The actor’s outstanding career spanned 70 years
The popular actor Dean Stockwell passed away at the age of 85
Dean Stockwell was born on March 5, 1936 in the North Hollywood, his parents were Elizabeth Stockwell and the actor and lyric baritone singer Harry Stockwell that starred in the New York productions of Carousel and Oklahoma! as well as the voice of Prince Charming in Walt Disney’s film Snow White.
Dean started his career as a child actor during the 1940’s and went on to star on numerous films since then. During the 1960’s he appeared on several films including the counter-culture cult film Psych-Out in 1968 co-starring Susan Strasberg and Jack Nicholson, where he played the role of a hippie. Around that period he was also embracing counter-culture personally.
He became more popular during the 1980’s by appearing on yet more cult films such as Paris-Texas, Dune and also To Live and Die in L.A in 1985. In 1989 he started to play the most iconic role of his career, as Admiral Al Calavicci in the hit tv series Quantum Leap alongside Scott Bakula. Dean Stockwell remained a busy and prolific actor throughout his career, either in film or TV, where he had a semi-regular part on Battlestar Galactica from 2008 as John Cavil and also reuniting with Scott Bakula in a 2014 episode of NCIS: New Orleans.
Dean Stockwell died of natural causes on November 7, 2021, at the age of 85. RIP.
Look back at Dean Stockwell playing his famous role of Admiral Al Calavicci in the hit tv series Quantum Leap
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