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Original Name
Robert Dean Stockwell
Birth
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death
7 Nov 2021 (aged 85)
Whangārei District, Northland, New Zealand
Burial
Cremated
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Actor, Singer, Film Producer, Film Director, Screenwriter. He was best known for playing the character roles of midshipman, criminals, lieutenants, criminals, doctors, henchmen, salesmen, commissioners, professors, politicians, judges, tramps, colonels, admirals, agents, sheriffs, historical figures, police officers, mobsters, hosts, captains, generals, valet attendants, counselors, detectives, usually in crime films, musical films, comedy films, in western films, Sci-Fi films, horror films, and several classic television series. He will be best remembered for his role as 'Peter' in the film, "The Boy With Green Hair" (1948). The film which was directed by Joseph Losey, which was based on a story by Betzi Beaton, and which was written for the screen by Ben Barzman and Alfred Lewis Levitt, and which also stars Barbara Hale, Pat O'Brien, and Robert Ryan, tells the story of the parable looks at the public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green. He is also best remembered for playing the role of hologram and best friend 'Admiral Al Calavicci' of 'Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett' who was played by actor Scott Bakula in 97 episodes in the travel science-fiction television series, 'Quantum Leap" from 1989 to 1993, where both men find themselves leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home. He was also a talented singer who occasionally songs in the "Quantum Leap," television series including, "Volare," "Alphabet Rap," Deck The Halls," "Cuanto La Gusto," "The Twist," ""Let It Be Me" (Je t'Appartiens)," and "We Shall Overcome." He was born as Robert Dean Stockwell in North Hollywood, California, on to the actor Harry Bayless Stockwell (1902-1986), and his wife Elizabeth Margaret "Betty" Veronica Stockwell (1910-1993), on March 5, 1936. His brother Guy Stockwell (1933-2002), was also an actor. A former child star he made his stage debut in a Theater Guild production of Paul Osborn's "The Innocent Voyage," in which his brother was also cast. The play ran for nine months. He was eventually spotted by a talent scout, and, on the strength of his performance, was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (or MGM) in 1945. His impish, dimpled looks and tousled brown hair combined with genuine acting talent kept him on the box office front line for more than a decade. He made his actual film debut in the role of 'Paulie' in the drama, "The Valley Of Decision" (1945). Besides, "The Valley Of The Decision" (1945), and "The Boy With Green Hair" (1948), his many other film credits include, "Anchors Aweigh" (1945), "Bud Abbott And Lou Costello In Hollywood" (1945), "The Green Years" (1946), "Home, Sweet Homicide" (1946), "The Mighty McGurk" (1947), "A Really Important Person" (1947), "The Arnelo Affair" (1947), "The Romance Of Rosy Ridge" (1947), "Song Of The Thin Man" (1947), "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), "Deep Waters" (1948), "Down To The Sea In Ships" (1949), "The Secret Garden" (1949),"Stars In My Crown" (1950), "The Happy Years" (1950), "Kim" (1950), "Cattle Drive" (1950), "Gun For A Coward" (1956), "The Careless Years" (1957), "Compulsion" (1959), "Sons And Lover" (1960), "The Joke And The Valley" (1961), "Long Day's Journey Into Night"(1962), "Rapture" (1965), "Aleph" (1966), "Psych-Out" (1968), "The Ping Pong Match" (1968), "Game Of The Week" (1969), "The Dunwich Horror" (1970), "The Last Movie" (1971, He played the role of Billy The Kid), "Paper Man" (1971), "The Failing Of Raymond" (1971), "Adventures Of Nick Carter" (1972), "The Loners" (1972), "The Werewolf Of Washington" (1973, He played the role of Jack Whittier), "The Pacific Connection" (1974), "Win, Place Or Steal" (1974), "Cop On The Beat" (1975), "One Away" (1976), "Tracks" (1976), "Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood" (1976), "A Killing Affair" (1977), "She Came To The Valley" (1979), "Born To Be Sold" (1981), "Wrong Is Right" (1982), "Human Highway" (1982), "Citizen Soldier" (1982), "Alsino And The Condor" (1982), "Paris, Texas" (1984), "Dune" (1984), "To Kill A Stranger" (1984), "The Legend Of Billie Jean" (1985), "To Live And Die In L.A." (1985), "Once Bitten" (1985), "Papa Was A Preacher" (1985), "Blue Velvet" (1986), "Gardens Of Stone" (1987), "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987), "Banzai Runner" (1987), "Kenny Rogers As The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues" (1987), "The