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Dean Stockwell, the gifted onetime child actor who became a solid and colorful adult performer, has died at the age of 85. TMZ reported that the "Quantum Leap" television star died "early Sunday morning at home, peacefully and of natural causes."

He was one of three men to win the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival twice. The others: Marcello Mastroianni (1970, 1987) and Jack Lemmon (1979, 1982).


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Acting was a family business for Stockwell. His older brother (pictured below at the far left) was the actor Guy Stockwell (1933-2002). Their father Harry Stockwell (1901-1984) was an actor and singer who provided the voice of The Prince in Walt Disney's animated classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937).

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Dean Stockwell's first major feature film appearance was in "The Valley of Decision," the 1945 drama starring Gregory Peck, Greer Garson and Donald Crisp (pictured below with the young actor).
 
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In the 1945 musical/romantic comedy "Anchors Aweigh," Stockwell played a Navy-mad kid befriended by two sailors (Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra) on a four-day leave in Los Angeles. They also became acquainted with the boy's aunt (Kathryn Grayson), a promising singer hoping for a big break. Directed by George Sidney ("Annie Get Your Gun," "Bye Bye Birdie"), the film became the highest-grossing picture of the year, earning almost $5 million. It also received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Kelly).
 
 
Stockwell played the young son of Peck's character in "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), based on the novel by Laura Z. Hobson. The drama starred Peck as writer Philip Schuyler Green, a Gentile who posed as a Jew for a top-secret piece in a New York-based magazine. His undercover work gradually had repercussions for his personal life, particularly his budding relationship with a divorcée (Dorothy McGuire) and the self-esteem of his son. Directed by Elia Kazan, the film won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm).
 
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Stockwell starred in the 1948 message film "The Boy With Green Hair," which was directed by the soon-to-be blacklisted filmmaker Joseph Losey. The young actor played a World War II orphan who became the talk of his adopted American small town. And it was all because he woke up one morning with a full head of green hair. The movie's haunting theme song, "Nature Boy," became a signature tune for Nat King Cole.
 
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Based on the 1920s' Leopold-Loeb case in Chicago, the 1959 drama "Compulsion" starred Bradford Dillman and Stockwell as wealthy law students on trial for the murder of a schoolboy. Orson Welles played their defense attorney, modeled after Clarence Darrow. The three stars shared the Best Actor award at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Richard Fleischer, the film was adapted from the 1956 novel by Meyer Levin and the 1957 play derived from it. Also starring in the picture: Diane Varsi, E.G. Marshall, Martin Milner and Richard Anderson.
 
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The 1960 drama "Sons and Lovers" starred Stockwell as the son of an English coal miner (Trevor Howard) and a domineering mother (Dame Wendy Hiller). For a time, the youth found a fulfilling relationship with a married woman (Mary Ure, pictured below with Stockwell). But it wasn't destined to last. Based on the 1913 novel by D.H. Lawrence, the movie was directed by the cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Jack Cardiff. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Howard), Best Supporting Actress (Ure), Best Adapted Screenplay (T. E. B. Clarke and Gavin Lambert), Best Black-and-White Cinematography (Freddie Francis) and Best Black-and-White Art Direction-Set Decoration (Thomas N. Morahan and Lionel Couch). Francis won the first of his two Oscars for cinematography (the second was for "Glory" almost 30 years later).

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In "A Quality of Mercy," an unforgettable Season 3 episode of the "The Twilight Zone," Stockwell played a U.S. Army lieutenant prepared to attack Japanese soldiers holed up in a cave in the Philippines on August 6, 1945. Suddenly, he discovered that he had been transformed into a Japanese officer at Corregidor in 1942 on the verge of annihilating wounded American soldiers in a cave. The story, which was written by series creator Rod Serling (and based on an idea by "Have Gun – Will Travel" co-creator  Sam Rolfe), originally was aired by CBS on December 29, 1961. Directed by Buzz Kulik, the episode also starred a pre-"Star Trek" Leonard Nimoy, Albert Salmi, Rayford Barnes, Dale Ishimoto and Jerry Fujikawa.

