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Terry O'Quinn is a Actor American born on 15 july 1952 at Sault Ste. Marie (USA)

Terry O'Quinn

Terry O'Quinn
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Birth name Terrance Quinn
Nationality USA
Birth 15 july 1952 (67 years) at Sault Ste. Marie (USA)

Terry O'Quinn (born Terrance Quinn on July 15, 1952) is an American actor, most famous for playing John Locke on the TV series Lost. O'Quinn became known for playing the title role in The Stepfather and Stepfather II and was cast in 1996 as Peter Watts in Millennium, which ran for three seasons (1996–1999).

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Il suit des études à l'Université de Central Michigan puis à l'Université de l'Iowa.

Avant de commencer à tourner dans des films au début des années 1980, il a entre autres été garde du corps ou boxeur. Il change son nom en Terry O'Quinn, en référence à ses origines irlandaises, pour ne pas être confondu avec un autre acteur s'appelant déjà Terry Quinn.

Il est marié depuis 1979 avec Lori et ils ont deux fils.


Carrière
Il fait sa première apparition au cinéma en 1980 dans le film La Porte du Paradis de Michael Cimino.

En 1983, il est évincé de justesse par Al Pacino dans l'obtention du rôle du criminel désormais culte Tony Montana dans le Scarface de Brian de Palma. D'aucuns prétendront que cette éviction serait due à la calvitie déjà naissante de l'acteur. Quoi qu'il en soit, cet échec le marquera durablement, considérant qu'une toute autre carrière et la véritable reconnaissance de son talent furent gâchés. Depuis lors, il préférera s'approprier son alopécie et jouer avec.

En 1987 et 1989 il sera célèbre pour son rôle dans les deux films à succès Le beau-père 1 et 2 (The Stepfather 1 et 2) où il incarne un tueur en série. En 1994, il joue dans l'épisode The Bribe de la série Les Contes de la crypte.

À partir de 1995, il fait des apparitions récurrentes dans plusieurs feuilletons :


Il fait trois apparitions dans la série X-Files : Aux frontières du réel créée par Chris Carter, dans les épisodes Aubrey de la saison 2 et Ne faîtes confiance à personne de la saison 9 ainsi que dans le film, chaque fois interprétant un rôle différent.
Il tourne de nouveau pour Chris Carter en 1996, lorsque celui-ci lui donne le rôle de Peter Watts dans Millennium. Ils se retrouveront une dernière fois en 2000 pour la série Harsh Realm.
Il joue aussi dans JAG.

À partir de 2002, il commence à jouer un rôle récurrent dans Alias sous les traits de Kendall, le sous-directeur du FBI. Le créateur de celle-ci, J.J. Abrams, l'appelle pour jouer dans Lost : Les Disparus en 2004, où il interprète John Locke.

En juillet 2005, il est nommé pour l'Emmy Award du meilleur acteur de second rôle dans une série dramatique. Il remporte cette récompense en 2007 pour son interprétation de John Locke.

En mai 2009, certaines rumeurs mentionnent le projet d'un parc d'attractions dans les environs de Baltimore sur le thème de la série Lost : Les Disparus. Terry O'Quinn aurait été approché pour en incarner la mascotte, ainsi que pour prêter ses traits aux John Locke robotisés surgissant de la jungle dans l'attraction baptisée "Black Smoke".

Best films

Phenomenon (1996)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Terry O'Quinn (50 films)

