Terry O'Quinn

Terry O'Quinn

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1952-07-15 (69 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA

67 Movies · 46 TV shows

Also Known As: Terence Quinn · Terrance Quinn · Terrance K. O'Quinn · Terrance O'Quinn · Terry O’Quinn

Biography

Terrance Quinn (born July 15, 1952), known professionally as Terry O'Quinn, is an American actor. He played John Locke on the TV series Lost, the title role in The Stepfather and Stepfather II, and Peter Watts in Millennium, which ran for three seasons (1996–1999). He has also hosted Mysteries of the Missing on The Science Channel.

Early Life

O'Quinn was born at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, one of 11 siblings, and grew up in nearby Newberry, Michigan. He is of Irish descent, and was raised Catholic. He attended Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He changed his surname from Quinn to O'Quinn as another registered actor already had the name Terrance Quinn.In the 1970s, he went to Baltimore to act in the Center Stage production of Tartuffe. He remained at Center Stage for some years and often appeared with the late Tana Hicken, most notably as Benedick to her Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. His first movie role was in Heaven's Gate.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 TV shows
TV
Ultra City Smiths

Ultra City Smiths

2021
Two detectives have to contend with dangerous corruption as they investigate the disappearance of the last honest politician in their dark city. A group of unlikely suspects have the same last name.
TV
Resident Alien

Resident Alien

10
2021
Crash-landed alien Harry takes on the identity of a Colorado doctor. When he arrives with a secret mission, he starts off living a simple life, but things get a bit rocky when he gets involved in a mu...

2020.

1 TV show
TV
FBI: Most Wanted

FBI: Most Wanted

6.5
2020
The Bureau's Most Wanted criminals are tracked and captured by the Fugitive Task Force. Jess LaCroix oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in t...

2019.

2 TV shows
TV
Perpetual Grace LTD

Perpetual Grace LTD

6.05
2019
James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter, seizes a chance to reverse his life's worsening course as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he appears.
TV
Emergence

Emergence

6.44
2019
A police chief takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no recollection of what happened. The child's identity is at the center of the investigation as it draws ...

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Castle Rock

Castle Rock

5.42
2018
The series is based on the stories of Stephen King.

2017.

2 TV shows
TV
Mysteries of the Missing

Mysteries of the Missing

2017
Explore the most startling disappearances of the modern era, looking at what we know happened, what the theories behind their vanishing are, and what science can tell us about what really happened.
TV
The Blacklist: Redemption

The Blacklist: Redemption

6
2017
Susan "Scottie" Hargrave, the brilliant and cunning chief of a covert mercenary organization that solved problems that are too dangerous for the government, joined forces with Tom Keen.

2016.

1 Movie
New Life

New Life

2016
The little girl next door changed Benjamin's life. He wanted to be a girl. Their love grows from childhood to adolescence. Their entire future is called into question when life takes a turn they didn'...

2015.

2 TV shows
TV
Patriot

Patriot

6
2015
To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and take a risk with a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.
TV
Secrets and Lies

Secrets and Lies

6.6
2015
Detective Cornell is a thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her dedication to her job makes her the most valuable ally.

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Gang Related

Gang Related

5.9
2014
Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. The world doesn't know that before Ryan became a cop, he pledged his loyalty to a Latino gang called Los Angelicos. When Ry...

2013.

1 TV show
TV
Full Circle

Full Circle

2013
Neil LaBute wants to talk to 11 people. Two people are talking in a restaurant. After a conversation with a new character, one of the character's storylines will be carried over into the next episode....

2012.

2 TV shows
TV
Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

8
2012
When an oil rig causes an eruption in a small town, the Ring of Fire could be affected. If eruptions can't be stopped, the Earth could go extinct.
TV
666 Park Avenue

666 Park Avenue

6
2012
New York's most seductive address is 666 Park Avenue. We all have ambitions and burning needs. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, these will...

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

2011
Tiffany Rubin's worst nightmare was when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Tiffany sought the assistance of Mark Miller, a representative of the American Association for Lost Children,...
TV
Curiosity

Curiosity

6
2011
The Discovery Channel aired a series called "Curiosity". Each episode features a different celebrity host and focuses on a single question in science, technology, and society. Stephen Hawking hosted t...

2010.

1 TV show
TV
Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii Five-0

5.9
2010
In order to find his father's killer, Steve McGarrett returns to Oahu. He was offered the chance to run his own task force. Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua are part of Steve's...

2007.

1 TV show
TV
Masters of Science Fiction

Masters of Science Fiction

2007
Masters of Science Fiction is an American television anthology series with each hour long episode taking the form of a separate short film adaptation of a story by a respected member of the science fi...

2005.

