1936 - Robert Dean Stockwell, born on the 5th of March in North Hollywood, California. He is an Oscar-nominated American film and television actor.
1943 - He began his acting career at age seven.
1947 - One of his notable child roles, at the age of 11, was as the son of Gregory Peck in Gentleman's Agreement.
1952 - He left Hollywood when he was about 16 and traveled across the country, working at odd jobs. He returned to acting when he hit New York.
1959 - Eliciting raves as one of the college-boy killers in the Broadway production of Compulsion, which won him and his costars an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
1960 - He solidified his reputation with a mature, sensitive performance as a troubled youth in Sons and Lovers.
1962 - Received a second Cannes ensemble award for his role as Eugene O'Neill's alter ego in Long Day's Journey Into Night.
1971 -1976 - He took occasional parts in the likes of The Last Movie and Tracks, both with his friend Dennis Hopper.
1984 - He made a spectacular comeback with sizable supporting roles in Dune, and Paris, Texas.
1986 - Blue Velvet, a flamboyant and memorable performance.
1987 - 1988 - Gardens of Stone, and a stunning cameo as Howard Hughes in Tucker: The Man and His Dream. This culminated in an Oscar nomination for his droll comic turn as a mob boss in Married to the Mob.
1989 - 1993 - A cast as the holographic observer Al on the TV series Quantum Leap. He also appeared in Limit Up and in an amusing role as a desperate screenwriter's agent in Robert Altman's The Player.
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