Ron Campbell

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Gender MALE
Occupation Actor, Writer, Martial Artist, Sailor, Clown
Introduction Cirque du Soleil clown Ron Campbell recently played Cecil B. DeGrille at Teatro Zinzanni. Other recent appearances include Don Quixote at Marin Shakespeare Company, Alfie in One Man, Two Guvnors, Peter and the Starcatcher, Comedy of Errors at California Shakespeare Theatre, Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of Baskervilles and R. Buckminster Fuller and a One Man adaptation of The Dybbuk. After working as a street performer in Europe, Campbell became a founding member of the Actor's Gang and Artistic Associate of The Los Angeles Theatre Center. An Associate Artist at the California Shakespeare Theatre, Ron received The Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement in 2009. Solo shows: The Thousandth Night, A Tale of Two Cities, The Bone Man of Benares, Shylock and Beckett’s Eh Joe. He has performed in such theatres as The Habima, The Mark Taper Forum, The American Conservatory Theatre, The Old Globe and the Old Red Lion in London. Awards include the London Fringe One Man Show of the Year and both the Los Angeles and Bay Area Critic’s Circle Awards for Lead and Solo Performances, The Helen Hayes Award, A Jeff Award Nomination.
Interests Campbell sails his 1969 Yankee Dolphin Sloop in the San Francisco Bay. He has toured with Cirque du Soleil and studying Iaido in Japan, where he received the rank of Sandan in the martial art of Iaido. Ron teaches Acting from the Outside In at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre among other places. Favorite roles include Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, the Chef in Teatro Zinzanni and the eponymous roles in Richard III; Cyrano de Bergerac; Tartuffe; The Imaginary Invalid and The Inspector General. Film credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Babylon 5, Dead Bang, Spy Hard and the independent Farewell to Flander's Field, for which he received the Moscow International Film Festival Best Actor nomination.