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Sidney Lumet directed Stockwell, Katharine Hepburn, Sir Ralph Richardson and Jason Robards in "A Long Day's Journey into Night" -- a 1962 screen version of Eugene O'Neill's 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The drama -- about the dysfunctional Tyrone family during a Connecticut summer in 1912-- earned Hepburn the ninth of her 12 Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She also won Best Actress honors at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival. Stockwell, Richardson and Robards shared the Best Actor award at the annual event in France.

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Stockwell were among the many stars of David Lynch's 1984 screen version of the Frank Herbert sci-fi novel "Dune." Stockwell played the duplicitous (and ill-fated) Doctor Wellington Yueh, the physician for House Atreides. A big fan of Herbert's books, Stockwell lobbied Lynch in Mexico for the role -- only to be told it had been cast. Lynch later called Stockwell when the part became available.
 
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In German director Wim Wenders' "Paris, Texas" (1984), Harry Dean Stanton played a man who emerged from the Texas desert after years of wandering. He and his brother (Stockwell) headed for Los Angeles to search for the young son he hadn't seen in years. There,
Stanton's character experienced a bittersweet reunion with his ex-wife (Nastassja Kinski), who also hadn't seen the boy in a while -- although she continued to provide for him financially. The drama -- which provided a rare leading role for Stanton, who died in 2017 -- won the Palme d'Or (or Golden Palm) at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. The tale of family reunion and redemption was based on the play by the actor-playwright Sam Shepard, who was credited with writing the movie's screenplay. L.M. "Kit" Carson, whose son Hunter played the son of Stanton and Kinski's characters, received an adaptation credit.
 
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In Lynch's controversial 1986 thriller "Blue Velvet," Stockwell made a brief appearance as Ben -- a pimp and drug dealer in league with the sadistic and psychopathic Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper). At one point, Ben memorably lip-synched to a recording of Roy Orbison's "In Dreams." Stockwell once said he was doing a parody of Carol Burnett in the scene.
 
 
Stockwell received his only Academy Award nomination -- a 1988 Best Supporting Actor nod -- for his performance in Jonathan Demme's comedy "Married to the Mob. He played crime boss Anthony "Tony the Tiger" Russo, who made the mistake of pursuing the widow (Michelle Pfeiffer) of a man he whacked. The comedy also starred Matthew Modine (as an undercover FBI agent who falls for the widow), Mercedes Ruehl, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt and Nancy Travis.
 
 
From 1989 to 1993, Scott Bakula and Stockwell starred in the NBC sci-fi series "Quantum Leap," the story of a government-financed time-travel experiment gone awry. Bakula played the brilliant scientist Dr. Samuel Beckett who uncontrollably leaped into people who existed during his lifetime -- and changed their lives dramatically. Stockwell received four consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations as the pop culture-savvy Rear Admiral Al Calavicci, who maintained contact with Beckett in the form of a hologram. Beckett frequently had an impact on history. In the Season 3 episode "The Boogieman," he leaped into a horror writer in Maine in 1964 -- and lnfluenced a young assistant named Stevie King. There has been talk of a revival of the series.
 
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During the 2014-2015 television season, Stockwell made an appearance on an episode of Bakula's latest series -- the CBS crime drama "NCIS: New Orleans."
 
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Stockwell was an accomplished artist and designer who created the cover for his friend Neil Young's 1977 album "Stars and Bars."
 
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R.I.P. Dean Stockwell, a great actor who never met a scene he couldn’t steal.
 
 
 
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Dean Stockwell was one of the greatest actors of his generation. Less showboaty and affected than many of his more famous contemporaries, but often more nuanced and interesting. I wanted him badly for my Showbiz Kids doc but he politely refused, he was done with the camera. RIP
 
 

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My first two films were with Dean Stockwell. In Dune, as Dr. Yeuh, and as Ben in Blue Velvet. He was an actor I looked up to, one of the elite, the very best of his generation of actors. I was lucky to have worked alongside him. Here’s to Dean, may he Rest in Peace.
 
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This is sad news.  So many different roles over so many years, but the one I particularly like is the wannabe sailor in "Anchors Aweigh."  Already you can tell that if things go right for him, there will be an extraordinary career for him in show business.  RIP, Mr. Stockwell.

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Thanks very much for that, JAKEEM--  great pictures of him over the years.

