A.P. Bio: How Bruce Campbell and Evil Dead 2 Influenced Glenn Howerton


31 Aug
31Aug

Susan Leighton

By now, fans of Peacock’s hilarious A.P. Bio know that the series will be returning to the small screen on Sept. 2. Season 4 kicks off with Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) being surprised by the appearance of his estranged father “Mr. Mr. Griffin” played by none other than Bruce Campbell. 

Let’s face it, this is bound to go down as one of the best match-ups in sitcom history. Who else has the chops to go toe to toe with the sarcastic Howerton? After all, Campbell is known for his delivery of acerbic one liners in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise. 

In an exclusive interview with E Online, Glenn Howerton revealed that he was pleasantly surprised by the horror movie veteran’s casting. As it turns out, Bruce is a childhood hero of the actor and he cites Evil Dead 2 as being extremely “influential.” 

According to Howerton: 

“I’m not being hyperbolic. Evil Dead 2 changed my point of view. It made me realize that things were possible. I was like, ‘Oh, if you can do that, you can do anything as long as you have the ability to pull it off.'”

He isn’t the only entertainer that has expressed admiration for Raimi’s definitive “splatstick” classic. Quentin Tarantino is also a huge admirer of the film stating that it showed budding creatives that there was a “new way to shoot a movie.” 

Of course, who wouldn’t be honored to work with Bruce Campbell? Most thespians who grew up loving his performances during the 80s and 90s would jump at the chance to share a scene or two with him. Howerton is no different. 

Gushing about his idol, Glenn confided that not only was Bruce “super fun but he was a sweet guy” and it was a “pleasure to have him on the series.”

If we’re lucky, maybe his role can be recurring. From our lips to the executive producer’s ears…

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