John Stockwell

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
A well-trained supporting player of A-list movies and lead in lower budget projects, the attractive, blond Stockwell has often been cast as a rambunctious youth or tough guy with secrets. Although he had done some ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1961 in Galveston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Head Games 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Maze Runner 2014 (Movie)

Glader (Actor)

Breaking the Girls 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The L Word 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Turistas 2006 (Movie)

Male Backpacker (Actor)

Relativity 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

I Shot a Man in Vegas 1996 (Movie)

Grant (Actor)

The Nurse 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Staffer No 1 (Actor)

Born to Ride 1991 (Movie)

Hassler (Actor)

Miliardi 1991 (Movie)

David (Actor)

The Eyes of the Panther 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Family Tree 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerously Close 1986 (Movie)

Randy McDevitt (Actor)

Radioactive Dreams 1986 (Movie)

Marlowe (Actor)

Top Gun 1986 (Movie)

Couger (Actor)

City Limits 1985 (Movie)

Leland-- (Actor)

My Science Project 1985 (Movie)

Michael Harlan (Actor)

Christine 1983 (Movie)

Dennis Guilder (Actor)

Eddie and the Cruisers 1983 (Movie)

Keith Livingston (Actor)

Losin' It 1983 (Movie)

Spider (Actor)

Too Good to Be True 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

So Fine 1981 (Movie)

Jim Sterling (Actor)

Breast Men (TV Show)

Actor

Cheaters (TV Show)

Actor

Legal Deceit (TV Show)

Actor

North and South (TV Show)

Actor

Quarterback Princess (TV Show)

Actor

Stag (TV Show)

Actor

The Billionaire Boys Club (TV Show)

Actor
Director (15)

Kickboxer: Vengeance 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Countdown 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Blood 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Kid Cannabis 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Cat Run 2 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Dark Tide 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Cat Run 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Roadkill 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Middle of Nowhere 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Turistas 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Into the Blue 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Blue Crush 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Crazy/Beautiful 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Under Cover 1987 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (4)

Kid Cannabis 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blue Crush 2002 (Movie)

(Rewrite) (Screenplay)

Under Cover 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dangerously Close 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Middle of Nowhere 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Turistas 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A well-trained supporting player of A-list movies and lead in lower budget projects, the attractive, blond Stockwell has often been cast as a rambunctious youth or tough guy with secrets. Although he had done some amateur theater, Stockwell began acting professionally while still a student at Harvard, commuting between Cambridge, Massachusetts and NYC to appear in the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light." He also made his feature film debut while still in college: a small role in Andrew Bergman's "So Fine" (1981). Numerous modestly priced films geared toward the youth market followed. Stockwell was Keith Gordon's buddy in the haunted car drama, "Christine," based on the Stephen King novel and joined Tom Cruise on a teen jaunt in Mexico in "Losin' It" (both 1983). By the time he and Cruise next co-starred, their roles were reversed with Stockwell decidedly in support of the superstar playing Cougar, the F-14 pilot who grounds himself thus giving Cruise's a shot at being "Top Gun" (1986). The actor also had a rather high profile turn as the high school teen out to create a time machine in "My Science Project" (1985).

Relationships

Helene Henderson

Wife

John Samuels

Father

Cecelia Stockwell

Daughter
born in November 1988

Casper Stockwell

Son
born in October 1991

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
enrolled at age 17

The National Theatre

studed with Marv Duff

School of the Arts, New York University

New York, New York

Collegiate School

New York, New York

St Paul's Preparatory School

Concord, New Hampshire

Actors Workshop

studied with Hal Asprey

Milestones

2006

Directed the horror film, "Turistas" about a group of young backpackers whose vacation turns deadly

2005

Directed "Into the Blue" starring Paul Walker and Jessica Alba

2002

Directed Kate Bosworth as a hard-core surfer in "Blue Crush"

2001

Penned the screenplay for "Rock Star", starring Mark Wahlberg in the based-on-fact tale of an ordinary guy who aspires to be a heavy metal musician

2001

Wrote and directed the feature "crazy/beautiful", starring Kirsten Dunst

2000

Wrote and directed the HBO original film "Cheaters"; received Emmy nomination for teleplay

1997

Scripted the well-received black comedy "Breast Men" (HBO); also had small role

1995

Appeared as a White House staff member in Oliver Stone's "Nixon"

1994

Returned to TV in supporting role in the NBC mystery "Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart"

1987

Made directorial debut with "Under Cover" for Cannon Films; co-wrote script with Fields

1987

Co-starred with Judd Nelson in the NBC miniseries "Billionaire Boys Club"

1986

Co-wrote screenplay (with Fields) for "Dangerously Close" produced by Cannon Films; also starred

1986

Reteamed with Cruise in "Top Gun" as as Cougar

1985

Starred in the comedy "My Science Project"

1985

Co-starred as Billy Hazard in ABC miniseries, "North and South"

1983

Had featured role in the John Carpenter horror movie "Christine"

1983

TV-movie debut, "Quarterback Princess" (CBS)

1983

Primetime TV debut in the busted pilot "Too Good to be True" (ABC)

1983

First screen collaboration with Tom Cruise, co-starring in the teen sex comedy "Losin' It" as Spider

1981

Made feature film debut in "So Fine"

Received first theatrical experience in "garage theater" production of "The Sound of Music" in Galveston, Texas

Formed writing partnership with Scott Fields

Raised in Galveston, Texas and NYC

While still in college, won first professional work as cast member on CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light"

Was rhythm guitarist and lead singer with The Brood, a New York based rock group

Bonus Trivia

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Stockwell is also an accomplished musician, playing rhythm guitar and acting as lead singer of the rock band, The Brood.

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