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Also Known As: John Stockwell Samuels Iv Died:
Born: March 25, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Galveston, Texas, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, director

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A well-trained supporting player of A-list movies and lead in lower budget projects, the attractive, blond Stockwell has often been cast as a rambunctious youth or tough guy with secrets. Although he had done some amateur theater, Stockwell began acting professionally while still a student at Harvard, commuting between Cambridge, Massachusetts and NYC to appear in the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light". He also made his feature film debut while still in college: a small role in Andrew Bergman's "So Fine" (1981). Numerous modestly priced films geared toward the youth market followed. Stockwell was Keith Gordon's buddy in the haunted car drama, "Christine", based on the Stephen King novel and joined Tom Cruise on a teen jaunt in Mexico in "Losin' It" (both 1983). By the time he and Cruise next co-starred, their roles were reversed with Stockwell decidedly in support of the superstar playing Cougar, the F-14 pilot who grounds himself thus giving Cruise's a shot at being "Top Gun" (1986). The actor also had a rather high profile turn as the high school teen out to create a time machine in "My Science Project" (1985).

A well-trained supporting player of A-list movies and lead in lower budget projects, the attractive, blond Stockwell has often been cast as a rambunctious youth or tough guy with secrets. Although he had done some amateur theater, Stockwell began acting professionally while still a student at Harvard, commuting between Cambridge, Massachusetts and NYC to appear in the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light". He also made his feature film debut while still in college: a small role in Andrew Bergman's "So Fine" (1981). Numerous modestly priced films geared toward the youth market followed. Stockwell was Keith Gordon's buddy in the haunted car drama, "Christine", based on the Stephen King novel and joined Tom Cruise on a teen jaunt in Mexico in "Losin' It" (both 1983). By the time he and Cruise next co-starred, their roles were reversed with Stockwell decidedly in support of the superstar playing Cougar, the F-14 pilot who grounds himself thus giving Cruise's a shot at being "Top Gun" (1986). The actor also had a rather high profile turn as the high school teen out to create a time machine in "My Science Project" (1985).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Cat Run 2 (2014)
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  Cat Run (2011)
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  Turistas (2006)
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  Into the Blue (2005) Director
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  Blue Crush (2002) Director
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  Crazy/Beautiful (2001) Director
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  Under Cover (1987) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Maze Runner, The (2014)
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 Turistas (2006)
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 Nurse, The (1997)
4.
 Stag (1997) Victor
5.
 Breast Men (1997) Robert Renaud
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 Nixon (1995) Staffer No 1
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 I Shot a Man in Vegas (1994) Grant
8.
 Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (1994) Peter Rubin
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 Born To Ride (1991) Hassler
10.
 Miliardi (1991) David
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Raised in Galveston, Texas and NYC
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Received first theatrical experience in "garage theater" production of "The Sound of Music" in Galveston, Texas
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While still in college, won first professional work as cast member on CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light"
1981:
Made feature film debut in "So Fine"
1983:
First screen collaboration with Tom Cruise, co-starring in the teen sex comedy "Losin' It" as Spider
1983:
Primetime TV debut in the busted pilot "Too Good to be True" (ABC)
1983:
TV-movie debut, "Quarterback Princess" (CBS)
1983:
Had featured role in the John Carpenter horror movie "Christine"
1985:
Co-starred as Billy Hazard in ABC miniseries, "North and South"
1985:
Starred in the comedy "My Science Project"
1986:
Reteamed with Cruise in "Top Gun" as as Cougar
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Formed writing partnership with Scott Fields
1986:
Co-wrote screenplay (with Fields) for "Dangerously Close" produced by Cannon Films; also starred
1987:
Made directorial debut with "Under Cover" for Cannon Films; co-wrote script with Fields
1987:
Co-starred with Judd Nelson in the NBC miniseries "Billionaire Boys Club"
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Was rhythm guitarist and lead singer with The Brood, a New York based rock group
1994:
Returned to TV in supporting role in the NBC mystery "Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart"
1995:
Appeared as a White House staff member in Oliver Stone's "Nixon"
1997:
Scripted the well-received black comedy "Breast Men" (HBO); also had small role
2000:
Wrote and directed the HBO original film "Cheaters"; received Emmy nomination for teleplay
2001:
Wrote and directed the feature "crazy/beautiful", starring Kirsten Dunst
2001:
Penned the screenplay for "Rock Star", starring Mark Wahlberg in the based-on-fact tale of an ordinary guy who aspires to be a heavy metal musician
2002:
Directed Kate Bosworth as a hard-core surfer in "Blue Crush"
2005:
Directed "Into the Blue" starring Paul Walker and Jessica Alba
2006:
Directed the horror film, "Turistas" about a group of young backpackers whose vacation turns deadly
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Education

St Paul's Preparatory School: Concord , New Hampshire -
Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -
School of the Arts, New York University: New York , New York -
Actors Workshop: -
Collegiate School: New York , New York -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -
The National Theatre: -

Notes

Stockwell is also an accomplished musician, playing rhythm guitar and acting as lead singer of the rock band, The Brood.

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wife:
Helene Henderson.

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father:
John Stockwell Samuels. Attorney.
daughter:
Cecelia Henderson Stockwell. Born in November 1988.
son:
Casper Henderson Stockwell. Born in October 1991.

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