Robert Dean Stockwell was an American actor who worked in movies, on TV, and on stage for more than 70 years. As a child actor working for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he first caught people’s attention in movies like Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Green Years (1946), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), The Boy with Green Hair (1948), and Kim (1950).
As a young adult, he played the lead role in the 1957 Broadway and 1959 movie versions of Compulsion. In 1962, he played Edmund Tyrone in the movie version of Long Day’s Journey into Night, for which he won two Best Actor Awards at the Cannes Film Festival.
He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his lead role in the 1960 movie version of D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers.
Dean Stockwell’s Net Worth
At the time of his passing, American actor Dean Stockwell was worth $5 million. On November 7th, 2021, at the age of 85, Dean Stockwell passed away. Childhood roles in films like “Anchors Aweigh,” “Gentleman’s Agreement,” and “The Boy with Green Hair” launched Dean Stockwell’s acting career.
In his adult life, he became a successful actor, with roles in films such as “Compulsion,” “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” “Sons and Lovers,” “Paris, Texas,” and “Married to the Mob.”
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Meanwhile, Stockwell was a mainstay on television with roles in shows like “Quantum Leap,” “JAG,” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Dean was a dedicated environmentalist, sculptor, and painter outside of his acting career.
In most people’s minds, he will always be known as Al on “Quantum Leap.” Throughout the show’s run from 1989 to 1993, he was in all 97 episodes. Over the course of his seven-decade career, which began when he was a child in the 1940s, Dean racked up more than 200 professional acting credits.
Dean Stockwell Career
Throughout his career, he played thousands of roles, and his earnings and fame were substantial. Midway through the 1960s, he left the entertainment industry to join his close friends George Herms and Wallace Berman. Both were also child actors and musicians alongside him.
It was a golden time for his pleasure. Between 1968 and 1983, he resumed acting. In the 1968 film Psych-Out, he returned to acting alongside Jack Nicholson and Susan Strasberg. He appeared in Wim Wenders’s film and did David Lynch’s film in 1984. In Paris, both films were critically acclaimed.
Dean Stockwell Awards
For his work in miniseries, he deserves the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Cannes Award for Best Actor. The television series Motion Picture earned him the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also received the Golden Globe Special Award for Best Young Actor.
Dean Stockwell’s Personal Life and Death
Actress Millie Perkins and Stockwell wed in 1960; they eventually got divorced in 1962. Over the ensuing years, Stockwell immersed himself in Los Angeles’ hippie subculture and took a break from the entertainment industry. He wed Joy Marchenko, a textile worker, as his second wife in the latter half of 1981. In 1983, the couple settled in Taos, New Mexico, and had a son they named Austin. Later, in 2004, they got divorced.
In Whangarei, New Zealand, in November 2021, Stockwell passed away naturally. The man was 85 years old.
Dean Stockwell was an American actor who worked in movies, on TV, and on stage for more than 70 years. Dean was a mainstay on television with roles in shows like “Quantum Leap,” “JAG,” and “Battlestar Galactica”. He played thousands of roles over a seven-decade career. During the 1960s, he acted alongside Jack Nicholson and Susan Strasberg. In 1984, he appeared in Wim Wenders’s film and David Lynch’s film, In Paris.