Dean Stockwell

Actor, Real estate broker
The career of this prolific performer has come in several waves, each punctuated by a "retirement" from the screen. As a child actor under contract to MGM from 1945, Dean Stockwell charmed in "Anchors Aweigh" (1945) ... Read more »
Born: 03/04/1936 in North Hollywood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (141)

Entertainment 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Enlisted 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: New Orleans 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Persecuted 2014 (Movie)

Dave Wilson (Actor)

Sweet Scene of Death 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

C.O.G. 2013 (Movie)

Hobbs (Actor)

Max Rose 2012 (Movie)

Ben Tracy (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crash 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cool School 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

JAG 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

Mark Whiting (Actor)

Buffalo Soldiers 2003 (Movie)

General Lancaster (Actor)

CQ 2002 (Movie)

Dr Ballard (Actor)

Enterprise 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

First Monday 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stargate SG-1 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sciography 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Quickie 2001 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Burke's Law 1988 - 1994, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Face to Face 2000 (Movie)

Jimmy Gallo--Richie's Father (Actor)

In Pursuit 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1988 - 1994, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1994, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1988 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

They Nest 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Water Damage 2000 (Movie)

Detective Frank Skoufaris (Actor)

Restraining Order 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rites of Passage 1999 (Movie)

Del Farraday (Actor)

The Tony Danza Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Venice Project 1998 (Movie)

Senator Campbell (Actor)

Air Force One 1997 (Movie)

Defense Secretary Walter Dean (Actor)

I Survived a Disaster 2 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

John Grisham's The Rainmaker 1997 (Movie)

Judge Harvey Hale (Actor)

Mchale's Navy 1997 (Movie)

Captain Wallace B Binghampton (Actor)

Popular Science 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Gallup: Extreme Magic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Blue 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Wrong 1996 (Movie)

Jack Tramonte (Actor)

Naked Souls 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Adventures of Captain Planet 1990 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Twilight Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Twilight Man 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stephen King's "The Langoliers" 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Innocent 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Bonanza: The Return 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasers 1994 (Movie)

Salesman Stig (Actor)

Vanishing Son II 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Caught in the Act 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1988 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Against All Odds 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Shame 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Andy Civella (Actor)

Dennis Hopper 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends and Enemies 1991 (Movie)

Freddy (Actor)

The 3rd Annual International Rock Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Backtrack 1990 (Movie)

John Luponi (Actor)

Roy Orbison Tribute to Benefit the Homeless 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Sandino 1990 (Movie)

Hatfield (Actor)

The 2nd International Rock Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Buying Time 1989 (Movie)

Detective Novak (Actor)

Limit Up 1989 (Movie)

Peter Oak (Actor)

The Time Guardian 1989 (Movie)

Boss (Actor)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

Tony "The Tiger" Russo (Actor)

Palais Royale 1988 (Movie)

Dattalico (Actor)

The Blue Iguana 1988 (Movie)

Detective Carl Strick (Actor)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tucker: the Man and His Dream 1988 (Movie)

Howard Hughes (Actor)

Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 (Movie)

Chip Cain (Actor)

Gardens of Stone 1987 (Movie)

Homer Thomas (Actor)

Papa Was a Preacher 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Long Haul 1987 (Movie)

Mario (Actor)

Banzai Runner 1986 (Movie)

Bill Baxter (Actor)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

Muldaur (Actor)

To Live and Die in L.A. 1985 (Movie)

Bob Grimes (Actor)

Dune 1984 (Movie)

Doctor Wellington Yueh (Actor)

Paris, Texas 1984 (Movie)

Walt (Actor)

Born to Be Sold 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Wrong Is Right 1982 (Movie)

Hacker (Actor)

Alsino and the Condor 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Human Highway 1981 (Movie)

Otto Quartz (Actor)

To Kill a Stranger 1981 (Movie)

John Carver (Actor)

She Came to the Valley 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Killing Affair 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracks 1977 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer 1975 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Win, Place or Steal 1974 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Paper Man 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Werewolf of Washington 1972 (Movie)

Jack Whittier (Actor)

The Loners 1970 (Movie)

Stein (Actor)

The Dunwich Horror 1969 (Movie)

Wilbur Whateley (Actor)

Psych-Out 1968 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Rapture 1965 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Long Day's Journey Into Night 1962 (Movie)

Edmund Tyrone (Actor)

Sons and Lovers 1960 (Movie)

Paul Morel (Actor)

Compulsion 1959 (Movie)

Judd Steiner (Actor)

A Gun For a Coward 1957 (Movie)

Hade Keough (Actor)

The Careless Years 1957 (Movie)

Jerry Vernon (Actor)

Kim 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Boy With Green Hair 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gentleman's Agreement 1947 (Movie)

Tommy Green (Actor)

The Romance of Rosy Ridge 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anchors Aweigh 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cattle Drive (Movie)

