Joseph Anthony Campanella
November 21, 1924
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 16, 2018 (aged 93)|
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Manhattan College|
Kathryn Jill Bartholomew
|Relatives||Frank Campanella (brother)|
Joseph Anthony Campanella (November 21, 1924 – May 16, 2018) was an American character actor. He appeared in more than 200 television and film roles from the early 1950s to 2009. Campanella was best remembered for his roles as Joe Turino on Guiding Light from 1959 to 1962, Lew Wickersham on the detective series Mannix from 1967 to 1968, Brian Darrell on the legal drama The Bold Ones: The Lawyers from 1969 to 1972, Harper Deveraux on the soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1987 to 1992, Science International from 1976 to 1979, and his recurring role as Jonathan Young on The Bold and the Beautiful from 1996 to 2005.
Campanella was born in Manhattan, New York City to Sicilian immigrants Philip and Mary O. Campanella. His father was a pianist and his mother was a homemaker and dressmaker. He was the younger brother of actor Frank Campanella (1919–2006) and had another brother named Philip. The family lived in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. He and his brothers grew up speaking Italian before learning English. The Campanella family was staunchly Catholic.
Campanella served in the United States Navy during World War II as a landing craft commander. At 18, he was one of the youngest commanders in the Navy, serving from 1944 to 1946. He later graduated from Manhattan College in 1948, and attended Columbia University, where he studied drama. Before starting his acting career, he worked as a radio sportscaster in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
Campanella appeared in such television shows as Combat!, Decoy, The Eleventh Hour, The Doctors, The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, Marcus Welby, M.D., Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, Alias Smith and Jones, A Man Called Ironside (pilot), The Untouchables, Police Story, The Road West, The Invaders, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rockford Files, The Golden Girls, and Mama's Family.
Campanella had a recurring role from 1959 to 1962 as a criminal named Joe Turino on the long-running CBS daytime drama Guiding Light. He had a recurring role as Dr. Ted Steffen on the medical drama The Doctors and the Nurses from 1964 to 1965. One of his most popular roles was as Lew Wickersham in season 1 (1967–1968) of the television series Mannix, serving as the head of the detective agency Joe Mannix (Mike Connors) worked for. He was let go from his role after the first season due to a reworking of the program's concept. He appeared as attorney Brian Darrell from 1969 to 1972 in The Bold Ones: The Lawyers. In 1973, he played an old flame of Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the twenty-second episode of season 3, titled "Remembrance of Things Past". He played Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Captain Monty Ballard in the crime drama TV movie Sky Hei$t in 1975.
Campanella played Ann Romano's (Bonnie Franklin) ex-husband, Ed Cooper, in eight episodes of One Day at a Time (1975–1984) and Barbara Stanwyck's love interest in the first season (1985–1986) of Aaron Spelling's short-lived Dynasty spinoff, The Colbys. He appeared in a second-season episode of The Golden Girls as a detective. He had a prominent role as Harper Deveraux on the soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1987 to 1988, had a recurring role as a doctor in Beauty and the Beast (1989–1990), a recurring role as Jimmy Everett on General Hospital from 1991 to 1992, and a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful from 1996 to 2005.
Campanella hosted the Canadian educational program Science International between 1976 and 1979, which aired on Nickelodeon as What Will They Think Of Next? He also appeared in the independent comedy, For Heaven's Sake.
On Broadway, Campanella was featured in three productions during the 1960s. His first, The Captains and the Kings, opened in January 1962 and lasted only seven performances. In February 1962, he was cast in A Gift of Time with film stars Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. It was written and directed by Garson Kanin, and he received a Tony nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Play. His last Broadway performance was in the musical Hot Spot in 1963, which starred Judy Holliday. The show was not well received and delayed its opening four times, resulting in a run of 58 previews and 43 regular performances.
