Robert Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936) is a retired American actor of film and television, with a career spanning over 70 years. As a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he first came to the public's attention in films such as Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Green Years (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and Kim (1950). He earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Married to the Mob (1988).
Stockwell in 2012
Robert Dean Stockwell
March 5, 1936
(m. 1960; div. 1962)
|Parent(s)||Harry Stockwell, Elizabeth "Betty" Stockwell|
|Relatives||Guy Stockwell (brother), Barry Stockwell (brother)|
As a young adult, he played a lead role in the 1957 Broadway and 1959 screen adaptations of Compulsion and in 1962, Stockwell played Edmund Tyrone in the film version of Long Day's Journey into Night. He appeared in supporting roles in such films as Paris, Texas (1984), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), The Player (1992), and Air Force One (1997).
His television roles include playing Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci in Quantum Leap (1989–1993) and Brother Cavil in the Sci Fi Channel revival of Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009). Following his roles on Quantum Leap and Battlestar Galactica, Stockwell appeared at numerous science fiction conventions.
Stockwell was born in North Hollywood, California, but grew up in New York. Stockwell was born into a family of entertainers. He is the younger son of Elizabeth "Betty" Stockwell and Harry Stockwell, an actor and lyric baritone singer in New York productions of Carousel and Oklahoma! as well as the voice of Prince Charming in Disney's film Snow White. His elder brother was television and film actor Guy Stockwell. His stepmother, Elizabeth Veronica Stockwell, was an actress, comedian, singer, and toe dancer in burlesque and theater in Northern America and New York.
Child star at MGMEdit
Stockwell's father was appearing on Broadway in Oklahoma!, when he heard about a play, Innocent Voyage by Paul Osborne, that was looking for child actors. As a result, Stockwell's mother took their two sons down to audition. Both boys were successful. Stockwell's part was small and the play only had a short run, but it led to a contract with MGM.
The studio cast Stockwell in a small role in The Valley of Decision (1945), a popular melodrama. Producer Joe Pasternak gave him a bigger part in Anchors Aweigh (1945) alongside Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, in which Stockwell played the nephew of Kathryn Grayson.
The film was popular and MGM put him in a key role of Robert Shannon in The Green Years (1946), an orphan who grows up to be Tom Drake. It was a huge hit. He also made a brief appearance in the MGM school room during the chase sequence of Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945).
20th Century Fox borrowed him for Home Sweet Homicide (1946) with Peggy Ann Garner where he was billed fourth. He co-starred with Wallace Beery in The Mighty McGurk (1947) at MGM, a remake of The Champ (1931) which Beery had made previously with Jackie Cooper. He had the lead in a short A Really Important Person (1947).
Stockwell had supporting roles in The Arnelo Affair (1947); The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) (playing Janet Leigh's brother); Song of the Thin Man (1947), billed fourth as the son of William Powell and Myrna Loy. Stockwell later said, "I have very positive feelings regarding both of them, they were very sweet people, especially Myrna Loy. And that cute little dog, Asta. I liked that little dog."
Nevertheless, Stockwell found the experience of being a child actor difficult overall, stating, "I didn't enjoy acting particularly, when I was young. I thought it was a lot of work. There were a few films that I enjoyed, they were comedies, they were not important films, weren't very successful, so I was always pretty much known as a serious kid. I got those kind of roles and I didn't care for them very much."
Fox borrowed him again to play Gregory Peck's son in Gentleman's Agreement (1947), a film which Stockwell "didn't like doing at all, because it was so serious. In other words, when I would find out I was going to do another movie, my mother would always bring that news to me, and the first question that I would always ask was, 'Is there a crying scene in the movie?' And there almost always was."
He played an orphaned runaway longing to go to sea in Deep Waters (1948). He was then borrowed by RKO Pictures to play the title role in The Boy with Green Hair (1948) directed by Joseph Losey, a notorious flop for the Dore Schary regime. Stockwell said that "during the production, I did feel that I was part of something that meant something to me, it was important."
Back at Fox, he was cast as Lionel Barrymore's grandson and Richard Widmark's protégé in Down to the Sea in Ships (1949), before supporting Margaret O'Brien at MGM in The Secret Garden (1949), a box office disappointment. Stockwell later described the picture as "More crying scenes! And temper tantrums! But I enjoyed very much working with Margaret, she was a very talented little actress."
