Actor Zachary Quinto nearly gave up his dreams of an acting career until fate and opportunity intervened to give him the role of Sylar, a serial killer on “Heroes.” The NBC science-fiction drama helped raise his profile as did playing Spock in the 2009 movie “Star Trek” and the 2013 sequel, “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Now 36, he recently appeared on Broadway in “The Glass Menagerie,” which ran for 173 performances. Mr. Quinto grew up in Green Tree and graduated from Central Catholic High School and Carnegie Mellon University, studying drama.
He started a production company, Before The Door, with two friends from CMU, Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa. His company and Hollywood producer Chris Moore are working on “The Chair,” a reality film project being shot in Pittsburgh.
You seem to be everywhere lately. How do you measure your own success?
I am interested in pursuing projects that fulfill me creatively, that fulfill me personally and my professional ambitions and that I can feel good about the people I’m working with and the work that I’m doing. I have been really lucky to have that be the case. So I just try to make decisions that will allow that to continue.
Once again thanks to my friend Jennifer, I have replaced our tiny/blurred old Lizzie McGuire caps for glorious HD caps. Check it:
South by Southwest 2014 kicks off this week with a terrific slate of indie comedies and dramas and the poster for We’ll Never Have Paris has been released.
The film stars Simon Helberg as Quinn, a neurotic mess of a man in a quarter-life crisis that explodes when a coworker (Maggie Grace) confesses her love for him mere moments before he was to propose to his girlfriend (Melanie Lynskey). And so, Quinn up-and-leaves his longtime partner for a brush with love — regretting his decision almost instantly.
Helberg’s directorial debut also stars Zachary Quinto, Alfred Molina and Jason Ritter. Check the larger version of the poster in our gallery:
Zach is in Pittsburgh, visiting Point Park University to produce ‘The Chair’. While he’s there, he did an interview to local Pittsburgh Action News about his hometown pride, and also his new producing project. Watch the videos in our archive, see screencaptures in our gallery, and read the article below:
At 36, Pittsburgh native Zachary Quinto has taken one of the most recognizable characters in popular culture and made it his own.
He has played Spock in both of director J.J. Abram’s “Star Trek” movies, first replacing the legendary Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role, in 2009. It was the first movie of Quinto’s young career.
“I feel like I am carrying a mantle and I do feel like Leonard is passing something to me and handing something off to me that I am … that I take seriously, that I respect for integrity. It comes back to integrity,” Quinto said.
You can find now in our gallery screen captures from the ‘Margin Call’ DVD Features, thanks once again to Jennifer.
Keeping with the goodies my friend Jennifer has sent, I have updated the gallery with HQ episode stills on both Murder House and Asylum, plus DVD Bonus screencaptures, as you can see in the previews below:
Our website now can also be accessed by zacharyquinto.org and zacharyquinto.net. Check back later for more goodies.