Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

Highest Rated: 100% Compulsion (1959)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 5, 1936

Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA

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). In the early 60s, Stockwell dropped out of showbiz and embraced a hippie lifestyle and retreated again in the mid-70s to pursue a career as a real-estate broker. He revitalized his screen career in the mid-80s, specializing in spooky and eccentric characterizations, such as the suavely perverse Ben in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" (1986), the Mafia don Tony 'The Tiger' Russo in Jonathan Demme's "Married to the Mob" (1988), for which he earned an Oscar nomination, and a particularly eerie cameo as Howard Hughes in Francis Ford Coppola's "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" (1988). He has remained active in supporting roles in features like Robert Altman's "The Player" (1992), the uneven comedies "Mr. Wrong" (1996) and "McHale's Navy" (1997) and "Air Force One" (1997). Stockwell turned more and more to TV in the late 80s and early 90s. He had made his TV-movie debut in 1971 with "Paper Man" (CBS), but did not appear regularly on a series until "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1989-1993), playing "boss" to the time-traveling Scott Bakula and earning several Emmy nominations for his work. Stockwell played the singer's father in "Madonna: Innocence Lost" (Fox, 1994), and co-starred in the ABC miniseries adaptation of "Stephen King's 'The Langoliers'" (1995). In 1990, he did the voice of Duke Nukem, an unsavory character on the TBS animated series "The New Adventures of Captain Planet" and later hosted "Popular Science" (The Learning Channel, 1997), based on the magazine. He was the son of actor Harry Stockwell (who provided the voice of Prince Charming in Disney's 1937 "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"), brother of actor Guy Stockwell and was formerly married to actress Millie Perkins. Dean Stockwell died on November 7, 2021 at the age of 85.