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Actor

Ring of Fire, 2h50
Directed by Paul Shapiro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Actors Terry O'Quinn, Michael Vartan, Lauren Lee Smith, Agam Darshi, Ian Tracey, Brendan Fletcher
Roles Oliver Booth
Rating47% 2.367062.367062.367062.367062.36706
Lorsqu'une plate-forme pétrolière provoque une éruption volcanique dans une petite ville, des événements dramatiques s'enchaînent dans le monde entier. Si cette éruption ne peut être arrêtée, l'espèce humaine est en grand danger...
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, 1h27
Directed by Gary Harvey
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Terry O'Quinn, Crystal Lowe, Beverly Todd, Peter Benson
Roles Mark Miller
Rating64% 3.2028953.2028953.2028953.2028953.202895
The film is based on the dramatic true story of Tiffany Rubin's daring 2008 rescue of her six-year-old son, Kobe, after he was abducted by his biological father and taken from his home in Queens, New York, all the way to Seoul, South Korea. At the urging of her mother Belzora, Tiffany seeks the counsel of Mark Miller (Terry O'Quinn) and his charitable organization, the American Association for Lost Children. With Mark's help, Tiffany is able to travel to Korea to execute a high-stakes plan to bring her son home.
Old School
Old School (2003)
, 1h31
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence
Actors Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Pompeo, Perrey Reeves
Roles Goldberg
Rating70% 3.5486153.5486153.5486153.5486153.548615
Attorney Mitch Martin (Luke Wilson) breaks up with his girlfriend when he accidentally discovers that she takes part in orgies. Mitch encounters his high school crush, Nicole (Ellen Pompeo), at the wedding of his friend Frank (Will Ferrell) and makes an awkward impression. Later, he finds a house located near the campus of the fictional Harrison University in New York.
The Locket
The Locket (2002)
, 1h40
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Marguerite Moreau, Chad Willett, Lori Heuring, Lourdes Benedicto, Terry O'Quinn
Roles Casey Keddington
Rating74% 3.7308653.7308653.7308653.7308653.730865
Esther (Redgrave) is a disillusioned and bitter nursing home resident who shares much with her attendant, Michael (Willett), in terms of personal sacrifices that they have both made. Esther also hides a dark secret. Michael has spent the last several years of his life looking after his cancer-stricken late mother and now faces rejection from his fiancee's father. Michael makes it his mission to improve the last years of Esther's life.
American Outlaws, 1h34
Directed by Les Mayfield
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about families, Jesse James, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Nathaniel Arcand, Gabriel Macht, Gregory Smith
Roles Rollin H. Parker - Rains' Gopher
Rating59% 2.999822.999822.999822.999822.99982
A group of Confederate guerillas are trying to raid the Union Army, very late in the American Civil War. The southerners are ambushed, but thanks to the sharp-shooting of Frank James (Gabriel Macht) and the distracting and at the same time clever antics of Jesse James (Collin Farrell), the guerillas manages to survive & pull through. The James brothers, along with their war buddies, the Younger brothers, congratulate themselves, but (during the ride to reconnect with their unit) are surprised to learn that their army has pulled out, General Robert E. Lee had surrendered the previous day at Appomattox, and the war is over. The group decides to return home to their families and farms.
Rated X
Rated X (2000)
, 1h55
Directed by Emilio Estevez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Geoffrey Blake, Rafer Weigel, Peter Bogdanovich, Megan Ward
Roles J.R. "Bob" Mitchell
Rating58% 2.9495152.9495152.9495152.9495152.949515
Début des années 1960, les frères Jim et Artie Mitchell montent une société de productions de films pornographiques. Ils rencontrent rapidement fortune et gloire, mais sont également confrontés aux dangers de l'argent facile et de la drogue...
Murder in a Small Town, 1h40
Directed by Joyce Chopra
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Gene Wilder, Mike Starr, Cherry Jones, Frances Conroy, Terry O'Quinn, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Roles Sidney Lassiter
Rating64% 3.245853.245853.245853.245853.24585
The film opens with a series of scenes in which local millionaire Sidney Lassiter (Terry O'Quinn) has arguments with his son Albert (whom he threatens to remove from his will, if Albert doesn't leave his current lover), his wife Martha (who reveals that she knows that Sidney is unfaithful, and unsuccessfully tries to seduce him), and his secretary, Kate Faxton (who wants him to reconcile with Albert).
The X Files, 2h1
Directed by Rob S. Bowman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Glenne Headly
Roles Michaud
Rating69% 3.4987253.4987253.4987253.4987253.498725
The film opens in what will become North Texas, 35,000 BC. Entering a cave, a hunter stumbles upon a large extraterrestrial lifeform. They fight and the caveman wins, stabbing the creature to death, but he is also infected by a black oil-like substance which crawls into his skin. In 1998, in the same area, when a group of boys are digging a deep hole, a young boy named Stevie (Lucas Black) falls down the hole and finds a human skull. As he holds it, black oil seeps into his body until it reaches his head, causing his eyes to turn black. Four firefighters descend into the hole to rescue him but do not come out. A team of biohazard-suited men arrives on the scene.
Breast Men
Breast Men (1997)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors David Schwimmer, Chris Cooper, Emily Procter, Matt Frewer, Terry O'Quinn, Kathleen Wilhoite
Roles Hersch Lawyer
Rating58% 2.900652.900652.900652.900652.90065
