Dean Stockwell Biography (1936-)

Full name, Robert Dean Stockwell; born March 5, 1936, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA; son of Harry (an actor and singer) and Elizabeth "Betty" Veronica (anactress and dancer) Stockwell; brother of Guy Stockwell (an actor); marriedMillie Perkins (an actress), April 15, 1960 (divorced, July 30, 1962); married Joy Marchenko, December 15, 1981 (divorced); children: (second marriage) Austin, Sophia. Addresses: Agent: Diverse Talent Group, 1875 Century Park East, Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
March 5, 1936
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (also known as Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1945
  • Donald Martin, Anchors Aweigh, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1945
  • Paulie, The Valley of Decision, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1945
  • Archie Carstairs, Home Sweet Homicide, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946
  • Nipper, The Mighty McGurk, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1946
  • Robert "Robbie" Shannon as a child, The Green Years (also known asA. J. Cronin's The Green Years), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1946
  • Andrew MacBean, The Romance of Rosy Ridge, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1947
  • Billy Reilly, A Really Important Person, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1947
  • Nick Charles, Jr., Song of the Thin Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1947
  • Ricky Parkson, The Arnelo Affair, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1947
  • Tommy Green, Gentleman's Agreement, Paramount, 1947
  • Danny Mitchell, Deep Waters, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948
  • Peter Frye, The Boy with Green Hair, RKO Radio Pictures, 1948
  • Colin Craven, The Secret Garden, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1949
  • Ted Joy, Down to the Sea in Ships, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949
  • John Humperdink "Dink" Stover, The Happy Years, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • John Kenyon, Stars in My Crown, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Title role, Kim, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950
  • Hade "Harry" Keough, Gun for a Coward, Universal, 1956
  • Jerry Vernon, The Careless Years, United Artists, 1957
  • Chester Graham, Jr., Cattle Drive, Universal, 1958
  • Judd Steiner, Compulsion, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • Paul Morel, Sons and Lovers, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • Edmund Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Embassy, 1962
  • Joseph, Rapture (also known as La fleur de l'age), Panoramic Productions, 1965
  • Dave, Psych-Out, American International Pictures, 1968
  • Wilbur Whateley, The Dunwich Horror, American International Pictures, 1970
  • Billy, The Last Movie (also known as Chinchero), Universal,1971
  • Stein, The Loners (also known as Deathly Riders), Four-LeafProductions, 1972
  • Jack Whittier, The Werewolf of Washington, Diplomat, 1973
  • Billy, Win, Place or Steal (also known as Another Day at the Races, The Big Payoff, Just Another Day at the Races, and Three for the Money), Cinema National, 1975
  • The Pacific Connection (also known as South Pacific Connection and Stickfighter), 1975
  • Mark, Tracks, Rainbow Pictures, 1976
  • Narrator, Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer, New Yorker Films, 1976
  • Paul Lavell, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, Paramount,1976
  • One Away, 1976
  • Pat Westall, She Came to the Valley (also known as Texas in Flames), R. G. V. Pictures, 1979
  • Frank, Alsino y el condor (also known as Alsino and the Condor), Libra Cinema 5, 1982
  • Hacker, Wrong Is Right (also known as The Man with the Deadly Lens), Columbia, 1982
  • Otto Quartz, Human Highway, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Dr. Wellington Yueh, Dune, Universal, 1984
  • Walt, Paris, Texas, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Bob Grimes, To Live and Die in L.A., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985
  • John Carver, To Kill a Stranger (also known as Matar a un extrano and Secuestrada), VCL, 1985
  • Muldaur, The Legend of Billie Jean (also known as Fair Is Fair), TriStar, 1985
  • Ben, Blue Velvet, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Ecstasy, 1986
  • Billy Baxter, Banzai Runner, Montage, 1987
  • Boss, The Time Guardian, Hemdale/Nelson, 1987
  • Captain Homer Thomas, Gardens of Stone, TriStar, 1987