1 Movie
Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot

Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot

2005
A thirty-three minute, behind-the-scenes look at LOST's two-part pilot episode.

2004.

1 TV show
TV
Lost

Lost

6.62
2004
The survivors of a plane crash must work together to survive. There are many secrets on the island.

2003.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
NCIS

NCIS

6.16
2003
Any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel is investigated by a team of special agents.
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.
Old School

Old School

6.88
2003
Three friends are trying to recreate their glory days by opening a frat.
Phenomenon II

Phenomenon II

2003
George Malley lives in a small town. He saw a flash of light in the sky and it changed his life. George has become very smart.

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
First Monday

First Monday

2002
A newcomer to the Supreme Court is often at odds with other judges over hot-button cases.
The Locket

The Locket

2002
A man who has lost a loved one takes a job at a health care center where he befriends an elderly woman and becomes obsessed with getting her back.
Hometown Legend

Hometown Legend

2002
A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.

2001.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Good Day Live

Good Day Live

2001
Good Day Live was a nationwide talk show seen weekdays on FOX affiliates throughout the US. Each FOX owned and operated station airs a separate Good Day program as part of its newscast. Some FOX stat...
Semper Fi

Semper Fi

2001
Cliff Truckee doesn't want a privileged start in life at a top college. He fell in love with a girl on the way to join the Marines. Paris Island is physically tough, but it is troubles that are brough...
TV
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

6.25
2001
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
TV
Alias

Alias

2001
An agent thought she was working for the U.S. has been tricked. The government is working for a criminal organization called the Alliance of Twelve. After learning of this, Sydney became a double agen...
American Outlaws

American Outlaws

2001
A group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs when they learn that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deed to their homesteads without their knowledge. As their f...
WW 3

WW 3

2001
Terrorists release a deadly biological-warfare virus in the United States.

2000.

1 Movie
Rated X

Rated X

2000
The Mitchell brothers entered the porn industry in the 1960's. After making porn films, they became addicted to drugs and went bankrupt.

1999.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Murder in a Small Town

Murder in a Small Town

1999
A widowed theatre director moves to a small Connecticut town where he gets involved in solving the murder of a millionaire, who was the most despised man in town.
TV
Roswell

Roswell

4.57
1999
There are strange things happening in a small New Mexico town. In 1999, a cute high-school student saves the life of a waitress. The two form a bond that threatens the survival of a secret universe in...
TV
Harsh Realm

Harsh Realm

1999
Humans are trapped inside a virtual reality simulation in a science fiction television series.
TV
The West Wing

The West Wing

5.66
1999
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The politics that these characters d...

1998.

1 Movie
The X Files

The X Files

4.25
1998
To find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth, the FBI's X Files team must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government.

1997.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Breast Men

Breast Men

1997
The doctors who invented the modern breast implant are from Texas. They follow different paths when they have success and money. One becomes the surgeon of the everyday woman while the other's career ...
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
Shadow Conspiracy

Shadow Conspiracy

1997
Bobby Bishop is employed by the President of the United States. He met his professor outside. Pochenko was killed by an assassin after he told Bishop about the White House conspiracy. Bobby is the onl...
My Stepson, My Lover

My Stepson, My Lover

1997
A kind nurse finds herself in a tense and potentially deadly family affair when she falls for the son of her ruthless new husband.
On the Edge of Innocence

On the Edge of Innocence

1997
There is a teenager who is depressed. It seems difficult to have a musician father. There is a mental health ward. Jake is a teenager with an anger problem. They fall in love and are separated from th...

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Millennium

Millennium

6.43
1996
A retired FBI serial-profiler joined the Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Primal Fear

Primal Fear

2.5
1996
An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy who was found running away from the scene of the murder of the bishop. The case gets more complicated when the accused admits t...
Ghosts of Mississippi

Ghosts of Mississippi

2
1996
The final trial of the assassin of Medgar Evers is the subject of Ghosts of Mississippi. The events surrounding the two initial trials ended in hung juries. The movie covers Bobby DeLaughters transfor...

