Dean Stockwell, an American actor with a career of more than 70 years, died on Sunday at the age of 85.The source representing the actor said that he passed away peacefully while sleeping at home.His best works include starring in the science fiction series “Quantum Leap”, “Air Force One” and David Lynch movies “Dune” and “Blue Velvet.
“Stockwell was born as Robert Dean Stockwell in March 1936 and started his career as a child star under a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He first appeared in a movie in 1945 in “Valley of Decisions.” Other early works include “Anchors Aweigh” and “The Green Years”.
It can be said that Stockwell’s biggest role was to play the role of Admiral’Al’ Calavicci in the NBC science fiction series “Quantum Leap”, which was broadcast for five consecutive seasons from 1989 to 1993. Scott Bakula’s role as Dr. Sam Beckett exemplifies this feminine and greater role than life, a physicist engaged in space-time experiments.
The role earned Stockwell multiple Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, and a Golden Globe Award in 1990 in recognition of his “acting in a series, miniseries or movie produced for television Best Actor in a Supporting Role”.
Stockwell received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 29, 1992.Stockwell was nominated for an Oscar for a supporting actor for his 1988 film “Married to the Thug”. Before that, he was named the best actor at the Cannes Film Festival twice in 1959 and 1962.