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Dean Stockwell is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Associate Producer American born on 5 march 1936 at North Hollywood (USA)

Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell
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Birth name Robert Dean Stockwell
Nationality USA
Birth 5 march 1936 at North Hollywood (USA)
Death 7 november 2021 (at 85 years)

Robert Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936) is an American actor of film and television, with a career spanning over 65 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 and The Green Years; 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.

More recently, he became widely known for television roles, playing Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci in the 1989–1993 NBC-TV Universal television 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).


Stockwell married Millie Perkins on April 15, 1960; they divorced on July 30, 1962. He married Joy Marchenko on December 15, 1981. They had two children: a son, Austin, born November 5, 1983, and a daughter, Sophia, born August 5, 1985. Stockwell and Marchenko divorced in 2004.

Stockwell has been widely reported to be the godfather of actress Amber Tamblyn; however, in a 2009 interview with Parade, Tamblyn explained that Stockwell was one of three famous friends of her father, actor Russ Tamblyn, who were always around the house when she was growing up, and who were big influences on her life. The other two, in addition to Stockwell, were actor Dennis Hopper, and musician Neil Young. The word "godfather" was "just a loose term I’ve always used for all of them," Tamblyn explained in the interview.

Stockwell is an accomplished artist who creates both digitally enhanced photographs and original collages in the style of his friend and fellow artist, Wallace Berman. During his time at the University of California, Berkeley, Stockwell immersed himself in music and wrote several small compositions. As part of his friendship with musician Neil Young, Stockwell designed the album cover art for American Stars 'N Bars. Together, they directed Human Highway, which Stockwell also co-wrote. The title track from Young's 1970 album After the Gold Rush is based on the title of a screenplay written by Stockwell.

Stockwell is an avid golfer and played golf during breaks in filming episodes of Quantum Leap. He is a martial artist, holding instructor rank in Modern Arnis.

Stockwell is an "avowed environmentalist", an aspect which has permeated his onscreen characters at times.

Best films

Air Force One (1997)
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Kim (1950)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Sons and Lovers (1960)
Alsino and the Condor (1982)

Usually with

Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(8 films)
Neil Young
Neil Young
(1 films)
Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(10 films)
Russ Tamblyn
Russ Tamblyn
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dean Stockwell (91 films)

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Max Rose
Max Rose (2016)

Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dean Stockwell, Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak, Claire Bloom, Illeana Douglas
Roles Ben Tracey
Rating61% 3.0964853.0964853.0964853.0964853.096485
Max Rose (Jerry Lewis) is an aging jazz pianist who learns that his wife of 50 years may have been unfaithful to him.
Persecuted (2014)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about religion
Actors Bruce Davison, Dean Stockwell, James Remar, Brad Stine, Brad Stine
Roles Dave Wilson
Rating35% 1.768611.768611.768611.768611.76861
Reformed drug addict and America's leading evangelist John Luther opposes Senator Donald Harrison's Faith and Fairness Act which would not allow Christians to state that they have the whole/only truth. To destroy Luther's credibility and ensure passage of the bill Luther is framed for the rape and murder of a teenage girl.
C.O.G. (2013)
, 1h28
Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, Casey Wilson, Dean Stockwell, Dale Dickey, Troian Bellisario
Roles Hobbs
Rating56% 2.800622.800622.800622.800622.80062
Based on David Sedaris' autobiographical short story, C.O.G. (which stands for Child of God) follows Samuel (Jonathan Groff), who attempts to immerse himself in "the real world," and go "off the grid" following his graduation from Yale to work at an apple farm under an alias. Out of his element and failing to fit in amongst the town's migrant workers and deeply religious locals, Samuel begins a journey that will take him deep into unfamiliar, awkward, and sometimes humorous territory as he encounters would-be benefactors and friends alike.
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, 1h52
Directed by Edward James Olmos
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Military science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera
Actors Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Trucco, Dean Stockwell, Michael Hogan
Roles Brother Cavil
Rating70% 3.546513.546513.546513.546513.54651
The opening scenes of The Plan occur just prior to the destruction of the Twelve Colonies in the televised miniseries, Battlestar Galactica. Humanoid Cylon John Cavil (played by Dean Stockwell) is shown leading the planning for the genocidal attack on the human race. All of the seven "known" humanoid Cylons (Cavil, Leoben Conoy, D'Anna Biers, Simon, Aaron Doral, Six, and Sharon Valerii) are present in the control room of the main Cylon base. Two versions of Cavil are shown in a Resurrection Ship, with the "Final Five" Cylons in stasis in resurrection chambers. The two versions of Cavil briefly discuss their plans for "teaching a lesson" to the Final Five (who were their creators), and one version of Cavil announces his intention to witness the destruction of humanity on the ground. This version of Cavil travels to the planet Picon, where he encounters Ellen Tigh (one of the Final Five, played by Kate Vernon) in a strip club. Other characters from the series are also depicted: Gaius Baltar (James Callis) has a final meeting with Caprica Six; Samuel Anders (Michael Trucco) is shown at his Pyramid team's training camp along with the team doctor, who is Number Four/Simon (Rick Worthy); and Tory Foster (Rekha Sharma) is shown driving to an airport in a SAAB 900.
The Nanny Express, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Vanessa Marcil, Dean Stockwell, Peter Dobson, Brennan Elliott, Natalie Dreyfuss, Uriah Shelton
Roles Jerry Hewitt
Rating64% 3.239783.239783.239783.239783.23978
After the passing of their mother three years prior, Ben and Emily have driven their father David crazy by going through one nanny after another. The film shows a life of a young girl, Kate, who looks after her dad. She is looking for work and Beverly Hills offers her a job as a nanny for David’s family. The children take an immediate dislike to her as she is “just another maid.” After all the incidents she takes it surprisingly well yet the kids expect her to leave. After a while of shenanigans her and Ben become friends yet Emily keeps her distance. Eventually, David reveals to Kate that his wife was hit and killed by a drunk driver.
The Dunwich Horror
Directed by Leigh Slawner
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Dean Stockwell, Jeffrey Combs, Leigh Slawner, Shirly Brener, Marcus Lyle Brown, Kristen Quintrall
Roles Dr. Henry Armitage
Rating36% 1.8283951.8283951.8283951.8283951.828395
En Louisiane, Lavina, une mère célibataire de 35 ans accouche d'un petit garçon et d'un monstre dans la démoniaque Whateley House. 10 ans après, le docteur Henry Armitage et son assistant le professeur Fay Morgan découvrent que la page 751 de chaque exemplaire du Nécronomicon est manquante et que la confrérie noire a invoqué le gardien Yog Sothoth afin de laisser le portail ouvert aux démons et autres dieux. Ils invitent l'arrogant et sceptique professeur Walter Rice afin de pouvoir traduire le Nécronomicon pour pouvoir trouver le livre. Pendant ce temps, le fils de Lavina, Wilbur Whateley, vieillit très rapidement et recherche la page manquante afin d'ouvrir le portail.
Derrière le Mensonge
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Penelope Ann Miller, Henry Thomas, Abel Folk, Dean Stockwell, Lorena Bernal
Roles Agent Tremayne
Rating45% 2.277142.277142.277142.277142.27714
Laura, une américaine, vit en Espagne avec sa famille. Un terrible incendie entraine la mort de son mari et de sa fille. Alors qu'elle décide de retourner vivre aux États-Unis, Franck, un membre de l'ambassade américaine, lui révèle que l'incendie n'était pas un accident...
The Manchurian Candidate, 2h10
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Kimberly Elise, Vera Farmiga
Roles Mark Whiting
Rating65% 3.2993353.2993353.2993353.2993353.299335
Major Bennett "Ben" Marco (Denzel Washington) is a war veteran who begins to doubt what is commonly known about his famous U.S. Army unit. During the Gulf War, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) supposedly rescued all but two members in his unit, of which Marco was the commanding officer. Shaw became a war hero and was awarded the Medal of Honor, launching his political career.
CQ (2003)
, 1h28
Directed by Roman Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes La bande dessinée, Films about films
Actors Jeremy Davies, Angela Lindvall, Élodie Bouchez, Gérard Depardieu, Billy Zane, Giancarlo Giannini
Roles Dr. Ballard
Rating61% 3.098153.098153.098153.098153.09815
In Paris in 1969, young film editor Paul Ballard (Jeremy Davies) is currently working on a science-fiction adventure film called Codename: Dragonfly, written and directed by renowned director Andrezej (Gérard Depardieu).
Inferno (2002)