1995.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors

1995
It started as an experiment. Half man, half machine, the ultimate bodyguard is programmed to do anything. Anything! Global Cybernetics, Inc. It is making technological history. The best security syste...
TV
JAG

JAG

4.4
1995
The man is called "Harm" Rabb Jr. The military's JAG division is the elite legal wing of officers that prosecutes and defends those accused of military-related crimes. He works closely with Lt. Col. T...
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder

Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder

1995
Ray is looking into the murder of a judge.

1994.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Lipstick Camera

Lipstick Camera

1994
A woman wants to work in news. Two former East German spies are looking for incriminating pictures that she obtained with a small camera.
MacShayne: Winner Takes All

MacShayne: Winner Takes All

1994
MacShayne is a con man. When he goes to Las Vegas to see his son after a short stint in jail, his ex-wife is no longer where she used to live and work. He was approached by a retired cop who told him ...
Justice in a Small Town

Justice in a Small Town

1994
A civil service worker in Georgia places her family at risk when she agrees to help expose high-level corruption.
Heart of a Child

Heart of a Child

1994
The drama was directed by Sandor Stern.
TV
Earth 2

Earth 2

5.6
1994
Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey and set...
A Friend to Die For

A Friend to Die For

1994
Delvecchio moved to Montevista from a poor family. She likes the leader of her high school's most prestigious group. The person would like to have a friendship with the other person. She becomes a tar...
Don't Talk to Strangers

Don't Talk to Strangers

1994
Unhappy marriages lead to divorce. Brosnan and his wife are trying to build a new life. From there, the story will continue.

1993.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Diagnosis: Murder

Diagnosis: Murder

6.46
1993
Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Born Too Soon

Born Too Soon

1993
American television film about the life of Emily Butterfield, a baby girl who was born prematurely and died 53 days after her birth.
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox and Dana who investigate X-Files are not well known. Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries in order to debunk his work and retur...
TV
Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street

6
1993
An American police procedural depicts a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.
Tombstone

Tombstone

3.2
1993
In the thriving mining town of Tombstone, legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune. Earp is forced to wear a Badge ...
Amityville: A New Generation

Amityville: A New Generation

5.23
1993
A homeless person gives an old mirror to a photographer who takes it home and gives it to a friend. He doesn't know what happens when people see horrible things in the mirror. There is a demonic force...

1992.

6 Movies
Wild Card

Wild Card

1992
A former preacher is a professional gambler and goes to visit an old friend in New Mexico only to be killed. The Preacher is going to uncover a lot of corruption and murder in the town of Farewell.
The Good Fight

The Good Fight

1992
Grace Cragin is a bright young lawyer who has a passion for the fight against injustice. Her ex-husband Henry is a lawyer too, but his passion is only to win. The two were divorced ten years earlier w...
Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View

Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View

1992
A man (Rick Worthington) assaults the Alta Vista Hospital taking four women, a man and two babies as hostages. He wants to kill Dr. Garrick, who, according to Worthington, ruined his life sterilizing ...
The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

5.69
1992
Two former Olympians, one a figure skater and the other a hockey player, pin their hopes of one last shot at Olympic glory on each other. They need to keep from killing each other.
Trial: The Price of Passion

Trial: The Price of Passion

1992
Down-on-his-luck lawyer Warren Blackburn defends wealthy Texan Johnnie Faye Boudreau, who is accused of murdering her husband.
My Samurai

My Samurai

1992
A boy watches a gangland murder. He turned to his martial arts teacher, Young Park, to help defend himself. Peter learns self-defense and the courage to face his fears on the run from both the gang an...

1991.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Son of the Morning Star

Son of the Morning Star

1991
The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the Little Bighorn was told from the different perspectives of two women.
Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance

Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance

1991
A San Antonio, Texas policeman must stop his best friend, a fellow officer turned vigilante.
Company Business

Company Business

1991
An aging agent is called back by "the Company" to run a hostage trade of a Soviet spy for an American agent.
The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer

7
1991
A young pilot stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis from taking over.

1990.

3 Movies
Blood Oath

Blood Oath

1990
The Japanese Empire operated a prisoner of war camp on an obscure Pacific Island just north of Australia. At the close of World War II, the liberated POWs tell a gruesome tale of mass executions of ov...
Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

1990
John Chapman was hired by a family friend to find three sisters who have been separated for 30 years. The trail goes from the Big Apple to Beantown. His investigation leads to disturbing revelations.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception

Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception

1990
Mason went to Paris to defend the U.S. A man is dead.

1989.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
The Forgotten One

The Forgotten One

1989
A man moves into a house. He is attracted to his neighbor, but he is also attracted to the spirit of a woman who was killed in his house 100 years ago.
TV
Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

6.4
1989
The Crypt Keeper is a host for fun and fright based on the classic E.C. Back in the day, there were comics tales. Pick your poison if you shamble up to the bar. Are honeymooners going to fulfill the "...
Roe vs. Wade

Roe vs. Wade

1989
Holly Hunter plays a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support her child. She doesn't want to give up the child. A woman who was denied an abortion in T...
Blind Fury

Blind Fury

1989
A blind Vietnam vet comes to America and helps to save the son of a fellow soldier.
Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North

Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North

1989
Oliver North's military career was followed by Guts and Glory. Col. Oliver North began his career at the Naval Academy.
Stepfather II

Stepfather II

4.17
1989
A man who escaped from an insane asylum and pretended to be a marriage counselor ended up in another town. With a future wife and new stepson who love him,Blake eliminates anyone who stood in his way ...

