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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 March 1936Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameRobert Dean Stockwell
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Photogenic American child actor of the 1940s, popular due in no small measure to his air of innocence and his beautiful, cherubic face with its dimples and his sparkling eyes, topped with a crown of curls. Still an actor in demand while well into his middle years, he is one of the few juvenile performers to succeed lifelong in films. Considering child actors who matured gracefully, his career can be likened perhaps only to that of Natalie Wood, excepting her degree of stardom.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Takacs <kinephile@aol.com>

Dean Stockwell is one of only a few people left that were alive and acting during the golden age of Hollywood. Over a long career he has worked with many of Hollywood's greatest talents. He's stared with Orson Welles in the court drama Compulsion. Worked with Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra in the film Anchors Aweigh, but to many he's best known as the lecherous Admiral Al Calavicci in the TV series Quantum Leap.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ronn

Spouse (3)

Joy Marchenko (15 December 1981 - 2004) (divorced) (2 children)
Millie Perkins (15 April 1960 - 30 July 1962) (divorced)
Carol belle (? - present)

Trivia (16)

Born at 9:42pm-PST.
Younger brother of Guy Stockwell.
His father was an actor/singer whose greatest claim to fame was supplying the speaking and singing voice for Prince Charming in Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
Son of Nina Olivette and Harry Stockwell. His mother was also known by the stage name "Betty Veronica".
Son Austin (born November 5, 1983) and daughter Sophia (born August 5, 1985).
He gave Neil Young the inspiration for the title of his 1970 album, "After The Gold Rush".
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Saturday, February 29th, 1992. Fans of Quantum Leap (1989) organized this Leap Day ceremony.
The first person to win two Acting Awards at the Cannes Film Festival, but he had to share both of his awards with his co-stars.
Stockwell is an accomplished artist. He creates both digitally enhanced photographs and original collages in the style of his friend and fellow artist, Wallace Berman. He is also a friend of musician Neil Young and designed the album cover art for "American Stars'n'Bars". His art is known under his full name, Robert Dean Stockwell. He first made art for exhibition in 2003. He had a show at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Dallas, Texas in May of 2006 and has also had shows in Santa Monica, New York and Taos. His works include intricate sculptures using ordinary dice.
Godfather of Amber Tamblyn.
Auditioned for the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972).
He made guest appearances on both The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Twilight Zone (1985).
Reception for Dean Stockwell's solo art exhibit at the R. B. Ravens Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, September 3, 2004. [September 2004]
Seen at 2001 Reno Film Festival [November 2001]
Stockwell's father Harry supplied the voice for Prince Charming in Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.".
According to Katharine Hepburn biographer Charles Higham, the actress became so upset with Dean Stockwell when he showed up o the first day of shooting of "Long Day's Journey into Night" with a bottle of vodka, she almost struck him. When she discovered he found the set very cold, she bought him a coat, which he later found in his dressing room.

Personal Quotes (4)

I hate to admit it, but you can't do a role unless it's somewhere in your psyche. People don't realize how vast the subconscious is. It's like infinity.
I started at a very early age in this business and I'm sure most of you have read stories about people who have started as children and ended up in very difficult lives and bad consequences. It's not the easiest life in the world, but then no life is easy.
(In a 1984 interview) There were uglies and there were beauties. For me, Errol Flynn was the best. I didn't know anything about sex or what manhood was - and he opened that door for me.
[In a 1984 interview] Dick Widmark... I remember him with such fondness. He and Errol had something in common. They didn't have a condescending attitude. Being human and honest in a relationship seemed to mean more to them than anything else. It meant a great deal to me. I don't know if Widmark is aware of that. They were straight with me - like, I would imagine, a father would be to a son... if he loved and respected him. And I didn't have a father with me.

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