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Born: March 5, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: North Hollywood, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1943:
Broadway debut in "The Innocent Voyage" (with brother Guy Stockwell)
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Featured on radio programs, "Death Valley Days" and "Dr. Christian", in the mid-1940s
1945:
Signed to an exclusive contact by MGM; film acting debut, "Valley of Decision"
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Had appeared in almost 20 films by age of 15
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Left Hollywood at age 16 and spent five years traveling across country, working as a railroad-spike driver and a prune inspector
1956:
Returned to acting on live TV (e.g., "Climax", "Playhouse 90" and "Matinee Theatre")
1957:
Co-starred with Roddy McDowall in the Broadway production of "Compulsion"
1959:
Recreated his stage role in film version of "Compulsion"
1962:
Played Edmund Tyrone in Sidney Lumet's film version of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
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Dropped out of acting to live a hippie lifestyle in the early 1960s
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Directed first short film, "Crazy Horse" (about Bruce Conner's filming of "Breakaway") in early 1970s
1971:
Made TV-movie debut, "Paper Man" (CBS)
1976:
Retired from acting and worked as a licensed real estate broker; moved to Santa Fe, NM
1982:
Debut as feature director and writer, "Human Highway"
1986:
Received career boost in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet"
1988:
Received Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for "Married to the Mob"
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Co-starred in the series "Quantum Leap"
1990:
Provided voice for animated "The New Adventures of Captain Planet"
1995:
Starred in ABC miniseries "Stephen King's 'The Langoliers'"
1997:
Hosted "Popular Science" on The Learning Channel
1997:
Co-starred in feature version of "McHale's Navy"
1997:
Returned to series TV as co-star of "The Tony Danza Show" (NBC); played Danza's father
1999:
Cast as Senator Campbell in the "The Venice Project"
2001:
Appeared opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Ed Harris in "Buffalo Soldiers"
2004:
Appeared in the remake of the 1962 thriller "The Manchurian Candidate"

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