Both he and brother Guy surfaced in episodes of "Mannix",   very memorably.   One of my favorite Mannix's  has Joe jogging in a tony neighborhood by the ocean, when he sees the apparent assault and murder of a woman,  only it turns out, she was killed months earlier.   Did Mannix hallucinate?  Her devastated husband (Dean Stockwell) who had suffered a nervous breakdown and hospitalization, returns to live in the house, monitored by his sister and an orderly, while Mannix probes the mystery.   Dean was outstanding in a demanding role.   

Loved him in "Compulsion" too.   RIP.

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"I am thinking today of that beautiful land
I shall reach when the sun goeth down
When through wonderful grace by my Saviour I stand
Will there be any stars in my crown?

Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown?
When at evening the sun goeth down
When I wake with the blest in those mansions of rest
Will there be any stars in my crown?"

 

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This is incredibly sad news. Stockwell was good in Compulsion and worked well alongside Bradford Dillman.

Besides the time traveling aspect, the solid performances from Stockwell and Scott Bakula are part of what made Quantum Leap memorable. Their chemistry was undeniable. Stockwell's character, Al, also wore the most ridiculous outfits each week. There was one episode where Bakula leaped into a mother, and the little girl (his "daughter") made fun of Al's outfit. Al replied that his outfit was all the rage.

I will miss him.

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HERE IS A PARTIAL FILMOGRAPHY FOR DEAN STOCKWELL (I LEFT OFF HIS LATER CREDITS SO IT WOULD NOT BE A SUPER LONG POST)

EACH OF THESE IS A CLICKABLE LINK TO THE IMDB PAGE FOR IT:

 