For a time Campanella provided the voice-over for BMW commercials in the United States, intoning, "BMW — the ultimate driving machine". For several years beginning in the 1970s, He was a spokesman for NAPA Auto Parts.
Campanella voiced the character of Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard on Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994–1997). He narrated the Discover science series on the Disney Channel from 1992 to 1994. His final film roles were that of Donald Meeks in For Heaven's Sake (2008) and in Lost Dream (2009) as Emil.
Throughout his career, Campanella was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his work in A Gift of Time in 1962. In 1968, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Wickersham in Mannix. In 1989, Campanella was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Deveraux in Days of Our Lives.
Personal life and death
Campanella met his wife, Kathryn Jill Bartholomew, a singer and dancer, in 1963 while he was playing the leading man in Hot Spot on Broadway. They married on May 30, 1964, and had seven sons: Philip (b. 1965), Robert Yale (b. 1966), Joseph Anthony Jr. (b. 1967), Dominic Peter (b. 1969), Anthony F. (b. 1974), John Mario (b. 1977), and Andrew Michael (b. 1979).
|1964||The Young Lovers||Prof. Reese|
|1967||The St. Valentine's Day Massacre||Albert Wienshank|
|1972||Silent Running||Neal - Berkshire' Captain (voice)||Uncredited|
|1974||Child Under a Leaf||Gerald|
|1977||Mission to Glory: A True Story||Father at San Bruno Mission|
|1980||Hangar 18||Frank Lafferty|
|1983||Great Transport||German Major|
|1990||No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers||John Alexander|
|1990||Body Chemistry||Dr. Pritchard|
|1990||Down the Drain||Don Santiago|
|1990||A Show of Force||Walker Ryan|
|1990||Club Fed||Vince Hooligan|
|1991||Last Call||Morris Thayer|
|1992||Original Intent||Judge May||Direct-to-video|
|1992||Space Case||General Maxwell|
|1992||Dead Girls Don't Tango||Rheinhardt|
|1993||The Force Within||Police Chief|
|1994||Too Bad About Jack|
|1995||Hologram Man||Dr. Stern||Direct-to-video|
|1996||The Glass Cage||LeBeque|
|1997||James Dean: Race with Destiny||Winton Dean|
|1998||The Right Way|
|1999||Grizzly Adams and the Legend of Dark Mountain||Professor Hunnicut|
|2006||The Showdown||The Announcer||Short film|
|2007||The Dukes||Giovanni Zorro|
|2007||The Legend of God's Gun||Narrator|
|2008||For Heaven's Sake||Donald Meeks|
|1952–1955||Studio One||Police Sgt. Monahan / DOG Company Soldier||2 episodes|
|1955–1957||Robert Montgomery Presents||Tony||3 episodes|
|1956–1958||Kraft Television Theatre||3 episodes|
|1957||The United States Steel Hour||Jacques||Episode: "Haunted Harbor"|
|1958||Decoy||Sergeant||Episode: "My Brother's Killer"|
|1958||Omnibus||Episode: "Capital Punishment"|
|1959||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Episode: "The Man with a Thousand Names"|
|1959||New York Confidential||Ernie||Episode: "Incident at Fulton Market"|
|1959–1962||Guiding Light||Joe Turino|
|1960||Startime||Repairman||Episode: "The Man"|
|1961–1962||Naked City||Dr. Rutland / Dutton / Detective Dutton||3 episodes|
|1962||Alcoa Premiere||Marc Malatesta||Episode: "The Hands of Danofrio"|
