Zachary Quinto was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he began performing as a teenager. He attended Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and received a BFA in Acting. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and began to build a career in television with guest starring roles on numerous series, including CSI and Six Feet Under.
In 2007, Quinto was cast as the psychopathic super-powered serial killer Sylar on the hit NBC series Heroes; and in the same year was cast as Spock in the J. J. Abrams directed reboot of the Star Trek franchise. Subsequently he has reprised his role of Spock in both sequels to that film: 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness and 2016’s Star Trek Beyond. He played Chad Warwick on the first season of American Horror Story and received a Critic’s Choice Award and Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Dr. Oliver Thredson on American Horror Story: Asylum.
In theater, Quinto appeared as Louis Ironson in the 2010 Signature revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America, for which he won a Theater World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination. He made his Broadway debut to universal praise in the 2013 Tony Award winning production of the Glass Menagerie; and appeared in the 2017 MCC production of Noah Haidle’s Smokefall. As mentioned, he also starred in the revival of The Boys in the Band at the Booth Theater in 2018.
Quinto currently resides in New York.
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