Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
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.
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Not My Job: Three Questions For Actor Terry O'Quinn About Hair
NPR - about 2 months
Since O'Quinn doesn't have much going on in the hair department himself, we'll quiz him on Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Originally broadcast June 18, 2016.
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Not My Job: Three Questions For Actor Terry O'Quinn About Hair
NPR - 8 months
Since O'Quinn doesn't have much going on in the hair department himself, we've decided to ask him three questions about Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’: J.J. Abrams’ film to open December 18, 2015
LATimes - over 3 years
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’: J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan to pen script
LATimes - over 3 years
#photogallery-wrapper{width:100%;background:#000;min-height:450px;} #photogallery{background:#000;width:600px;margin:0px auto;min-height:450px;} .photogalleryloader{} #photogallery div.galleryitem{width:100%;margin:0 0 30px;} #photogallery div.galleryitem p{text-align:left;margin:5px 0px;padding:0 10px;} #photogallery div.galleryitem p.galleryCaption{padding-top:5px;border-top:1px #333 solid;} #photogallery div.galleryitem img{margin:0 auto;border:none;} #photogallery .galleryCredit{letter-spacing:1px;font-size:.75em;text-transform:uppercase;} J.J. Abrams, who has made a name for himself writing, directing and producing such hits as "Lost" and "Star Trek," was tapped in January to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII." (Tracey Nearmy / European Pressphoto Agency) http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/j-j-abrams-set-to-direct-star-wars-episode-vii/attachment/us-film-producerwriterdirector-j-j-abrams-3/ 1 Link Abrams made his first foray into television in ...
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More Daniel Dae Kim in fourth season of "Hawaii Five-0"
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 3 years
  There will be a lot more of Freedom grad Daniel Dae Kim in the fourth season of CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" which has its premiere at 9 p.m. Sept. 27. According to TV Guide, Daniel's character of Chin Ho Kelly will be the focus of more story lines, including one about how he met he met his late wife and his relationship with the father of Steve McGarrett, played by Alex O'Loughlin.   The first episode "Aloha ke kahi I ke kahi" puts Daniel's Chin front and center when gunman storm Five-0 headquarters and Chin is trapped inside. The series also debuts on a new night and was filmed on a new soundstage, albeit the the same one used for the ABC series "Lost" which aired for six seasons and starred Daniel in an ensemble cast. The sound stage, Diamond Head Studio, also was home to the original "Hawaii Five-0" series as well as "Magnum P.I." The cast took part in a traditional Hawaiian Blessing to open the fourth season at the new sound stage. He also will be reunited with three fo ...
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You Might Just Get Your Wish, 'Lost' Fans
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been nearly nine years since we were first introduced to the survivors of Oceanic flight 815, and J. J. Abrams and TV masterminds alike have been trying to recreate the phenomenon that was "Lost" ever since. Michael Emerson, who played Ben Linus on the hit ABC series, has been a part of that effort. The actor currently stars on the Abrams-produced "Person of Interest" on CBS, and while promoting the show at Comic-Con in San Diego, he told Zap2It's Terri Schwartz that fans might see the "Lost" cast reunite at the convention next year in honor of the show's 10-year anniversary. "I've heard some murmurings of some kind of reunion. Whether it will take place at Comic-Con or not I'm not sure," Emerson told the site. "No matter what happens, if anything happens, it will be really hard logistically to put it together." In another corner of Comic-Con, Emerson's former "Lost" co-star Henry Ian Cusick was also looking back on the fan favorite. Cusick, who played Desmond H ...
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He's Back!
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Terry O'Quinn may have had a rough year, but "Lost" fans know you can't keep Locke down for long. Deadline reports that the actor has replaced Emmy winner Tom Berenger in the Fox pilot "Gang Related." The pilot centers on gang member Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), who is sent to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department. O'Quinn will play Sam Chapel, "a tough, dynamic police chief who oversees the Gang Task Force," according to Deadline. In the 2012-2013 TV season, O'Quinn starred opposite Vanessa Williams in ABC's now-canceled "666 Park Ave." Before the show premiered, Vulture asked the actor why he joined the series. "I like working in television, a lot. I really enjoyed my time on 'Lost,'" O'Quinn explained. But he knows the show, on which he played the mysterious John Locke, set a difficult precedent for his work to come. "I don't think anything's going to be 'Lost.' That was a one-off phenomenon, I think. It would be putting too much of a burden on '666' ...
