Dean Stockwell is an American actor best known for his role as Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci in the television series Quantum Leap, appearing in 96 episodes, from 1989-1993.
Stockwell began his career in 1945, appearing in two films that year: The Valley Of Decision and Anchors Aweigh. Since then he has had steady employment in film and television, with nearly 200 titles to his credit to date.
Aside from Quantum Leap he had a leading role in the television series Dr. Kildare and hosted the 1998 show Phenomenon: The Lost Archives.
He has had major recurring roles in JAG and Battlestar Galactica and has guest starred on numerous shows, including The Twilight Zone; Bonanza; Hart To Hart; The A-Team; Miami Vice; Hunter; Murder, She Wrote; Chicago Hope; The Drew Carey Show; Star Trek: Enterprise; and Stargate SG-1.
Stockwell was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1988 feature film Married To The Mob.
Other notable film roles include Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962); The Werewolf of Washington (1973); Paris, Texas (1984); Dune (1984); To Kill a Stranger (1985); Blue Velvet (1986); Beverly Hills Cop II (1987); The Player (1992); Midnight Blue (1997); Air Force One (1997); The Rainmaker (1997); The Shadow Men (1998); Restraining Order (1999); Inferno (2001); and The Manchurian Candidate (2004).
Stockwell is also 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. Together they would direct Human Highway, which Stockwell wrote.
The title track from Young's 1970 album After the Gold Rush is based on the title of a screenplay written by Stockwell.