Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

Highest Rated: 92% The Playboys (1992)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 8, 1959

Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, USA

An actor known for the depth and intensity of his performances, Aidan Quinn eschewed the typical leading man roles in favor of complex characters in projects he found artistically appealing, rather than commercially attractive. After honing his craft in the theaters of Chicago, Quinn auditioned for and won his first feature film role - the lead in the romantic melodrama "Reckless" (1984). Even as he continued to perform on stage, he added to his screen credits with a charming turn in the quirky romantic comedy "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985) and a daring portrayal of an AIDS victim in the made-for-TV drama "An Early Frost" (NBC, 1985). Quinn was endearing as a Baltimore family patriarch in "Avalon" (1990) and played put-upon brothers in films such as "Benny & Joon" (1993) and "Legends of the Fall" (1994). He was affecting as a doomed Irish farmer in love with an underage girl in "This Is My Father" (1998), and as a troubled priest on the short-lived series "The Book of Daniel" (NBC, 2005-06). Never content to be confined to a single genre or character type, Quinn moved with ease from low-key family fare like the coming-of-age drama "Flipped" (2010) to the adrenaline-fueled action of "Unknown" (2011), continuing a career that highlighted diversity over publicity.

Highest rated movies

The Playboys
Stakeout
Avalon
Desperately Seeking Susan
Handsome Harry
Looking for Richard
Haunted
Michael Collins

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blacklight Gabriel Robinson (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spiked John Wilson (Character) - 2021
11% 47% Change in the Air Moody (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Last Keepers John (Character) - 2013
24% 24% Stay Dermot (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horses of McBride Matt Davidson (Character) - 2012
26% 63% Rushlights Cameron Brogden (Character) - 2012
13% 52% If I Were You Derek (Character) $9.2K 2012
29% 41% Allegiance Lt. Col. Owens (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stand Up Sandy (Character) - 2011
13% 38% The Greening of Whitney Brown Henry Brown (Character) - 2011
55% 55% Unknown Martin B (Character) $63.7M 2011
No Score Yet 29% Across the Line Charlie Wright (Character) - 2010
8% No Score Yet Festival of Lights Adem (Character) - 2010
72% 82% Sarah's Key William Rainsferd (Character) $7.7M 2010
57% 62% The 5th Quarter Steven Abbate (Character) $399.6K 2010
54% 78% Flipped Richard Baker (Character) $1.8M 2010
50% 70% A Shine of Rainbows Alec (Character) - 2009
81% 56% Handsome Harry Prof. Porter (Character) $22.9K 2009
75% 48% The Eclipse Nicholas Holden (Character) $132.4K 2009
41% 61% Wild Child Poppy's Father (Character) $49.8K 2008
40% 40% Dark Matter Jacob Reiser (Character) $30.0K 2007
No Score Yet 78% Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Henry Dawes (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 48% 32A Frank Brennan (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 63% The Exonerated Kerry (Character) - 2005
75% 67% Nine Lives Henry (Character) $478.3K 2005
No Score Yet 38% Mayday Berry (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 3% Shadow of Fear Detective Scofield (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 89% Miracle Run Douglas Thomas (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 43% Return to Sender Frank Nitzche (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 30% Cavedweller Clint Windsor (Character) - 2004
26% 61% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Harry Vardon (Character) $2.7M 2004
No Score Yet 80% Plainsong Tom Guthrie (Character) - 2004
67% 88% Song for a Raggy Boy William Franklin (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 30% Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor Gen. Benedict Arnold (Character) - 2003
64% 77% Evelyn Nick Barron (Character) $1.4M 2002
36% 66% Stolen Summer Joe O'Malley (Character) $119.8K 2002
No Score Yet 67% See You In My Dreams Joe F. Brown (Character) - 2002
74% 78% Songcatcher Tom Bledsoe (Character) $3.1M 2001
No Score Yet 50% The Prince and the Pauper Miles Hendon (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 79% Two of Us Paul McCartney (Character) - 2000
63% 72% Music of the Heart Brian Turner (Character) $14.8M 1999
25% 40% In Dreams Paul Cooper (Character) $11.9M 1999
75% 81% This Is My Father Kieran O'Day (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.1M 1998
21% 73% Practical Magic Officer Gary Hallet (Character) $46.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone Henry Morton Stanley (Character) - 1997
24% 37% Commandments Seth Warner (Character) $528.0K 1997
60% 61% The Assignment Lt. Cmdr. Annibal Ramirez/Carlos (Character) $540.1K 1997
81% 79% Looking for Richard Richmond (Character) $1.4M 1996
78% 84% Michael Collins Harry Boland (Character) $11.1M 1996
No Score Yet 100% Pacino - An Actor's Vision Unknown (Character) - 1996
50% 40% The Stars Fell on Henrietta Don Day (Character) $71.7K 1995
80% 51% Haunted Prof. David Ash (Character) - 1995
64% 45% Blink Detective John Hallstrom (Character) $16.7M 1994
38% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Capt. Robert Walton (Character) $22.0M 1994
58% 87% Legends of the Fall Alfred Ludlow (Character) $63.2M 1994
76% 85% Benny & Joon Benjamin "Benny" Pearl (Character) $23.1M 1993
No Score Yet 44% A Private Matter Bob Finkbine (Character) - 1992
92% 54% The Playboys Tom Casey (Character) $4.9M 1992
57% 74% At Play in the Fields of the Lord Martin Quarrier (Character) $1.3M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lies of the Twins James McEwan/Jonathan McEwan (Character) - 1991
32% 43% The Handmaid's Tale Nick (Character) $1.2M 1990
85% 78% Avalon Jules Kaye (Character) $14.9M 1990
No Score Yet 33% Perfect Witness Sam Paxton (Character) - 1989
14% 19% The Lemon Sisters Frankie McGuinness (Character) $3.0M 1989
67% 43% Crusoe Crusoe (Character) - 1988
89% 56% Stakeout Richard "Stick" Montgomery (Character) $65.4M 1987
67% 87% The Mission Felipe (Character) $17.2M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Sons Chris Keller (Character) - 1986
84% 62% Desperately Seeking Susan Dez (Character) $24.4M 1985
No Score Yet 74% An Early Frost Michael Pierson (Character) - 1985
0% 70% Reckless Johnny Rourke (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2021
No Score Yet 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Burton Lowe (Guest Star) 2007 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Guest Theodore Roosevelt (Character) 2021
95% 89% Elementary Capt. Tobias "Toby" Gregson (Character),
Director
2012-2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
84% 100% Prime Suspect Lt. Kevin Sweeney (Character) 2011-2012
70% 77% Weeds CEO (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vine Talk Guest 2011
96% 93% White Collar Professor George Oswald (Guest Star) 2010
58% No Score Yet Canterbury's Law Matt Furey (Character) 2008
54% No Score Yet The Book of Daniel Rev. Daniel Webster (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Falls David Roby (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Founding Fathers & Founding Brothers Unknown (Voice)