In a career which began as a standout child actor in the 1940s, Dean Stockwell has appeared in nearly 200 movies and television shows. Now after having starred in “Quantum Leap” and performed memorable roles in shows like “Battlestar Galactica” and films like Married To The Mob, the Academy Award nominee and four-time Emmy nominee will be making his first appearance at a Wizard World show when he meets fans, signs autographs, poses for photos and takes part in a Q&A panel at Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, April 14-15 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).
Stockwell will be joined at the event by Scott Bakula, the lead in “Quantum Leap,” for which Stockwell earned all four of his Emmy nods. Other popular stars scheduled to attend Toronto Comic Con include Paul Wesley, Jeri Ryan and Amy Acker along with WWE® Superstar Edge® and dozens of standout celebs and talented comic book artists and writers.
Stockwell, who will turn 76 on March 3, is one of a handful of Hollywood child stars who has gone on to on-screen success as an adult. His preteen roles included 1940s blockbusters Anchors Aweigh (1945) and Gentlemen’s Agreement (1947), followed by well-received parts in Sons And Lovers (1960) and Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962).
After a hiatus, Stockwell resumed his film career, taking on sophisticated supporting roles, including his Oscar-nominee-worthy performance in Married To The Mob (1988) before playing the “boss” to Bakula in “Quantum Leap” (1989-93), appearing in the sci-fi series’ entire 97-episode run.
Toronto Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. , will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at scores of dealer booths.
Toronto Comic Con is scheduled as the second stop on Wizard World’s 2012 North American tour. Hours are Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($38 on site); two-day tickets are $40 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.