Quantum Leap star Dean Stockwell dies aged 85 2 months ago

Quantum Leap star Dean Stockwell dies aged 85

The Oscar nominee had an impressive list of movie and TV credits.

Veteran character actor and Quantum Leap star Dean Stockwell has passed away at the age of 85.


Representatives for his family confirmed to Deadline that the actor, whose career spanned over 70 years, died peacefully at home of natural causes.

Stockwell began as a child actor, perhaps most famously playing the lead role in 1948's The Boy with Green Hair.

As a young adult, he won the best actor award at Cannes Film Festival for his role in Compulsion, as well as for his part in Sidney Lumet's adaptation of famous play Long Day's Journey Into Night.

This was before he appeared in such notable films as Air Force One, Beverly Hills Cop II, Paris, Texas, The Player, To Live and Die in LA and Married to the Mob, the latter of which he received an Oscar nomination for.

He also worked with David Lynch twice in Blue Velvet and Dune, as well as Francis Ford Coppola three times in Gardens of Stone, Tucker: The Man and His Dream and The Rainmaker respectively.

On TV, he was best known for playing Admiral Al Calavicci, the womanising, cigar-smoking best friend of the lead character on sci-fi series Quantum Leap, which ran from 1989 and 1993.

He also starred in an episode of the famous anthology series The Twilight Zone and played Brother Cavil in Battlestar Galactica.