 1988 Buying Time
Detective Novak
 1988 Smokescreen
Michael Dattalico
 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Howard Hughes
 1988 Married to the Mob
Tony 'The Tiger' Russo
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Elliot Easterbrook
- Deadpan (1988) ... Elliot Easterbrook
 1988 The Blue Iguana
Detective Carl Strick
 1987 Banzai Runner
Billy Baxter
 1987 The Time Guardian
Boss
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
Chip Cain
 1987 Gardens of Stone
Homer Thomas
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Brother Hobarts
- Bad Company (1987) ... Brother Hobarts
 1986 Blue Velvet
Ben
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Jack Gretsky
- Bushido (1985) ... Jack Gretsky
 1985 Papa Was a Preacher
John
 1985 Once Bitten
Valet Attendant (uncredited)
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
Bob Grimes
 1985 The Legend of Billie Jean
Muldaur
 1984 To Kill a Stranger
John Carver
 1984 Dune
Doctor Wellington Yueh
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Greg Denver
- The Sweet Scent of Death (1984) ... Greg Denver
 1984 Paris, Texas
Walt Henderson
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Dr. Griss
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Police Officer Collins
- A Small and Deadly War (1983) ... Police Officer Collins
 1982 Alsino and the Condor
Frank
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
James Francis
- Hart's Desire (1982) ... James Francis
 1982 Human Highway
Otto Quartz
 1982 Wrong Is Right
Hacker
 1981 Born to Be Sold (TV Movie)
Marty Helick
 1979 She Came to the Valley
Pat Westall
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Hissar
- Daniel in the Lions' Den (1978) ... Hissar
 1977 A Killing Affair (TV Movie)
Kenneth Switzer
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Richard Ayres
- No Way Out (1977) ... Richard Ayres
 1976 One Away
Pete Bass
 1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Pete Lancaster
- 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas... (1976) ... Pete Lancaster
 1976 Tracks
Mark
 1973-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Bennett / Callan / Detective Giacino / ...
- Eamon Kinsella Royce (1976) ... Bennett
- The Return of Joe Forrester (1975) ... Callan
- Love, Mabel (1974) ... Detective Giacino
- Collision Course (1973) ... Ott
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Cliff Waddell
- The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument (1975) ... Cliff Waddell
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Tom Longman
- The Hero (1975) ... Tom Longman
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series)
Ethan Crawford
- The Trail of Bigfoot (1975) ... Ethan Crawford
 1975 Cop on the Beat (TV Movie)
Det. Callan
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
Detective Callan
- The Return of Joe Forrester (1975) ... Detective Callan
 1972-1975 Columbo (TV Series)
Lloyd Harrington / Eric Wagner
- Troubled Waters (1975) ... Lloyd Harrington
- The Most Crucial Game (1972) ... Eric Wagner
 1973-1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Charlie Blake / Paul Thomas / Paul Cullen
- The Programming of Charlie Blake (1975) ... Charlie Blake
- Legion of the Lost (1973) ... Paul Thomas / Paul Cullen
 1974 Win, Place or Steal
Billy
 1974 The Pacific Connection
Miguel
 1974 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Counselor Paul Madden
- Deadly Exchange (1974) ... Counselor Paul Madden
 1973 The Werewolf of Washington
Jack Whittier
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Jerry
- Unseen Alibi (1973) ... Jerry
 1973 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Charlie Evans
- Whisper (1973) ... Charlie Evans
 1973 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Gunnar Malstrom
- The Pendulum (1973) ... Gunnar Malstrom
 1968-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Darryl Ryder / Michael Vincent Riley
- End of a Nightmare (1972) ... Darryl Ryder
- The Quarry (1968) ... Michael Vincent Riley
 1972 The Loners
Stein
 1972 Adventures of Nick Carter (TV Movie)
Freddy Duncan
 1971 The Failing of Raymond (TV Movie)
Raymond
 1971 Paper Man (TV Movie)
Avery Jensen
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Chris Townsend
- A Step in Time (1971) ... Chris Townsend
 1971 The Last Movie
Billy the Kid
 1970 The Dunwich Horror
Wilbur Whateley
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Matthew Rush
- The Medal (1969) ... Matthew Rush
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The Man
- Before Breakfast (1968) ... The Man
 1968 Psych-Out
Dave
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Bruno
- The Cage (1968) ... Bruno
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Rudy Devereux / Dr. Rudy Devereaux
- A Pyrotechnic Display (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereux
- Now the Mummy (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereaux
