Sunday, November 16, 2014

Remembering Guy Stockwell

Guy Stockwell was born on November 16, 1934 in Hollywood, California. Son of actor Harry Stockwell [1902-1984] and actress Nina Olivette [1910-1993], brother of actor Dean Stockwell [1936- ]. Stockwell began his acting career on stage, working in Broadway productions, Innocent Voyage and Chicken Every Sunday. That affinity for the stage would later inspire him to become a co-founder in the Los Angeles Art Theater. He then went on to hold the recurring role of Chris Parker from 1961 to 1962 in twenty-six episodes of the ABC series, ‘Adventures in Paradise’, starring Gardner McKay as the skipper of a sailing vessel set in the South Pacific.
Stockwell also was cast in episodes of ‘The Roaring 20s’, ‘Simon & Simon’, ‘Knight Rider’, ‘Tales of the Gold Monkey’, ‘Magnum, P.I.’, ‘Murder, She Wrote’, ‘Columbo’, ‘Quantum Leap’, ‘Bonanza’, ‘Tombstone Territory’, ‘Combat!’, ‘The Richard Boone Show’, ‘Gunsmoke’, and ‘Return to Peyton Place’, He had important roles in several major motion pictures including “The War Lord” (1965), “Blindfold” (1965), “Beau Geste” (1966), “Tobruk” (1967), “The Monitors” (1969), and “Santa Sangre” (1989).
Stockwell appeared in only one Euro-western as Don Diego Ortiz/Zorro in “Three Swords of Zorro” (1963).
Guy suffered from diabetes in later years and died of its complications on February 6, 2002 in Prescott, Arizona.

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