Dean Stockwell

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Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
Portrays: Cavil
Date of Birth: March 5, 1936
Date of Death: November 7, 2021
Age at Death: 85
Nationality: USA USA
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Robert Dean Stockwell (March 5, 1936—November 7, 2021; born in North Hollywood, California) is an American actor, credited as Dean Stockwell. He is best known for his portrayal of "Al Calavicci" in the TV series Quantum Leap, which starred Scott Bakula. In the Re-imagined Series, he plays Number One aka Brother Cavil, a disgruntled, cynical Colonial priest who is later revealed to be a Cylon.

Stockwell is a former child actor whose career included roles with such actors Errol Flynn, Gregory Peck, and Orson Welles. Stockwell was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role as Tony "The Tiger" Russo in the 1988 comedy film Married to the Mob.

He also had supporting roles in two David Lynch films: the 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune and Blue Velvet. His other film credits include Beverly Hills Cop II, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, The Player, Air Force One and 2004's The Manchurian Candidate.

He made a guest appearance as Colonel Grat on Star Trek: Enterprise during its first season episode "Detained," reuniting him with Scott Bakula, who also had the starring role in that series. Stockwell has also guest-starred on Stargate SG-1.

Stockwell retired from acting in 2015 to enter the world of art under his full name[1], with a variety of pieces auctioned off in 2011 and 2018.[2]

He passed away on November 7, 2021 and is survived by his wife, Joy Stockwell, and their two children, Austin and Sophie Stockwell.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Andreeva, Nellie (8 November 2021). - Dean Stockwell Dies: ‘Quantum Leap’ Star, Oscar & Emmy Nominee Was 85 (backup available on (in English).
  2. artnet - Robert Dean Stockwell Listing (backup available on (in English). Retrieved on 09 November 2021.