|Title:||Rear Admiral Albert Calavicci, USN, retired|
|Hair Color:||Brown, Greying|
|Born:||June 15, 1934|
|Former Naval fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, flag officer, former POW in Vietnam, and part of "Quantum Leap" project|
|Womanizing, cigar-smoking friend of Dr. Sam Beckett|
|Spouse(s):||Beth Calavicci (1969-present, after altered timeline) in the series final episode "Mirror Image"|
5 wives, including Beth, before timeline change
|Domestic partner(s):||Tina Martinez, 1983-?, before timeline events change in final episode|
Lisa Sherman, 1957-? (friend, brief romantic tyrst)
|Related to:||4 daughters, with Beth, after altered events in last episode|
|Hometown||Philadelphia, PA, U.S.|
|Appeared on:||Quantum Leap|
|Episodes appeared in:||All|
|Character played by:||Dean Stockwell (Young Al also played by Jamie Walters in the Season 4 episode "A Leap For Lisa"|
Rear Admiral Albert 'Al' Calavicci is the project observer at Quantum Leap, who appears to Samuel Beckett as a hologram. The part of Al is played by veteran stage and film/TV actor Dean Stockwell, who won a Golden Globe Award in 1990 for his supporting role as Al.
Al Calavicci was born June 15, 1934. His father worked in construction and was of Italian descent and his mother was of Russian heritage. Al had a younger sister named Trudy, who suffered from Downs syndrome. Al also had an uncle named Stawpah, who was a coal miner. During Al's childhood, Al's mother left the family and married another man. His father tried to keep the family together, but had to move to Middle East, because of his work. He had to put Al into an orphanage and Trudy into a mental institution. A few years later, Al's father returned from the Middle East and the family was reunited again but that was only until Al's father got a serious case of cancer and died. Al and Trudy were once again sent to the orphanage and the institution.In the orphanage, Al explored many hobbies, including acting and boxing. He also had a pet roach named Kevin. At one point, Al ran away from the orphanage and started living on the road with a pool shark. But Al was returned to the orphanage, after the pool shark's mentor and friend was arrested. When Al was 19, he went to the mental institution to reunite with his sister, only to discover that she had contracted pneumonia and died, probably due to the institution's negligence.
Later, Al and Sam worked together in the Project Quantum Leap. When Sam stepped into the Project Accelerator too early, vanishing into the past, Al got the task of giving information to Sam and keep him in touch to his own time. He appeared to Sam as a hologram, which only Sam could see and hear, although animals, small children, "mentally absent" and people near death could see Al and Sam as he really is. Al carries the Handlink which is used to open and close the Imaging Chamber Door and keep in touch with Ziggy, the project's hybrid computer. Imaging Chamber is the room where Al goes, when he gives information to Sam.
However, during the leap "Mirror Image", Sam changes history so that Beth knew Al was alive during the Vietnam war, and was being held as a war prisoner. This caused Beth not to remarry and to reunite with Al after his release. Currently Beth and Al have been married for decades and have four daughters. It is unknown how this has affected the Project Quantum Leap.
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