|1962||The Untouchables||Vince Dastille||Episode: "The Floyd Gibbons Story"|
|1962–1963||Route 66||Whit Spencer / Perry Hall||2 episodes|
|1962–1965||The Nurses||Dr. Ted Steffen / Dr. Adam Nemets||31 episodes|
|1963||The Doctors||Alec Fielding||Episode: "In Sickness and in Health"|
|1963||East Side/West Side||Chuck Severson||Episode: "No Hiding Place"|
|1963||Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre||Frank Mancini||Episode: "Corridor 400"|
|1963–1964||Combat!||Lt. Douglas / D'Amato||2 episodes|
|1963–1968||The Virginian||Walker / Corbett / Pedro Lopez||3 episodes|
|1964||Espionage||Ben Ashman||Episode: "We the Hunted"|
|1964||The Eleventh Hour||Pete Ceballos||Episode: "87 Different Kinds of Love"|
|1964||The Lieutenant||Major Jason Clark||Episode: "Lament for a Dead Goldbrick"|
|1964||Suspense||A driver||Episode: "I, Buck Larsen"|
|1964–1967||The Fugitive||Capt. Ralph Lee / Deputy Harry Banner / Jesse Stransel / Lieutenant Spencer||4 episodes|
|1965||For the People||Dr. Ted Steffen||Episode: "Act of Violence: Part 2"|
|1966||Shane||Barney Lucas||Episode: "Killer in the Valley"|
|1966||Twelve O'Clock High||Father Roman||Episode: "The Duel at Mont Sainte Marie"|
|1966||The Road West||Tom Burrus||Episode: "Power of Fear"|
|1966–1967||The Big Valley||Martinson / Francisco De Navarre||2 episodes|
|1966–1972||The F.B.I.||Ken Meade / John Anthony Harris / Fritz Moline||3 episodes|
|1967||Run for Your Life||Ward Cooper||Episode: "A Rage for Justice: Part 2"|
|1967||The Wild Wild West||Talamantes||Episode: "The Night of the Wolf"|
|1967||The Invaders||Father Joe Corelli||Episode: "Storm"|
|1967||Captain Nice||Kincade||Episode: "Beware of Hidden Prophets"|
|1967–1968||Mission: Impossible||Captain Miklos Cherno / Dr. Helmut Cherlotov||2 episodes|
|1967–1969||Insight||Mike / Irwin / Deliverer / Roger||4 episodes|
|1967–1972||Mannix||Lew Wickersham / Dr. Graham Aspinall||25 episodes|
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1968)
|1968–1970||The Name of the Game||Ben Fisher / Charles Thorndyke||2 episodes|
|1968–1972||Gunsmoke||Jack Norcross / Amos McKee||2 episodes|
|1969||Any Second Now||Doctor Raul Valdez||Television film|
|1969||The Whole World Is Watching||Brian Darrell||Television film|
|1969||The Doris Day Show||Roger Flanders||Episode: "The Con Man"|
|1969||Lancer||Douglas Blessing||Episode: "Devil's Blessing"|
|1969–1972||The Bold Ones: The Lawyers||Brian Darrell||26 episodes|
|1969–1975||Ironside||Judge John Fredericks / Curtis Whitney / Harry Peters / Raymond Otis Baker||4 episodes|
|1970||Paris 7000||Alex Prokosch||Episode: "No Place to Hide"|
|1970||Bracken's World||Sampson Wilkes||Episode: "A Beginning, a Middle and an End"|
|1970||A Clear and Present Danger||Jordan Boyle||Television film|
|1970–1971||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Howard Garsen / Ignacio Ladera / Leo Maslow||3 episodes|
|1970–1971||Night Gallery||Father / Simms||2 episodes|
|1971||Alias Smith and Jones||Jake Carlson||Episode: "The 5th Victim"|
|1971||Murder Once Removed||Lt. Phil Proctor||Television film|
|1971||And Then They Forgot God||Television film|
|1971–1972||Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law||Alan Hamilton / Dr. Eric Gibson||2 episodes|
