Scott Allan Campbell

Biography: Actor Scott Allan Campbell is a gifted character lead, skilled at portraying tough working-class characters. Born in Florida in 1959, he graduated from the University of West Virginia and made his small-screen acting debut in his mid-twenties. His early performances include appearances on episodes of such series as St. Elsewhere and 21 Jump Street, in such movies as In the Hands of the Enemy (1987), and in a handful of commercials. He has worked in period films, such as Ted Turner's Civil War drama Gettysburg (1993), and in genre vehicles such as The X-Files and Dark Skies. Audiences watching the FOX network's Boston Public will also have seen him in a prominent guest-starring role, but Campbell's most visible part since 1994 has been on NYPD Blue, where he has played the hard-nosed Detective Sergeant Martens of the Internal Affairs Bureau. Usually seen as an antagonist with a special resentment of Detective Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), owing to the latter's early history ofActor Scott Allan Campbell is a gifted character lead, skilled at portraying tough working-class characters. Born in Florida in 1959, he graduated from the University of West Virginia and made his small-screen acting debut in his mid-twenties. His early performances include appearances on episodes of such series as St. Elsewhere and 21 Jump Street, in such movies as In the Hands of the Enemy (1987), and in a handful of commercials. He has worked in period films, such as Ted Turner's Civil War drama Gettysburg (1993), and in genre vehicles such as The X-Files and Dark Skies. Audiences watching the FOX network's Boston Public will also have seen him in a prominent guest-starring role, but Campbell's most visible part since 1994 has been on NYPD Blue, where he has played the hard-nosed Detective Sergeant Martens of the Internal Affairs Bureau. Usually seen as an antagonist with a special resentment of Detective Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), owing to the latter's early history of alcoholism, Martens originally was the relatively thankless role of a heavy in a series filled with anti-heroes. Beginning in the series' sixth season, with the episode "Show and Tell," however, Campbell's portrayal of Martens took on new dimensions as the writers added significantly to his depth. In that episode, Campbell gave as good as he got from Dennis Franz's Sipowicz, over what his character's job is and how he does it. From that episode onward, the sergeant from IAB (usually referred to informally as the "rat squad") has come off as more of a standup guy with an unpleasant job than a resident heavy. In 2002, Campbell also took on a small role in the high-profile drama White Oleander. Expand

Scott Allan Campbell's Scores

Average career score: 66
Highest Metascore: 83 24: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 49 Desperate Housewives: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Criminal Minds: Season 5 Sep 23, 2009 Det. Ganz 7.6
tbd Boston Legal: Season 3 Sep 19, 2006 Det. Scott Reynolds 7.9
49 Desperate Housewives: Season 2 Sep 25, 2005 Det. Sloan 8.3
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 12 Sep 21, 2004 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / Sgt. Martens tbd
tbd Medical Investigation: Season 1 Sep 9, 2004 Don Raymond tbd
tbd The West Wing: Season 5 Sep 24, 2003 Greg Polk 6.8
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 11 Sep 23, 2003 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB tbd
83 24: Season 2 Oct 29, 2002 Hazmat Doctor 8.8
tbd Boston Public: Season 3 Oct 21, 2002 Vincent Russo tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 10 Sep 24, 2002 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / IAB Sgt. Martens / Sgt. Martens tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 9 Nov 6, 2001 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / Sgt. Martens tbd
tbd Crossing Jordan: Season 1 Sep 24, 2001 George Driscoll tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 8 Jan 9, 2001 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / Sgt. Martens tbd
tbd Judging Amy: Season 2 Oct 10, 2000 Allan Kroft tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 7 Jan 11, 2000 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / Martens tbd
tbd Profiler: Season 4 Sep 25, 1999 Eric Stanley tbd
tbd The X-Files: Season 6 Nov 8, 1998 Jeff Smoodge 8.4
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 6 Oct 20, 1998 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / Martens / Sgt. Martens tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 5 Sep 30, 1997 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / Martens tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 4 Oct 15, 1996 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / Martens tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 3 Oct 24, 1995 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / Martens tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 2 Oct 11, 1994 Sgt. Jerry Martens, IAB / Martens tbd