Zachary Quinto: From Green Tree to Vulcan

Zachary Quinto as Spock

You could say that Pittsburgh native Zachary Quinto is the face of the new “Star Trek.” Or, at least, the distinctive ears, eyebrows and haircut, which have been everywhere of late.

As Spock or as himself, Quinto joined the “Today” show gang in the morning, charmed David Letterman in late night, appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly and inside the pages of Playboy, and rocked the red or black carpet outside theaters from Sydney to London to Hollywood.

When he gets on the phone from Los Angeles for a 10-minute interview (the bigger the movie, the smaller the slice of the publicity pie), he effortlessly switches on a flawless Pittsburgh accent. “What’s going on in the ‘Burgh?” Read more…