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Encyclopedia > John Stockwell (actor)

John Stockwell (b. John Samuels March 25, 1961 in Galveston, Texas, USA) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. He has starred in film and on television. March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Nickname: The Oleander City Location in the state of Texas County Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas Area    - City 539. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ...


His first feature film as an actor came in 1981 in the movie 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 movie Christine as Dennis Guilder, the 1985 comedy film My Science Project as Michael Harlan, and in 1986, he appeared in the hit film Top Gun as Cougar. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke[[ laughter in general). ... Losin It is a 1983 comedy film starring Tom Cruise, Shelley Long, Jackie Earle Haley, and John Stockwell. ... John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, film score composer and occasional actor. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... Christine (also known as John Carpenters Christine) is adaptated from a novel written by Stephen King, and is a horror film about a supernaturally malevolent automobile and its effects on the teenager who owns it. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... My Science Project is a 1985 comedy/adventure/science fiction film. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ...


John has directed a couple of films, some of those films range from Cheaters (2000), Crazy/Beautiful (2001), Blue Crush (2002), and Into the Blue (2005). Cheaters is a HBO movie released in 2000 that chronicles the story of a team that cheats in the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blue Crush is a 2002 surfer film directed by John Stockwell and based on the Outside magazine article Surfer Girls of Maui by Susan Orlean. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


John has made guest appearances on TV shows, including The Young Riders, Friday the 13th: The Series, and Trying Times. The Young Riders is a dramatic western that aired 1989-1992 and featured a fictionalized account of a group of young Pony Express riders. ... Friday the 13th: The Series was a television series that ran for three seasons, from September 1987 to May of 1990. ...


Stockwell also directed Turistas which was released in Fall, 2006. Turistas (translates to Tourists in English) is a 2006 vacation horror film, directed by John Stockwell. ...


Partial filmography

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christine (also known as John Carpenters Christine) is adaptated from a novel written by Stephen King, and is a horror film about a supernaturally malevolent automobile and its effects on the teenager who owns it. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Quarterback Princess is a 1983 fact-based drama by 20th Century Fox that chronicles the courage and determination of a teenage girl who struggles against sexism and fights to play on her high school football team. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eddie and the Cruisers was a movie released in 1983, followed by one sequel, Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives in 1989. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Losin It is a 1983 comedy film starring Tom Cruise, Shelley Long, Jackie Earle Haley, and John Stockwell. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North and South is a general title of trilogy by John Jakes, which was published during the 1980s and takes place during American Civil War times. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... My Science Project is a 1985 comedy/adventure/science fiction film. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dangerously Close is a 1986 action/thriller film. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Born to Ride is an episode of Super Mario World. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nixon is an Oliver Stone film that tells the story of the political and personal life of former President Richard Nixon. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Breast Men is a 1997 United States Semibiographical, dark comedy film. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cheaters is an HBO movie released in 2000 that chronicles the story of a team that cheats in the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blue Crush is a 2002 surfer film directed by John Stockwell and based on the Outside magazine article Surfer Girls of Maui by Susan Orlean. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Turistas (translates to Tourists in English) is a 2006 vacation horror film, directed by John Stockwell. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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BioPage (1211 words)
At 17, John Enrolled at Harvard University with a major in Visual and Environmental Studies ("A fancy title for study of the craft of acting and production.") At the same time, he was working as a paid actor as a regular cast member on, "The Guiding Light", the longest running soap opera on TV.
Lastly, Stockwell is currently re-writing (with original screenwriter Elisa Bell) and will direct YOUR LIFE IS NOW for Marc Platt at Universal, a carefully observed character piece about a recent college graduate's struggle to find her place in the world.
Stockwell's intuitive verité style, and his facility with both established and rising young talent, stem in part from his many years as an actor.
John Stockwell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (569 words)
John R. Stockwell is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving in the Agency for twelve years serving seven tours of duty.
Beginning his career in 1964, Stockwell spent six years in Africa before being transferred to Vietnam to oversee intelligence operations in the Tay Ninh province and was awarded the CIA Medal of Merit for keeping his post open until the last days of the fall of Saigon in 1975.
Stockwell was a founding member of the short-lived Association for Responsible Dissent, an organization of former CIA and Government officials who were critical of the CIA's Cold War activities.
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