Chester Graham, Jr. (Actor)

Close to Danger (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Waters (Movie)

Danny Mitchell (Actor)

Down to the Sea in Ships (Movie)

Ted Joy (Actor)

Fatal Memories (TV Show)

Actor

Home Sweet Homicide (Movie)

Archie Carstairs (Actor)

Ink (TV Show)

Actor

Justice in a Small Town (TV Show)

Actor

Living in Peril (TV Show)

Actor

Madonna: Innocence Lost (TV Show)

Actor

Son of the Morning Star (TV Show)

Actor

Song of the Thin Man (Movie)

Nick Charles, Jr. (Actor)

Stars in My Crown (Movie)

John Kenyon (Actor)

The Failing of Raymond (TV Show)

Actor

The Green Years (Movie)

Robert Shannon, 8 years (Actor)

The Happy Years (Movie)

John Humperdink Stover (Actor)

The Nanny Express (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Joe Forrester (TV Show)

Actor

The Shadow Men (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Unabomber: The True Story (TV Show)

Actor

Valley of Decision (Movie)

Paulie (Actor)

What Katy Did (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Rites of Passage 1999 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (1)

Human Highway 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

The career of this prolific performer has come in several waves, each punctuated by a "retirement" from the screen. As a child actor under contract to MGM from 1945, Dean Stockwell charmed in "Anchors Aweigh" (1945), then specialized in "sensitive child" roles, such as Gregory Peck's son in "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), who suffers the slings of anti-Semitism when his father decides to pose as a Jew to do a magazine article, and in the title character of Joseph Losey's "The Boy with Green Hair" (1948), which delved into a similar milieu of how people treat a stranger. After five years spent traveling around the USA and working at odd jobs, he matured into a strikingly attractive, introverted young adult lead, winning acclaim as the character based on Nathan Leopold in "Compulsion" first on stage (1957) and later the feature (1959). Stockwell also won acclaim for two characters that functioned as authorial stand-ins, Paul Morrel in Jack Cardiff filming of D.H. Lawrence's "Sons and Lovers" (1960) and Edmund Tyrone in Sidney Lumet's version of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" (1962).

Relationships

Joy Stockwell

Wife

Millie Perkins

Wife
divorced

Harry Stockwell

Father
provided voice of Prince Charming in Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" replaced Alfred Drake as Curly in "Oklahoma!" on Broadway divorced when Stockwell was six died in 1984

Betty Stockwell

Mother
Stockwell lived with mother and brother after parents divorced

Sophia Stockwell

Daughter
mother, Joy Stockwell

Austin Stockwell

Son
mother, Joy Stockwell

Guy Stockwell

Brother
born in 1938 died on February 6, 2002

Amber Tamblyn Actor

Godchild

EDUCATION

Martin Milmore School

Boston , Massachusetts

attended Long Island public schools

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
enrolled as George Stockwell; dropped out after one year

Alexander Hamilton High School

Los Angeles , California
graduated

Milestones

2004

Appeared in the remake of the 1962 thriller "The Manchurian Candidate"

2001

Appeared opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Ed Harris in "Buffalo Soldiers"

1999

Cast as Senator Campbell in the "The Venice Project"

1997

Hosted "Popular Science" on The Learning Channel

1997

Co-starred in feature version of "McHale's Navy"

1997

Returned to series TV as co-star of "The Tony Danza Show" (NBC); played Danza's father

1995

Starred in ABC miniseries "Stephen King's 'The Langoliers'"

1990

Provided voice for animated "The New Adventures of Captain Planet"

1988

Received Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for "Married to the Mob"

1986

Received career boost in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet"

1982

Debut as feature director and writer, "Human Highway"

1976

Retired from acting and worked as a licensed real estate broker; moved to Santa Fe, NM

1970

Made TV-movie debut, "Paper Man" (CBS)

1962

Played Edmund Tyrone in Sidney Lumet's film version of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night"

1959

Recreated his stage role in film version of "Compulsion"

1957

Co-starred with Roddy McDowall in the Broadway production of "Compulsion"

1956

Returned to acting on live TV (e.g., "Climax", "Playhouse 90" and "Matinee Theatre")

1944

Signed to an exclusive contact by MGM; film acting debut, "Valley of Decision"

1942

Broadway debut in "The Innocent Voyage" (with brother Guy Stockwell)

Left Hollywood at age 16 and spent five years traveling across country, working as a railroad-spike driver and a prune inspector

Had appeared in almost 20 films by age of 15

Directed first short film, "Crazy Horse" (about Bruce Conner's filming of "Breakaway") in early 1970s

Co-starred in the series "Quantum Leap"

Featured on radio programs, "Death Valley Days" and "Dr. Christian", in the mid-1940s

Dropped out of acting to live a hippie lifestyle in the early 1960s

Bonus Trivia

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He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1992)

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