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Maureen Ryan: Locke vs. The Volcano: Terry O'Quinn Anchors Disaster Miniseries
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
We've got TV shows that explore what would happen if zombies, alien invasions or power outages nudge us into End Times territory. What about rampant volcanoes? Bet you didn't think about that, all you fancypants anti-magma apocalyptic futurists! To remedy this omission, along comes "Ring of Fire" (8 p.m. ET, Monday, Reelz Channel), which posits that, of all the Extinction-Level Events that face us, volcanoes deserve to be ranked right up there with meteors, the undead and enslavement by tentacle-waving aliens. (Note: "Ring of Fire" really likes the phrase "extinction-level event." If you watch this, be aware that you may find yourself slipping it in to everyday conversation.) Does "Ring of Fire" have a point worth making about volcano danger? Confession time: I did not pick this production out of the pile of advance screeners on my desk because I'm up nights worrying about what unchecked lava might do to my family. I chose to watch this miniseries -- all four ho ...
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'666 Park Avenue' Gets The Boot
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"666 Park Avenue" has been canceled after only seven episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The ABC drama starring Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn centered on the lives of a young couple who move into an upscale Manhattan building called The Drake only to find it may be haunted. According to THR, ABC will air all 13 episodes of the series. The cancellation doesn't come as much of a surprise. "666 Park Avenue" went from just about 7 million viewers to under 4 million over its two months on the air. Its rating in the 18-49 demographic has also spiraled downward week after week. ABC also announced that fellow freshman drama "Last Resort" has been canceled.
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'666 Park Avenue' Sneak Peek: Will Henry Survive The Drake?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
There's already been a lot of death on ABC's "666 Park Avenue" (Sundays at 10 p.m. ET). But to be fair, most of those people were dead already. This week, the life of one of the Drake's residents might just be in jeopardy. Sure the Drake is gorgeous, but it's a terrifying place to live. With a devilish landlord (Terry O'Quinn) who preys on his ambitious tenants -- and the souls of those tenants who are too weak to resist being trapped in its walls for eternity -- we hope they at least have rent control. For the newest residents, Henry (Dave Annable) and Jane (Rachael Taylor), it's all about having a free place to stay in exchange for managing the haunted nooks and crannies of this tony address. However, the perils are starting to outweigh the perks: Jane's discovering more and more about the building's history, and has even seen a ghost or two, but will her boyfriend be the next to die? HuffPost TV has an exclusive sneak peek at this week's episode, "Hero Complex" ( ...
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666 Park Avenue: Jane Learns About Mysterious Murder at The Drake
US Magazine - over 4 years
If these walls could talk! In the October 7 episode of ABC's new series 666 Park Avenue, The Drake's new co-manager, Jan Van Veen (Rachael Taylor, 28) unlocks new mysteries about the storied Upper East Side residence. During a dinner party with her boyfriend, Henry Martin (Dave Annable, 33), and eerie building owners Gavin and Olivia Doran (Terry O'Quinn, 60, and Vanessa Williams, 49), Rachel tells them about "a murder in the building back in 1956." Pulling up an old newspaper article, Rachel informs the trio that "the victim was a man named Edward Paxton. They never caught his killer." PHOTOS: 10 new fall TV shows to watch "Fascinating," Gavin says, looking uneasy. "I love a good murder mystery." 666 Park Avenue airs Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC. This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: 666 Park Avenue: Jane Learns About Mysterious Murder at The Drake
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Rachael Taylor On '666 Park Avenue,' Whoopi Goldberg And More!
Popeater - over 4 years
"666 Park Avenue" (Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC) debuted just last week, and viewers are already intrigued by the mystery behind an old New York City building and its residents. Rachael Taylor plays Jane Van Veen, the wife of Henry Martin (Dave Annable) and the two become co-managers of an old Upper East Side building called The Drake owned by Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams' characters Gavin and Olivia Doran. Jane and Henry quickly learn there's much more to the building than its beautiful architecture. Taylor spoke with HuffPost TV to discuss what to come in the series, the cast, and how excited she is to work with Whoopi Goldberg. So let's talk about the pilot. It's a fun pilot, right? And the cool thing is that we're not doing a procedural show. It's very serialized, so I think as it continues to unfold people will only become more intrigued by what can happen. It definitely seems like it's more of a psychological thriller. Will it get any more gory as t ...