- Enough La Boheme for Everybody (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereux
- Some Doors Are Slamming (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereux
- Life in the Dance Hall (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereux
 1965 Rapture
Joseph
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jay Boy Calhoun
- Who Killed Lenore Wingfield? (1964) ... Jay Boy Calhoun
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Martin Rosetti
- Their Own Executioners (1964) ... Martin Rosetti
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
David Farnham
- To Love Is to Live (1964) ... David Farnham
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Arnold Foster
- Climate of Evil (1963) ... Arnold Foster
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Harley Brydell
- The Wrecker (1963) ... Harley Brydell
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Rob Lawson
- High Named Today (1963) ... Rob Lawson
 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Gary Harper / Joe Geary
- In Search of a Son (1962) ... Gary Harper
- The Geetas Box (1961) ... Joe Geary
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
David H. Kelsey / William Newmaster
- Annabel (1962) ... David H. Kelsey / William Newmaster
 1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night
Edmund Tyrone
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Clay Bannon
- A Place to Hide (1962) ... Clay Bannon
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Lt. Katell / Lt. Yamuri
- A Quality of Mercy (1961) ... Lt. Katell / Lt. Yamuri
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Buzz Shelby
- Afternoon of a Cowboy (1961) ... Buzz Shelby
 1961 The Joke and the Valley (TV Movie)
Davis Tucker
 1957-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Will Santee / Rodney Lawrence / Juan Ortega / ...
- The Will Santee Story (1961) ... Will Santee
- The Rodney Lawrence Story (1959) ... Rodney Lawrence
- The Juan Ortega Story (1958) ... Juan Ortega
- The Ruth Owens Story (1957) ... Jimmy Drew
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Billy Weaver
- The Landlady (1961) ... Billy Weaver
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Billy Joe Minden
- Assassin (1961) ... Billy Joe Minden
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Johnny Perry
- The Dance Man (1960) ... Johnny Perry
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Roddy Stevenson
- The Cyanide Touch (1960) ... Roddy Stevenson
 1960 Sons and Lovers
Paul Morel
 1959 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Nick Adams
- The Killers (1959) ... Nick Adams
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Dave - the Slasher
- Nature of the Night (1959) ... Dave - the Slasher
 1959 Compulsion
Judd Steiner
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Roy Riverlee
- Made in Japan (1959) ... Roy Riverlee
 1958-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Clete Weber / Private First Class John Townsend
- The Family Man (1959) ... Clete Weber
- God Is My Judge (1958) ... Private First Class John Townsend
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Bud Tatum
- Kid on a Calico Horse (1958) ... Bud Tatum
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Midshipman Johnny
- Ship's Log (1957) ... Midshipman Johnny
 1957 The Careless Years
Jerry Vernon
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Les Marshall
- Murder Is a Witch (1957) ... Les Marshall
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Victim (1957)
 1956 Gun for a Coward
Hade Keough
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Carl Mittelbach
- Julie (1956)
- Horsepower (1956) ... Carl Mittelbach
- Class of '58 (1956)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
David
- Innocent Witness (1956) ... David
 1951 Cattle Drive
Chester Graham, Jr.
 1950 Kim
Kimball 'Kim' O'Hara Jr.
 1950 The Happy Years
John Humperdink 'Dink' Stover
 1950 Stars in My Crown
John Kenyon
 1949 The Secret Garden
Colin Craven
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships
Jed Joy
 1948 Deep Waters
Donny Mitchell
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
Tommy Green
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Nick Charles Jr.
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Andrew MacBean
 1947 The Arnelo Affair
Ricky Parkson
 1947 A Really Important Person (Short)
Billy Reilly
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Nipper
 1946 Home, Sweet Homicide
Archie Carstairs
 1946 The Green Years
Robert Shannon (as a child)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Dean (uncredited)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Donald Martin
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Paulie
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HERE IS A PARTIAL FILMOGRAPHY FOR DEAN STOCKWELL (I LEFT OFF HIS LATER CREDITS SO IT WOULD NOT BE A SUPER LONG POST)

