Ken Hudson Campbell, best known for playing Santa home aloneAlso kissing Bill Murray Groundhog Daywas recently diagnosed with cancer and his family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for his surgery to fight the disease.
“Ken Hudson Campbell is an accomplished film, TV and voice-over actor and improv comedian who has been a card-carrying union member for over 35 years,” his daughter Michaela wrote on the fundraising page. “On October 27, 2023, Ken was diagnosed with cancer, a tumor had developed in the bottom of his mouth and it had begun to take over his teeth.”
Campbell is undergoing surgery to remove “a large portion of the jawbone” and reconstruct it, which will result in six months of recovery and chemotherapy treatments. The GoFundMe account — which is nearing its goal of $100,000 — was created to help cover Campbell’s out-of-pocket medical expenses as he recovers.
Famous friends like Steve Carell, Jeff Garlin and Tim Meadows have already contributed, with Second City alum Carell posting, “Love you Ken.”
“Ken Campbell is a family man. A loving father of two, with an admirable lust for life and a passion for acting, writing and sports,” the GoFundMe post said. “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 coming time to return to health, and spend more time with family and friends. Every prayer, positive thought, dollar, or gesture of support means so much to our family.”
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