John Stockwell (actor)
John Stockwell Samuels IV
March 25, 1961
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, writer|
|Relatives||Evelyn Welch (sister)|
Florence Welch (niece)
Early life and education
Stockwell was born in Galveston, Texas, the son of Ellen Richards and John S. Samuels III, an attorney. Stockwell's sister is historian Evelyn Welch, and his niece is singer and songwriter Florence Welch. He attended Harvard University, and simultaneously began commuting to New York City to appear on episodes of the soap opera Guiding Light.
He began his career as an international model. During his time as a model, John became a friend of Andy Warhol. His first feature film as an actor came with a small role in 1981's So Fine. His well-known roles came in the 1983 comedy film Losin' It as Spider; later that year, he starred in the John Carpenter horror film Christine as Dennis Guilder, and the 1985 comedy film, My Science Project as Michael Harlan. Also in 1985 he appeared in the poorly received City Limits; though unsuccessful at the box office, the film was later riffed in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. In 1986, he appeared in Top Gun as Cougar. He made guest appearances on TV shows including The Young Riders and Friday the 13th: The Series.
Stockwell directed several films, including Cheaters (2000), Crazy/Beautiful (2001), Blue Crush (2002), Into the Blue (2005), Turistas (2006), Heart (2009)., the Gina Carano star-vehicle In the Blood, and the 2016 Kickboxer reboot Kickboxer: Vengeance.
Stockwell also wrote the screenplay for the 2001 film Rock Star.
|1981||So Fine||Jim Sterling|
|1983||Quarterback Princess||Scott Massey||Television film|
|1983||Eddie and the Cruisers||Keith Livingston|
|1985||North and South||Billy Hazard||Miniseries|
|1985||My Science Project||Michael Harlan|
|1985||Radioactive Dreams||Phillip Chandler|
|1986||Dangerously Close||Randy McDevitt|
|1986||Top Gun||LT Bill "Cougar" Cortell|
|1987||Billionaire Boys Club||Brad Sedgwick|
|1988||Friday the 13th: The Series||Tim Ayres||Episode: "Badge of Honor"|
|1989||Nightmare Classics||Malcolm Barrington||Episode: "The Eyes of the Panther"|
|1991||Born to Ride||Capt. Jack Hassler|
|1995||I Shot a Man in Vegas||Grant|
|1995||Aurora: Operation Intercept||Andy Aldrich|
|1997||Breast Men||Robert Renaud||Television film|
|1997||The Nurse||Jack Martin|
|2000||Cheaters||News Producer||Television film; also director|
|2003||The Break||N/A||Television film; director|
|2005||Into the Blue||N/A||Director|
|2007–2009||The L Word||N/A||Director; 6 episodes|
|2008||Middle of Nowhere||N/A||Director|
|2012||Killer in the Family||N/A||Director|
|2012||Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden||N/A||Director|
|2012||Breaking the Girls||N/A||Director|
|2014||In the Blood||N/A||Director|
|2016||Cat Run 2||N/A||Director|
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