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Terry O'Quinn

Terry O'Quinn has made an indelible impression in television, film and theatre. He currently stars as Gavin Doran, the mysterious owner and landlord of The Drake, a historical New York apartment building, who is darkly involved in his tenants' lives in ABC's new drama, 666 Park Avenue.

While honing his craft in such stage productions as Much Ado About Nothing, The Glass Menagerie and Foxfire, O'Quinn made his feature film debut in Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate. He first gained wide attention by playing the complex and chilling title role in the cult favorite, The Stepfather. Other film credits include Places in the Heart, Black Widow, Young Guns, The Rocketeer and Primal Fear.

O'Quinn also appeared in such award-winning movies for television as An Early Frost and Roe vs. Wade, leading to recurring and series regular roles on many other shows, including Millennium, Harsh Realm, JAG, West Wing and Alias. His work on Alias led creator J.J. Abrams to offer him the role of the enigmatic John Locke in the ground-breaking series Lost. O'Quinn's portrayal garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2005 and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2007.

O'Quinn most recently appeared in a major arc on the CBS hit Hawaii 5-0.


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Terry O'Quinn Facts

Birth NameTerry Quinn
OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 15, 1952 (65)
SignCancer
BirthplaceNewberry, Michigan, USA
Height6' 1½" (1m87)  How tall is Terry O'Quinn compared to you?
Awards2007 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (for Lost)

Selected Filmography

Milwaukee, America
New Life
Primal Fear
Stephen King's Silver Bullet
Payback Time
Lipstick Camera
Lost: Season 6
Young Guns
The Cutting Edge
The Good Fight
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