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Zachary John Quinto was born on June 2, 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is perhaps best known for his role as Spock in the current Star Trek movie franchise, as well as his TV roles as Sylar on Heroes and as Dr. Oliver Thredson on American Horror Story.
Mr. Quinto was raised in Green Tree, Pennsylvania, where he attended Saints Simon and Jude Catholic School. He graduated from the Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh in 1995 and Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama in 1999.
Although primarily known for his work on screen, Quinto has enjoyed a successful stage career that started in California with roles in Samuel Beckett's Endgame at the Los Angeles Odyssey Theatres in 2003. He went on to perform in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival and in Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at the Old Glove Theatre. He later gained great acclaim for his Off-Broadway debut as Louis Ironson in the 2010 revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, receiving a Theatre World Award for his efforts in 2011.
In 2013, he took on the role of Tom Wingfield in the American Repertory Theater's revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, which led to a Broadway transfer and his Broadway debut later that same year. In February 2016, he returned off Broadway to star in MCC Theater's production of Smokefall at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Quinto returned to the Broadway stage to take on the role of Harold in the 50th anniversary production of The Boys in the Band from April 30 through August 11, 2018.
On screen, Quinto had appeared in minor roles in various TV series, including The Others, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Six Feet Under, and Charmed until his big break came upon securing the recurring role of Adam Kaufman in Fox's hit series 24 in 2003. He went on to appear in 23 episodes. His next big role would come in 2006 when he took on the role of Sylar in NBC's Heroes, appearing in 61 episodes through 2010. His career was launched into superstardom after landing the role of Spock in the new Star Trek movie franchise reboot, with the first film being released in 2009 and sequels Star Trek: Into Darkness and Star Trek: Beyond coming out in 2013 and 2016, respectively. He also starred in the roles of Chad Warwick and Dr. Oliver Thredson in the FX series American Horror Story, culminating in his first Emmy Award nomination in 2013. Other notable screen credits include Snowden, Hannibal, The Slap, Girls, I Am Michael, Margin Call, and So Notorious.