Dean Stockwell, who starred with Scott Bakula's "Quantum Leap," has passed away. TMZ has learned.
According to a rep, the actor who had been a long-time star in Hollywood for 70 years died peacefully at home from natural causes on Sunday morning.
Dean is most well-known for his role on "Quantum" as Admiral Al Calavicci... he appeared in every episode of the sci-fi television series from 1989 to 1993. Stockwell received multiple Emmy nominations for the series, as well as the 1990 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Stockwell began his career as a child actor at MGM Studios in the 1940's. He starred in films such as "Anchors aweigh" or "Gentleman's Agreement". Stockwell continued to have steady roles until the 1980s when he was able to land the role of 'Quantum' and other major roles in movies.
Dean was nominated for an Oscar Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination in 1988 for "Married to the Mob." He also starred in major films such as "Dune", "Blue Velvet", and "Paris Texas."
In 2006, he was cast as a "Battlestar Galactica” actor. Dean was a regular at sci-fi conventions across the country thanks to his role in "Battlestar Galactica" and his stardom as "Quantum".
Joy Stockwell, Dean's wife, and their 2 children Austin and Sophie, are his survivors.
He was 85 years of age.