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Terry O'Quinn

Terry O'Quinn was born on July 15, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA as Terrance Quinn. He is an actor, known for Lost (2004), Primal Fear (1996) and The X Files (1998). He was previously married to Lori O'Quinn. See full bio »
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 2015 The Adversaries (TV Movie) (announced)
 2016 Secrets and Lies (TV Series)
John Warner
- Episode #2.1 (2016) ... John Warner
- Episode #2.3 ... John Warner
 2015 Full Circle (TV Series)
Jimmy Parerra
- Jimmy & Richie (2015) ... Jimmy Parerra
- Bud & Jimmy (2015) ... Jimmy Parerra
- Vera & Bud (2015) ... Jimmy Parerra
- Phil & Ellen (2015) ... Jimmy Parerra
- Paulie & Phil (2015) ... Jimmy Parerra
 2011-2015 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Joe White
- Pono Kaulike (2015) ... Joe White
- La Po'ino (2015) ... Joe White
- Kupu'eu (2013) ... Joe White
- Olelo Pa'a (2013) ... Joe White
- Ua Hala (2012) ... Joe White
 2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
- Lost in Danville (2014)
 2012 Ring of Fire (TV Mini-Series)
Oliver Booth
- Night 2 (2012) ... Oliver Booth
- Night 1 (2012) ... Oliver Booth
 2011 Hallelujah (TV Movie)
Del Roman
 2004-2010 Lost (TV Series)
John Locke
- The End (2010) ... John Locke
- Across the Sea (2010) ... John Locke (credit only)
- The Candidate (2010) ... John Locke
 2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Mini-Series)
Albert Skynner
- The Awakening (2007) ... Albert Skynner
 2004 NCIS (TV Series)
Marine Colonel Will Ryan
- Enigma (2004) ... Marine Colonel Will Ryan
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Gordon Buchanan
- Mis-Labeled (2004) ... Gordon Buchanan
 2003 Phenomenon II (TV Movie)
 2002 The Locket (TV Movie)
Casey Keddington
 2002 First Monday (TV Series)
Sheriff Cal Richards
- Strip Search (2002) ... Sheriff Cal Richards
 1995-2002 The X-Files (TV Series)
Shadow Man / Lt. Brian Tillman
- Trust No 1 (2002) ... Shadow Man (as Terrance Quinn)
- Aubrey (1995) ... Lt. Brian Tillman
 2001 Roswell (TV Series)
- Michael, the Guys, and the Great Snapple Caper (2001) ... Carl (as Terence Quinn)
 2001 WW 3 (TV Movie)
Eric Farrell
 2001 Semper Fi (TV Movie)
Cliff's father
 2000 Rated X (TV Movie)
J.R. Mitchell
 1999 Murder in a Small Town (TV Movie)
Sidney Lassiter
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie)
Hersch Lawyer
 1997 My Stepson, My Lover (TV Movie)
Richard Cory
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Ronald Trent
- The Murder Trade (1996) ... Ronald Trent
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Bailey Lafeld
- Hate Crimes (1995) ... Bailey Lafeld
 1995 The Client (TV Series)
Bert Halliwell
- Pilot (1995) ... Bert Halliwell
 1994-1995 Earth 2 (TV Series)
- All About Eve (1995) ... Reilly
- Survival of the Fittest (1995) ... Reilly (uncredited)
- Redemption (1995) ... Reilly
- The Enemy Within (1995) ... Reilly
 1995 Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder (TV Movie)
Frank Darnell
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Inspector Martin Zeller
- The Bribe (1994) ... Inspector Martin Zeller
 1994 Matlock (TV Series)
Malcolm Engle
- The Dare (1994) ... Malcolm Engle (uncredited)
 1994 A Friend to Die For (TV Movie)
Ed Saxe
 1994 Justice in a Small Town (TV Movie)
Harris Wiley
 1994 Don't Talk to Strangers (TV Movie)
 1994 Heart of a Child (TV Movie)
Gordon Holc
 1994 MacShayne: Winner Takes All (TV Movie)
Danny Leggett
 1993 Visions of Murder (TV Movie)
Admiral Truman Hager
 1993 Born Too Soon (TV Movie)
Dr. Friedman
 1992 The Good Fight (TV Movie)
Henry Cragin
 1992 Wild Card (TV Movie)
 1992 Sexual Advances (TV Movie)
Cliff Ripley
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Nick Moats
- Beauty and the Breast (1992) ... Nick Moats
 1992 Trial: The Price of Passion (TV Movie)
Bob Altschuler
 1992 Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (TV Movie)
Sergeant Don Bell
 1991 Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (TV Movie)
Sergeant Nicholas
 1991 Son of the Morning Star (TV Movie)
Gen. Alfred Terry
 1991 The Last to Go (TV Movie)
 1990 Kaleidoscope (TV Movie)
 1990 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Vincent Novak
- You're Driving Me Crazy (1990) ... Vincent Novak
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie)
Curt Mitchell
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
Jay Floyd
 1988 A Year in the Life (TV Series)
- Fathers and Other Strangers (1988) ... Keith
 1988 Stranger on My Land (TV Movie)
Connie Priest
 1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Bryant Wilbourne
- Take a Left at the Altar (1987) ... Bryant Wilbourne
 1987 When the Time Comes (TV Movie)
Wes Travis
 1987 At Mother's Request (TV Movie)
Joel Campbell
 1986 Women of Valor (TV Movie)
Maj. Tom Patterson
 1986 Between Two Women (TV Movie)
Dr. Wallace
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Chuck McBride
- Coffee, Tea or Steele (1985) ... Chuck McBride
 1985 An Early Frost (TV Movie)
Dr. Redding
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Curt Lockridge (segment "Chameleon")
- Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon (1985) ... Dr. Curt Lockridge (segment "Chameleon") (as Terrance O'Quinn)
 1985 Right to Kill? (TV Movie)
Jim Barrett
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Richard Cain
- Give a Little, Take a Little (1984) ... Richard Cain
 1983 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Jacobs
- The Hand Me Down Kid (1983) ... Mr. Jacobs
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
- In the Bag (1982) ... Cop
 1980 F.D.R.: The Last Year (TV Movie)
James Roosevelt
 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Jerry Dancy (1981)
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Other Works:

Provided audio commentary on Lost: Walkabout (2004) with Jack Bender & David Fury.

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Terrance K. O'Quinn | Terrance O'Quinn | Terence Quinn | Terrance Quinn


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I so rarely turned down a role, that I can't say I have any regrets in that regard. There were many roles that I would rather not have done, but having a home and family requires that we sometimes do things we would rather not. I have done a few roles that I've never watched, and if I happen to be flicking through channels and one pops up, I quickly move on. It's hard enough to sustain some self ... See more »


He elongated his last name to "O'Quinn" from his real name of "Quinn" to distinguish himself from another person named Terry Quinn already acting in films. See more »


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