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Wheeling Native in Hallmark Movie

November 3, 2011 - Phyllis Sigal

Wheeling native Bobby Campo will be featured in “Love’s Christmas Journey,” a film to be shown at 8 p.m. Saturday on the Hallmark Channel.

Campo plays the part of Erik in the movie. There are lots of other big names in the show as well.

According to the Hallmark Channel's synopsis: “While still mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King (Natalie Hall) visits her brother Aaron Davis (Greg Vaughan) and his children for Christmas. Ellie does her best to enjoy the holidays, even making new friends with Mrs. Thompson (JoBeth Williams), a local shop keeper, and handsome admirer Deputy Strode (Dylan Bruce). Settling in nicely with her brother’s family, Ellie also meets Erik (Bobby Campo), a young man abandoned by his outlaw father whom Aaron has taken in as one of his own. When Aaron travels out of town to purchase adjacent land for farming, Ellie agrees to watch his children, but the season’s festivities are threatened when Aaron goes missing.”

Campo, who was born in Wheeling and grew up in Florida, is the son of Donna and Robert Camposecco of St. Petersburg, Fla. A host of relatives (hundreds of cousins, aunts and uncles, according to Bobby's dad) still live in the Wheeling area, including his grandparents Joseph Bauduin and Theresa Campo, and his 93-year-old great-grandmother Rose Contraguerro.

The 28-year-old actor had a leading role in the movie “Final Destination,” and also has been seen in “CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and a number of other television series. Upcoming movies include “Queen,” “One of Us Must Know” and “General Education.”

Bobby's dad, Robert, is looking forward to Saturday's movie. It may not be the biggest role his son has had, but it's "not gory" like "Final Destination."

He does have a pretty big scene, Robert noted, when he's accused of burning down the mayor's barn, but the fire was actually started by a crooked attorney played by Charles Shaughnessy of "Days of Our Lives" fame.

“Love’s Christmas Journey,” is a "nice family show," he said.

 
 

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Bobby Campo in "Love's Christmas Journey"

 
 
 
 

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