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Terry O'Quinn

Peter Watts in Millennium, John Locke in Lost

Photos Terry O'Quinn Birth name: Terrance Quinn
Birth date: 1952/07/15 (70 years old)
Birth place : Newberry Michigan
Height: 1.87 m

French Traduire

Biography for Terry O'Quinn


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Title Role
Lost John Locke (70 episodes, 2004-2008)
Masters of Science Fiction Albert Skynner (1 episode, 2007)
The West Wing General Nicholas Alexander (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
The Animated Alias: Tribunal (2004) (V) (voice) F.B.I. Asst. Director Kendall
Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Col. Will Ryan (1 episode, 2004)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Gordon Buchanan (1 episode, 2004)
Alias F.B.I. Asst. Director Kendall (18 episodes, 2002-2004)
Phenomenon II (2003) (TV)
Old School (2003) (uncredited) Goldberg
JAG Admiral Thomas Boone / ... (10 episodes, 1995-2002)
The Locket (2002) (TV) Casey Keddington
Hometown Legend (2002) Buster Schuler
The X Files Lt. Brian Tillman / ... (2 episodes, 1995-2002)
Roswell Carl (1 episode, 2001)
American Outlaws (2001) Rollin H. Parker, Rain's Gopher
WW3 (2001) (TV) Eric Farrell
Semper Fi (2001) (TV) Cliff's father
Harsh Realm General Omar Santiago (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rated X (2000) (TV) J.R. Mitchell
Millennium Peter Watts (40 episodes, 1996-1999)
Murder in a Small Town (1999) (TV) Sidney Lassiter
The X Files (1998) Darius Michaud
Breast Men (1997) Hersch Lawyer
My Stepson, My Lover (1997) (TV) Richard Cory
On the Edge of Innocence (1997) (TV) Mr. David Walker
Shadow Conspiracy (1997) Frank Ridell
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) Judge Hilburn
Diagnosis Murder Dr. Ronald Trent (1 episode, 1996)
Primal Fear (1996) Bud Yancy
Shadow Warriors (1996) Dr. Connors
Homicide: Life on the Street Bailey Lafeld (1 episode, 1995)
The Client Bert Halliwell (1 episode, 1995)
Earth 2 Reilly (6 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder (1995) (TV) Frank Darnell
Tales from the Crypt Inspector Zeller (1 episode, 1994)
Matlock Malcolm Engle (1 episode, 1994)
A Friend to Die For (1994) (TV) Ed Saxe
Justice in a Small Town (1994) (TV) Harris Wiley
Don't Talk to Strangers (1994) (TV) Bonner
Heart of a Child (1994) (TV) Gordon Holc
Lipstick Camera (1994) Raymond Miller
MacShayne: Winner Takes All (1994) (TV) Danny Leggett
Star Trek: The Next Generation Admiral Eric Pressman (1 episode, 1994)
Tombstone (1993) Mayor John Clum
Amityville: A New Generation (1993) (V) Detective Clark
Visions of Murder (1993) (TV) Admiral Truman Hager
Born Too Soon (1993) (TV) Dr. Friedman
The Good Fight (1992) (TV) Henry Cragin
Wild Card (1992) (TV) Barlow
Sexual Advances (1992) (TV) Cliff Ripley
L.A. Law Nick Moats (1 episode, 1992)
Trial: The Price of Passion (1992) (TV) Bob Altschuler
Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (1992) (TV) Sergeant Don Bell
The Cutting Edge (1992) Jack Moseley
My Samurai (1992) James McCrea
Company Business (1991) Colonel Pierce Grissom
The Rocketeer (1991) Howard Hughes
Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (1991) (TV) Sergeant Nicholas
Son of the Morning Star (1991) (TV) Gen. Alfred Terry
The Last to Go (1991) (TV) Daniel
Kaleidoscope (1990) (TV) Henry
Blood Oath (1990) Major Beckett
Jake and the Fatman Vincent Novak (1 episode, 1990)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990) (TV) Curt Mitchell
The Forgotten One (1990) Bob Anderson
Stepfather II (1989) Dr. Gene Clifford/The Stepfather
Blind Fury (1989) (as Terrance O'Quinn) Frank Devereaux
Roe vs. Wade (1989) (TV) Jay Floyd
Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (1989) (TV) Aaron Sykes
Young Guns (1988) Alex McSween
A Year in the Life Keith (1 episode, 1988)
Stranger on My Land (1988) (TV) Connie Priest
Pin... (1988) Dr. Linden
Jogger (1988)
Moonlighting Bryant Wilbourne (1 episode, 1987)
When the Time Comes (1987) (TV) Wes Travis
Black Widow (1987) Bruce, Alex's Boss
The Stepfather (1987) Jerry Blake / The Stepfather
At Mother's Request (1987) (TV) Joel Campbell
SpaceCamp (1986) Launch Director
Between Two Women (1986) (TV) Dr. Wallace
Women of Valor (1986) (TV) Maj. Tom Patterson
Remington Steele Chuck McBride (1 episode, 1985)
An Early Frost (1985) (TV) Dr. Redding
Silver Bullet (1985) Sheriff Joe Haller
The Twilight Zone Dr. Curt Lockridge (segment Chameleon) (1 episode, 1985)
Mischief (1985) Claude Harbrough
Right to Kill? (1985) (TV) Jim Barrett
Mrs. Soffel (1984) Detective Buck McGovern
Miami Vice Richard Cain (1 episode, 1984)
Places in the Heart (1984) Buddy Kelsey
All the Right Moves (1983) (as Terrance O'Quinn) Freeman Smith
ABC Afterschool Specials Mr. Jacobs (1 episode, 1983)
Without a Trace (1983) Parent
Tales of the Unexpected Cop (1 episode, 1982)
The Doctors (1963) TV series Dr. Jerry Dancy (unknown episodes, 1981)
Heaven's Gate (1980) Capt. Minardi


