Terry O'Quinn

Actor
Throughout his decades-long career, intense character actor Terry O'Quinn made his mark playing men of determination - everything from law officers and military men to captains of business. Following his film debut in ... Read more »
Born: 07/14/1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA

Filmography

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Diagnosis Murder 1995 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Full Circle 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Hawaii Five-O 2011 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1995 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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JAG 1994 - 2002, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Millennium 1995 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1994 - 1999, 2002, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Gang Related 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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666 Park Avenue 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Falling Skies 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Ring of Fire 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Curiosity 2011 (Tv Show)

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Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Lost 2004 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Lost: The Final Journey 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Masters of Science Fiction 2007 (Tv Show)

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Alias 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2004 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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First Monday 2002 (Tv Show)

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Hometown Legend 2002 (Movie)

Buster Schuler (Actor)

American Outlaws 2001 (Movie)

Rollin Parker (Actor)

Semper Fi 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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So Weird 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

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WW3 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Harsh Realm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Murder in a Small Town 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The X-Files 1998 (Movie)

Darius Michaud (Actor)

My Stepson, My Lover 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Shadow Conspiracy 1997 (Movie)

Frank Ridell (Actor)

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

Judge Hilburn (Actor)

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Primal Fear 1996 (Movie)

Yancy (Actor)

A Friend to Die For 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Earth 2 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Don't Talk To Strangers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Lipstick Camera 1994 (Movie)

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Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

Mayor Clum (Actor)

Wild Card 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Amityville: A New Generation 1992 (Movie)

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The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

Jack Moseley (Actor)

Trial: The Price of Passion 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Company Business 1991 (Movie)

Colonel Grissom (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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My Samurai 1991 (Movie)

James McCrea (Actor)

Prisoners of the Sun 1991 (Movie)

Major Tom Beckett (Actor)

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

Howard Hughes (Actor)

Blind Fury 1990 (Movie)

Frank Deveraux (Actor)

The Jogger 1990 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Pin 1989 (Movie)

Dr Linden (Actor)

Stepfather 2 1989 (Movie)

The Stepfather (Actor)

The Forgotten One 1989 (Movie)

Bob Anderson (Actor)

Young Guns 1988 (Movie)

Alex McSween (Actor)

Black Widow 1987 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

The Stepfather 1987 (Movie)

Bill Hodgkins (Actor)

Space Camp 1986 (Movie)

Launch Director (Actor)

Mischief 1985 (Movie)

Claude Harbrough (Actor)

Silver Bullet 1985 (Movie)

Sheriff Joe Haller (Actor)

Mrs. Soffel 1984 (Movie)

Buck McGovern (Actor)

Places in the Heart 1984 (Movie)

Buddy Kelsey (Actor)

All the Right Moves 1983 (Movie)

Freeman Smith (Actor)

The Doctors 1962 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Without a Trace 1983 (Movie)

Parent (Actor)

F.D.R. -- The Last Year 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

Captain Minardi (Actor)

An Early Frost (TV Show)

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At Mother's Request (TV Show)

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Between Two Women (TV Show)

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Born Too Soon (TV Show)

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Heart of a Child (TV Show)

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Justice in a Small Town (TV Show)

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MacShayne: Winner Takes All (TV Show)

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On the Edge of Innocence (TV Show)

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Phenomenon II (TV Show)

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Rated X (TV Show)

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Right to Kill? (TV Show)

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Roe vs. Wade (TV Show)

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Sexual Advances (TV Show)

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Son of the Morning Star (TV Show)

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Stranger on My Land (TV Show)

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The Good Fight (TV Show)

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The Hand-Me-Down Kid (TV Show)

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The Last to Go (TV Show)

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The Locket (TV Show)

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Visions of Murder (TV Show)

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When the Time Comes (TV Show)

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Women of Valor (TV Show)

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Biography

Throughout his decades-long career, intense character actor Terry O'Quinn made his mark playing men of determination - everything from law officers and military men to captains of business. Following his film debut in "Heaven's Gate" (1980), O'Quinn moved back and forth with ease between film and television, landing roles in TV movies like "Right to Kill?" (ABC, 1985) and "R vs. Wade" (NBC, 1989), while appearing in features like Stephen King's "Silver Bullet" (1985) and "Young Guns" (1988). He achieved cult popularity with "The Stepfather" (1987) and "The Stepfather 2" (1989), playing a sociopathic killer who murders his family. O'Quinn had noted supporting roles in studio films as well, playing Howard Hughes in "The Rocketeer" (1991) and Mayor Clum in "Tombstone" (1993) before landing a regular role as a mysterious ex-FBI agent on the mystery drama series, "Millennium" (Fox, 1996-99). But after a recurring role as FBI Director Kendall on "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06), O'Quinn became a favorite of series creator J.J. Abrams, who asked the actor to join the ensemble cast of the mystery sci-fi hit, "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). For six seasons, the actor captivated viewers as the faith-based Locke, who routinely butted heads with his other castaways while earning his place among fans as one of the most intriguing and popular characters on the series. At long last, O'Quinn had risen from a relatively unknown supporting player to a major Emmy Award-winning star.

Relationships

Lori O'Quinn

Wife
Married 1979

Hunter Quinn Actor

Son
Born 1985; mother, Lori O'Quinn

Oliver Quinn

Son
Born c. 1980; mother, Lori O'Quinn

EDUCATION

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant , Michigan 1975

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa
Attended for only one year

Milestones

2011

Joined the second season of CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" in a recurring role as a Navy Seal Lt. Commander

2004

Cast as the mystical patriarch, John Locke, on "Lost" (ABC); earned an Emmy (2005, 2010) nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

2003

Played Luke Wilson's boss in the comedy, "Old School"

2001

Cast in a villainous role in "American Outlaws"

1999

Had a regular role on the short-lived Fox drama, "Harsh Realm"

1996

Co-starred in Gregory Hoblit's feature directorial debut, "Primal Fear"

1995

Played the recurring role of Reilly on NBC's "Earth 2"

1991

Co-starred in Erman's "The Last To Go"

1989

Featured in the NBC TV-movie, "Roe vs. Wade"

1987

Played opposite Bonnie Bedelia in Erman's "When the Time Comes"

1987

Played the main character in the horror film, "The Stepfather"

1985

Co-starred in John Erman's "An Early Frost" (NBC)

1984

Co-starred in "Places in the Heart"

1981

Portrayed Dr. Jerry Dancy on the NBC soap opera, "The Doctors"

1980

Made his debut in the television movie, "F.D.R."

1980

Made his feature film debut in "Heaven's Gate"

Wrote and directed the musical, "Orchestrina"

Bonus Trivia

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He changed his surname from Quinn to O'Quinn as another registered actor already had the name Terrance Quinn.

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O'Quinn and his wife home teach their two sons.

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