"Zachary Quinto"


Zachary John Quinto (born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his roles as Sylar on the science fiction drama series Heroes (2006–2010), and Spock in the reboot Star Trek (2009) and its sequel Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). He also appeared in smaller roles on television series such as So NoTORIous and 24, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in American Horror Story: Asylum.
Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, and grew up in Green Tree, Pennsylvania. His mother, Margaret J. "Margo" (née McArdle), worked at an investment firm and later at a magistrate's office. His father, Joseph John "Joe" Quinto, a barber, died of cancer when Quinto was seven years old. Quinto and his brother, Joe, were subsequently raised by their mother. He grew up Catholic. His father was of Italian descent, while his mother is of Irish ancestry. Quinto graduated from Central Catholic High School (Pittsburgh) in 1995, where he participated in their musicals and won the Gene Kelly Award for Best Supporting Actor, and then attended Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, from which he graduated in 1999.
Quinto first appeared on television in the short-lived television series The Others, and appeared as a guest star on shows including CSI, Touched by an Angel, Charmed, Six Feet Under, Lizzie McGuire, and L.A. Dragnet. In 2003, during the theatrical run of Endgame by Samuel Beckett, directed by Kristina Lloyd at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles playing the role of Clov, he landed a recurring role as computer expert Adam Kaufman on the Fox series 24; Quinto appeared in 23 episodes of the third season.

In 2006, Quinto played the role of Sasan: the haughty, gay Iranian-American best friend of Tori Spelling on her VH1 series So NoTORIous. Later that year, he joined the cast of Heroes as Gabriel Gray, better known as the serial killer Sylar. He worked on the series until its cancellation in 2010 after four seasons.

His casting as a young Spock in the J.J. Abrams-directed reboot of the Star Trek film franchise was officially announced at the 2007 Comic-Con.

Speaking alongside Leonard Nimoy at a press conference to promote the new Star Trek film, Quinto revealed that Nimoy had been given casting approval over who would play the role of the young Spock. "For me Leonard's involvement was only liberating, frankly," says Quinto. "I knew that he had approval over the actor that would play young Spock, so when I got the role I knew from the beginning it was with his blessing."

In a September 2008 interview, Abrams said of Quinto's performance as Spock: "Zachary brought a gravity and an incredible sense of humor, which is a wonderful combination because Spock's character is deceivingly complicated. The revelation for me watching the movie, when I finally got to watch the whole thing after working on sequences, was that he is extraordinary. He was doing things I didn't even realize while we were shooting – these amazing things to track his story." Quinto also made references to Star Trek's historical record for diversity and inclusiveness in its casting and storylines, and said that he hoped the looming election of Barack Obama would build that dynamic towards the film's May 2009 release date.

After Star Trek, he appeared in the comedy short Boutonniere (2009). It "...was a movie written and directed by my former landlady and friend, [actress Coley Sohn]. She called up and said, 'Would you do me a favor and be in my short film?'"

In 2008, Quinto joined with Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson to form Before the Door Pictures. The company has projects in film, television, new media, and the graphic novel arena. In a publishing deal with comic book publisher Archaia, they published a graphic novel called Mr. Murder is Dead, created by writer Victor Quinaz, closely followed by LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure written by writer/actor Michael McMillian.

Quinto also starred in several comedy shorts. He played a strangely loveable kidnapper in Hostage: A Love Story, written by the comedy duo HoltandSteele, for Before the Door and FunnyorDie. He also played a prospective dog adopter (based on Zachary's own experience) in Dog Eat Dog, written and directed by Sian Heder, and premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2012.

Quinto's theatre experience includes roles in a variety of productions, including classics such as Beckett's "Endgame" at the Los Angeles Odyssey Theatres in 2003, Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival and Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at the Old Globe Theatre.  From October 2010 to February 2011, Quinto played the lead role of Louis Ironson in an Off-Broadway revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America at the Signature Theatre, New York City. For this role, Quinto received the Theatreworld Outstanding Debut Performance award. He has modeled for magazines including GQ and August.

In 2010, Quinto's company Before the Door Pictures produced Margin Call, an independent film about the financial crisis. Quinto played the role of Peter Sullivan in the film, in a cast that included Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Penn Badgley and Demi Moore. Margin Call premiered in January 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival.[27] Margin Call received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay, by JC Chandor. Zachary has been behind the scenes as executive producer for the next two Chandor films: the brilliant All Is Lost (2013) with Robert Redford as the sole actor and A Most Violent Year (2014) with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

In October 2011, Quinto began his recurring role on the FX series, American Horror Story, as Chad, former owner of the house. Quinto returned for the second season in one of the lead roles, as Dr. Oliver Thredson.

In 2013, Quinto played the role of Tom Wingfield in the American Repertory Theatre's production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. He was also in the Broadway reprisal of the production, in 2014.

In 2015, Quinto will appear opposite James Franco in the drama I Am Michael, a film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Quinto will also portray Glenn Greenwald in the Edward Snowden biopic Snowden, due out in December 2015.

