Zachary Quinto
Name at BirthZachary John Quinto
BornJune 2, 1977
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University

Zachary John Quinto (born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his roles as Sylar in the science fiction drama series Heroes (2006–2010), and Spock in the 2009 reboot Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. He also appeared in smaller roles on television series such as So NoTORIous and 24, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in American Horror Story: Asylum.

Early life

Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, and grew up in Green Tree, Pennsylvania. His mother, Margaret J. "Margo" (née McArdle), worked at an investment firm and later at a magistrate's office. His father, Joseph John "Joe" Quinto, a barber, died of cancer when Quinto was seven years old.[1][2] Quinto and his brother, Joe, were subsequently raised by their mother.[3][4] He grew up Catholic.[5] His father was of Italian descent, while his mother is of Irish ancestry.[6][7] Quinto graduated from Central Catholic High School (Pittsburgh) in 1995, where he participated in their musicals and won the Gene Kelly Award for Best Supporting Actor, and then attended Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, from which he graduated in 1999.[8][9]

Personal life

Quinto publicly came out as gay in October 2011.[10]

He explained that, after the suicide of gay teenager Jamey Rodemeyer, he realized "that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality."[11] Prior to his coming out, Quinto had long been an active supporter of gay rights and organizations, including the Trevor Project.[12] In 2009, he appeared in the one-night production Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, a benefit stage reading in response to the passing of Proposition 8,[13] as well as in the play The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.[14] In 2010, Quinto contributed a video to the It Gets Better Project, an Internet-based campaign that aims to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.[11] In 2012 Quinto campaigned on behalf of Barack Obama, including appearing in the video Obama Pride: LGBT Americans For Obama.[15]

Since 2010, Quinto was rumored to be dating actor Jonathan Groff. In September 2012, Quinto confirmed that he and Groff were in a relationship.[16] In July 2013, it was reported that the two had broken up.[17]

Since 2013, Quinto has been publicly dating model and artist Miles McMillan. In early 2015, Quinto said that he and his partner were moving into an apartment they purchased together. Quinto also confirmed they had been together just under two years.[18][19][20]

Official Account


  1. Keck, William. Celeb Watch: For Quinto, the next step is the final frontier. USA Today. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013.
  2. Obituaries – McArdle, Joseph A.. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013.
  3. Zachary Quinto Biography. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved on December 18, 2009.
  4. Zachary Quinto. Archived from the original on May 12, 2009.
  6. Rob Owen. "The Insiders: 4/2/06", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2006. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. 
  7. Keegan, Rebecca (October 20, 2011). Zachary Quinto rides a wave of professional, personal growth. Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013.
  8. Margin Call. Carnegie Mellon University. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013.
  9. Pittsburgh CLO Education – Gene Kelly Awards Alumni. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved on March 13, 2012.
  10. "Zachary Quinto on His Financial Crisis Movie Margin Call, Playing the Villain, and Occupy Wall Street" . New York Magazine. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 Zakarin, Jordan. "Zachary Quinto Comes Out As Gay in New York Magazine", Huffington Post, October 16, 2011. Retrieved on October 17, 2011. Archived from the original on October 27, 2013. 
  12. Zachary Quinto Quiet on Gay Rumors. The Advocate (October 25, 2010). Archived from the original on November 28, 2011.
  13. Wells, Duane (September 10, 2009). "Wed Alert". The Advocate. 
  14. "Zachary Quinto Comes Out as an Activist" (October 19, 2009). The Advocate. 
  15. Alex Godfrey. "Zachary Quinto on American Horror Story, Spock, and filthy slash fiction", The Guardian, October 26, 2012. Retrieved on November 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. 
  16. Strecker, Erin. "Zachary Quinto on dating Jonathan Groff: 'I'm incredibly happy'", CNN, September 12, 2012. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. 
  17. Jonathan Groff and Zachary Quinto end yearlong romance. United Press International. Archived from the original on December 9, 2013.

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