Dean Stockwell

Actor

Born: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Robert Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936) is an American actor of film and television, with a career spanning over 70 years. As a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he first came to the public's attention in films such as Anchors Aweigh, The Green Years, Gentleman's Agreement and Kim; as a young adult, he played a lead role in the 1957 Broadway and 1959 screen adaptations of Meyer Levin's Compulsion, a novel based on the true-life story of Leopold and Loeb. In 1962, Stockwell played Edmund Tyrone in the film version of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night. The following year he was the guest star in the episode "High Named Today" for Combat!. More recently, he became widely known for television roles, playing Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci in the 1989–93 NBC-TV Universal series Quantum Leap, and Brother Cavil in the Sci Fi Channel 21st century revival of Battlestar Galactica. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Married to the Mob (1988).

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