Campbell said he told him, "I've never acted before."
"My record is still clean," he joked.
Wayne was good to work with and only got frustrated with Campbell's lack of dramatic training once.
"There was never any harsh words," Campbell said. "I told him I'd kick his butt if there were."
Campbell doesn't think much of the idea of retirement, even though he is officially on a "goodbye" tour. Retirement to him seemed unlikely, even if his agent doesn't agree.
At the moment, Campbell said he's having too much fun touring with his kids. His three children from his fourth and current marriage are part of his band. His sons, Cal and Shannon, play drums and guitar while his daughter, Ashley, plays banjo.
"They're just wonderful," he said. "They've got their own band, too: Instant People. Having them along, it's a family thing."
Campbell is very proud of them.
"They all play so good," he said. "I started them out young, at zero, when they were in their diapers. They were always beating on drums or blowing on horns.
"I really have a good time with them."
"Retirement might mean cutting down a little bit," he acknowledged, but he's not sure he should just yet.
The Beach Boys recently announced plans for a full-scale reunion tour in 2012 that would include all the surviving members of the band. Campbell was a member from 1964 to 1965, filling in for Brian Wilson. He performed on several albums, including "Pet Sounds."
Campbell said his time with The Beach Boys was a real learning experience for him.
"Brian Wilson is just a genius," he said.
He said he'd love to see the reunion happen and go back out on the road with them.
"If Dennis and the whole band was back together that would be wonderful," he added.
Dennis Wilson was a founding member of The Beach Boys. He died in 1983.
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