Was once a bodyguard

Is good friends with 1013 Productions' Chris Carter, having appeared in most of his work: as a guest star in two episodes of "The X Files" (1993), a supporting role in The X Files (1998) and recurring roles on "Harsh Realm" (1999) and "Millennium" (1996/I).

He was raised in Michigan.

He elongated his last name to "O'Quinn" from his real name of "Quinn" to distinguish himself from another person named Terry Quinn already acting in films.

He has been balding since his early 20s and has appeared with a partially or entirely shaved head in most of his films.


Has been experienced in percussion since high school.

Has had roles in both of J.J. Abrams' hit television series, "Alias" (2001) and "Lost" (2004).

Not many know that he is a talented guitarist and singer. He is a particularly big Neil Young fan and can apparently do a dead-on impression of him.

Although always friendly onset, he keeps private and mysterious habits apart from his younger "Lost" (2004) co-stars, who often get together for wild parties when not shooting. He keeps this enigmatic aura so they will regard him similarly to the way they regard his mysterious character Locke.

He is one of the few cast members of "Lost" (2004) who did not have to audition, because his former collaborator (from "Alias" (2001)) J.J. Abrams thought of O'Quinn for the part of Locke before the actor was even offered it.

Graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

He graduated from Central Michigan University.

Has appeared in episodes of two different television series with the same name. Both "Millennium" (1996/I) and "Lost" (2004) have had episodes featuring O'Quinn called "Walkabout".

In an episode of "Lost" (2004), his character Locke's parents were played by Kevin Tighe and Swoosie Kurtz, who are both only eight years O'Quinn's senior.

Has an Irish Terrier named 'Reggie'

Was the chief architect for the infamous "Locke" baseball field designed mostly in part for the Three Village Little League.

Actually learned how to properly throw and handle knives for his role on Lost.



Spouse : Lori O Quinn' (1979 - present) 2 children

Has 2 sons: Oliver O'Quinn (b. 1984) and Hunter O'Quinn (b. 1986).

His brother, Thomas Anthony Quinn, is also an actor, who acts and teaches theatre in central Illinois.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 24/12/2007 by abdest

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