Time Guardian" (1987), "The Blue Iguana" (1988), "Married To The Mob" (1988), "Tucker: The Man And His Dream" (1988, He played the role of billionaire Howard Hughes), "Smokescreen" (1988), "The Long Haul" (1989), "Buying Time" (1989), "Limit Up" (1989), "Catchfire" (1990), "Sandino" (1990), "The Player" (1992), "Shame" (1992), "Friends And Enemies" (1992), "Fatal Memories" (1992), "Caught In The Act" (1993), "Bonanza: The Return" (1993), "In The Line Of Duty: The Price Of Vengeance" (1994), "Chasers" (1994), "Vanishing Son II" (1994), "Justice In A Small Town" (1994), "The Innocent" (1994), "Madonna: Innocence Lost" (1994), "Deadline For Murder: from The Files Of Edna Buchanan" (1995), "Mr. Wrong" (1996), "Naked Souls" (1996), "Twilight Man" (1996), "Unabomber: The True Story" (1996), "Last Resort" (1996), "Close To Danger" (1997), "Living In Peril" (1997), "McHale's Navy" (1997), "Midnight Blue" (1997), "Air Force One" (1997), "The Shadow Men" (1997), "The Rainmaker" (1997), "Sinbad: The Battle Of The Dark Knights" (1998), "Restraining Order" (1999), "Water Damage" (1999), "The Venice Project" (1999), "Rites Of Passage" (1999), "What Katy Did" (1999), "The Flunky" (2000), "They Nest" (2000), "In Pursuit" (2000), Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker" (2000, He played the voice of 'Tim Drake' in the film), "Italian Ties" (2001), "CQ" (2001), "The Quickie" (2001), "Buffalo Soldiers" (2001), "Inferno" (2002), "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004), "American Black Beauty" (2005), "Gnarls Barkley: Smiley Faces, Version 2" (2006), "The Deal" (2007), "Al's Beef" (2008), "The Dunwich Horror" (2008), "The Nanny Express" (2008), "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" (2009), "C.O.G." (2013), "Max Rose" (2013), "Deep In The Darkness" (2014), "Persecuted" (2014), and "Rusty Steel" (2014). Besides, playing the role of hologram and best friend 'Admiral Al Calavicci' of 'Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Beckett' who was played by actor Scott Bakula in 97 episodes in the travel science-fiction television series, "Quantum Leap" from 1989 to 1993, where both men find themselves leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home, his many other television credits include, "Front Row Center," "Matinee Theatre," "Schlitz Playhouse," "The United States Steel Hour," "Climax," "Men Of Annapolis," "Cimarron City," "General Electric Theater," "Playhouse 90," "Johnny Staccato," "Buick-Electra Playhouse," "Checkmate," "The DuPont Show With June Allyson," "Outlaws," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Wagon Train," "Bus Stop," "The Twilight Zone," "Alcoa Premiere," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "The Dick Powell Theatre," 'Combat!" "The Greatest Show On Earth," "The Defenders," "The Eleventh Hour," "Kraft Suspense Theatre," "Burke's Law," "Dr. Kildare," "The Danny Thomas Show," "Thirty-Minute Theatre," "Mannix," "The F.B.I." "Mission: Impossible," "Night Gallery," "Orson Welles' Great Mysteries," "Police Surgeon," "The Streets Of San Francisco," "Columbo," "Joe Forrester," "Three For The Road," "Cannon," "Ellery Queen," "Police Story," "McCloud," "Tales Of The Unexpected," "Greatest Heroes Of The Bible," "Hart To Hart," "The A-Team," "Simon & Simon," "Fox Mystery Theater," "Miami Vice," "Hunter," "Murder, She Wrote," "Son Of The Morning Star," "Captain Planet And The Planeteers," (He played the voice of 'Duke Nukem' in nine episode of the animated television series from 1990 to 1992), "Burke's Law," "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman," "The Langoliers," "Chicago Hope," "Street Gear," "Snowy River: The McGregor Saga," "Nowhere Man," "Here's Hollywood," "The Late Show With David Letterman," "An Evening At The Improv," "Jeopardy," "The Commish," "Can't Hurry Love," "Ink," "Popular Science," "The Tony Danza Show," "It's True!" "The Drew Carey Show," "Cold Feet," "First Monday," "Star Trek: Enterprise," "Stargate SG-1," "JAG," "Crash," "Battlestar Gallactica," "Enlisted," and "NCIS: New Orleans." He also appeared on Broadway in New York City, New York, in the stage productions of such plays, as 'John Thornton' in "The Innocent Voyage" (November 15, 1943, to December 18, 1943), and as 'Judd Steiner' in "Compulsion" (October 24, 1957, to February 22, 1958). Besides acting, he was also a film director, film producer, and screenwriter, for such films as, "For Crazy Horse" (1958), "Moonstone" (1963), "Pas de Trois" (1964), "Egg Of Nite - Epilogue" (1970), "Eye Of Streaming" (1973), "Human Highway" (1982), "Citizen Soldier" (1982), and "Rites Of Passage" (1999). His last film role was playing 'The Celebrity's Henchman' in the film drama, "Entertainment" (2015). The