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RIP Dean Stockwell

#1 Post by Vandal » Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:07 am

Dean Stockwell, ‘Quantum Leap’ and ‘Blue Velvet’ Star, Dead at 85

Dean Stockwell, the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actor best known for the groundbreaking sci-fi shows Quantum Leap and Battlestar Galactica and David Lynch’s noir-fever dream Blue Velvet, has died at age 85. Variety has confirmed the actor’s death.

Stockwell, born in 1936 in North Hollywood, California, began his acting career as a child star on Broadway, later appearing in films like Anchors Aweigh opposite Frank Sinatra and Gene Kell, Kim alongside Errol Flynn, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night with Katherine Hepburn.

Stockwell went on to have a highly successful film career, with roles in Paris, Texas, Blue Velvet, Dune, and Married to the Mob, the latter earned Stockwell a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

But the actor will be remembered by many for his starring role as Admiral Al Calavicci in sci-fi series Quantum Leap, which ran for five seasons between 1989 and 1993. Quantum Leap earned Stockwell numerous awards nominations, both at the Emmys and the Golden Globes. He won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in 1990.


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Re: RIP Dean Stockwell

#2 Post by Vandal » Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:38 pm

Scott Bakula statement on Stockwell:

I met Dean at his audition for Quantum Leap in 1988. He had agreed to ‘read’ for the Network, I was already cast. We connected immediately and my career and my life were changed that day in Brandon Tartikoff’s office. How lucky were we to get him? A few months later he would be nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Married to the Mob, but he was stuck with us. Serendipity? All I know is, he never tried to get out or complain, he loved the role and the show and the rest was history.
He became a dear friend and a mentor and we grew very close over the next five, very intense years. Dean was such a passionate man…about life, his work, his art(he was an amazing artist!), his family, all kinds of causes, people, music, the planet, cigars, golf, and on and on! Having been a famous child actor, he had a soft spot for every young actor who came on our set. He was very protective of their rights and safety and always checked in with them to make sure that they were ok. His big hearted response to the kids made all of us take notice and be better guardians ourselves.
In spite of having a career that came and went several times during his seventy plus years in the business, he was always grateful and delighted to have the chance to keep working. The only time he ever complained was when we called him on the golf course and told him we were ready for him to come to work! He used to announce his presence on the sound stage(if we hadn’t already caught a whiff of cigar smoke trailing in behind him), with a bellowed, “The fun starts now!” Truer words were never spoken.
I loved him dearly and was honored to know him. He made me a better human being…
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Re: RIP Dean Stockwell

#3 Post by Estonut » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:52 am

Vandal wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:38 pm
Scott Bakula statement on Stockwell:

I met Dean at his audition for Quantum Leap in 1988. He had agreed to ‘read’ for the Network, I was already cast. We connected immediately and my career and my life were changed that day in Brandon Tartikoff’s office. How lucky were we to get him? A few months later he would be nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Married to the Mob, but he was stuck with us. Serendipity? All I know is, he never tried to get out or complain, he loved the role and the show and the rest was history.
He became a dear friend and a mentor and we grew very close over the next five, very intense years. Dean was such a passionate man…about life, his work, his art(he was an amazing artist!), his family, all kinds of causes, people, music, the planet, cigars, golf, and on and on! Having been a famous child actor, he had a soft spot for every young actor who came on our set. He was very protective of their rights and safety and always checked in with them to make sure that they were ok. His big hearted response to the kids made all of us take notice and be better guardians ourselves.
In spite of having a career that came and went several times during his seventy plus years in the business, he was always grateful and delighted to have the chance to keep working. The only time he ever complained was when we called him on the golf course and told him we were ready for him to come to work! He used to announce his presence on the sound stage(if we hadn’t already caught a whiff of cigar smoke trailing in behind him), with a bellowed, “The fun starts now!” Truer words were never spoken.
I loved him dearly and was honored to know him. He made me a better human being…
I enjoyed watching them together on Quantum Leap. What a lovely tribute!

RIP, Dean.
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Re: RIP Dean Stockwell

#4 Post by SportsFan68 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:57 pm

He was great. I loved having him come onscreen because he was such a familiar presence, and there were so many times he did just that.
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