  • Charles "Chip" Cain, Beverly Hills Cop II, Paramount, 1987
  • Detective Carl Strick, The Blue Iguana, Paramount, 1987
  • Detective Novak, Buying Time, Arista, 1988
  • Howard Hughes, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Paramount, 1988
  • Michael Dattalico, Palais Royale (also known as Smoke Screen), Spectrafilm, 1988
  • Tony "the Tiger" Russo, Married to the Mob, Orion, 1988
  • John Luponi, Backtrack (also known as Catchfire and Do It the Hard Way), Vestron Video, 1989
  • Mario, The Long Haul (also known as Jorge, a Brazilian andJorge, um Brasiliero), Embrafilme, 1989
  • Peter Oak, Limit Up, MCEG, 1989
  • Captain Hatfield, Sandino, Umanzor Beta Films, 1990
  • Andy Civella, The Player, Fine Line, 1992
  • Freddie, Friends and Enemies, Sideral Productions, 1992
  • Salesman Stig, Chasers, Morgan Creek Productions, 1994
  • Jack Tramonte, Mr. Wrong, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Captain Wallace B. Binghampton, McHale's Navy, Universal, 1997
  • Defense Secretary Walter Dean, Air Force One (also known as AFO), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Grey Wolf, The Last Resort, R. S. Entertainment, 1997
  • Judge Harvey Hale, The Rainmaker (also known as John Grisham'sThe Rainmaker), Paramount, 1997
  • Katz-Feeney, Midnight Blue, Motion Picture Corporation of America,1997
  • Charlie Mason, Restraining Order (also known as Der Todfeind and Der Todfeind--Ein Mann raecht seine Frau), New City Releasing, 1999
  • Del Farraday, Rites of Passage, World International Network, 1999
  • Senator Campbell, The Venice Project, June 99/OFI/Ozanit/Terra Film/WFF/Oesterreichischer Rundfunk, 1999
  • Charles Welz, In Pursuit, Showcase Entertainment, 2000
  • Micky, The Flunky, 2000
  • Voice of communications engineer Timothy "Tim" Drake, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (animated; also known as Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker and Return of the Joker), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Jimmy Gallo, Face to Face, Giants Entertainment, 2001
  • Mayor Bill Klinger, Inferno, Monarch Home Video, 2001
  • Michael, The Quickie, Portman Entertainment Group, 2001
  • Dr. Ballard, CQ, United Artists, 2002
  • General Lancaster, Buffalo Soldiers (also known as Army Go Home), Miramax, 2002
  • Film Work
  • (Director) Human Highway, Warner Bros., 1982
  • (Associate producer) Rites of Passage, World International Network, 1999
  • Also directed a short film, Crazy Horse, 1970s.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Rudy Devereux, a recurring role, Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1965
  • Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci, Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989-1993
  • Voice of Duke Nukem, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated),TNT and syndicated, 1990-1992
  • Frank DiMeo (Tony's father), The Tony Danza Show, NBC, 1997
  • Host, Popular Science, The Learning Channel, beginning in 1997
  • Host, Phenomenon: The Lost Archives, beginning in 1998
  • Secretary of the Navy Sheffield, JAG, CBS, 2002-
  • Miniseries
  • Hissar, "The Story of Daniel in the Lion's Den," Greatest Heroes of the Bible, NBC, 1978
  • James McLaughlin, Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (also known as The Gambler III: The Legend Continues), CBS, 1987
  • General Philip Sheridan, Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Big Horn (also known as Son of the Morning Star), ABC, 1991
  • Robert "Bob" Jenkins, The Langoliers (also known as Stephen King's "The Langoliers"), ABC, 1995
  • Movies
  • Avery Jensen, Paper Man, CBS, 1971
  • Raymond, The Failing of Raymond, ABC, 1971
  • Eric Wagner, Columbo: The Most Crucial Game, NBC, 1972
  • Freddy Duncan, Adventures of Nick Carter, 1972
  • Lloyd Harrington, Columbo: Troubled Waters, NBC, 1975
  • Kenneth Switzer, A Killing Affair (also known as Behind the Badge), 1977
  • Marty Helick, Born to Be Sold, NBC, 1981
  • John, Papa Was a Preacher, 1985
  • Detective Robert Morse, Fatal Memories (also known as The Eileen Franklin Story and Memory of a Murder), NBC, 1992
  • Tim Curtis, Shame, Lifetime, 1992
  • Augustus Brandenburg, Bonanza: The Return, NBC, 1993
  • Captain Jason Flaboe, The Innocent (also known as Silent Witness), NBC, 1994
  • Commissioner Sam Caldwell, Justice in a Small Town (also known asHard Evidence and Ordinary Heroes: The Sandra Prine Story), NBC, 1994
  • Jack Lowe, In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance, NBC, 1994
  • Mickey Jo, Vanishing Son II (also known as Action Pack), syndicated, 1994