|1972||The Sixth Sense||Paul Crowley||Episode: "The Man Who Died at Three and Nine"|
|1973||The Mary Tyler Moore Show||Tom Vernon||Episode: "Remembrance of Things Past"|
|1973||You'll Never See Me Again||Lt. John Stillman||Television film|
|1973||Honor Thy Father||Narrator (voice)||Television film|
|1973||Assignment Vienna||Frank Cort||Episode: "Soldier of Fortune"|
|1973||Drive Hard, Drive Fast||Eric Bradley||Television film|
|1973||The Rookies||Joe Mannley||Episode: "Get Ryker"|
|1973||The President's Plane Is Missing||Col. Doug Henderson||Television film|
|1973||The ABC Afternoon Playbreak||Episode: "The Things I Never Said"|
|1973–1975||Medical Center||Colson / Duncan||2 episodes|
|1974||Tenafly||Dr. Poston||Episode: "Man Running"|
|1974||The Magician||Frank Mitchell||Episode: "Shattered Image"|
|1974||Skyway to Death||Bob Parsons||Television film|
|1974||Unwed Father||Scott Simmons||Television film|
|1974||Police Story||Vitale||Episode: "The Gamble"|
|1974||Petrocelli||Arthur Holbrook||Episode: "The Golden Cage"|
|1974||Terror on the 40th Floor||Howard Foster||Television film|
|1974||Hit Lady||Jeffrey Baine||Television film|
|1974||McCloud||Victor Rhigas||Episode: "The Concrete Jungle Caper"|
|1975||Khan!||Episode: "Mask of Deceit"|
|1975||Journey from Darkness||Dr. Schroeder||Television film|
|1975||Sky Heist||Captain Monty Ballard||Television film|
|1975||Barbary Coast||Austin Benedict||Episode: "Sauce for the Goose"|
|1975||Matt Helm||Corbett||Episode: "Death Rods"|
|1975||The People's Lawyer||Announcer||Television film|
|1976||Police Woman||Joseph Carbeau||Episode: "Angela"|
|1976||The Rockford Files||Arnold Bailey||Episode: "In Hazard"|
|1976||Child Abuse||Announcer||Television film|
|1976||Friday Night Burn||Announcer||Television film|
|1976–1982||One Day at a Time||Ed Cooper||8 episodes|
|1977–1982||Quincy, M.E.||Dr. Styer / Lt. Alex Markesian / Charlie Barnes / Attorney Jules Draper||4 episodes|
|1978||Fantasy Island||Brian Faber||Episode: "Return to Fantasy Island"|
|1978||Ring of Passion||Paul Gallico||Television film|
|1978||What Really Happened to the Class of '65?||Racklin||Episode: "The Misfit"|
|1978||Greatest Heroes of the Bible||Pharaoh||2 episodes|
|1978–1980||Vegas||Bruno Moretti / Stewy Wilson||2 episodes|
|1980||The Plutonium Incident||Harry Skirvan||Television film|
|1981||The Brady Brides||Inspector Rankin||Episode: "The Siege"|
|1981||Jessica Novak||Larry Baker||Episode: "The Boy Most Likely"|
|1981||Trapper John, M.D.||Dr. Julian King||Episode: "Future Imperfect"|
|1982||My Body, My Child||Joe Cabrezi||Television film|
|1982||The Comic Book Kids||Burl Bonnix|
|1983||Matt Houston||Nick Harrigan||Episode: "A Novel Way to Die"|
|1983||This Is Your Life||Host|
|1984||Airwolf||Gen. Elliot Sandhower||Episode: "Firestorm"|
|1985||Hotel||Russ Turnbull||Episode: "Illusions"|
|1985���1986||The Colbys||Hutch Corrigan||8 episodes|
|1985–1987||Murder, She Wrote||George McDaniels / George Knapp||2 episodes|
|1986||Crazy Like a Fox||Bart Simian||Episode: "Hyde-And-Seek"|
|1986||The Love Boat||Nabil El Masri||2 episodes|
|1987||The Golden Girls||Al Mullins||Episode: "To Catch a Neighbor"|
|1987||Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius||Jack Berners||Television film|
|1987–1988||Mama's Family||Mr. Hanson||3 episodes|
