‘Quantum Leap’ star Dean Stockwell dies at 85… Dean Stockwell, an Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actor whose career on stage, in film and TV spanned more than 70 years, has died at the age of 85.
The Quantum Leap star died on November 7 at home of natural causes, a rep for the family confirmed to Deadline.
Stockwell was born in 1936 in North Hollywood. By the time he was 7, he was on Broadway, launching a career as a child actor. He appeared in Anchors Aweigh with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, Kim with Errol Flynn, Gentleman’s Agreement, and the controversial 1948 movie The Boy With the Green Hair.
As a young adult, Stockwell returned to the Broadway stage in Compulsion with Roddy McDowall, who became a lifelong friend. Stockwell reprised his role in the film version and won his first of two Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival. He also starred in Sons and Lovers and Long Day’s Journey Into Night with Katherine Hepburn.
Between 2004 and 2009, Stockwell appeared in the Battlestar Galactica reboot as Brother Cavil.
Other roles included Blue Velvet, Paris and Texas, and the original Dune, which was remade this year.
Stockwell won two best actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and received a best-supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role in the 1988 comedy-crime movie Married to the Mob.
The North Hollywood native became a household name with his iconic role as Admiral Al Calavicci in hit sci-fi TV series Quantum Leap, which he appeared in from 1989 to 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Stockwell; and their two children, Austin Stockwell and Sophie Stockwell.
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