Highest rated movies

Compulsion
The Player
Blue Velvet
Paris, Texas
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Married to the Mob
To Live and Die in L.A.
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 45% Entertainment The Celebrity's Henchman (Character) $55.5K 2015
0% 58% Persecuted Dave Wilson (Character) $1.6M 2014
No Score Yet 15% Deep in the Darkness Phil Deighton (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rusty Steel Hunts (Character) - 2014
37% 57% Max Rose Ben Tracy (Character) $56.4K 2013
69% 35% C.O.G. Hobbs (Character) $32.2K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dunwich Horror Dr. Henry Armitage (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 59% The Nanny Express Jerry Hewitt (Character) - 2009
83% 95% Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Brother Cavil (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 14% The Deal Agent Tremayne (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Black Beauty Tim Lane (Character) - 2005
80% 63% The Manchurian Candidate Mark Whiting (Character) $65.9M 2004
73% 72% Buffalo Soldiers General Lancaster (Character) $353.7K 2001
No Score Yet 45% The Quickie Michael (Character) - 2001
66% 69% CQ Dr. Ballard (Character) $411.0K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inferno Mayor Bill Klinger (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 29% They Nest Sheriff Hobbs (Character) - 2000
100% 86% Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Tim Drake (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Pursuit Charles Welz (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 62% What Katy Did Tramp (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 0% Restraining Order Charlie Mason (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 69% Rites of Passage Del Farraday (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Water Damage Det. Frank Skoufaris (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Venice Project Sen. Campbell (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 33% The Shadow Men Stan Mills (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinbad and the Battle of the Dark Knights Bophisto (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 20% The Last Resort Grey Wolf (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 26% Living in Peril William (Character) - 1997
83% 78% John Grisham's The Rainmaker Judge Harvey Hale (Character) $45.9M 1997
3% 38% McHale's Navy Capt. Wallace B. Binghampton (Character) $4.4M 1997
79% 66% Air Force One Defense Secretary Walter Dean (Character) $172.7M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Blue Katz-Feeney (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close to Danger Dr. Ames (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unabomber: The True Story Ben Jeffries (Character) - 1996
6% 26% Mr. Wrong Jack Tramonte (Character) $12.8M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight Man Hollis Deitz (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows Robert Allardyce (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 15% Naked Souls Duncan (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan Aaron Bliss (Character) - 1995
33% 21% Chasers Stig (Character) $1.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Evidence Commissioner Sam Caldwell (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madonna Story Tony Ciccone (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Son II Mickey Jo (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 33% Madonna: Innocence Lost Tony Ciccone (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Innocent Capt. Jason Flaboe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance Jack Lowe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 43% Fatal Memories Det. Robert Morse (Character) - 1992
98% 84% The Player Andy Civella (Character) $21.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friends and Enemies Freddie (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shame Tim Curtis (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sandino Capitain Hatfield (Character) - 1990
50% 25% Backtrack John Luponi (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Limit Up Peter Oak (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 96% Quantum Leap Admiral Al Calavicci (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buying Time Detective Novak (Character) $24.6K 1988
0% 38% The Blue Iguana Detective Carl Strick (Character) $114.9K 1988
83% 67% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Howard Hughes (Character) $19.2M 1988
90% 49% Married to the Mob Tony 'The Tiger' Russo (Character) $19.7M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Palais Royale Michael Dattalico (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 13% The Time Guardian Boss (Character) - 1987
44% 55% Gardens of Stone Capt. Homer Thomas (Character) $4.4M 1987
46% 57% Beverly Hills Cop II Charles "Chip" Cain (Character) $151.7M 1987
No Score Yet 50% Banzai Runner Billy Baxter (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Kill a Stranger John Carver (Character) - 1987
95% 88% Blue Velvet Ben (Character) $8.6M 1986
85% 79% To Live and Die in L.A. Bob Grimes (Character) $16.6M 1985
50% 75% The Legend of Billie Jean Muldaur (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Papa Was a Preacher John (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweet Scent of Death Greg Denver (Character) - 1985
94% 93% Paris, Texas Walt (Character) - 1984
42% 65% Dune Doctor Wellington Yueh (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Soldier Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alsino and the Condor Frank (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 53% Human Highway Otto Quartz (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1982
27% 39% Wrong Is Right Hacker (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born to Be Sold Marty Helick (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Away Pete Bass (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 17% She Came to the Valley Pat Westall (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas in Flames Pat Westall (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Badge Kenneth Switzer (Character) - 1977
50% No Score Yet Tracks Mark (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer Narrator - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cop on the Beat Det. Callan (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Joe Forrester Det. Callan (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Win, Place or Steal Billy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 14% The Werewolf of Washington Jack Whittier (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Nick Carter Freddy Duncan (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loners Stein (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 20% Paper Man Avery Jensen (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Failing of Raymond Raymond (Character) - 1971
17% 29% The Dunwich Horror Wilbur Whateley (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 57% Psych-Out Dave (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 73% Rapture Joseph (Character) - 1965
94% 86% Long Day's Journey Into Night Edmund Tyrone (Character) - 1962
67% 51% Sons and Lovers Paul Morel (Character) - 1960
100% 85% Compulsion Judd Steiner (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fight the Whole World Unknown (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 25% Gun for a Coward Hade Keough (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Careless Years Jerry Vernon (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 33% Cattle Drive Chester Graham, Jr. (Character) - 1951
78% 57% Kim Kim (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 88% Stars in My Crown John Kenyon (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 86% The Happy Years John Humperdink `'Dink'` Stover (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 58% Down to the Sea in Ships Jed Joy (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 75% The Secret Garden Colin Craven (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Waters Donny Mitchell (Character) - 1948
82% 56% The Boy With Green Hair Peter (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% The Romance of Rosy Ridge Unknown (Character) - 1947
79% 78% Gentleman's Agreement Tommy Green (Character) - 1947
83% 71% Song of the Thin Man Nick Charles Jr. (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Nipper (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 44% The Arnelo Affair Ricky Parkson (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Really Important Person Billy Reilly (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 53% The Green Years Robert Shannon (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 80% The Valley of Decision Paulie (Character) - 1945
57% 78% Anchors Aweigh Donald Martin (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 58% Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Self - 1945

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 63% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
87% 86% Enlisted Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
95% 94% Battlestar Galactica John Cavil (Guest Star) 2006 2008-2009
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2004
55% 79% Star Trek: Enterprise Col. Grat (Guest Star) 2002
21% No Score Yet First Monday Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Feet Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
7% No Score Yet The Tony Danza Show Unknown (Character) 1997-1998
44% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
38% No Score Yet Can't Hurry Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Robert Allardyce (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law John Delaney (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Al Calavicci (Character) 1989-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Morning Star Gen. Philip Sheridan (Character) 1991
No Score Yet 100% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Brother Harold Hobarts (Guest Star) 1987
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Tom Longman (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Eric Wagner (Guest Star) 1972 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Charlie Blake (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Ott (Character) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Chris Townsend (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Rudy Devereux (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Lt. Katell/Lt. Yamuri (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1957-1959 1961
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957