Colin Quinn

Living by the comedian's rule that nothing is sacred, stand-up comic Colin Quinn was unflinchingly honest when tackling controversial issues like politics and religion, while having no qualms about giving blow-by-blow ... Read more »
Born: 06/05/1959 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Conan 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Inside Amy Schumer 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trainwreck 2015 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Grown Ups 2 2013 (Movie)

Dickie Bailey (Actor)

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

Strip Club DJ (Actor)

Colin Quinn Long Story Short 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Give it up For Greg Giraldo 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grown Ups 2010 (Movie)

Dickie Bailey (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Harold 2008 (Movie)

Reedy (Actor)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1995 - 2000, 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast: Jeff Foxworthy 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2000, 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Maxim Hot 100 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1995 - 2000, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Tough Crowd Stands Up With Colin Quinn 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Host

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedian 2002 (Movie)

Comedian (Actor)

Crooked Lines 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Colin Quinn Show 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Green Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

Dooey (Actor)

Comics Come Home 2 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline's Comedy Hour 1989 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The A-List 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Comics Only 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

London Underground 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

One-Night Stand 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Road Warriors 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

Frankie Flynn (Actor)

Rock N' Jock Hoops 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Colin Quinn Back in Brooklyn 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Rate the '80s Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Remote Control 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Hip 4 TV 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to Brooklyn 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

Onlooker at Mansion (Actor)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

Homicide Detective (Actor)

The Cosby Show 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

Gift Shop Clerk (Actor)

Windy City Heat (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

In Living Color 1992 - 2000, 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Colin Quinn Show 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Celtic Pride 1996 (Movie)

(From Story)

Back to Brooklyn 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

The Colin Quinn Show 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Celtic Pride 1996 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Living by the comedian's rule that nothing is sacred, stand-up comic Colin Quinn was unflinchingly honest when tackling controversial issues like politics and religion, while having no qualms about giving blow-by-blow details of his crazy sexual escapades. But it was that edgy, no-holds-barred approach to comedy - coupled with his trademark gravely voice and mush-mouthed delivery - that made Quinn stand out from the pack. He spent his early career writing for comedy shows like "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94) before landing a highly coveted spot on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), taking over as host of "Weekend Update" in 1998. Unfortunately, Quinn was never fully comfortable in the anchor's seat and fans of the show found it difficult to accept him as Norm Macdonald's replacement. After a few failed attempts at hosting his own comedy talk show, Quinn found his footing on the series "The Colin Quinn Show" (Comedy Central, 2003-04), where, along with his comedy club cronies, he threw hilarious barbs at the world or at each other. In 2010, he embarked on his one-man Broadway show, "Colin Quinn: Long Story Short," which earned critical acclaim and went on to become an award-worthy HBO special. The show served as another platform where the talented performer once again showcased his quick wit and uncompromising style of comedy.

Relationships

Sarah Silverman Actor

Companion
Romantically linked during Silverman's "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) career No longer together

Milestones

2010

Appeared in a one-man, off-Broadway show titled, "Colin Quinn Long Story Short"; show moved to Broadway in October

2010

Played Dickie Bailey, the childhood town rival to Lenny Feder (played by Adam Sandler) in "Grown Ups"

2003

Hosted and produced Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn"

2002

Hosted the short-lived "The Colin Quinn Show" on NBC

1998

Made his Broadway debut with "Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake"

1998

Cast in a supporting role in "A Night at the Roxbury"

1995

Joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" as a writer and featured player; Quinn took over Norm Macdonald's anchor seat for the "Weekend Update" segment in January 1998

1993

Wrote for FOX's hit sketch comedy series "In Living Color"

1989

Acted in and wrote the comedic short/music video "Going Back to Brooklyn" along with Ben Stiller

1989

Hosted the A&E stand-up showcase "Caroline's Comedy Hour"

1988

Played a homicide detective in "Married to the Mob"

1987

Appeared as the announcer for MTV's "Remote Control"; also wrote for the show

1987

Made feature film debut with a cameo role as a gift shop clerk in "3 Men and a Baby"

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