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ABC’s 666 Park Avenue – Meet Terry O’Quinn, Rachael Taylor, Vanessa Williams, and Dave Annable
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Tomorrow you will get your first look at 666 Park Avenue, the newest addition to ABC’s Sunday lineup that already includes two other relatively new shows going into their second seasons in Once Upon a Time and Revenge. You’ve probably seen plenty of commercials and promos for 666 Park Avenue, which is powered by some pretty familiar faces with former LOST star Terry O’Quinn, super cute Rachael Taylor, Vanessa Williams, and Dave Annable. We now have two more featurettes from ABC, each highlighting two 666 actors discussing the show and their roles. The first, titled “Meet the Dorans”, features O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams who play Gavin and Olivia Doran, the married couple who owns the building, and you may have to keep an eye on this duo, as Williams once described the couple as a  ”supernatural” Bernie and Ruth Madoff.”  The second is “Meet Jane and Henry” which offers us a look at Rachael Taylor  and Dave Annable, also a couple, who are new co-managers of the building brought i ...
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Review: '666 Park Avenue' is fun to visit, but pity the tenants
LATimes - over 4 years
'666 Park Avenue' stars Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams as an evil couple who own the Drake apartment building. Sound fun? It is. As anyone foolhardy enough to have done so will tell you, often with obsessive detail, if you live in Manhattan there will come a time when it feels as if your apartment owns you, body and soul.
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Fall 2012 TV Preview: More thrills and chills, fewer laughs
Denver Post - over 4 years
Television will do its best to scare, unnerve and cliffhang this fall. With the rare exception, the dramas look much more promising than the comedies. A range of old dramatic genres and types — the lawman, the superhero, the archvillain, the detective, the catfight — are getting modern updates. The comedic offerings for Fall 2012 are a middling bunch, although history suggests some comedies take time to grow into themselves. (“Modern Family” was an instant hit but “Seinfeld”and “Cheers” were famously slow starters.) Time for a couch potato’s version of speed dating vis-a-vis the 18 new series, with premiere dates. Guess which ones will make it past Thanksgiving? The six best: “The New Normal” (NBC) — A gay couple who want to have a child meet a single mom who wants to escape her overbearing (and hilarious) mother and start anew. Ryan Murphy (“Glee”) presents a smart peek at old stereotypes and new formulations of family. Andrew Ranells and Justin Bartha are the committed coupl ...
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Exclusive: Enrique Murciano, Wendy Moniz Move Into ABC's 666 Park Avenue
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Exclusive: Enrique Murciano, Wendy Moniz Move Into ABC's 666 Park Avenue Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 3:11 p.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2012 In 666, an innocent Midwestern couple (Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor) get hired as resident managers of an Upper East Side apartment building in New York owned by Gavin (Lost's Terry O'Quinn) and Olivia Doran (Vanessa Williams). [...] like the other residents of The Drake, Dr. Scott will be battling some hidden demons of his own. Despite Nona's resistance to dig deep in their sessions, Ingrid shows a genuine concern for her young patient and hopes that if Nona cannot trust her, perhaps she can open up to the trusting Jane (Taylor).
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FALLING SKIES Slowly Builds Toward Chaos in “The Price of Greatness”
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Having made reaching Charleston the main mission for a good chunk of Season 2, Falling Skies had a lot to live up to in terms of how this community would look and function. Thankfully it did not disappoint, revealing the people of Charleston had taken up living in the underground portion of a half-constructed shopping mall. Despite some touching reunions – Weaver once again meets up with his daughter, Jeannie, and Tom reunites with his mentor from Boston College, Arthur Manchester (played by the always welcome Terry O’Quinn) – “The Price of Greatness” almost immediately sows a sense of unease in this new setting. The people have beds and food, but are too comfortable and not at all ready to fight a war, which puts the fresh-from-battle 2nd Mass on edge. They’re expected to separate themselves and hand over their weapons, a request that seems ludicrous after all they’ve been through, but this isn’t the outside world. There is a different set of protocols here and they must be observed ...
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Which pop culture reunions would you like to see on TV?
