ZACHARY QUINTO grew up in Pittsburgh. He began performing and studying acting
there as a
child, but what started as a hobby quickly evolved into a vocation, and he
matriculated to Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and received a BFA in 1999.
Some of his memorable theatre experiences include: Side Man, Gross Indecency
Company), Much Ado About Nothing, A Lonely Impulse of Delight (Vineyard
Bear (Tintreach Company - Galway, Ireland), Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow
Much Ado About Nothing (LA Shakespeare Festival), Pro Bono Publico, A Map of
Rescue, Laying On of Hands, Lonesome Hollow, I am Montana (Ojai Playwright's
Upon graduation from CMU, Quinto surprised even himself by foregoing a career in
and moving to Los Angeles almost immediately. Work began trickling in, and
before long he had
a resume of guest starring roles on such shows as: Touched By an Angel, CSI, Off
Haunted, The Agency, Six Feet Under, Joan of Arcadia, and Crossing Jordan, to
name a few.
In 2004, he spent an entire season in the CTU, as computer analyst Adam Kaufman
highly rated drama 24. His character went home at the end of the day, and
came back to work. He spent a short time as Tori Spelling's flamboyant best
friend on the
critically acclaimed but underrated half hour series so noTORIous, and went on
to emerge as a
breakout star of the NBC hit ensemble series Heroes, as the superpowered
Most recently, Quinto appeared to overwhelming critical acclaim as Spock in the
anticipated and enormously successful eleventh feature film installment of the
franchise, directed by JJ Abrams.
In 2008, Quinto founded Before the Door Pictures, with long-time friends and
Dodson and Corey Moosa. The company is actively developing projects across all
platforms, and in addition to no fewer than six feature films and three
television series in various
stages of development, they will publish their first comic book: Lucid, with
Archaia Comics in
August. The movie will be released in the October 2011.
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