On May 12, 1972 in Toronto; Gerry Campbell (a theater director, teacher) and Mary Neve (an actress) celebrated the birth of their first child: a son, Christian. Sadly when he was 5, his parents divorced and his father got custody of Christian and his younger sister Neve
. At 12, Christian made his theatrical debut in A thousand clowns
and to this day the stage still remains his first love. Another big change came when he was 13 and went to live with his mom.
Throughout his teenage years, Christian was active in Canadian acting be it in television (Degrassi High
) or in plays (Broken Requiem
). Being a child actor didn't make Christian think that he shouldn't train for his trade; he studied for 2 years at Claude Watson School For The Arts
in Toronto and Ryerson University
in Toronto too for 3 years in their Drama Program.
In more recent years, Christian has become a theater director and co-founder of the Blue Sphere Theater Company LA
(a company that existed from 1994 to 1998). He was married for 2 years to Erin Matthews
, but the marriage didn't work out. Theater is Christian's first love and he is very active in it having been seen recently in Great Expectations
(2006), but he can also be appreciated in movies (One night
) and television (CSI: NY