Entertainment Weekly - over 4 years
I love it when worlds collide on TV. Like when Terry O’Quinn scored a gig on Hawaii Five-0 alongside former
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WATCH: '666 Park Avenue' First Look
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Welcome to "666 Park Avenue" (premieres Sun., Sept. 30, 10 p.m. ET on ABC), a building known as The Drake where evil lurks and seduction entices people to stay and the setting of ABC's new supernatural drama. Check out our exclusive first look at "666 Park Avenue," which includes never-before-seen footage as well as scoop from stars Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable and Rachael Taylor. Terry O'Quinn, who plays Gavin Doran, the owner of The Drake, says his character "could be construed as having the dark power." The "Lost" alum added, "'666 Park Avenue' has a wicked dangerous power." "The show is about seduction -- how everybody has a need or want, and how far would you be willing to go to get what you want out of life," says Dave Annable, who plays The Drake's newest resident manager Henry Martin along with his girlfriend Jane, played by Rachel Taylor. "It's about two young people that move into an apartment building which is very enticing on the outsi ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Terry O'Quinn
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 63
    In 2016, it was announced that O'Quinn would be joining the second season of Secret and Lies.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 59
    In 2012, he appeared in the second season of Falling Skies.
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    From 2012-2013, O'Quinn starred in the short-lived series 666 Park Avenue as Gavin Doran.
    More Details Hide Details O'Quinn has done a number of appearances since Lost.
  • 2007
    Age 54
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In a Tv.com interview O'Quinn commented that the reason he felt comfortable playing this character is because he's a bit like him.
  • 2005
    Age 52
    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.
    More Details Hide Details O'Quinn admitted on the TV Guide Channel that he did not have much faith in Lost at first, calling it "The Mysterious Gilligan's Island of Dr. Moreau".
  • 2003
    Age 50
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 43
    In 1996 O'Quinn started acting in the television series Millennium as Peter Watts, also produced by Chris Carter.
    More Details Hide Details O'Quinn held this role for all three seasons of the series. O'Quinn holds the distinction of having played four different characters within the extended X-Files/Millennium continuum (the two shows being classed together since both Lance Henriksen's character of Frank Black and Charles Nelson Reilly's character of Jose Chung have appeared in both shows). In 1987 and 1989, Terry played the main character and antagonist in the horror films The Stepfather and The Stepfather II. The franchise spawned a second sequel; however, Terry did not star in the third and final movie. In the first film, Terry plays the role of a deranged serial killer going by the name "Jerry Blake" (his character's real name and identity are never revealed to the audience), who is obsessed with having the ideal family. When the widowed mother and daughter do not comport with his expectations, he spirals into a spell of madness and attempts to brutally murder them. In the second, he escapes from the asylum in which he is placed and steals the identity of a man named Gene Clifford after reading his obituary in a local newspaper.
  • 1995
    Age 42
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details O'Quinn also appeared in the Canadian horror movie, Pin (1988) alongside British-born Canadian actor, David Hewlett. His early television roles include guest appearances on Miami Vice (episode "Give a Little, Take a Little"), Moonlighting, Star Trek: The Next Generation (episode "The Pegasus"), The Twilight Zone (1985 revival; episode "Chameleon"), Homicide: Life on the Street (episode "Hate Crimes"), a recurring role on Earth 2, and a recurring role as Rear Admiral Thomas Boone on JAG as well as Colonel Will Ryan in episode 15 of season 1 on JAG's spin-off series, "NCIS (TV series)" (episode "Enigma"). O'Quinn made his breakthrough by appearing as the deranged serial-killing title character in The Stepfather. His acting performance was praised by film critic Roger Ebert, from the Chicago Sun Times, who commented: "'The Stepfather' has one wonderful element: Terry O'Quinn's performance". O'Quinn was nominated for both a Saturn Award and an Independent Spirit Award for his performance. A sequel was released, two years after the first movie, but it wasn't as much of a success as the first movie. It grossed almost a million dollars less at the box office. It was never explained why O'Quinn wasn't in the third installment of the series, in which the stepfather character was portrayed by Robert Wightman.
  • 1979
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He now resides in Virginia with his long-time girlfriend, Kate Baldwin. O'Quinn began acting in the 1970s during his time at Central Michigan University. He not only was an outstanding actor but also playwright/director. He wrote and directed the musical Orchestrina. This musical featured five main characters: The Man (played by Jeff Daniels), The Boy (Harold Downs), The Woman (Ann O'Donnell), The Girl (Debbie Penwarden), and The Drunk (James Hilliker), plus a female and a male chorus. He was roommates at CMU with actor Brad Slaight.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on July 15, 1952.
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