In February 2016, Zachary will appear in the New York premiere of MCC Theater’s “Smokefall.”
Quinto publicly came out as gay in October 2011. He explained that, after the suicide of gay teenager Jamey Rodemeyer, he realized "that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality." Prior to his coming out, Quinto had long been an active supporter of gay rights and organizations, including the Trevor Project. In 2009, he appeared in the one-night production Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, a benefit stage reading in response to the passing of Proposition 8, as well as in the play The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard. In 2010, Quinto contributed a video to the It Gets Better Project, an Internet-based campaign that aims to prevent suicide among LGBT youth. In 2012 Quinto campaigned on behalf of Barack Obama, including appearing in the video Obama Pride: LGBT Americans For Obama.

Since 2010, Quinto was rumored to be dating actor Jonathan Groff. In September 2012, Quinto confirmed that he and Groff were in a relationship. In July 2013, it was reported that the two had broken up.

Since 2013, Quinto has been publicly dating model and artist Miles McMillan. In early 2015, Quinto said that he and his partner were moving into an apartment they purchased together. Quinto also confirmed they had been together just under two years.


Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Star TrekSpock
2011Margin CallPeter SullivanAlso Producer
2011Girl Walks into a BarNicolas "Nick"
2011What's Your Number?Rick
2013Star Trek Into DarknessSpock
2014We'll Never Have ParisJameson
2015I Am MichaelBennett
2015Hitman: Agent 47John Smith
2016SnowdenGlenn GreenwaldPost-production
2016TallulahPost-production
2016Star Trek BeyondSpockFilming

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000The OthersTonyEpisode: "Unnamed"
2001Touched by an AngelMikeEpisode: "When Sunny Gets Blue"
2002CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMitchell SullivanEpisode: "Anatomy of a Lye"
2002Off CentreSmudgeEpisode: "Diddler on the Roof"
2002Lizzie McGuireDirectorEpisode: "Party Over Here"
2002HauntedPaul KingsleyEpisode: "Grievous Angels"
2002The AgencyJay LambertEpisode: "Air Lex"
2003Six Feet UnderHip StudentEpisode: "The Eye Inside"
2003CharmedWarlockEpisode: "Cat House"
2003MiraclesMessengerEpisode: "Battle at Shadow Ridge"
2003–200424Adam Kaufman23 episodes
2004DragnetHoward SimmsEpisode: "Frame of Mind"
2004HawaiiLoomisEpisode: "No Man Is an Island"
2004Joan of ArcadiaPretentious Filmmaker GodEpisode: "P.O.V."
2005Blind JusticeScott CollinsEpisode: "In Your Face"
2006Crossing JordanLeo Fulton, Jr.Episode: "Code of Ethics"
2006TwinsJasonEpisode: "When I Move, You Move"
2006So NoTORIousSasan10 episodes
2006–2010HeroesSylar60 episodes
2008Robot ChickenArchimedes Q. Porter / Sylar (voice)Episode: "Bionic Cow"
2011American Horror Story: Murder HouseChad Warwick4 episodes
2012–2013American Horror Story: AsylumOliver Thredson12 episodes
2014The ChairHimself10 episodes
2015The SlapHarry Apostolou7 episodes
2015GirlsAce2 episodes
2015HannibalNeal Frank2 episodes
2015Heroes: RebornSylar5 episodes


Video games
YearTitleVoice role
2000Code BlueMonty Rodriguez
200624: The GameAdam Kaufman
2010Star Trek OnlineKhitomer Emergency Medical Hologram
2013Star TrekSpock

Awards and nominations

YearAwardWorkResult
1994Gene Kelly Award for Best Supporting ActorThe Pirates of PenzanceWon
1995Gene Kelly Award for Best Lead Actor1776Nominated
2007TV Land Award for Future Classic AwardHeroesWon
Teen Choice Award for Choice TV VillainNominated
2008Teen Choice Award for Choice TV VillainNominated
2009Teen Choice Award for Choice TV VillainNominated
Teen Choice Award for Best Rumble (shared with Chris Pine)Star TrekNominated
Critics' Choice Award for Best CastNominated
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best CastWon
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best EnsembleNominated
2010People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Movie ActorNominated
SFX Award for Best ActorHeroesStar TrekNominated
2011Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a PlayAngels in AmericaNominated
Theatre World AwardWon
Tina Award for Best Actor (Play)Won
Tina Award for Best Ensemble (Play)Won
Tina Award for Best Stage Duo (shared with Christian Borle)Won
Gotham Award for Best Ensemble PerformanceMargin CallNominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble ActingNominated
2012Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best EnsembleNominated
AACTA International Award for Best Film (as producer)Nominated
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature (as producer)Won
Robert Altman AwardWon
Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on TelevisionAmerican Horror StoryNominated
2013Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesAmerican Horror Story: AsylumWon
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieNominated
PAAFTJ Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV MovieN/A
PAAFTJ Television Award for Best Cast in a Miniseries or TV MovieN/A
People's Choice Award Favorite Movie Duo (shared with Chris Pine)Star Trek Into DarknessNominated
Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding EnsembleThe Glass MenagerieWon
2014Drama League Award for Distinguished PerformanceNominated
Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Leading Actor in a PlayNominated
BroadwayWorld.com Award for Best Leading Actor in a PlayNominated

Source : https://en.wikipedia.org


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