Joseph S. Camp Jr. (born April 20, 1939) is a motion picture director and writer who is best known as the creator and director of the Benji films, as well as Hawmps! and The Double McGuffin.
Camp resides in Bell Buckle, Tennessee with his wife Kathleen. They previously owned property in Valley Center, California.
Camp is also known for his work with horses. He owns, and has trained, five horses who lived with him at his Valley Center Ranch. He has written a book about his experiences with horses, The Soul of a Horse.
His autobiography, Underdog: How One Man Turned Hollywood Rejection into the Worldwide Phenomenon of Benji (published 1993) -- republished as Benji and Me in 2000—covers more than just his experience making "Dog" movies.