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Rear Admiral Albert Calavicci & Dr. Samuel Beckett

Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936 in North Hollywood, California) is an Oscar-nominated American film and television actor. He played Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci in the NBC television series Quantum Leap, and currently appears in the Sci Fi Channel-Sky TV revival of Battlestar Galactica.

 

Born Robert Dean Stockwell, he began his acting career at age seven. One of his notable child roles, at the age of 11, was as the son of Gregory Peck in Gentleman's Agreement (1947). He also starred in the lead role of the film The Boy With Green Hair in 1948, and in a film adaptation of The Secret Garden in 1949. Unlike many child actors, he continued to act past his teenage years.

 

In 1945 he appeared in a main character role (Donald Martin) in the musical movie "Anchors Aweigh" alongside Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly.

 

In 1950 he appeared in a lead role alongside Errol Flynn in Kim, the film of Rudyard Kipling's novel of the same name.

 

In 1959, Stockwell appeared in the film Compulsion, based on the famous case of Leopold and Loeb (with characters names changed to "Steiner and Strauss"), playing Judd Steiner. Compulsion also starred Orson Welles as the Clarence Darrow-based lawyer Jonathan Wilk.

 

In 1962, Stockwell appeared in an adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey Into Night along with Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson and Jason Robards.

 

In 1965, his performance as an escaped convict who develops feelings for a 15-year-old girl in "Rapture" drew both praise and controversy. Nevertheless, his dynamic talent as a thespian was recognized.

 

In 1973, Stockwell was the leading actor in a B-rated horror flick called The Werewolf of Washington. Dean played Jack Whittier, A reporter who had has an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington D.C., where he gets a job as Press Secretary to the President. Then bodies start turning up all over the city.

 

In 1984, he appeared in Wim Wenders' critically acclaimed film Paris, Texas, and in that same year, in David Lynch's film version of Dune as the traitor Dr. Yueh. In 1986, Stockwell appeared in another David Lynch film, Blue Velvet. In 1988, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Mafia boss Tony "the Tiger" Russo in the comedy Married to the Mob.wn if this use of his image was authorised.

 

Scott Stewart Bakula (born October 9, 1954) is an American actor who played leading roles in two science fiction television series: Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise. He also co-starred with Maria Bello in the short-lived 1996 CBS television series Mr. & Mrs. Smith (which bore little or no relation to the 2005 motion picture of the same title), and had a recurring role in the sitcom Murphy Brown. Although they are not married, since 1996 Scott has been in a relationship with actress Chelsea Field. They have two children.

 

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missouri in 1973. During high school he was active in soccer, tennis and theatre. He attended college at the University of Kansas, studying law, until his junior year. He then left to pursue acting, having been cast in the leading role of Godspell. After that show completed its run, Bakula moved to New York and acted in Broadway shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Fiddler on the Roof.

 

In 1983, Bakula (having previously appeared as a standby) made his Broadway debut playing Joe DiMaggio in Marilyn: An American Fable. His television debut came in commercials for Canada Dry and for de-caffeinated Folgers coffee.

 

His performance in the Broadway musical Romance/Romance and subsequent Tony Award nomination helped him win the lead role opposite Dean Stockwell in the critically acclaimed television series Quantum Leap [citation needed]. In this science fiction series, Bakula played the time traveler Dr. Sam Beckett who was trapped by a malfunction of his time machine to correct things gone wrong in the past. His performance in this program would earn him a Golden Globe award (along with three nominations) and four Emmy nominations for Best Actor. Low ratings for this series caused its cancellation in 1993.

 

He also played Jim Olmeyer, partner of Sam Robards' Jim Berkley, in the Academy Award-winning American Beauty in 1999.

 

As Captain Jonathan Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise, Bakula played the captain of Earth's first long-range interstellar ship, a ship of exploration which was later converted into a warship in order to defend Earth's interests. In 2006, Bakula reprised the role of Jonathan Archer for the Star Trek Legacy PC and Xbox 360 video games as a voiceover.

 

Bakula starred in the musical Shenandoah, a play which also provided his first professional theatrical role in 1976, at Ford's Theatre, in 2006.

 

Bakula is heard singing "Pig Island" on Sandra Boynton's children's CD Philadelphia Chickens, which is labeled as being "For all ages except 43."

 

Some of Bakula's other musical appearances include the Hollywood Bowl in 1996 and 2004, Carnegie Hall, a benefit performance of Stephen Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle in 1995, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 1993 and 2003, in honor of Sondheim and Carol Burnett, respectively.

 

In 1993, Bakula's image was used as a selectable character in science fiction Shoot 'em up videogame Alien Breed II: The Horror Continues for the Amiga. Ted Danson's image was also used. It is unknown if this use of his image was authorised.

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