American actor Dean Stockwell has passed away peacefully at his home. He was 85.
During his 70-year career, Stockwell won a Golden Globe in 1990 for his role in Quantum Leap, and was nominated for an Oscar for Married to the Mob in 1989.
With over 200 credits under his belt, Stockwell was also known for his roles in Air Force One, Blue Velvet and Dune.
I think Dean Stockwell was probably the first actor I ever loved, he was just so goddamned suave on Quantum Leap. Then you get older and see him pop up all over and realize he was actually one of the greatest character actors of all time. What a legacy! RIP pic.twitter.com/5MMIX77TrO
— Mr Howard (@MrHoward) November 9, 2021
Farewell, Dean Stockwell (1936—2021) 💙✨ pic.twitter.com/29tGXD6PFL
— Letterboxd (@letterboxd) November 9, 2021
Rest in Peace Dean Stockwell. 💖 What an amazing actor. He always had a mischevious glint of humor in his eyes. I was honored to work with him in the pilot for "Quantum Leap" at @NBCUniversal along with Scott Bakula. #deanstockwell pic.twitter.com/clTJUvNx54
— Lydia Cornell (@LydiaCornell) November 9, 2021
The Quantum Leap generation (those of us who would stay up late on Wednesday nights and be WRECKED the next day) will forever remember Dean Stockwell for absolutely killing it in a metallic puffy coat.
Al was a true fashion icon. RIP, sir. pic.twitter.com/xPu2aJHha3
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) November 9, 2021
Stockwell started his acting career as a child actor with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. His first major movie role came in 1945 when he starred alongside Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in the Oscar-winning musical Anchors Aweigh.
Stockwell is survived by his wife, Joy, and their two children, Austin and Sophie.