  • Tony Ciccone, Madonna: Innocence Lost (also known as Madonna: Unauthorized), Fox, 1994
  • Aaron Bliss, Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan(also known as Edna Buchanan: Miami Deadline), CBS, 1995
  • Duncan, Naked Souls, 1995
  • Robert Allardyce, The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows, ABC,1995
  • Ben Jeffries, Unabomber: The True Story (also known as Unabomber), USA Network, 1996
  • Hollis Dietz, Twilight Man (also known as Random Access), Starz!, 1996
  • Dr. Ames, Close to Danger, ABC, 1997
  • Stan Mills, The Shadow Men, HBO, 1997
  • William, Living in Peril (also known as The Peril of Being Walter Woods), The Movie Channel, 1997
  • Bophisto, Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights, HBO, 1998
  • Frank Skoufaris, Water Damage, 1999
  • Sheriff Hobbs, They Nest (also known as Creepy Crawlers), USA Network, 2000
  • Episodic
  • "Class of '58," Matinee Theater, NBC, 1956
  • "Horse Power," Matinee Theater, NBC, 1956
  • "Innocent Witness," Front Row Center, CBS, 1956
  • "Julie," Matinee Theater, NBC, 1956
  • "Washington Incident," Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, CBS, 1956
  • Jimmy Owens, "The Ruth Owens Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1957
  • "Fight the Whole World," Matinee Theater, NBC, 1957
  • "Murder Is a Witch," Climax, CBS, 1957
  • Juan Ortega, "The Juan Ortega Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1958
  • "God Is My Judge," General Electric Theater, CBS, 1958
  • "Kid on a Calico Horse," Cimarron City, NBC, 1958
  • "Mercyday," The Restless Gun, NBC, 1958
  • Rodney Lawrence, "The Rodney Lawrence Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1959
  • "The Family Man," General Electric Theater, CBS, 1959
  • "Made in Japan," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1959
  • "The Nature of the Night," Johnny Staccato (also known as Staccato), NBC, 1959
  • Roddy Stevenson, "The Cyanide Touch," Checkmate, CBS, 1960
  • "The Dance Man," The June Allyson Show, CBS, 1960
  • Billy Weaver, "The Landlady," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1961
  • Lieutenant Katell/Lieutenant Yamuri, "A Quality of Mercy," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1961
  • Will Sheridan/Santee, "The Will Santee Story," Wagon Train, NBC, 1961
  • "Afternoon of a Cowboy," Bus Stop, ABC, 1961
  • "Assassin," Outlaws, NBC, 1961
  • "The Geetas Box," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1961
  • David Kelsey, "Annabelle," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1962
  • "In Search of a Son," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1962
  • "A Place to Hide," Alcoa Premiere, ABC, 1962
  • Private Rob Lawson, "High Named Today," Combat!, ABC, 1963
  • "Climate of Evil," The Defenders, CBS, 1963
  • "The Dogs of War," The Gallant Men, ABC, 1963
  • "The Wrecker," The Greatest Show on Earth, ABC, 1963
  • Jay Boy Calhoun, "Who Killed Lenore Wingfield?," Burke's Law, ABC,1964
  • "Their Own Executioners," Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC, 1964
  • "To Love Is to Live," Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1964
  • Michael Vincent "Mike" Riley, "The Quarry," The F.B.I., ABC, 1968
  • "The Cage," The Danny Thomas Hour, NBC, 1968
  • Matthew Rush, "The Medal," Bonanza, NBC, 1969
  • Charles (some sources cite Chris) Townsend, "A Step in Time," Mannix, CBS, 1971
  • "End of a Nightmare," The F.B.I., ABC, 1972
  • "Till Death Do Us Part," The F.B.I., ABC, 1972
  • Charlie, "Whisper, Whisper," Night Gallery, NBC, 1973
  • Gunnar Malstrom, "The Pendulum," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1973
  • Jerry, "Unseen Alibi," Great Mysteries (also known as Orson Welles Great Mysteries), syndicated, 1973
  • Paul Thomas/Paul Cullen, "Legion of the Lost," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1973
  • "Collision Course," Police Story, NBC, 1973
  • "Love, Mabel," Police Story, NBC, 1974
  • Police Surgeon, syndicated, 1974
  • Charlie Blake, "The Programming of Charlie Blake," The Streets of SanFrancisco, ABC, 1975
  • Cliff Waddell, "The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument," Ellery Queen, NBC, 1975
  • Tom Longman, "The Hero," Cannon, CBS, 1975
  • Three for the Road, CBS, 1975
  • Bennett, "Eamon Kinsella Royce," Police Story, NBC, 1976
  • "It Was the Fight before Christmas," McCloud, NBC, 1976
  • "No Way Out," Tales of the Unexpected (also known as Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected), NBC, 1977
  • James Francis, "Hart's Desire," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1982
