"The Rocketeer" is on, and I''d forgotten how gorgeous he was.%0D\
I''d also forgotten that Jennifer Connolly used to have a hell of a rack - where did that go? %0D\
Surgery, weight loss, or removing a pound of kleenex from her bra?
I think he s incredibly handsome still at 51 and great looking in everything he ever did. Dating women in Europe and you wouldnt know any of them is pretty lame............ He s 52 and never married and no kids, for Hollywood straight stars that s almost unheard of. My guess is gay, but either way he is superb.
If he really was gay he wouldn''t have played the gay lover on such a high-profile show as DYNASTY-it would have opened up a can of worms at the time as to his actual sexual preference.
I thought he got married?%0D\
I must be thinking of another Billy.
He''s no Jonathan Cake
But so few people are, R51.
I''m pretty sure he dropped out of Hollywood. He owns a Carniceria in Cathederal City, near Palm Springs. I see him almost daily.
Armistead Maupin said he''s straight, and he hates the closet cases (Marcus D''Amico, anyone?)
Armistead Maupin is a fat star fucker.
The nude scenes in TOTC revealed he is cut.
No acting sparks. Whereas someone like Tom Hardy can deliver the unexpected and element of danger. %0D\
Colin Farrell was almost a lookalike if you think of him in Minority Report. But even in that small part he radiated something beyond mere handsomeness. That''s the difference between an actor like Billy Campbell and a star.%0D\
Why does Ewan McGregor have such a solid career? It''s not because of any looks he has or had.
As was said upthread, he was dull as dishwater in Dynasty. \
I figured his career wouldn''t go any place after that, so was shocked when he starred in Rocketeer. Great movie, but he wasn''t anything to write home about it that. \
So, imagine my surprise when he was the hottest thing in Tales. He just exploded in that film. Was perfect in that role. Had many a JO fantasy about him after Tales. \
Guess it just takes the right part, but he was fantastic in it. Ever since, he''s been one of my favorite actors.
[quote]Why does Ewan McGregor have such a solid career?\
Fast forward to 0:25 and enjoy the ride ...
I saw him on The View one day long ago. He talked of still sleeping with a teddy bear and that he liked to wear a sarong around the house. I''ve had a crush on him since I was a kid.
I thought he acted the hell out of his Dynasty character given that it was a soap (with a great deal of restrictions what to show and say) and a rather dull plot.
Was one of the best guest rogues on Star Trek Next Generation ever.
I think he was hot when he was 20 and he s hot at 52. I agree he seemed to lack heat on screen in some of the things I saw him in. He was an heir to an auto parts fortune but per an interview he said that it was small change and he went thru it in a year when he was a teenager. He is still working at 52 probably partly for the dough. He has lived with the same roommate for like 25 years. That roommate eventually go married and they have a kid and the 3 of them still to this day live with Campbell in his house. The bit about wearing a sarong around the house is a big turnoff. He seems to be kind of eccentric in his personal life as he ages to say the least. Still a total babe, aging well.
This zombi thread useless without an updated picture.
I think he has the tinyest dick I've ever seen.
Good looking but not sexy
He's very good looking but it's like he doesn't try anymore.He played a wealthy lawyer in that Ricky Gervais movie Ghost Town,the character he played was supposed to be a humorless stuffed shirt but he just played it as if the guy were some kind of emotionless drone.
I find him incredibly sexy--always have. A bit of trivia: the role of Riker on Star Trek TNG came down to him and Jonathan Frakes.
In this interview, he reveals that he considers himself sort of dilettante when it comes to acting, and that he basically does it to pay for his real love, which is sailing. He also reveals that people in his life call him Ollie--short for his middle name, Oliver.
No one's mentioned his recent role in AMC's "The Killing"?
He's very good-looking but I find he has no sex appeal. Reminds me of Tom Welling in that regard.
He will always be my #1 dream man. I find him beautiful and sexy. Also, when I was younger and cuter, people would tell me I looked like him. He is several years older than me but has aged way better!
He seems like he would be out if he were gay.
He's heir to a large fortune. He doesn't seem like the alpha-type. Probably doesn't like to make waves with his family. He probably stayed pretty much in the closet and played by the rules.
On screen, he could convey different parts of his personality and be anyone he wanted to. His love scenes with men are beautiful. I think the fact that he's 51 and has been linked only to Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Connelly, and the face he has no kids, pretty much points to being gay.
In the early 1990s he was my neighbor on Horatio St. in NYC and I would often see him walking arm and arm with Jennifer Connelly. I don't think he was putting on an act for my sake.
DL Faves Cherry Jones and Mary Testa also lived on the block (not together!).
r53, he played a major character in the recent series on AMC 'The Killing'.
Why does he have 3 balls in R87?
The top ball is his retracted penis.
I like to think he is a "grower" not a "shower". I can relate! He is so hot I wouldn't care what size his cock is!
I wouldn't either, R92.
R85 is Neve Cambell's brother, right? The guy who starred in Trick?
Yes, and he's no Billy Campbell.
Played the American suitor of Lucy (Sadie Frost) in the Francis Ford Coppola 'Dracula' film in 1992.
He was at the peak of his beauty then, as was Cary Elwes who played one of Lucy's other suitors.
Richard E. Grant played the third suitor.