Dean Stockwell was born on March 5, 1936 in Hollywood, California, USA. He started acting as a child in 1945, specializing in the "sensitive child" roles. He then dropped out for a five year trip around the country, but returned. During the early 1960's, Stockwell dropped acting for…more
Dean's photography is immortalized on the Beatles Sgt. Pepper album cover. His photo of Wallace Berman is included in the montage.
In recent years, Dean has worked on his art in the form of collages. He has even had shows to exhibit his work.
The film Paris, Texas that Dean starred in won the Grand Prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.
In the 1940's, Dean worked in radio and starred on shows like Death Valley Day and Dr. Christian.
Dean only directed one film in his career: Human Highway (1982)
Martin Milmore School: Boston , Massachusetts
Alexander Hamilton High School: Los Angeles , California
University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California
Dean's father was actor Harry Stockwell, who provided voice of Prince Charming in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
In 1988, Dean won the Best Supporting Actor Award fromthe National Society of Film Critics and New York Film Critics Circle for his role in Married To The Mob and for Tucker: The Man And His Dream.
His Cylon character Brother Cavil in Battlestar Galactica was revealed to have a model number of 1 in the season 4 episode "Six of One."
In 1988, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Married To The Mob.
In 1960, he was Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor for Sons and Lovers.
In 1989, he won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Quantum Leap.
In 1947, he won a Golden Globe for Best Juvenile Performance for Gentleman's Agreement.
He lived in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, California in the mid-to-late Sixties. The district is famous for its role as a center of the hippie movement during that time.
Dean received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 29, 1992.
His favorite subjects in school were History and English.
His star sign is pisces.
His first professional role was in the Broadway play Innocent Voyage in 1943.
Dean is the brother of Guy Stockwell.
He was married to Joy Marchenko on December 15, 1981. They have two children Austin and Sophia. They divorced in 2004.
Dean was married to Millie Perkins between April 15, 1960 and July 30, 1962, when they divorced.
Dean: (on a Quantum Leap Movie) There's been a rumor about that for years and years and years, I haven't heard anything from anybody that would be direclty involved in it, so it seems to be nothing more than a rumor. We'll see. I would do a movie of Quantum Leap, sure. Everybody would have liked to have Sam relocated to get back safely, but that wasn't Bellisario's idea. I think it would be fun.
Dean: (about doing a role) Well, I approach every acting job in the same way, and that's strictly through intuition and instinct. I don't research stuff, I don't go into depth of character or anything like that, I just get ideas, and I execute them.
Dean: (on which was better, the play or film version of Compulsion) The picture was watered-down, in effect, for the film-going public. The play was stronger. It got into the psychology of the two guys, in more detail and more depth. It had more guts to it.
Dean: (When asked if he had any children) None that I can trace.
Dean: (When asked if there was any information he would like to include to his fans?) I have never been arrested. I am not a dope fiend. I am an artist. I love life, beautiful women, any color of wine, and songs with a backbeat. My close friends are almost without exception artists. This does not necessarily mean entertainers. They are painters, poets, sculptors, musicians--and I value nothing higher than friendship, unless it be humanities' greatest virtue, which is love.
Dean: I guess people say that actors take a little bit of the part away with them, but if I really was as streetwise and cocky as Al, I'd probably have been a bigger star.
Dean: I have it all figured out: Dying is just breathing in, and breathing out.
Dean: We tend to identify with people who represent our aspirations. And it gives us reassurance in a sense. It gives us, maybe gives us, strength to face our own aloneness.
Dean: Evolution is something nature is in control of. The rape of a planet is something that the egocentric, egotistical one race, the human race, is doing.
Dean: Hollywood is the damnedest business!