PROFILE
Name:
Bruno Campos
Birth Date:
December 3, 1973
Birth Place:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height:
5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Nationality:
Brazilian
BIOGRAPHY
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Jesse

Background:

Brazilian import Bruno Campos first came to prominence playing the hunky neighbor turned lover Diego on the Christina Applegate comedy vehicle “Jesse” (NBC, 1998-2000), from which he also took home an ALMA Award. He gained further popularity for playing Dr. Quentin Costa (2004-2005) in the Golden Globe Award winning television show “Nip/Tuck” as well as for his voice over role as Prince Naveen in the Academy Award nominating feature “The Princess and the Frog” (2009). Campos also had regular roles in the short lived series “Leap Years” (Showtime, 2001) and “The D.A.” (ABC, 2004) and recurring roles in NBC's “ER” (2003) and USA Network's “Royal Pains” (2009). He has acted in several films like “O Quatrilho” (1995), his debut, “Dopamine” (2003), “Crazylove” (2005) and “Wake” (2009). In 1998, Campos was named one of People Magazine's “Sexiest Men Alive” and was included in the TV Guide list of “16 Sexiest Stars on TV,” in the following year.

Campos dated  Paula Marshall from 1997 until they broke up in 1999. The couple met when Campos guest starred in “Chicago Sons.”      


Brazilian Born  

Childhood and Family:

Bruno Campos was born on December 3, 1973, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Thania Campos, an actress, and Paulo Campos, an international banker. He has three sisters, Mara (born 1965), Adriana (born 1966) and Mariana (born 1977). His family traveled through Brazil, Canada, Bahrain, and the United States when Bruno was young. At age 14, he attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. He then studied drama at Northwestern University. He also attended the University of Michigan Law School.    


The Princess and the Frog

Career:

Bruno Campos made his feature film acting debut in the Brazilian drama “O Quatrilho” (1995), where he played the leading role of Massimo. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He then played Basílio in the long running Brazilian television series “Você Decide” (1996) before moving to Los Angeles, California to further his career. Campos scored a development deal with Warner Bros. within eight months of his arrival.

In 1997, Campos landed guest spots in “Chicago Sons” and “Suddenly Susan” and appeared in the pilot of “Total Security.” In addition, he played Jimmy Santadio in “The Last Don” (CBS), a television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo. Following a guest spot in the CBS sitcom “Cybill,” Campos made his debut as a series regular in the sitcom “Jesse,” where he played Jesse's Chilean love interest, Diego Vasquez. Starring Christina Applegate as the title character, the show ran on NBC for two seasons from September 24, 1998 until May 25, 2000. For his bright acting, Campos picked up a 1999 ALMA for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.  

After the cancellation of the show, Campos had a recurring role as Joseph Marquez on the Showtime series “Resurrection Blvd.” (3 episodes, 2001) and returned to series television as a regular in the Showtime drama “Leap Years,” where he starred along with Garret Dillahunt, Nina Garbiras, David Julian Hirsh and Michelle Hurd. The show ran for a season from July 29, 2001 to January 31, 2002. Campos also played Det. Klaski in the direct to video science fiction/horror film “Mimic 2” (2001), a sequel to the 1997 theatrical movie “Mimic,” and worked with Roselyn Sanchez, Tamara Mello and Jerry Ascione in the made for television film “Miss Miami” (2002).

In 2003, Campos jointed the cast of the NBC hit “ER” in the recurring role of Dr. Eddie Dorset, guest starred as Anton in the sitcom “Will & Grace” and co-starred in the romantic comedy/drama film “Dopamine,” written and directed by Mark Decena. The actor next starred as Deputy District Attorney Mark Camacho in the ABC drama series “The D.A.,” which premiered on March 19, 2004. The show, however, was soon canceled. Later that same year, he guest starred as A.D.A. Mark Wills in an episode of “Boston Legal” called “Questionable Characters.” Campos portrayed the regular role of plastic surgeon Quentin Costa during the third season of the FX hit medical drama series “Nip/Tuck,” starring Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon. Commenting about his character on the show, he said, “You're watching a predator roam around. It's like watching a shark in the water.”

Campos co-starred with Reiko Aylesworth and JoBeth Williamsin “Crazylove” (2005), a comedy/drama film directed by Ellie Kanner and written by Carol Watson, starred in two short films,   “Blue Moon” and “Cold Feet” (both 2005), and played Tony Zutto in the Andy Tennant directed TV film comedy “The Wedding Album” (2006). He also appeared as Ramon Delgado in an episode of “Cold Case” called “Lonely Hearts” (2006).

After a short hiatus, the actor returned to the small screen in 2008 by taking the small role of Dr. Steve Larouche in the made for television movie “Night Life,” starring David Denman, Ashley Williams and Nate Mooney, and guest starring in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”The following year saw a recurring role in USA Network's “Royal Pains” (4 episodes, as Jill Casey's former husband, Charlie) and guest spots in “Numb3rs” (1 episode, as Randall Nespola) and “Castle” (1 episode, as Calvin Creason). Besides, he portrayed Varnez in the Ellie Kanner directed comedy film “Wake” (2009), starring Bijou Phillips, Ian Somerhalder and Jane Seymour, and provide the voice of Prince Naveen in the Disney animated film “The Princess and the Frog” (2009), which received largely positive reviews from critics and was nominated for three Oscars, including one for Best Animated Feature. For his work in the latter, Campos jointly netted a Black Reel nomination in the category of Best Ensemble.

In 2010, Campos made guest appearances in such television shows as “Ghost Whisperer” (as Vernon Dokes), “Private Practice” (as Dr. Scott), “The Closer” (as Dr. Luis Navarro) and “The Cleveland Show.”   

In 2011, Campos voiced Prince Naveen for the video game “Kinect Disneyland Adventures.”

    
Awards:

ALMA: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, “Jesse,” 1999 Show Less
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