|1987–1992||Days of Our Lives||Harper Deveraux||Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1989)|
|1988–1989||Dallas||Joseph Lombardi, Sr.||3 episodes|
|1988–1989||Beauty and the Beast||Dr. Peter Alcott||3 episodes|
|1989||Reel to Real||Narrator|
|1989||21 Jump Street||Hunt Samperton||Episode: "The Dreaded Return of Russell Buckins"|
|1989||Superboy||The Phantom||Episode: "The Phantom of the Third Division"|
|1989–1991||Knots Landing||Deputy District Attorney / Judge Percal||3 episodes|
|1990||Paradise||The Horseman||Episode: "The Gates of Paradise"|
|1990||Over My Dead Body||Leon Geary||Episode: "Carrie Christmas and a Nappie New Year"|
|1991||The Everlasting Adventure Series|
|1991||P.S. I Luv U||Dellacourt||Episode: "Diamonds Are a Girl's Worst Friend"|
|1991||Memories of Midnight||Father Konstantinou||Television film|
|1991–1992||General Hospital||Jimmy Everett|
|1992||Terror on Track 9||Chief Mleczko||Television film|
|1992||Dark Justice||Carter Pruitt||Episode: "Happy Mothers Day"|
|1992||Pauper's Dream||Narrator||Television film|
|1993||Baywatch||Al Buchannon||Episode: "A Matter of Life and Death"|
|1993||Batman: The Animated Series||The Crime Doctor / Dr. Matthew Thorne (voice)||Episode: "Paging the Crime Doctor"|
|1993||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||George Thompson||Episode: "Strange Visitor (From Another Planet)"|
|1994||Renegade||Henry||Episode: "Carrick O'Quinn"|
|1994||The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.||Mickey Ryder||Television film|
|1994–1997||Spider-Man||Dr. Curt Connors / Lizard (voice)||20 episodes|
|1996||Walker, Texas Ranger||Victor DeMarco||Episode: "Rodeo"|
|1996||Charlie Grace||Episode: "I've Got a Secret"|
|1996–1997||Pacific Blue||Mr. Tataglia / Joseph Tataglia||3 episodes|
|1996–1997||Road Rovers||The Master / Prof. William F. Shepherd (voice)||13 episodes|
|1996–2005||The Bold and the Beautiful||Jonathan Young||97 episodes|
|1997||Touched by an Angel||Clive Hathaway||Episode: "Charades"|
|1997||L.A. Heat||John Guidell||Episode: "National Security"|
|1998–2001||The Practice||Judge Joseph Camp||5 episodes|
|1999||Early Edition||MacGruder||Episode: "The Last Untouchable"|
|1999||The Great Builders of Egypt||Narrator||Television film|
|1999||Melrose Place||Barry Denott||3 episodes|
|1999||G vs E||Dr. Townsend||Episode: "Evilator"|
|2000||Who Is This Jesus?||Narrator||Television film|
|2000–2001||That's Life||Joe||11 episodes|
|2001||Biography||Host||Episode: "Charles Darwin: Evolution's Voice"|
|2001||The Apostle Paul: The Man Who Turned the World Upside Down||St. Paul (voice)||Television film|
|2001||Star Trek: Voyager||Federation Arbitrator||Episode: "Author, Author"|
|2002||The Division||Judge Miles King||Episode: "Brave New World"|
|2002||The Glow||Ben Goodstein||Television film|
|2003||The Guardian||Ralph Longo||Episode: "Let God Sort 'Em Out"|
|2004||Cold Case||Nelson||Episode: "Factory Girls"|
|2006||La Macchina Da Guerra Romana||English Narrator||Three Part Mini-Series for The History Channel|
|2007||Christmas at Cadillac Jack's||Joe Jenkins||Television film|
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Grissley Geezer||Episode: "Bull"|
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