Stockwell was top billed in The Happy Years, which lost a considerable amount of money for the studio, but then played the title role in Kim (1950) alongside Errol Flynn and Paul Lukas, a big commercial success.
In 1951 he appeared in a lead role alongside Joel McCrea in a Western at Universal, Cattle Drive (1951).
Young adult careerEdit
Stockwell graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School, and attended the University of California for a year before dropping out. "I was unhappy and could not get along with people," he later said.
Stockwell took a number of years off and resumed his acting career as an adult in 1956. He guest-starred on shows such as Front Row Center, Matinee Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse, The United States Steel Hour, Climax!, Men of Annapolis, Cimarron City, General Electric Theater, and Wagon Train.
He had a support role in a Western, Gun for a Coward (1957) and the lead role in a low-budget teen melodrama, The Careless Years (1957), the feature directorial debut of Arthur Hiller. It was made for Bryna Productions, the company of Kirk Douglas. Stockwell signed a five-year deal with the company but this was the only film he made for them.
In 1957, he starred as Judd Steiner in the Broadway adaptation of Compulsion, based on the Leopold and Loeb story. He later reprised his role in the 1959 film version. He and his Compulsion co-stars Orson Welles and Bradford Dillman shared the 1959 Cannes Film Award for Best Actor.
He continued to work mostly in TV including episodes of Checkmate, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Outlaws, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Joke and the Valley, Bus Stop, The Twilight Zone ("A Quality of Mercy"), Alcoa Premiere, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and The Dick Powell Theatre.
In 1962, he appeared in an adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey Into Night along with Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson and Jason Robards, under the direction of Sidney Lumet. Stockwell later called it "as intense and rewarding an experience as I've had."
Stockwell had a support part in the feature Rapture (1965).
In the mid-1960s, Stockwell dropped out of show business, becoming active in the Topanga Canyon hippie subculture as a close friend of artists George Herms and Wallace Berman, fellow child actor/"dropout" Russ Tamblyn and musician Neil Young.
Second return to actingEdit
Stockwell returned to acting with a support role in Psych-Out (1968) co starring Susan Strasberg and Jack Nicholson. He guest starred on Thirty-Minute Theatre in Britain, The FBI and Bonanza, and played the lead in AIP's The Dunwich Horror (1970) with Sandra Dee.
He also had a key part in Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie (1971). In 1985 Stockwell said this film "is a great picture. It was ahead of its time then—and it still is... it will gain respect over the years. Dennis Hopper is a marvelous director."
Stockwell guest starred on Mannix, The FBI (again), Night Gallery, Orson Welles' Great Mysteries and Mission: Impossible and had the lead in some TV movies, Paper Man (1971) and The Failing of Raymond (1971) as well as a support part in Adventures of Nick Carter (1972).
Stockwell had the lead in a biker movie, The Loners (1972), the last film of Sam Katzman which Stockwell called "a mess", and horror comedy The Werewolf of Washington (1973). Stockwell said the script of the latter "had a brilliant edge to it. It was satirical, political, funny, witty and wonderful" but said the director ruined it.
He continued to guest for TV shows such as Police Surgeon, The Streets of San Francisco, Columbo, Joe Forrester, Three for the Road, Cannon, Ellery Queen, Police Story, McCloud, Tales of the Unexpected, Greatest Heroes of the Bible, Hart to Hart, The A Team, and Simon & Simon.
He appeared in the occasional feature such as The Pacific Connection (1974), Win, Place or Steal (1974), Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), Tracks (1976) with Dennis Hopper, One Away (1976), A Killing Affair (1977), She Came to the Valley (1979), Born to Be Sold (1981), and Wrong Is Right (1982).
Stockwell and Neil Young together directed and appeared in Human Highway (1982). He starred in Alsino and the Condor, a Nicaraguan film, and To Kill a Stranger (1983). By this time Stockwell had moved to New Mexico and was depressed about the state of his career, turning to real estate to pay the bills.
Comeback: Paris, Texas and David LynchEdit
In 1984, he appeared in Wim Wenders' critically acclaimed film Paris, Texas, and in the same year, in David Lynch's film version of Dune as Wellington Yueh. In between he appeared in Fox Mystery Theater. Stockwell later said "After Paris, Texas and Dune I think I've got a pretty good start on what amounts to a third career."
The following year, he turned in a brief but significant role as attorney Bob Grimes in William Friedkin's To Live and Die in L.A.. He was also in The Legend of Billie Jean (1985), an episode of Miami Vice and Papa Was a Preacher (1986).