  • Collins, "A Small and Deadly War," The A-Team, NBC, 1983
  • Dr. Griss, "The Skeleton Who Came Out of the Closet," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1983
  • Greg Denver, "Sweet Scent of Death," Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense, Associated Television, c. 1984
  • Jack Gretsky, "Bushido," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985
  • Brother Harold Hobarts, "Bad Company," Hunter, NBC, 1987
  • Dorn Van Stotter, "Night of the Headless Horseman," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Eliot Easterbrook, "Deadpan," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • Martin Decker, "Room 2426," The Twilight Zone, syndicated, 1988
  • "Dennis Hopper," Crazy about the Movies, Cinemax, 1991
  • The Dennis Miller Show, syndicated, 1992
  • Jeopardy!, syndicated, 1992
  • Professor Julius Waugh, "Fathers and Sons," Snowy River: The McGregorSaga, 1993
  • Professor Julius Waugh, "The Manly Art," Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, 1993
  • John Delaney, "Who Killed the Beauty Queen?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994
  • Preston Carpenter, "The Rival," Lois & Clark: The New Adventure ofSuperman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventureof Superman), ABC, 1994
  • Gus Sheppard, "You Really Got a Hold on Me," Nowhere Man, UPN, 1995
  • Robert St. Clair, "Songs from the Cuckoo Birds," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Vic Carlucci, Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1995
  • Cy Tannen, "The Debutante," Ink, CBS, 1996
  • Hal, "Y2K, You're Okay," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1999
  • Himself, Sciography, 2000
  • Colonel Grat, "Detained," Enterprise, UPN, 2002
  • Dr. Kieran, "Shadow Play," Stargate SG-1, Sci-Fi Channel and syndicated, 2002
  • Senator Edward Sheffield, "Family Affairs," First Monday, CBS, 2002
  • Senator Edward Sheffield, "Right to Die," First Monday, CBS, 2002
  • Senator Edward Sheffield, "Showdown," First Monday, CBS, 2002
  • Appeared in "An Affair to Dismember," an unaired episode of Cold Feet, NBC.
  • Specials
  • The Killers, CBS, 1959
  • Davis Tucker, "The Joke and the Valley," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1961
  • "Before Breakfast," Thirty-Minute Theatre, BBC-2, 1968
  • When We Were Young: Growing Up on the Silver Screen (documentary),PBS, 1989
  • Host, Roy Orbison Tribute to Benefit the Homeless, Showtime, 1990
  • Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1990
  • Host, Against All Odds, NBC, 1991
  • Host, Caught in the Act, NBC, 1993
  • Gallup: Extreme Magic, Fox, 1996
  • Himself, Pretty As a Picture: The Art of David Lynch, 1997
  • Host, I Survived a Disaster 2, ABC, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Detective Callan, "The Return of Joe Forrester" (also known as "Cop on the Beat"; pilot for the series Joe Forrester), broadcast as an episodeof Police Story, NBC, 1975
  • Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci, Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis and Quantum Leap: Genesis), NBC, 1989
  • Hugh, In the Mood, CBS, 1995
  • Mr. Murphy, It's True, CBS, 1998
  • Awards Presentations
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Gregory Peck (also known asThe 17th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Gregory Peck), NBC, 1989
  • Presenter, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1990
  • Presenter, The Second International Rock Awards, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, The Third Annual International Rock Awards, ABC, 1991
  • (In archive footage) The Eighth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards,2002
  • Other
  • Tramp, What Katy Did, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Innocent Voyage, Theatre Guild, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1943
  • Compulsion, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1958
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • Endgame and The New Tenant (double-bill), Coronet RepertoryTheatre, Los Angeles, 1962
  • Radio Appearances
  • "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," University Theater, NBC, 1949
  • Performed in the radio series Death Valley Days and Dr. Christian, 1940s.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Human Highway, Warner Bros., 1982

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Film Comment, July/August, 1988, p. 27
    • Interview, October, 1988, p. 88; March, 1990, p. 126
    • Rolling Stone, May 4, 1989
    • Starlog, January, 1991

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