film which was directed by and also starred Rick Alverson, which was also written for the screen by Gregg Turkington (who also starred), Tim Heidecker, and Tye Sheridan (who also starred), and which also starred John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, Amy Seimetz, and Lotte Verbeek, tells the story of en route to meet his estranged daughter and attempting to revive his dwindling career, a broken, middle-aged comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave desert. During his prolific acting career he was nominated for several awards or was a winner of several awards including, Golden Globes Awards Winner of Special Award for "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), for the best juvenile actor in 1948, Cannes Film Festival Winner of the Best Actor Award for "Compulsion" (1959), which was shared with Bradford Dillman and Orson Welles in 1959, Cannes Film Festival Winner of the Best Actor Award for "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (1962), which was shared with Jason Robards and Ralph Richardson in 1962, Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Actor-Drama for "Sons And Lovers" (1960), in 1961, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Nominee for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob" (1988), in 1989, Academy Award Nominee for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Married to the Mob" (1988), in 1989, Golden Globe Award Winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Quantum Leap" (1989) in 1990, Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1991, "Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1992, Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1993, Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), for playing "Admiral Al Calavicci," in 1990, Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), for playing "Admiral Al Calavicci," in 1991, Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), for playing "Admiral Al Calavicci," in 1992, Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), for playing "Admiral Al Calavicci," in 1993, American Television Awards Nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1993, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob" (1988), and "Tucker: The Man And His Dream" (1988), in 1989, Cannes Film Critics Association Awards Nominee for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob" (1988), in 1989, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Winner for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob (1988), in 1988, he was tied with Martin Landau for "Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988), and Tom Cruise for "Rain Man" (1988), in 1988, National Society of Film Critics Awards Winner for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob (1988), and "Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988), in 1989, New York Critics Circle Awards Winner for New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob" (1988), and "Tucker: The Man And His Dream" (1988), in 1988, The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Nominee for Worst Supporting Actor for McHale's Navy (1997), in 1997, Viewers for Quality Television Awards Winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1991, Viewers for Quality Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1993, and Action on Film International Film Festival Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor - Short for "Al's Beef" (2008), in 2008. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood, California, which was dedicated to him in the Motion Pictures Category and unveiled on February 29, 1992. Besides, acting he was also a talented sculptor and a lover of art, and he cared tremendously about environmental issues. He was forced to retire from acting after suffering a stroke in 2015. He passed away peacefully with his family members at his side from natural causes in Whangārei, New Zealand, on November 7, 2021, at the age of 85. Following his death, he was cremated and his ashes were given to his family members. On his death his friend and "Quantum Leap," co-star Scott Bakula who played the role of 'Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett' said of his mentor, "I loved him dearly and was honoured to know him. He made me a better human being." "We grew very close" over five "very intense years." He was married to actress Millie Perkins from April 15, 1960, until they divorced on July 30, 1962, and to Joy Marchenko from December 15, 1981, until they divorced sometime in 2004. He had two children, a son named Austin Stockwell who was born on November 5, 1983, and a daughter named Sophia Stockwell who was born on August 5, 1985.

