Ron started it all working as a street performer in Europe, doing mime and clowning in places like Piazza San Marco in Venice The Place de Georges Pompadiou in Paris and The Piazza Navona in Rome, Campbell became a founding member of The Actor's Gang and Artistic Associate of The Los Angeles Theatre Center.

With more than 150 productions to his credit, Campbell has received some of the most coveted theatre awards including 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,  The Jeff Award , 4 Backstage West Garland Awards, 15 Dramalogue Awards and The Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement.

Ron Campbell's one man shows include The Thousandth Night, R.Buckminster Fuller, The History (and Mystery) of the Universe, A Tale of Two Cities, The Dybbuk, The Bone Man of Benares, Shylock and Beckett’s Eh Joe.

The Far Near Shore, a film directed by Jeff Warrin for Metabolic Films and starring Ron Campbell is going to Cannes Film Festival in May. The film tells the story of a father and his adult daughter who set out in a small boat onto a tidal estuary to commemorate the death of her mother.  As they become increasingly immersed in their surroundings the dynamics of their relationship ebb and flow, and reaching the other side becomes an elusive endeavor.

Ron Campbell has done everything from playing the lead clown in Cirque du Soleil's Kooza, creating chef Cecil B. DeGrille for Teatro Zinzanni to playing R. Buckminster Fuller in The History and Mystery of the Universe. He has played 38 characters in The Thousandth Night, 28 characters in A Tale of Two Cities and 18 characters in The Dybbuk. He has played Richard the Third, Don Quixote, Sherlock Holmes and Cyrano de Bergerac. 




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Ron has performed in many venues across the globe including The Royal Albert Hall, (London) The Fuji Dome, (Tokyo) The Habima and The Rebecca Crown (Israel)  The ancient Theatres of Epidarus and Hydra (Greece) The Mark Taper Forum, The Los Angeles Theatre Center (Los Angeles) The American Conservatory Theatre, The Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Teatro Zinzanni , The Aurora Theatre, TheatreWorks (San Francisco) The Mercury Theatre, (Chicago) The Huntington Theatre, (Boston) The Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Intiman Theatre, (Seattle) The Metro Stage, (Washinton D.C.) and  The Old Globe and the Old Red Lion in London. 

Ron is back as Eddie in San Francisco's immersive hit, a recreation of a 1923 cabaret, The Speakeasy.

LISTEN to a talk Ron gave at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Berkeley, California here.

The Far, Near Shore, a film directed by Jeff Warrin for Metabolic Films starring Ron Campbell is going to the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The Monday Night Actors Jam led by Ron is now at Spring Fall Dance Studio. The Open Workshop Performance is May 15th. Details here.

Read an article on Ron in American Theatre Magazine here.


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An Associate Artist at the California Shakespeare Theatre, Campbell received The Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement, training with various international companies in Greece, Italy and Japan with a emphasis on Mask Work while also touring with Cirque du Soleil playing the King of the Clowns in  Kooza.

Read about Ron Campbell in American Theatre Magazine or read a profile of him in The San Francisco Chronicle.

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In a career that has spanned twelve countries on four continents, Ron Campbell continues to perform, train, teach and make art in distinguished venues across the globe.

An expert equestrian, sailboat owner, published poet and 4th Dan in Iaido, Ron Campbell is the founder and CEO of


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Ron is currently playing Eddie, the irrepressible emcee of the cabaret in the immersive hit  The Speakeasy in San Francisco. Details here.