Dean Stockwell, actor in 1984’s Quantum Leap and Dune, has died at the age of 85

Quantum Leap star Dean Stockwell died on November 7 at his home of natural causes. The “Dune” star was 85 years old at the time of his death.

The industry pays tribute

Dean’s has been in the Hollywood industry for almost 70 years. During this time, he played some notable roles, but gained popularity with the sci-fi show “Quantum Jump,” where he played Admiral Al Calavicci.

His Quantum Leap co-star Scott Bakula said, “(Dean) had the best work ethic. He was a breath of fresh air and he made me laugh. He was unique in his determination to make each role his own.”

Director Mark Huestis wrote a tribute on Facebook and said, “Throughout the process he demonstrated both his versatility and his enormous sensitivity, vulnerability and depth as an actor. He loved him. He will be missed.”

Fans also paid tribute to the legendary actor. They couldn’t stop praising him as one said, “Then you get older and you see him pop up everywhere and you realize that he really was one of the greatest character actors of all time. What a legacy! RIP.”

Bilge Ebiri, the well-known filmmaker and journalist, said, “RIP Dean Stockwell, a great actor who never found a scene he couldn’t steal.”

Stockwell’s personal and professional life-

Stockwell was born in Los Angeles, California. His father Harry Stockwell and his older brother Guy Stockwell were also in the film industry as actors.

He acted in several films as a child, some of which were Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), The Green Years (1946), Kim (1950), The Arnelo Affair (1947), and Anchors Aweigh (1945).

After graduating from high school, Stockwell dropped out after studying at the University of California for a year. A few years later, he resumed her acting career. He appeared in movies like Cimarron city, Men of Annapolis, Wagon Train and some others.

Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell, actor in 1984's Quantum Leap and Dune, has died at the age of 85

His acting career picked up speed after he starred in the Broadway adaptation of Compulsion. Dean Stockwell won a Cannes Film Award for Best Actor in 1959 for this film. He has also acted in big name movies like Pairs, Texas, Blue Velvet, To Live and Die in LA and Dune.

Aside from Quantum Leap, one of Dean’s most significant roles was as Brother Cavil in the 2000s reboot of the sci-fi series “Battlestar Galactica.” “The Tony Danza Show” also brought him much praise.

Stockwell married Milli Perkins (d. 1960; div. 1962) and Joy Marchenko (d. 1981; div. 2004) while he has two children: Sophia Stockwell and Austin Stockwell.

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