Dean Stockwell, who played alongside Scott Bakula in “Quantum Leap”, died … TMZ learned.
The longtime actor – his Hollywood career spanned 70 years – died early Sunday morning at home, peacefully and of natural causes … according to a representative.
Dean is most famous for his role as Admiral Al Calavicci in “Quantum” … Globe for Best Supporting Actor.
Stockwell started out as a child actor for MGM Studios in the 1940s, starring in films like “Anchors Aweigh” and “Gentleman’s Agreement” – and he had a constant streak of roles until the 1980s, when he not only landed the ‘Quantum’ role … but had major turning points in the movies.
Dean got an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for “Married to the Mob” in 1988 and has also appeared in big movies like “Dune”, “Blue Velvet” and “Paris, Texas”.
He found even more popularity on television when he joined the cast of “Battlestar Galactica” in 2006. Thanks to this role and his “Quantum” stardom, Dean has become a staple of science fiction conventions in all the countries.
Dean is survived by his wife, Joy Stockwell and their 2 children, Austin and Sophie.
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