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Zachary Quinto Biography

Birth Name:
Zachary John Quinto
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Fast Facts

  • Made the decision to pursue a career in acting after being involved in a serious car accident at the age of 16
  • Won a 1995 Gene Kelly Award for his role as John Adams in a Central Catholic High School production of The Pirates of Penzance
  • Played computer tech Adam Kaufman in the third season of the Fox drama 24; later played Tori Spelling's gay best friend Sasan on VH1's So NoTORIous
  • Breakout role came in 2006 as the villainous Sylar on NBC's Heroes
  • Worked closely with Leonard Nimoy to prepare for his role as Spock in 2009's Star Trek


  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: winner
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner