While honing his craft in such stage productions as Much Ado About Nothing, The Glass Menagerie and Foxfire, O'Quinn made his feature film debut in Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate. He first gained wide attention by playing the complex and chilling title role in the cult favorite, The Stepfather. Other film credits include Places in the Heart, Black Widow, Young Guns, The Rocketeer and Primal Fear.
O'Quinn also appeared in such award-winning movies for television as An Early Frost and Roe vs. Wade, leading to recurring and series regular roles on many other shows, including Millennium, Harsh Realm, JAG, West Wing and Alias. His work on Alias led creator J.J. Abrams to offer him the role of the enigmatic John Locke in the ground-breaking series Lost. O'Quinn's portrayal garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2005 and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2007.
O'Quinn most recently appeared in a major arc on the CBS hit Hawaii 5-0.
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Terry O'Quinn Facts
|July 15, 1952 (71)
|Newberry, Michigan, USA
|6' 1½" (1m87) How tall is Terry O'Quinn compared to you?
|2007 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (for Lost)
|Stephen King's Silver Bullet
|Lost: Season 6
|The Cutting Edge
|The Good Fight