Brazilian actor Bruno Campos is best remembered by TV audiences as Quentin Costa
in the Award-winning series “Nip/Tuck” (2005) and Diego Vasquez in the NBC
sitcom “Jesse” (1998-2000). The uncommonly good looking Campos also had
recurring roles in “Resurrection Blvd.” (2001) and “ER” (2003), as well as
starred in short-lived show “Leap Years” (2001) and “The D.A” (2004).
Additionally, the 1999 recipient of ALMA Award dotted his resume with films the
Oscar-nominating O Quatrilho (1995), the Festival-premiered Dopamine (2003) and
Crazylove (2005). He will play a role in the forthcoming Rambo film, Rambo IV
Off screen, 6’1” Bruno was named one of People magazines’ “Sexiest Men Alive”
(1998) and one of TV Guide’s “16 Sexiest Stars on TV” (1999). He speaks Spanish,
German, Portuguese and French, in addition to his primary language English. He
practices such sports as river-rafting, pool, soccer, rock-climbing, squash and
running. He also likes watching and playing golf. A sport fan, Bruno once
participated in the Los Angeles All-Star baseball game.
Childhood and Family:
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bruno Campos was born on December 3, 1973. One of
four children to an international banker, Paulo Campos, and an actress, Thania,
Bruno spent his early years in many different countries, including Bahrain,
Canada and the Unite States. Upon returning to Brazil, 15-year-old Bruno
persuaded his dad to permit him to enroll at Michigan’s Interlochen Arts
Acadamey. He then studied drama at Northwestern University and earned his degree
in 1995. The brother of Mariana (born in 1977), Adriana (born in 1966) and Mara
(born in 1965) headed for Los Angeles the next year to pursue a career in
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Bruno Campos received his theater degree from
Northwestern University in 1995, and returned to South America after college.
Later that same year, he kicked off his movie career with a supporting role in
the Brazilian production O Quatrilho, a romance/drama about Italian immigrants.
The Fábio Barreto-helmed scored an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language
Film. A year later, Campos decided to move to Los Angeles to work more
Eight months after relocating, Campos penned a development contract with Warner
Bros. Television that allowed him to stay in the State. He was then seen making
guest appearances in such series as the short-lived “Chicago Sons” (1997),
“Suddenly Susan” (1997, as macho Luis’ gay brother Carlos Rivera), “Total
Security” (1997) and “Cybill” (1998, as Zoe’s lecherous Italian paramour). He
also had a feature role in CBS’s crime/drama miniseries “Mario Puzo's The Last
Don” (1997), which starred Danny Aiello, Joe Mantegna and Daryl Hannah.
His first break came when the lofty player won the regular role of Diego Vasquez
in the NBC sitcom “Jessie” in 1998. As Chilean-born art professor next-door
neighbor inviting Christina Applegate’s titular single parent, Campos came out
as an amazingly romantic and honest character. As a result, he was admired by
many viewers. Unfortunately, his part was written out two years later due to
The following year, Campos joined the cast of 2000’s drama series “Resurrection
Blvd.” in the recurring role of Joseph Marquez. The ALMA-winning for Outstanding
Television Series were jointly directed by Camilo Vila and Albert Xavier, and
starred Marisol Nichols, Mauricio Mendoza and Elizabeth Peña. The same year, he
was cast as flourishing attorney Joe Rivera in the brief Showtime series “Leap
Years,” opposite David Julian Hirsh as Josh Adler and Nina Garbiras as Beth
In 2003, Campus made his returned to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus with
the Sundance-screened Dopamine, playing supporting role Winston, opposite John
Livingston and Sabrina Lloyd. It was followed by a recurring role in the NBC
long-running medical drama “ER” (2003) as Dr. Eddie Dorset, a one episodic stint
in “Boston Legal” (2004) and a starring role in the short-lived ABC legal drama
“The D.A” (2004, opposite Steven Weber).
After a role in the short movie Cold Feet (2005) and costarring with Reiko
Aylesworth, Meat Loaf and Marla Sokoloff in the drama/romance Crazylove (2005),
Campos’ career again received a degree of credit when he was recruited as a
regular in the Golden Globe winning series “Nip/Tuck” in 2005. Playing the
facial/cranial plastic surgery specialist Quentin Costa, Campos’ part was
formerly featured as a guest during 2004 period.
Recently, the blue-eyed actor appeared as Tony Zutto in the pilot episode of the
sitcom “The Wedding Album” (2006). On the big screen, Campos will team up with
the action-hero Sylvester Stallone in the forth sequel Rambo IV (2007).