Dr. Kevin Saunders (played by David Schwimmer) and Dr. William Larson (played by Chris Cooper) pioneer the usage of silicone breast implants. Saunders and Larson gain immense financial success as cosmetic breast augmentation surgeries rise in acceptance and frequency in American culture, but follow different life paths thereafter: Dr. Saunders becoming a narcissist interested in developing and implanting the exaggeratedly larger-sized types of implants popular with a mostly erotic dancer and female porn star clientele. Doctor Larsen, Saunders' former mentor and business partner, is portrayed as continuing to pursue a more serious, clinical approach (e.g., reconstructive breast surgeries for female breast cancer survivors, etc.
Shadow Conspiracy, 1h43
Directed by George Cosmatos
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang, Ben Gazzara, Sam Waterston
Roles Frank Ridell
Rating49% 2.4519752.4519752.4519752.4519752.451975
Set in Washington D.C., this film documents an attempted power grab by White House Chief of Staff Jacob Conrad (Donald Sutherland). Bobby Bishop (Charlie Sheen) is a special aide to the President who finds out about a plot to assassinate the President from a former professor. Bobby's old professor is murdered shortly thereafter and Bobby is left to try to uncover the conspiracy on his own. He recruits his journalist friend Amanda Givens (Linda Hamilton) to help him uncover the mystery and stop the assassination.
On the Edge of Innocence, 1h30
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kellie Martin, James Marsden, Karen Young, Lisa Jakub, Jamie Kennedy, Vince Vieluf
Roles David Walker
Rating65% 3.2945853.2945853.2945853.2945853.294585
Despite being a straight A student, Zoe Tyler (Kellie Martin), a manic-depressive 17-year-old, constantly gets in trouble with her friends including Ann (Clea DuVall) due to angry outbursts caused by her refusal to take her medicine. One day, she skips school to hitchhike to San Francisco, California to visit her father at a piano concert. When the guy giving her a drive attempts to undress her, she screams and leaves the car, running back home where her mother Victoria (Karen Young) expresses her concern over her absence. In response, she runs away home to a nearby carnaval, where she winds up dangling from a Ferris wheel. Her concerned mother decides that now something has to be done, and commits her daughter to a mental institution. Meanwhile, somewhere else Jake Walker (James Marsden), another 17-year-old, has difficulty respecting authority as well, even though he was raised by two forward, highly successful parents, one of whom is a respected lawyer, David (Terry O'Quinn). When he is not sleeping around with girls, Jake spends his day running away from the cops because of misdemeanors. One night, after a concert, he is arrested by the police and the judge advises for Jake to be in a juvenile facility. Preventing these hard measures to be done, David commits his son to the same mental hospital for a period of one month.
Primal Fear, 2h9
Directed by Gregory Hoblit
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat
Actors Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton
Roles Bud Yancy
Rating76% 3.849913.849913.849913.849913.84991
Martin Vail (Richard Gere) is a Chicago defense attorney who loves the public spotlight and does everything he can to get his high-profile clients acquitted on legal technicalities. One day, he sees a news report about the arrest of Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton), a young altar boy from Kentucky with a severe stutter, who is accused of brutally murdering the beloved Archbishop Rushman (Stanley Anderson). Vail jumps at the chance to represent the young man pro bono.
Omega Doom
Omega Doom (1996)
, 1h24
Directed by Phillip Noyce, Albert Pyun
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Rutger Hauer, Shannon Whirry, Norbert Weisser, Rick Overton, Anna Katarina, Terry O'Quinn
Rating45% 2.2565752.2565752.2565752.2565752.256575
On the last day of the war between the human and the robot army, one of the robots, Omega Doom, is hit in his head and his programming for the destruction of mankind is erased.
Ghosts of Mississippi, 2h10
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about racism
Actors Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, Virginia Madsen, Susanna Thompson, Craig T. Nelson
Roles Judge Hilburn
Rating66% 3.3485953.3485953.3485953.3485953.348595
Medgar Evers was a black civil rights activist in Mississippi who was murdered by an assassin on June 12, 1963. It was suspected that Byron De La Beckwith, a white supremacist, was the murderer. He had been tried twice and both trials ended in hung juries. In 1989, Evers' widow Myrlie, who had been trying to bring De La Beckwith to justice for over 25 years, believed she had what it takes to bring him to trial again. Although most of the evidence from the old trial had disappeared, Bobby DeLaughter, an assistant District Attorney, decided to help her despite being warned that it might hurt his political aspirations and despite the strain that it caused in his marriage. DeLaughter becomes primarily involved with bringing De La Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment, giving justice to the family of Medgar Evers.
Phenomenon
Phenomenon (1996)
, 1h22
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Terry O'Quinn, Robert Duvall, Jeffrey DeMunn
Rating57% 2.893982.893982.893982.893982.89398
George Malley (John Travolta) is an amiable auto mechanic who lives in a small friendly town in northern California. While celebrating his 37th birthday at a local bar, he steps outside and notices what appear to be a ball and shining bright white lights moving around in the sky. The ball then hits him in the head, making a loud sound and knocking him off his feet. When he recovers and re-enters the bar, he learns that nobody else saw the lights or heard the loud sound. His friends playfully suggest that he has had too much to drink.