Ed Quinn entered showbiz in the early 1990s working as a model in Europe, appearing in a number of commercials and playing guitar in a couple of rock bands (he was taught guitar by fretboard wiz Joe Satriani). One of his bands gained the interest of a major record company, but fame and fortune remained elusive as far as rock stardom was concerned. Perhaps that was for the best considering the modest success he has subsequently achieved in television. After landing a part on the campy Pamela Anderson spy show "V.I.P." in 1999, Quinn appeared as a regular on the short-lived "Dawson's Creek" spin-off "Young Americans." It only lasted a few episodes, though he continued to get roles in shows like the military drama "JAG," crime drama "Crossing Jordan," and police procedural "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Quinn has also gotten role in science fiction/horror genre sequels "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation" and "House of the Dead 2." But it was his breakout role as Dr. Nathan Stark on the eccentric science fiction program "Eureka" where he would connect with fans. He has also resonated with genre fans on the hit HBO series "True Blood," where he plays vampire sheriff Stan Davis.