Hamilton Camp (also known as Bob Camp, and as Hamid Hamilton Camp) was an actor, a singer, and a songwriter. He began his career at age twelve in the motion picture Bedlam, with Boris Karloff. Throughout his life, he played both comedic and dramatic roles in the mediums of movies, television and theater. "ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN", "BIRD", "DICK TRACY", "HEAVEN CAN WAIT", "MEATBALLS 2", "SAFARI 3000" and "UNDER FIRE" are but a few of his movie credits. He can be seen in the Warner Bros. Production "ALMOST HEROES" and, "JOE DIRT", with David Spade, and "THE FOURTH TENOR", with Rodney Dangerfield.
In the spring of 2005, he finished work on his final movie role playing Bix Karew in HARD FOUR, which was finally released direct to DVD in 2010.
Hamilton was always involved in music beginning at the Gate of Horn in Chicago in 1961; his work with Bob Gibson produced the classic folk album "Gibson and Camp at the Gate of Horn." Although Gibson and Camp did not stay together long, they got together many times over the next three decades to reprise their early performances. In 1986 they reunited to record a second live album celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first "Gate of Horn", repeating the original set list and commentary. They also added three additional signature songs including a Lightfoot classic, "For Lovin' Me" - perhaps returning the favor, as Lightfoot had recorded Hamilton's "Pride Of Man" on his very first album. Hamilton's cult classic "Pride Of Man" was also covered by Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tony Rice and Gram Parsons.
In addition to his groundbreaking work with Bob Gibson, Hamilton cut several solo albums for Elektra and Warner Brothers in the 60s and 70s. He added a new solo album "Mardi's Bard" in 1999, and completed his last solo album, "Sweet Joy", just days before his death. His last musical performance was in the Washington, DC area, appearing at the 2005 WFMA Benefit Weekend and on a split bill with Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen.
Hamilton resided in Los Angeles with his family. He had six children and thirteen grandchildren. He passed away on October 2, 2005.
I am keeping his press kit biography and photos here for archival purposes.