Actor, Singer, Film Producer, Film Director, Screenwriter. He was best known for playing the character roles of midshipman, criminals, lieutenants, criminals, doctors, henchmen, salesmen, commissioners, professors, politicians, judges, tramps, colonels, admirals, agents, sheriffs, historical figures, police officers, mobsters, hosts, captains, generals, valet attendants, counselors, detectives, usually in crime films, musical films, comedy films, in western films, Sci-Fi films, horror films, and several classic television series. He will be best remembered for his role as 'Peter' in the film, "The Boy With Green Hair" (1948). The film which was directed by Joseph Losey, which was based on a story by Betzi Beaton, and which was written for the screen by Ben Barzman and Alfred Lewis Levitt, and which also stars Barbara Hale, Pat O'Brien, and Robert Ryan, tells the story of the parable looks at the public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green. He is also best remembered for playing the role of hologram and best friend 'Admiral Al Calavicci' of 'Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett' who was played by actor Scott Bakula in 97 episodes in the travel science-fiction television series, 'Quantum Leap" from 1989 to 1993, where both men find themselves leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home. He was also a talented singer who occasionally songs in the "Quantum Leap," television series including, "Volare," "Alphabet Rap," Deck The Halls," "Cuanto La Gusto," "The Twist," ""Let It Be Me" (Je t'Appartiens)," and "We Shall Overcome." He was born as Robert Dean Stockwell in North Hollywood, California, on to the actor Harry Bayless Stockwell (1902-1986), and his wife Elizabeth Margaret "Betty" Veronica Stockwell (1910-1993), on March 5, 1936. His brother Guy Stockwell (1933-2002), was also an actor. A former child star he made his stage debut in a Theater Guild production of Paul Osborn's "The Innocent Voyage," in which his brother was also cast. The play ran for nine months. He was eventually spotted by a talent scout, and, on the strength of his performance, was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (or MGM) in 1945. His impish, dimpled looks and tousled brown hair combined with genuine acting talent kept him on the box office front line for more than a decade. He made his actual film debut in the role of 'Paulie' in the drama, "The Valley Of Decision" (1945). Besides, "The Valley Of The Decision" (1945), and "The Boy With Green Hair" (1948), his many other film credits include, "Anchors Aweigh" (1945), "Bud Abbott And Lou Costello In Hollywood" (1945), "The Green Years" (1946), "Home, Sweet Homicide" (1946), "The Mighty McGurk" (1947), "A Really Important Person" (1947), "The Arnelo Affair" (1947), "The Romance Of Rosy Ridge" (1947), "Song Of The Thin Man" (1947), "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), "Deep Waters" (1948), "Down To The Sea In Ships" (1949), "The Secret Garden" (1949),"Stars In My Crown" (1950), "The Happy Years" (1950), "Kim" (1950), "Cattle Drive" (1950), "Gun For A Coward" (1956), "The Careless Years" (1957), "Compulsion" (1959), "Sons And Lover" (1960), "The Joke And The Valley" (1961), "Long Day's Journey Into Night"(1962), "Rapture" (1965), "Aleph" (1966), "Psych-Out" (1968), "The Ping Pong Match" (1968), "Game Of The Week" (1969), "The Dunwich Horror" (1970), "The Last Movie" (1971, He played the role of Billy The Kid), "Paper Man" (1971), "The Failing Of Raymond" (1971), "Adventures Of Nick Carter" (1972), "The Loners" (1972), "The Werewolf Of Washington" (1973, He played the role of Jack Whittier), "The Pacific Connection" (1974), "Win, Place Or Steal" (1974), "Cop On The Beat" (1975), "One Away" (1976), "Tracks" (1976), "Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood" (1976), "A Killing Affair" (1977), "She Came To The Valley" (1979), "Born To Be Sold" (1981), "Wrong Is Right" (1982), "Human Highway" (1982), "Citizen Soldier" (1982), "Alsino And The Condor" (1982), "Paris, Texas" (1984), "Dune" (1984), "To Kill A Stranger" (1984), "The Legend Of Billie Jean" (1985), "To Live And Die In L.A." (1985), "Once Bitten" (1985), "Papa Was A Preacher" (1985), "Blue Velvet" (1986), "Gardens Of Stone" (1987), "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987), "Banzai Runner" (1987), "Kenny Rogers As The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues" (1987), "The Time Guardian" (1987), "The Blue Iguana" (1988), "Married To The Mob" (1988), "Tucker: The Man And His Dream" (1988, He played the role of billionaire Howard Hughes), "Smokescreen" (1988), "The Long Haul" (1989), "Buying Time" (1989), "Limit