Genres Drama, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jeff Fahey, Janet Gunn, Dean Stockwell
Roles Mayor Bill Klinger
Rating36% 1.803831.803831.803831.803831.80383
La ville de Loch Lamond, au beau milieu de sa saison touristique, se trouve en proie à de mystérieux incendies...
Buffalo Soldiers, 1h38
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Military humor in film, Politique, Political films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Anna Paquin, Scott Glenn, Haluk Bilginer, Elizabeth McGovern
Roles General Lancaster
Rating66% 3.346973.346973.346973.346973.34697
Specialist Ray Elwood (Joaquin Phoenix) is a U.S. Army soldier stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1989. Bored with the lack of a war, he instead devotes his attention to black market deals, as well as cooking heroin for a gang of drug-dealing Military Police led by Sergeant Saad. As a supply specialist, Elwood poses as a model soldier and friendly confidant to his incompetent commanding officer, Colonel Berman (Ed Harris), who gives Elwood the opportunity to turn Army protocol to his advantage. Berman has no idea what supplies his subordinate is requisitioning or that Elwood is sleeping with his wife (Elizabeth McGovern).
In Pursuit
In Pursuit (2001)
, 1h28
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Daniel Baldwin, Claudia Schiffer, Coolio, Dean Stockwell, Sarah Lassez, Kim Rhodes
Roles Charles Welz
Rating38% 1.913321.913321.913321.913321.91332
An attorney is accused of murdering a powerful man after having an affair with his beautiful wife.
The Quickie, 1h39
Directed by Sergueï Bodrov
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brenda Bakke, Vladimir Machkov, Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Dean Stockwell, Jsu Garcia
Roles Michael
Rating56% 2.8479952.8479952.8479952.8479952.847995
Oleg, un séduisant milliardaire de la mafia russe, entretient une bonne partie de sa famille et de ses amis, même si ses affaires ne sont plus aussi florissantes que par le passé. Dans la grande villa de Malibu qu'il vient d'acquérir, il organise une fête pour le réveillon et annonce qu'il veut changer de vie. Le même soir, Oleg reçoit une lettre de menace. Le lendemain, alors que la cuisine est envahie de cafards, il fait appel à une société de désinfection. Arrive alors Lisa, une séduisante jeune femme qui lui propose un quickie, "un petit coup vite fait", pour quelques dollars de plus.
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Films set in the future, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about child abuse
Actors Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Angie Harmon, Dean Stockwell, Teri Garr
Roles Tim Drake (voice)
Rating77% 3.8889853.8889853.8889853.8889853.888985
In Neo-Gotham City, the Joker mysteriously resurfaces after having disappeared 35 years ago, taking over a faction of the criminal gang Jokerz. On his orders, they steal high-tech communications equipment. Despite the intervention of Terry McGinnis (Bruce Wayne's successor as Batman), the Joker escapes. Bruce insists that the Joker must be an impostor, claiming to have witnessed the Joker's death after their last battle. Unwilling to let Terry face the Joker—impostor or not—Bruce demands that he return the Batsuit. The Joker attacks Bruce in the Batcave, leaving him for dead. Terry, after fending off an attack from the Jokerz, finds Bruce near dead from the Joker's trademark toxin and quickly administers an antidote, tending to Bruce with the help of Barbara Gordon, who is now the commissioner of the GCPD.