Quantum Leap star Dean Stockwell dead at 85

Quantum Leap star Dean Stockwell dead at 85

11/09/2021

Dean Stockwell – best known for his role as Admiral Al Calavicci in Quantum Leap – dead at 85 after 70 year career

  • The veteran actor died at his home, peacefully of natural causes on Sunday morning a representative confirmed 
  •  Stockwell had starred alongside Scott Bakula in all 97 episodes of the sci-fi show which aired over five seasons from 1989 to 1993
  • The actor was critically-acclaimed for the role and earned four Primetime Emmy Nominations and won Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 1990 Golden Globes
  • He was also recognized for his work in film as he earned an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as Tony ‘The Tiger’ Russo in 1988’s Married To The Mob  
  • He later found major success when he joined the cast of Battlestar Galactica in 2006 and starred in the series until 2009 
  • The acting legend first began his career in the 1940s as he was a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 

Dean Stockwell – who was best known for his work as Admiral Al Calavicci in iconic early 90s series Quantum Leap has died at 85 after a career in acting which spanned over 70 years.

The veteran actor died at his home, peacefully of natural causes on Sunday morning a representative confirmed to TMZ on Monday evening.

Stockwell had starred alongside Scott Bakula in all 97 episodes of the sci-fi show which aired over five seasons from 1989 to 1993.

Legend: Dean Stockwell (seen in August 2012) – who was best known for his work as Admiral Al Calavicci in iconic early 90s series Quantum Leap has died at 85 after a career in acting which spanned over 70 years

The actor was critically-acclaimed for the role and even earned four Primetime Emmy Nominations and even won Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 1990 Golden Globes.

He was also recognized for his work in film as he earned an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as Tony ‘The Tiger’ Russo in 1988’s Married To The Mob. 

 Stockwell also had iconic roles on the big screen including the original Dune (1984), Paris, Texas (1984), To Live And Die In LA (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), Beverly Hills Cop (1987), and Air Force 1 (1997). 

Signature role: Stockwell (seen in 1989) had starred in all 97 episodes of the sci-fi show which aired over five seasons from 1989 to 1993

Dynamic duo: Stockwell starred alongside Scott Bakula throughout the entire series, as they are seen in 1995

Bond: Stockwell and Bakula are seen together in October 2014

Golden: He was also recognized for his work in film as he earned an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as Tony ‘The Tiger’ Russo in 1988’s Married To The Mob, as he is pictured with Michelle Pfeiffer 

He later found major success when he joined the cast of Battlestar Galactica in 2006 and starred in the series until 2009.

Thanks to his role in the  Edward James Olmos led series and Quantum Leap, Stockwell became a staple at sci-fi conventions throughout the country.

 The acting legend first began his career in the 1940s as he was a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Successful: Stockwell also had iconic roles on the big screen including Blue Velvet (1986) as he can be seen in the film

He’s back: He later found major success when he joined the cast of Battlestar Galactica in 2006 and starred in the series until 2009

Back in the day: The acting legend first began his career in the 1940s as he was a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as he is seen in Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

Stockwell earned his name in Hollywood starring in films including  Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Green Years (1946), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), and Kim (1950).

His career continued as a young adult as he earned his first lead role  in the 1957 Broadway and 1959 screen adaptations of Compulsion.

 He went on to earn the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his work starring as Edmund Tyrone in the film adaptation of Long Day’s Journey Into The Night.

Stockwell is survived by his wife, Joy Stockwell, in addition to their two children named Austin and Sophie. 

Family first: Stockwell (seen in 2004) is survived by his wife, Joy Stockwell, in addition to their two children named Austin and Sophie

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