In 1986, Stockwell made an appearance in another Lynch production, the neo-noir thriller Blue Velvet. He was in episodes of Hunter and Murder, She Wrote, and the films Gardens of Stone (1987) (directed by Francis Ford Coppola), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (1987), The Time Guardian (1987), Banzai Runner (1987), and The Blue Iguana (1987).
In 1988, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Mafia boss Tony "the Tiger" Russo in the comedy Married to the Mob. Stockwell later called it "the favorite part I've ever had in a film. I just felt that that part was just perfect for me and I had a way to approach it that I thought was just right and it turned out that way."
He also had roles in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) from Coppola, Smokescreen (1988), the Brazilian The Long Haul (1989), the reboot of The Twilight Zone, Buying Time (1989), and Limit Up (1989).
In 1989 Stockwell appeared in the show Quantum Leap which ended up running for five seasons.
During the series' run, Stockwell appeared in Catchfire (1990) directed by Hopper, Citizen Soldier (1990, originally shot in 1976), Sandino (1991), Son of the Morning Star (1992), The Player (1992), Shame (1992), Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Friends and Enemies (1992), and Fatal Memories (1992).
Following the end of Quantum Leap, Stockwell appeared in Bonanza: The Return (1993), Caught in the Act (1993), In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance (1994), Chasers (1994), Vanishing Son II (1994), Justice in a Small Town (1994), The Innocent (1994), Madonna: Innocence Lost (1994), Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan (1995), and The Langoliers (1995).
He had roles in Mr. Wrong (1996), Naked Souls (1996), Twilight Man (1996), Unabomber: The True Story (1996), Last Resort (1996), Close to Danger (1997), Living in Peril (1997), McHale's Navy (1997), Midnight Blue (1997), Air Force One (1997), The Shadow Men (1997), The Rainmaker (1997), and Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights (1998).
Stockwell had a regular role on The Tony Danza Show (1998) which only ran 14 episodes.
Stockwell's performances included They Nest (2000), In Pursuit (2000), Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000), The Flunky (2000), Italian Ties (2001), CQ (2001) directed by Coppola's son Roman, The Quickie (2001), Buffalo Soldiers (2001), Inferno (2002), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), American Black Beauty (2005), The Deal (2007), The Nanny Express (2008),
Stockwell married actress Millie Perkins on April 15, 1960; they divorced on July 30, 1962. He married Joy Marchenko, a textiles expert who worked in Morocco, on December 15, 1981. They had two children: a son, Austin, born November 5, 1983, and a daughter, Sophia, born August 5, 1985.
Stockwell has been reported to be the godfather of actress Amber Tamblyn; in a 2009 interview with Parade, Tamblyn explained that "godfather" was "just a loose term" for Stockwell, Dennis Hopper and Neil Young, three famous friends of her father's, who were always around the house when she was growing up, and who were big influences on her life.
He is an accomplished artist who creates both digitally enhanced photographs and original collages in the style of Wallace Berman. During his time at the University of California, Berkeley, Stockwell immersed himself in music and wrote several small compositions. With Young, Stockwell co-wrote and co-directed the cult film Human Highway (1982). The title track from Young's 1970 album After the Gold Rush is based on an unproduced screenplay written by Stockwell and the reclusive Herb Bermann, a writer/actor best known for his work with Captain Beefheart.
He is an "avowed environmentalist".
