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Zachary Quinto

Birth name:
Zachary John Quinto
Date of Birth:
02.06.1977 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Has one brother: Joe Quinto.

Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the Major General in Gilbert and Sullivan's ''The Pirates of Penzance''. He then went on to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where he continued to hone his talents by performing in plays and musicals.

When he was age 16, he survived a serious car accident.

He first appeared on numerous television series since 2000 and, in 2003, landed the role of computer expert ''Adam Kaufman'' on the Fox series, 24 (2001), during its third season. In 2006, Quinto portrayed serial killer ''Sylar'' on the science fiction series, Heroes (2006), until its cancellation in 2010, after four seasons.

He was cast in his first main film role as ''Spock'', in the hugely successful franchise reboot, Star Trek (2009). Close friends with Star Trek (2009) co-stars Chris Pine and Karl Urban.

Quinto and his producing partners were some of the very first people to whom writer/director J.C. Chandor showed his Margin Call (2011) script.

Was in a relationship with fellow actor Jonathan Groff during 2012 till spring 2013.

As of 2013, Zachary is the only person in history to appear on the cover of Entertainment Weekly two weeks in a row (issues 1017 and 1018). In issue 1020, the magazine published the fact that he is the only one to have that honor.

His television work has involved collaborating with several fellow Star Trek cast members. Heroes (2006) featured Nichelle Nichols and George Takei, among many others. Crossing Jordan (2001) featured Miguel Ferrer and Denise Crosby, and episodes written by Damon Lindelof. American Horror Story (2011) cast him opposite James Cromwell.
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