This Tuesday, November 9, the death of Dean Stockwell, an 85-year-old actor who achieved fame by participating in several drama and science fiction productions such as Quantum Leap and Battlestar galactica.
The news was confirmed by a family representative, who added that the interpreter’s death was due to natural causes.
Stockwell had an outstanding television and film career that began at age 7 as a child actor in films alongside Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn and Gene Kelly.
The actor also did theater, had radio appearances and since February 1992 had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Probably the highlight of his career was being nominated for best actor at the Oscars after his work on the film. Married to the Mob, from 1988.
For the same role, Stockwell received the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. He was also nominated four times for the Emmy Awards for best supporting actor thanks to his character Albert “Al” Calavicci in Quantum Leap. For this same role he won a Golden Globe.
Another notable work was his participation as John Cavil (Number One), the main antagonist in the reinvention of Battlestar galactica.
The Silence of the Lambs and Air Force One were other important works in cinema where the actor stood out.
Since 2015, Stockwell had been removed from acting and the public sphere after suffering a heart attack that year.