|1945||The Horn Blows at Midnight||N/A|
|The Valley of Decision||Paulie|
|Anchors Aweigh||Donald Martin|
|Abbott and Costello in Hollywood||Dean||Uncredited|
|1946||The Green Years||Robert Shannon|
|Home, Sweet Homicide||Archie Carstairs|
|1947||The Mighty McGurk||Nipper|
|The Arnelo Affair||Ricky Parkson|
|The Romance of Rosy Ridge||Andrew MacBean|
|A Really Important Person||Billy Reilly||Short film|
|Song of the Thin Man||Nick Charles, Jr.|
|Gentleman's Agreement||Tommy Green||Golden Globe Award for Best Juvenile Actor|
|1948||Deep Waters||Donny Mitchell|
|The Boy with Green Hair||Peter Fry|
|1949||Some of the Rest||N/A||Short film|
|Down to the Sea in Ships||Jed Joy|
|The Secret Garden||Colin Craven|
|1950||Stars in My Crown||John Kenyon|
|The Happy Years||John Humperdink Stover|
|1951||Cattle Drive||Chester Graham, Jr.|
|1957||Gun for a Coward||Hade Keough|
|Wagon Train||Jimmy Drew|
|The Careless Years||Jerry Vernon|
|1959||Compulsion||Judd Steiner||Best Actor Award (Cannes Film Festival)|
|1960||Sons and Lovers||Paul Morel||Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama|
|1962||Long Day's Journey Into Night||Edmund Tyrone||Best Actor Award (Cannes Film Festival)|
|1970||The Dunwich Horror||Wilbur Whateley|
|1971||The Last Movie||Billy the Kid|
|1973||The Werewolf of Washington||Jack Whittier|
|1974||The Pacific Connection||Miguel|
|1975||Win, Place or Steal||Billy|
|Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer||Narrator|
|One Away||Pete Bass|
|Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood||Paul Lavell|
|1979||She Came to the Valley||Pat Westall|
|Alsino and the Condor||Frank|
|1982||Wrong Is Right||Hacker|
|Human Highway||Otto Quartz||Also director and writer|
|1984||Paris, Texas||Walt Henderson|
|Dune||Doctor Wellington Yueh|
|1985||To Kill a Stranger||John Carver|
|Papa Was a Preacher||John|
|The Legend of Billie Jean||Muldaur|
|To Live and Die in L.A.||Bob Grimes|
|1987||The Time Guardian||Boss|
|Banzai Runner||Billy Baxter|
|Gardens of Stone||Capt. Homer Thomas|
|Beverly Hills Cop II||Chip Cain|
|1988||Palais Royale||Michael Dattalico|
|The Long Haul||Mario|
|The Blue Iguana||Detective Carl Strick|
|Tucker: The Man and His Dream||Howard Hughes||Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor|
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
|Married to the Mob||Anthony "Tony the Tiger" Russo||Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor|
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
|1989||Buying Time||Detective Novak|
|1990||Limit Up||Peter Oak|
|1992||Friends and Enemies||Freddie|
|The Player||Andy Civella|
|1996||Mr. Wrong||Jack Tramonte|
|The Last Resort||Grey Wolf|
|Unabomber: The True Story||Ben Jeffries|
|1997||McHale's Navy||Capt. Wallace B. Binghamton|
|Living in Peril||William|
|Air Force One||Defense Secretary Walter Dean|
|The Shadow Men||Stan Mills|
|The Rainmaker||Judge Harvey Hale|
|1998||Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights||Bophisto|
|1999||Restraining Order||Charlie Mason|
|Water Damage||Det. Frank Skoufaris|
|The Venice Project||Sen. Campbell|
|Rites of Passage||Del Farraday||Also associate producer|
|They Nest||Sheriff Hobbs|
|Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker||Tim Drake||Voice|
|2001||In Pursuit||Charles Welz||Direct-to-DVD|
|Buffalo Soldiers||General Lancaster|
|2002||Inferno||Mayor Bill Klinger|
|2004||The Manchurian Candidate||Mark Whiting|
|2007||The Deal||Agent Tremayne|
|2008||Al's Beef||The Sheriff||Short film|
|The Cool School||Himself||Documentary|
|Max Rose||Ben Tracey|
|2014||Deep in the Darkness||Phil Deighton|
|1956||Matinee Theatre||N/A||4 episodes|
|1957–1961||Wagon Train||Will Santee / Rodney Lawrence / Juan Ortega / Jimmy Drew||4 episodes|
|1958||Cimarron City||Bud Tatum||Episode: "Kid on a Calico Horse"|
|1959||Buick-Electra Playhouse||Nick Adams||Episode: "The Killers"|
|1959||Johnny Staccato||Dave||Episode: "Nature of the Night"|
|1960||Checkmate||Roddy Stevenson||Episode: "Cyanide Touch"|
|1960||The DuPont Show with June Allyson||Johnny Perry||Episode: "The Dance Man"|
|1961||The Twilight Zone||Lt. Katell||Episode: "A Quality of Mercy"|
|1961||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Billy Weaver||Episode: "The Landlady"|
