Ron Campbell:Detourist. Funslinger. Mirthenary. Flabbergaster. Joculartist. Outrepreneur. Guffawlaholic. Inapproprianaut. Laughterian. Gut Busteur. Obselitist. Doppelgängster. Provacatourist. Ridiculossus. Exasperator. Appallogist.Lambaster. Besmircher. Lacktivist. Solutionary. Retromancer. Non Sensei. Knowmad. Non Sequiteur. Goofballer. Cooligan. Imperfectionist.


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Actor,  Writer, Poet and Cirque du Soleil clown Ron Campbell  plays mad movie director Cecil B. DeGrille in Teatro ZinZanni in Seattle, Eddie in The Speakeasy in San Francisco and recently played 20 characters in Around the World in 80 Days. Other roles include The King of the Clowns in Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza. At the San Diego Repertory Theatre he recently performed a one man adaptation of The Dybbuk, appeared  as Buckminster Fuller) in The History and Mystery of the Universe and Fail Better (an evening with Ron Campbell).

He also recently played Don Quixote at The Marin Shakespeare Festival and Alfie at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in One Man, Two Guvnors and played Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of Baskervilles at TheatreWorks and reprised his role as The King of the Clowns in Kooza in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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, Campbell received The Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement.  Ron’s solo shows include: The Thousandth Night, R.Buckminster Fuller, A Tale of Two Cities, The Dybbuk, The Bone Man of Benares, Shylock and Beckett’s Eh Joe.

He has performed in such theatres as The Royal Albert Hall, 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 and 4 Backstage West Garland Awards.

His poetry has appeared in Pure Slush, Psychic Meatloaf, Flutter Poetry Journal, Mipoesias, Urr Poetry and The Versus Anthology of Contemporary Poetry.

20130319-130841.jpg Campbell has performed everywhere from the streets of Paris to the Royal Albert Hall. He has been touring with Cirque du Soleil and studying Iaido in Japan. He holds  the rank of Yondan in the martial art of Iaido. Ron teaches Acting from the Outside In and Mask at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The California Shakespeare Theatre and Cirque du Soleil and SOARFEAT STUDIOS in Emeryville California. Favorite roles include Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, Cecil B. DeGrille in Teatro Zinzanni and the eponymous roles in Don Quixote, Richard III; Cyrano de Bergerac; Tartuffe; The Imaginary Invalid and The Inspector General.Ron has received Critic’s Circle Awards for Lead and Solo Performance in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego as well as The Helen Hayes Award in Washington D.C, The Jeff Award (Chicago) and The Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role.

Film credits include starring in The Far, Near Shore directed by Jeff Warrin for Metabolic productions and going to Cannes Film Festival in May. Also:  The Witches of Eastwick, Babylon 5, Dead Bang, Spy Hard and Farewell to Flander’s Field, for which he received the Moscow International Film Festival Best Actor nomination.



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