1988.

4 Movies
Pin

Pin

1988
Pin has muscles and organs visible through its clear skin. Kids can relate to Pin's explanation of bodily functions. When Leon's father and wife are killed in a car crash, he transfers his alter-ego i...
The Jogger

The Jogger

1988
A jogger is attacked and chased by a killer. The film shows that the greatest horror in life is often hidden beneath the calm surface of everyday life.
Stranger on My Land

Stranger on My Land

1988
Bud was in Vietnam. The government pressured him to sell all of the land after he returned to the ranch. Bud and his father are being attacked by the superior force. His family fled to the city to pro...
Young Guns

Young Guns

6
1988
A group of young men, led by Billy the Kid, become deputy sheriffs to avenge the murder of a rancher. They become the hunted when Billy takes their authority too far.

1987.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
When the Time Comes

When the Time Comes

1987
A woman is dying and her husband won't allow her to take her life.
TV
Jake and the Fatman

Jake and the Fatman

1987
Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles. The series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987...
Black Widow

Black Widow

2
1987
According to Barnes, Catherine is a serial killer who murders rich men for their money. Catherine is a master of disguise and can't be proved with conventional detective work. With no other choice, sh...
TV
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation

6.47
1987
Follow the adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his crew are on a new ship.
The Stepfather

The Stepfather

4.91
1987
A man who just murdered his entire family adopts a new identity and leaves town. He struggles to hide his true identity after building a new relationship with a widow and her daughter.

1986.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Matlock

Matlock

6
1986
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Produc...
TV
L.A. Law

L.A. Law

6
1986
L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many o...
Women of Valor

Women of Valor

1986
A group of American Army nurses were captured by the Japanese in 1942 and spent three years in a POW camp. Margaret Ann Jessup, the head army nurse, survived the camp and testified against the Japanes...
SpaceCamp

SpaceCamp

5.56
1986
While waiting for her first trip to space, Andie Bergstrom runs a summer camp for teenagers with her husband. A night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are inadvertently shot into ...
Between Two Women

Between Two Women

1986
When shy school teacher Val and Harry, the son of an opera singer, get married, Val discovers that Harry's mother, Barbara, is not very happy with their union. Barbara tried to separate the couple. Wh...

1985.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Moonlighting

Moonlighting

5.99
1985
The model is convinced by David to become a partner in a detective agency after being deceived and going bankrupt. They solve cases together while getting along.
Right to Kill?

Right to Kill?

1985
Richard and Deborah Jahnke were charged in Wyoming for the killing of their father.
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

6
1985
The style of the 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series is similar to that of the original anthology series. The stories are usually horror or suspense and have a surprising twist at the end. The ...
Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

6
1985
There are a lot of murders in the small city of Tarker's Mill. The population thinks it is the work of a maniac. A hairy creature is observed during a search. There is a strange appearance once a mont...
An Early Frost

An Early Frost

1985
A young gay man is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. Having never come out to his family, he finds himself in an unenviable position. He has to come to terms with the inevitability of his pre...
Mischief

Mischief

1985
When Jonathan won the Gene as a friend in his last year of high school, his luck with girls changed. Many girls adore Gene and he teaches Jonathan a few lessons. Gene would rather be with Bunny. Her p...

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Places in the Heart

Places in the Heart

6
1984
In 1930s Texas, a widow and her family fight to save their home by harvesting cotton.
TV
Miami Vice

Miami Vice

7
1984
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end prostitution was centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny and Tubbs, who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug...
Mrs. Soffel

Mrs. Soffel

1984
A prison warden's wife helps a notorious killer escape.

1983.

2 Movies
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

1983
Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless ...
All the Right Moves

All the Right Moves

4
1983
A sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. A clash between the player's coach and h...

1982.

1 TV show
TV
Remington Steele

Remington Steele

6
1982
Potential clients refuse to hire a woman even though Laura Holt is a licensed private detective. Laura invents a male superior named Remington Steele to solve the problem. A former thief and con man, ...

1980.

2 Movies
F.D.R.: The Last Year

F.D.R.: The Last Year

1980
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is running for a fourth term. He engages in tempestuous summit meetings with his wartime allies Stalin and Churchill, as well as overseeing plans for the D-Day Inva...
Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

1980
James Averill, a Harvard graduate, is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty- stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The political...

1979.

1 TV show
TV
Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected

1979
Tales of the Unexpected was a British television show from 1979 to 1988. The stories were often funny and sinister. Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You were written by the author o...

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...
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