|1962||Alfred Hitchcock Hour||David||Episode: "Annabel"|
|1963||Combat!||Rob Lawson||Episode: "High Named Today"|
|1964||Kraft Suspense Theatre||Martin Rosetti||Episode: "Their Own Executioners"|
|1965||Dr. Kildare||Dr. Rudy Deveraux||6 episodes|
|1969||Bonanza||Matthew Rush||Episode: "The Medal"|
|1971||Paper Man||Avery Jensen||Television film|
|1971||The Failing of Raymond||Raymond||Television film|
|1972||Adventures of Nick Carter||Freddy Duncan||Pilot|
|1972||Columbo||Eric Wagner||Episode: "The Most Crucial Game"|
|1973||Mission: Impossible||Gunnar Malestrom||Episode: "The Pendulum"|
|1973||Night Gallery||Charlie Evans||Episode: "Whisper"|
|1973||The Streets of San Francisco||Paul Thomas||Episode: "Legion of the Lost"|
|1975||Police Story||Ott / Detective Giacino / Detective Callan / Bennett||4 episodes|
|1975||Cop on the Beat||Det. Callan||Television film|
|1975||Columbo||Lloyd Harrington||Episode: "Troubled Waters"|
|1975||Ellery Queen||Cliff Waddell||Episode: "The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument"|
|1975||Three for the Road||Ethan Crawford||Episode: "The Trail of Bigfoot"|
|1976||McCloud||Pete Lancaster||Episode: "'Twas the Fight before Christmas"|
|1977||A Killing Affair||Kenneth Switzer||Television film|
|1977||Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected||Richard Ayres||Episode: "No Way Out"|
|1978||Greatest Heroes of the Bible||Hissar||Episode: "Daniel in the Lion's Den"|
|1981||Born to Be Sold||Marty Helick||Television film|
|1982||Hart to Hart||James Francis||Episode: "Harts' Desire"|
|1983||The A-Team||Officer Collins||Episode: "A Small and Deadly War"|
|1985||Miami Vice||Jack Gretsky||Episode: "Bushido"|
|1986||Hunter||Brother Harold Hobarts||Episode: "Bad Company"|
|1987||The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues||James McLaughlin||Television film|
|1988||Murder, She Wrote||Eliot Easterbrook||Episode: "Deadpan"|
|1989–1993||Quantum Leap||Admiral Al Calavicci||97 episodes|
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (1990)
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series (1991)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (1991–1993)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1990–1993)
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series (1993)
|1989||The Twilight Zone||Martin Decker||Episode: "Room 2426"|
|1990–1992||Captain Planet and the Planeteers||Duke Nukem||Voice|
|1991||Son of the Morning Star||General Philip Sheridan||Television film|
|1993||Bonanza: The Return||Augustus Brandenburg||Television film|
|1994||Vanishing Son II||Mickey Jo||Television film|
|1994||Justice in a Small Town||Commissioner Sam Caldwell||Television film|
|1994||The Innocent||Capt. Jason Flaboe||Television film|
|1994||Madonna: Innocence Lost||Tony Ciccone||Television film|
|1994||In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance||Jack Lowe||Television film|
|1994||Chicago Hope||Robert St. Clair||Episode: "Songs from the Cuckoo Birds"|
|1994||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Preston Carpenter||Episode: "The Rival"|
|1995||The Langoliers||Bob Jenkins||2 episodes|
|1995||The Man from Snowy River||Professor Julius Waugh||2 episodes|
|1995||Nowhere Man||Gus Shepherd||Episode: "You Really Got a Hold on Me"|
|1996||Unabomber: The True Story||Ben Jeffries||Television film|
|1997–1998||The Tony Danza Show||Frank DiMeo||14 episodes|
|1998||It's True||Mr. Murphy||Pilot|
|1998||Phenomenon: The Lost Archives||Episode: ″Monopoly Men″|
|1999||What Katy Did||Tramp||Television film|
|1999||The Drew Carey Show||Hal||Episode: "Y2K, You're Okay"|
|2002–2004||JAG||Senator Edward Sheffield||11 episodes|
|2002||First Monday||Senator Edward Sheffield||3 episodes|
|2002||Star Trek: Enterprise||Colonel Grat||Episode: "Detained"|
|2002||Stargate SG-1||Doctor Kieran||Episode: "Shadow Play"|
|2006–2009||Battlestar Galactica||John Cavil||14 episodes|
|2009||The Dunwich Horror||Dr. Henry Armitage||Television film|
|2008||Crash||Frankie Navajo||Episode: "Los Muertos"|
|2009||Battlestar Galactica: The Plan||John Cavil||Television film|
|2014||NCIS: New Orleans||Tom Hamilton||Episode: "Chasing Ghosts"|
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