Dean Stockwell of ‘Quantum Leap’ Dies at 85

NEW YORK—Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who gained new success in middle age in the sci-fi series “Quantum Leap,” has died. He was 85.

Jay Schwartz, a family spokesperson, said Stockwell died of natural causes at home Sunday.

Stockwell was Oscar-nominated for his comic mafia kingpin in “Married to the Mob” and was four times an Emmy-nominee for “Quantum Leap.”

Actor Dean Stockwell
Actor Dean Stockwell is shown in December 1959. (AP Photo)

His brother, Guy Stockwell, also became a prolific film and television actor, even doing guest shot on “Quantum Leap.” He died in 2002 at age 68.

Stockwell is survived by his wife, Joy, and their two children, Austin Stockwell, and Sophie Stockwell.

Actor Dean Stockwell
Actor Dean Stockwell poses at an unknown location in February 1989. (Alan Greth/AP Photo)