Terry O'Quinn

Born Jul 15, 1952

Terry O'Quinn is an American actor, most famous for playing John Locke on the TV series Lost. He made his debut in a 1980 television movie called F.D.R. : The Last Year. Since then, O'Quinn has had minor supporting roles in films and TV movies such as Young Guns, All the Right Moves, Silver Bullet, Places in the Heart, Between Two Women, and The Rocketeer, in which he portrayed Howard Hughes.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on July 15, 1952.


1979 26 Years Old However out of the experience O'Quinn married Lori in 1979. They have sons Oliver and Hunter. Terry and Lori legally separated in 2010, and they divorced shortly thereafter. … Read More
1980 27 Years Old Starting in 1980, O'Quinn has appeared in various feature films such as Silver Bullet, Tombstone, Heaven's Gate, Young Guns, alongside Rutger Hauer in Blind Fury, and as Howard Hughes in The Rocketeer. … Read More


1995 42 Years Old Around 1995, O'Quinn made guest appearances in The X-Files and Harsh Realm, produced by Chris Carter, who also cast him in the film The X-Files: Fight The Future and then once again in the final season.
1996 43 Years Old In 1996 O'Quinn started acting in the television series Millennium as Peter Watts, also produced by Chris Carter. … Read More


2003 50 Years Old …  Following a seven-episode guest run on The West Wing in 2003–2004, O'Quinn received a call from Abrams indicating that the producer wanted to cast him in his new television drama Lost without any audition.
2005 53 Years Old In 2005 O'Quinn received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his work as John Locke on the series Lost. … Read More
2007 55 Years Old The show, however, became one of the most popular on television, and on September 16, 2007 he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his role, and was nominated again for an Emmy for the role in 2010, which he did not win. … Read More


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From 2012-2013, O'Quinn starred in the short-lived series 666 Park Avenue as Gavin Doran. … Read More
2016 64 Years Old In 2016, it was announced that O'Quinn would be joining the second season of Secret and Lies.
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