Up" (1989), "Catchfire" (1990), "Sandino" (1990), "The Player" (1992), "Shame" (1992), "Friends And Enemies" (1992), "Fatal Memories" (1992), "Caught In The Act" (1993), "Bonanza: The Return" (1993), "In The Line Of Duty: The Price Of Vengeance" (1994), "Chasers" (1994), "Vanishing Son II" (1994), "Justice In A Small Town" (1994), "The Innocent" (1994), "Madonna: Innocence Lost" (1994), "Deadline For Murder: from The Files Of Edna Buchanan" (1995), "Mr. Wrong" (1996), "Naked Souls" (1996), "Twilight Man" (1996), "Unabomber: The True Story" (1996), "Last Resort" (1996), "Close To Danger" (1997), "Living In Peril" (1997), "McHale's Navy" (1997), "Midnight Blue" (1997), "Air Force One" (1997), "The Shadow Men" (1997), "The Rainmaker" (1997), "Sinbad: The Battle Of The Dark Knights" (1998), "Restraining Order" (1999), "Water Damage" (1999), "The Venice Project" (1999), "Rites Of Passage" (1999), "What Katy Did" (1999), "The Flunky" (2000), "They Nest" (2000), "In Pursuit" (2000), Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker" (2000, He played the voice of 'Tim Drake' in the film), "Italian Ties" (2001), "CQ" (2001), "The Quickie" (2001), "Buffalo Soldiers" (2001), "Inferno" (2002), "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004), "American Black Beauty" (2005), "Gnarls Barkley: Smiley Faces, Version 2" (2006), "The Deal" (2007), "Al's Beef" (2008), "The Dunwich Horror" (2008), "The Nanny Express" (2008), "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" (2009), "C.O.G." (2013), "Max Rose" (2013), "Deep In The Darkness" (2014), "Persecuted" (2014), and "Rusty Steel" (2014). Besides, playing the role of hologram and best friend 'Admiral Al Calavicci' of 'Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Beckett' who was played by actor Scott Bakula in 97 episodes in the travel science-fiction television series, "Quantum Leap" from 1989 to 1993, where both men find themselves leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home, his many other television credits include, "Front Row Center," "Matinee Theatre," "Schlitz Playhouse," "The United States Steel Hour," "Climax," "Men Of Annapolis," "Cimarron City," "General Electric Theater," "Playhouse 90," "Johnny Staccato," "Buick-Electra Playhouse," "Checkmate," "The DuPont Show With June Allyson," "Outlaws," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Wagon Train," "Bus Stop," "The Twilight Zone," "Alcoa Premiere," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "The Dick Powell Theatre," 'Combat!" "The Greatest Show On Earth," "The Defenders," "The Eleventh Hour," "Kraft Suspense Theatre," "Burke's Law," "Dr. Kildare," "The Danny Thomas Show," "Thirty-Minute Theatre," "Mannix," "The F.B.I." "Mission: Impossible," "Night Gallery," "Orson Welles' Great Mysteries," "Police Surgeon," "The Streets Of San Francisco," "Columbo," "Joe Forrester," "Three For The Road," "Cannon," "Ellery Queen," "Police Story," "McCloud," "Tales Of The Unexpected," "Greatest Heroes Of The Bible," "Hart To Hart," "The A-Team," "Simon & Simon," "Fox Mystery Theater," "Miami Vice," "Hunter," "Murder, She Wrote," "Son Of The Morning Star," "Captain Planet And The Planeteers," (He played the voice of 'Duke Nukem' in nine episode of the animated television series from 1990 to 1992), "Burke's Law," "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman," "The Langoliers," "Chicago Hope," "Street Gear," "Snowy River: The McGregor Saga," "Nowhere Man," "Here's Hollywood," "The Late Show With David Letterman," "An Evening At The Improv," "Jeopardy," "The Commish," "Can't Hurry Love," "Ink," "Popular Science," "The Tony Danza Show," "It's True!" "The Drew Carey Show," "Cold Feet," "First Monday," "Star Trek: Enterprise," "Stargate SG-1," "JAG," "Crash," "Battlestar Gallactica," "Enlisted," and "NCIS: New Orleans." He also appeared on Broadway in New York City, New York, in the stage productions of such plays, as 'John Thornton' in "The Innocent Voyage" (November 15, 1943, to December 18, 1943), and as 'Judd Steiner' in "Compulsion" (October 24, 1957, to February 22, 1958). Besides acting, he was also a film director, film producer, and screenwriter, for such films as, "For Crazy Horse" (1958), "Moonstone" (1963), "Pas de Trois" (1964), "Egg Of Nite - Epilogue" (1970), "Eye Of Streaming" (1973), "Human Highway" (1982), "Citizen Soldier" (1982), and "Rites Of Passage" (1999). His last film role was playing 'The Celebrity's Henchman' in the film drama, "Entertainment" (2015). The film which was directed by and also starred Rick Alverson, which was also written for the screen by Gregg Turkington (who also starred), Tim Heidecker, and Tye Sheridan (who also