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Help Ken Hudson Campbell Fight Cancer

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You may know Ken from his roles as Santa in Home Alone, the guy Bill Murray kisses in Groundhog’s Day, or in Armageddon where his character loses his life saving the world from a giant asteroid. Now, we need the world’s help to save Ken.

Ken Hudson Campbell is an accomplished film, TV, and voice-over actor & improvisational comedian who has been a card-carrying union member for upwards of 35 years. On October 27th, 2023, Ken was diagnosed with cancer, a tumor had elusively grown on the bottom of his mouth and it began encroaching on his teeth. On December 7th, he is scheduled for a 10-hour surgery, during which a large part of his jawbone will be removed, along with his lymph nodes, and part of his leg bone. Surgeons plan to reconstruct a new jaw for Ken from this leg bone, install it, and treat him with radiation. He will have a 6-month recovery period & Chemo may be needed afterwards as well.

In January of 2022, following the COVID-19 pandemic, Ken lost the SAG-AFTRA health insurance that he had used for his whole career. Since then he has switched to Kaiser, & has great faith in his new team. Regardless,  he's looking at a week in the hospital, dealing with a feeding tube, skin grafts, and a Tracheotomy, and we are looking at further recovery possibilities like nursing homes . Even though physical therapy and speech therapy are covered, we  are anticipating huge out-of-pocket costs for caregivers/skilled nursing, insurance premiums, medical equipment, transportation, dental implants, dentures  and who knows what else. Our entire immediate family, Kathleen, Richard, and Michaela, are planning on taking care of him as much as we can during this long journey.

Ken Campbell is a family man. A loving father of two children with an admirable lust for life, and a passion for acting, writing, & sports. It is possible that this procedure will affect his ability to work as an actor in the future. We are asking for your help so that Kenny can use the time ahead to return to health, and spend more time with family & friends. Every prayer, positive thought, dollar, or gesture of support means the world to our family.


  • Andrew Dick
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Frank Hatz
    • $300 
    • 11 d
  • Mary Gallagher
    • $5 
    • 21 d
  • Rafael Moreno
    • $25 
    • 26 d
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 26 d

Organizer and beneficiary

Michaela Campbell
Altadena, CA
Kenneth Campbell
Raised $18,740 from 136 donations

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