Another unfortunate news has struck the world of cinema, as Dean Stockwell bids us goodbye. The actor was seen in ‘Quantum Leap’ and ‘Air Force One’ and was involved in films by David Lynch including, ‘Dune’ and ‘Blue Velvet.’ His best role as the Admiral ‘Al’ Calavicci in NBC sci-series ‘Quantum Leap’ aired for five seasons from 1989 to 1993. Stockwell was seen playing a larger than life character, so much like a James Bond in a sci-fi Universe.
The actor was born Robert Dean Stockwell in March 1936 and began his career in acting as a child actor and over the years evolved to deliver us with iconic roles. In fact, the actor has bagged multiple Emmy nominations and Golden Globes nominations, winning in 1990 for ‘best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television.’
Dean Stockwell with a career that spanned over 70 years passed away on Sunday at the age of 85, reports Variety. Sources who represent the actor gave a statement to Variety saying that the actor died peacefully, in his sleep at home. The actor was always seen dropping in and out of his acting career. Yet he has always been a man to look up to and an actor to remember.
Dean Stockwell had earned an Academy nomination in his name for the 1988 film ‘Married to the Mob’ and has been named as the best actor twice at the Cannes film Festival.
The last few roles by Dean Stockwell were in some era-defining movies that included Wim Wenders’ ‘Paris, Texas,’ ‘To Live and Die in L.A.,’ ‘The Rainmaker,’ Robert Altman’s “The Player,” ‘Married to the Mob’ and the above mentioned two Lynch movies. Then on, he had recurring roles in the series ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘The Tony Danza Show.’