Prolific and renowned actor Dean Stockwell breathed his last at the age of 85.
He was celebrated for his sci-fi drama roles in “Quantum Leap” and “Battlestar Galactica” in the reboot of the 2000s.
According to the news, Dean Stockwell died in his home because of natural reasons.
Dean Stockwell was born in North Hollywood in 1936 to actor Harry Stockwell. He was also the younger brother of acclaimed actor Guy Stockwell.
Dean Stockwell started his acting career at the tender age of 7 when he did a small role in a Broadway play called ‘Oklahoma.’
Stockwell was recognized in that Broadway play and was signed by MGM where he appeared in hit movies like “The Green Years” and “Anchors Away.” Both were smashing hits at the box office.
Dean Stockwell found recognition in the mid-1980s from his roles in films like “Dune” and “Paris, Texas.” His newfound career as a character actor made him one of the most sought-after actors of his time.
His notable roles are in movies “To live and die in LA,” “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “Blue Velvet.”
He was also nominated for the best supporting actor at the Oscars for his role in “Married to the Mob.”
NBC’s “Quantum Leap” saw Stockwell’s return to fame as Admiral Al Calavicci. The show was a sci-fi in which a time traveler was forced to leap years ahead while fixing the bodies of people in different time zones. The show was a great hit and lasted 5 seasons.
His role as John Cavil in “Battlestar Galactica” also left lasting imprints on the minds of his fans as he was one of the human-like robots who were attempting to exterminate the human race for the face of the earth.
The show saw its finale in 2019. Dean Stockwell took retirement from acting in 2015 after suffering from a heart stroke.
Dean Stockwell married twice, first to actress Millie Perkin and later to Joy Marchenko. He has two kids from Marchenko and is survived by them.