EACH OF THESE IS A CLICKABLE LINK TO THE IMDB PAGE FOR IT:

 

 1988 Buying Time
Detective Novak
 1988 Smokescreen
Michael Dattalico
 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Howard Hughes
 1988 Married to the Mob
Tony 'The Tiger' Russo
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Elliot Easterbrook
- Deadpan (1988) ... Elliot Easterbrook
 1988 The Blue Iguana
Detective Carl Strick
 1987 Banzai Runner
Billy Baxter
 1987 The Time Guardian
Boss
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
Chip Cain
 1987 Gardens of Stone
Homer Thomas
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Brother Hobarts
- Bad Company (1987) ... Brother Hobarts
 1986 Blue Velvet
Ben
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Jack Gretsky
- Bushido (1985) ... Jack Gretsky
 1985 Papa Was a Preacher
John
 1985 Once Bitten
Valet Attendant (uncredited)
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
Bob Grimes
 1985 The Legend of Billie Jean
Muldaur
 1984 To Kill a Stranger
John Carver
 1984 Dune
Doctor Wellington Yueh
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Greg Denver
- The Sweet Scent of Death (1984) ... Greg Denver
 1984 Paris, Texas
Walt Henderson
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Dr. Griss
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Police Officer Collins
- A Small and Deadly War (1983) ... Police Officer Collins
 1982 Alsino and the Condor
Frank
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
James Francis
- Hart's Desire (1982) ... James Francis
 1982 Human Highway
Otto Quartz
 1982 Wrong Is Right
Hacker
 1981 Born to Be Sold (TV Movie)
Marty Helick
 1979 She Came to the Valley
Pat Westall
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Hissar
- Daniel in the Lions' Den (1978) ... Hissar
 1977 A Killing Affair (TV Movie)
Kenneth Switzer
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Richard Ayres
- No Way Out (1977) ... Richard Ayres
 1976 One Away
Pete Bass
 1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Pete Lancaster
- 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas... (1976) ... Pete Lancaster
 1976 Tracks
Mark
 1973-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Bennett / Callan / Detective Giacino / ...
- Eamon Kinsella Royce (1976) ... Bennett
- The Return of Joe Forrester (1975) ... Callan
- Love, Mabel (1974) ... Detective Giacino
- Collision Course (1973) ... Ott
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Cliff Waddell
- The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument (1975) ... Cliff Waddell
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Tom Longman
- The Hero (1975) ... Tom Longman
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series)
Ethan Crawford
- The Trail of Bigfoot (1975) ... Ethan Crawford
 1975 Cop on the Beat (TV Movie)
Det. Callan
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
Detective Callan
- The Return of Joe Forrester (1975) ... Detective Callan
 1972-1975 Columbo (TV Series)
Lloyd Harrington / Eric Wagner
- Troubled Waters (1975) ... Lloyd Harrington
- The Most Crucial Game (1972) ... Eric Wagner
 1973-1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Charlie Blake / Paul Thomas / Paul Cullen
- The Programming of Charlie Blake (1975) ... Charlie Blake
- Legion of the Lost (1973) ... Paul Thomas / Paul Cullen
 1974 Win, Place or Steal
Billy
 1974 The Pacific Connection
Miguel
 1974 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Counselor Paul Madden
- Deadly Exchange (1974) ... Counselor Paul Madden
 1973 The Werewolf of Washington
Jack Whittier
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Jerry
- Unseen Alibi (1973) ... Jerry
 1973 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Charlie Evans
- Whisper (1973) ... Charlie Evans
 1973 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Gunnar Malstrom
- The Pendulum (1973) ... Gunnar Malstrom
 1968-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Darryl Ryder / Michael Vincent Riley
- End of a Nightmare (1972) ... Darryl Ryder
- The Quarry (1968) ... Michael Vincent Riley
 1972 The Loners
Stein
 1972 Adventures of Nick Carter (TV Movie)
Freddy Duncan
 1971 The Failing of Raymond (TV Movie)
Raymond
 1971 Paper Man (TV Movie)
Avery Jensen
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Chris Townsend
- A Step in Time (1971) ... Chris Townsend
 1971 The Last Movie
Billy the Kid
 1970 The Dunwich Horror
Wilbur Whateley
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Matthew Rush
- The Medal (1969) ... Matthew Rush
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The Man
- Before Breakfast (1968) ... The Man
 1968 Psych-Out
Dave
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Bruno
- The Cage (1968) ... Bruno
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Rudy Devereux / Dr. Rudy Devereaux
- A Pyrotechnic Display (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereux
- Now the Mummy (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereaux
- Enough La Boheme for Everybody (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereux
- Some Doors Are Slamming (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereux
- Life in the Dance Hall (1965) ... Dr. Rudy Devereux
 1965 Rapture
Joseph
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jay Boy Calhoun
- Who Killed Lenore Wingfield? (1964) ... Jay Boy Calhoun
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Martin Rosetti
- Their Own Executioners (1964) ... Martin Rosetti
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
David Farnham
- To Love Is to Live (1964) ... David Farnham
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Arnold Foster
- Climate of Evil (1963) ... Arnold Foster
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Harley Brydell
- The Wrecker (1963) ... Harley Brydell
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Rob Lawson
- High Named Today (1963) ... Rob Lawson
 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Gary Harper / Joe Geary
- In Search of a Son (1962) ... Gary Harper
- The Geetas Box (1961) ... Joe Geary
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
David H. Kelsey / William Newmaster
- Annabel (1962) ... David H. Kelsey / William Newmaster
 1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night
Edmund Tyrone
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Clay Bannon
- A Place to Hide (1962) ... Clay Bannon
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Lt. Katell / Lt. Yamuri
- A Quality of Mercy (1961) ... Lt. Katell / Lt. Yamuri
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Buzz Shelby
- Afternoon of a Cowboy (1961) ... Buzz Shelby
 1961 The Joke and the Valley (TV Movie)
Davis Tucker
 1957-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Will Santee / Rodney Lawrence / Juan Ortega / ...
- The Will Santee Story (1961) ... Will Santee
- The Rodney Lawrence Story (1959) ... Rodney Lawrence
- The Juan Ortega Story (1958) ... Juan Ortega
- The Ruth Owens Story (1957) ... Jimmy Drew
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Billy Weaver
- The Landlady (1961) ... Billy Weaver
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Billy Joe Minden
- Assassin (1961) ... Billy Joe Minden
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Johnny Perry
- The Dance Man (1960) ... Johnny Perry
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Roddy Stevenson
- The Cyanide Touch (1960) ... Roddy Stevenson
 1960 Sons and Lovers
Paul Morel
 1959 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Nick Adams
- The Killers (1959) ... Nick Adams
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Dave - the Slasher
- Nature of the Night (1959) ... Dave - the Slasher
 1959 Compulsion
Judd Steiner
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Roy Riverlee
- Made in Japan (1959) ... Roy Riverlee
 1958-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Clete Weber / Private First Class John Townsend
- The Family Man (1959) ... Clete Weber
- God Is My Judge (1958) ... Private First Class John Townsend
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Bud Tatum
- Kid on a Calico Horse (1958) ... Bud Tatum
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Midshipman Johnny
- Ship's Log (1957) ... Midshipman Johnny
 1957 The Careless Years
Jerry Vernon
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Les Marshall
- Murder Is a Witch (1957) ... Les Marshall
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Victim (1957)
 1956 Gun for a Coward
Hade Keough
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Carl Mittelbach
- Julie (1956)
- Horsepower (1956) ... Carl Mittelbach
- Class of '58 (1956)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
David
- Innocent Witness (1956) ... David
 1951 Cattle Drive
Chester Graham, Jr.
 1950 Kim
Kimball 'Kim' O'Hara Jr.
 1950 The Happy Years
John Humperdink 'Dink' Stover
 1950 Stars in My Crown
John Kenyon
 1949 The Secret Garden
Colin Craven
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships
Jed Joy
 1948 Deep Waters
Donny Mitchell
 1947 Gentleman's Agreement
Tommy Green
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Nick Charles Jr.
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Andrew MacBean
 1947 The Arnelo Affair
Ricky Parkson
 1947 A Really Important Person (Short)
Billy Reilly
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Nipper
 1946 Home, Sweet Homicide
Archie Carstairs
 1946 The Green Years
Robert Shannon (as a child)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Dean (uncredited)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Donald Martin
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Paulie

