Dean Stockwell, actor, dies

Dean Stockwell as AlActor Dean Stockwell, known to many genre fans as Al from the time-travel series Quantum Leap, dies at the age of 85. Beginning his career on the Broadway stage at the age of six, Stockwell quickly made his way to Hollywood, appearing alongside the likes of Errol Flynn, Frank Sinatra, Katherine Hepburn, and Roddy McDowall, among many others. In the early 1980s, while he was contemplating a career change, an appearing in the film Paris, Texas revitalized Stockwell’s profile as an actor, leading to roles in Dune, Blue Velvet, and Married To The Mob, which earned Stockwell an Oscar nomination. Immediately after that, he was cast as Al in Quantum Leap, a show in which he co-starred opposite Scott Bakula for five seasons, racking up nominations for Emmy Awards for four of those years. Later genre TV work included a recurring role on Syfy‘s revival of Battlestar Galactica.