starred), and which also starred John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, Amy Seimetz, and Lotte Verbeek, tells the story of en route to meet his estranged daughter and attempting to revive his dwindling career, a broken, middle-aged comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave desert. During his prolific acting career he was nominated for several awards or was a winner of several awards including, Golden Globes Awards Winner of Special Award for "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), for the best juvenile actor in 1948, Cannes Film Festival Winner of the Best Actor Award for "Compulsion" (1959), which was shared with Bradford Dillman and Orson Welles in 1959, Cannes Film Festival Winner of the Best Actor Award for "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (1962), which was shared with Jason Robards and Ralph Richardson in 1962, Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Actor-Drama for "Sons And Lovers" (1960), in 1961, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Nominee for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob" (1988), in 1989, Academy Award Nominee for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Married to the Mob" (1988), in 1989, Golden Globe Award Winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Quantum Leap" (1989) in 1990, Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1991, "Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1992, Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1993, Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), for playing "Admiral Al Calavicci," in 1990, Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), for playing "Admiral Al Calavicci," in 1991, Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), for playing "Admiral Al Calavicci," in 1992, Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), for playing "Admiral Al Calavicci," in 1993, American Television Awards Nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1993, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob" (1988), and "Tucker: The Man And His Dream" (1988), in 1989, Cannes Film Critics Association Awards Nominee for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob" (1988), in 1989, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Winner for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob (1988), in 1988, he was tied with Martin Landau for "Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988), and Tom Cruise for "Rain Man" (1988), in 1988, National Society of Film Critics Awards Winner for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob (1988), and "Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988), in 1989, New York Critics Circle Awards Winner for New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Supporting Actor for "Married To The Mob" (1988), and "Tucker: The Man And His Dream" (1988), in 1988, The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Nominee for Worst Supporting Actor for McHale's Navy (1997), in 1997, Viewers for Quality Television Awards Winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1991, Viewers for Quality Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series for "Quantum Leap" (1989), in 1993, and Action on Film International Film Festival Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor - Short for "Al's Beef" (2008), in 2008. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood, California, which was dedicated to him in the Motion Pictures Category and unveiled on February 29, 1992. Besides, acting he was also a talented sculptor and a lover of art, and he cared tremendously about environmental issues. He was forced to retire from acting after suffering a stroke in 2015. He passed away peacefully with his family members at his side from natural causes in Whangārei, New Zealand, on November 7, 2021, at the age of 85. Following his death, he was cremated and his ashes were given to his family members. On his death his friend and "Quantum Leap," co-star Scott Bakula who played the role of 'Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett' said of his mentor, "I loved him dearly and was honoured to know him. He made me a better human being." "We grew very close" over five "very intense years." He was married to actress Millie Perkins from April 15, 1960, until they divorced on July 30, 1962, and to Joy Marchenko from December 15, 1981, until they divorced sometime in 2004. He had two children, a son named Austin Stockwell who was born on November 5, 1983, and a daughter named Sophia Stockwell who was born on August 5, 1985.

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