Date of Birth : Mar 5th 1936
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.
Won the 1990 Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Film for Quantum Leap, where he starred as ‘Al’ alongside Scott Bakula.
Stockwell was born in Hollywood and has forged a career which has spanned more than fifty years. As a child actor in the forties, Stockwell was featured in a myriad of films with many of the top Hollywood stars of the era.
Unlike many child actors, he parlayed his early juvenile career into adult acting roles and has appeared in many memorable films, including Air Force One with Harrison Ford, Married to The Mob with Michelle Pfieffer, and Blue Velvet, co-starring Dennis Hopper and directed by David Lynch. He has also worked twice with director Francis Ford Coppola, in both The Rainmaker and with Jeff Bridges in the fifties-era film Tucker.
Stockwell’s television credits include series regular roles on The Tony Danza Show and on the U.S. and international hit series Quantum Leap. He has also starred in numerous made-for-television movies, including Edna Buchanan, Vanishing Son, Madonna: Innocence Lost, The Langoliers, The Innocent, Ordinary Heroes and In The Line Of Duty.
Stockwell’s other film credits include In Pursuit, also starring Daniel Baldwin and Claudia Schiffer, and The Venice Project, with Lauren Bacall and Dennis Hopper.