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Thank You. Sad News. Reading Thru this piece of Yours, aLOT Of Instances of "Ohhh ,! ..HIM !" Syndrome.

Probably my Favourite Turn of His was/is that Lovely Musical Anchors Aweigh. Dont say this for effect but i can Distinctly Hear his voice in that One.

Didnt See this.. Weird, Unique Film mentioned anywhere (yet) in anyones subsequent threads but wasnt Mr Stockwell (also) in the 5,000 Fingers of Dr T ? (If i subsequently find out to the contrary i'll try and take down this question..)

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Thanks, Aritosthenes, for seconding "Anchors Aweigh" -- though not to slight any of the other terrific films and shows he contributed to.  I wonder sometimes what Gene Kelly and Rags Ragland were thinking when they had to play off this incredibly talented youngster!  Boy, does that kid really hold his own in those scenes!

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One of the last links to old Hollywood, sad to hear. Although when asked about Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in Anchors Aweigh, he said that he did not see movies at the time, and did not know who they were when he met them. They were just a couple guys he was working with.

My favorites;

Gentlemen's Agreement (1947)

The Boy With Green Hair (1948)

Compulsion (1959)

Sons And Lovers (1960)

Long Days Journey Into Night (1962)

Blue Velvet (1986)

Some not mentioned-

The Dunwich Horror (1970) which gave him a chance to be villiainous

The Player (1992) a memorable small role as a Hollywood wannabe who pitches an idea to hot shot movie producer Tim Robbins

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16 minutes ago, brianNH said:

Thanks, Aritosthenes, for seconding "Anchors Aweigh" -- though not to slight any of the other terrific films and shows he contributed to.  I wonder sometimes what Gene Kelly and Rags Ragland were thinking when they had to play off this incredibly talented youngster!  Boy, does that kid really hold his own in those scenes!

Definitely.(!) Easily ONE OF my Favourite Musicals OutThere. Period,. Though "Favourite" Would be Quite Tricky to Choose (From).

Incidentally.. the Kiddo From 5,000 Fingers is THIS Little Skeezicks:   Tommy Rettig.

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It's interesting what titles get ascribed to a performer in a headline in moments like these. I see the headline on the AV Club article refers to him as "former Quantum Leap and Battlestar Galactica star". Battlestar Galactica? The new one?

Edit: Yep, I read the article. The new one. I also learned he was once married to Millie Perkins of The Diary of Anne Frank.

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