Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

Highest Rated: 92% The Playboys (1992)

Lowest Rated: 8% Festival of Lights (2012)

Birthday: Mar 8, 1959

Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, USA

Born in Chicago to Irish parents, Quinn spent much of his youth in Ireland, where he first became interested in acting. At age 19 he returned to Chicago and became involved in several local theater groups. His onstage debut came in a production of The Man in 60, after which he appeared in many plays, including Hamlet in Chicago's Wisdom Bridge Theater. Quinn then moved to New York, where he first appeared off-Broadway in Sam Shepard's Fool For Love. Following several other acclaimed performances, he landed his first big-screen role, as a low-class biker in Reckless (1984), which costarred Daryl Hannah. His second film, the highly-successful comedy Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), made him familiar to an international audience; he gained further exposure in the role of an AIDS victim in the TV movie An Early Frost (1985), for which he received an Emmy. Since then, he has appeared steadily in high-quality feature films, usually in challenging supporting roles.


Highest Rated Movies



11% Change in the Air Moody 2018
24% Stay Dermot 2014
26% Rushlights Cameron Brogden 2013
No Score Yet The Last Keepers John Carver 2013
29% Allegiance Colonel Owens 2012
No Score Yet Christmas Rescue (The Horses Of Mcbride) Matt Davidson 2012
8% Festival of Lights Adem 2012
No Score Yet The Stand Up Sandy 2012
13% If I Were You Derek $9.7K 2012
13% The Greening Of Whitney Brown Henry Brown 2011
72% Sarah's Key William Rainsferd $7.7M 2011
57% The 5th Quarter Steven Abbate $0.4M 2011
55% Unknown Martin B. $63.7M 2011
55% Flipped Richard Baker $1.8M 2010
12% Jonah Hex President Grant $10.6M 2010
44% A Shine of Rainbows Alec 2010
81% Handsome Harry Professor Porter 2010
75% The Eclipse Nicholas Holden 2010
No Score Yet Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright Charlie Wright 2010
No Score Yet Prince and the Pauper Actor 2009
41% Wild Child Gerry 2008
40% Dark Matter Reiser 2008
No Score Yet 32A Frank Brennan 2007
No Score Yet Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Sen. Henry Dawes 2007
75% Nine Lives Henry $0.2M 2005
No Score Yet Mayday John Berry 2005
No Score Yet Empire Falls David Roby 2005
No Score Yet Convicted Frank Nitzche 2005
No Score Yet The Exonerated Kerry Max Cook 2005
No Score Yet Proud Commodore Alfred Lind 2004
No Score Yet Miracle Run Doug Thomas 2004
No Score Yet Shadow of Fear Det. Scofield 2004
26% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Harry Vardon $2.6M 2004
No Score Yet Plainsong Tom Guthrie 2004
No Score Yet See You In My Dreams Joe 2004
No Score Yet Cavedweller Clint 2004
No Score Yet Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor Benedict Arnold 2003
67% Song for a Raggy Boy William Franklin 2003
64% Evelyn Nick Barron $1.4M 2002
36% Stolen Summer Joe O'Malley $0.2M 2002
74% Songcatcher Tom $1.7M 2001
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper Miles 2001
No Score Yet Two of Us Paul McCartney 2000
63% Music of the Heart Brian 1999
75% This Is My Father Executive Producer Kieran O'Dea 1999
24% In Dreams Paul Cooper 1999
21% Practical Magic Gary 1998
No Score Yet Forbidden Territory: Search for Livingstone Stanley 1997
60% The Assignment Lt. Cmdr. Annibal Ramirez/Carlos 1997
24% Commandments Seth Warner 1997
No Score Yet The Irish in America, Vol. II Narrator 1997
No Score Yet The Irish in America, Vol. I Narrator 1997
81% Looking for Richard Richmond 1996
77% Michael Collins Harry Boland 1996
No Score Yet Pacino - An Actor's Vision Actor 1996
80% Haunted David Ash 1995
50% The Stars Fell on Henrietta Don Day 1995
No Score Yet The Irish in America Actor 1995
58% Legends of the Fall Alfred Ludlow 1994
38% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Capt. Walton 1994
63% Blink Det. John Hallstrom 1994
No Score Yet Out of Ireland Actor 1994
71% Benny & Joon Benny Pearl 1993
No Score Yet A Private Matter Bob 1992
92% The Playboys Tom Casey 1992
No Score Yet Lies of the Twins Jonathan/James 1991
57% At Play in the Fields of the Lord Martin Quarrier 1991
83% Avalon Jules Kaye 1990
28% The Handmaid's Tale Nick 1990
No Score Yet Perfect Witness Sam Paxton 1989
14% The Lemon Sisters Frankie McGuinness 1989
67% Crusoe Crusoe 1988
88% Stakeout 'Stick' Montgomery 1987
64% The Mission Felipe 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse Chris 1986
No Score Yet An Early Frost Michael Pierson 1985
83% Desperately Seeking Susan Dez $27.5M 1985
No Score Yet Reckless Johnny Rourke 1984


96% Elementary
Producer Director Tobias "Toby" Gregson Tommy Gregson 2019
83% Prime Suspect
Lt. Kevin Sweeney 2012
70% Weeds
Foster Klein 2011
96% White Collar
58% Canterbury's Law
Matt Furey 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Ben Nicholson 2007
54% The Book of Daniel
Daniel Webster 2006
No Score Yet Third Watch
Miller John Miller 2005
No Score Yet Night Visions
Jeremy Bell 2001
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
Voice 1994
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Chris 1987
No Score Yet Elementary
Tobias "Toby" Gregson Tommy Gregson


Johnny Rourke says: "Are you with me or not?"

Johnny Rourke says: Are you with me or not?

Alfred Ludlow says: I followed all of the rules, man's and God's. And you, you followed none of them. And they all loved you more. Samuel, Father, and my... even my own wife.

Gary Hallet says: Did you or your sister kill James Angelov?

Sally Owens says: Yeah, a couple of times.

Gary Hallet says: What was that, Sally? That was him, wasn't it? Is he gone or what?

Sally Owens says: Yes, you killed his spirit, but I know I took his life. I'll tell you all need to know. I'll tell you how I did it, where I buried him, what I did it with. I'll tell you how...

Gary Hallet says: Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on just a goddamn second, all right? One step at a time. I took on oath to uphold the law. I came here to bring in the bad guy because generally that's what I do. You asked me how many times I read your letter. I must've read it about a thousand times. I know now, it was your letter anything else that brought me here. It was you. And I'm all mixed-up about that.

Gary Hallet says: Strange town. Never spent this much on shampoo before, in my life.

Sam says: I'm Sam.

Benny Pearl says: So I hear. I'm Benny.

Sam says: With an 'n'?

Benny Pearl says: Yea two of 'em. This is Joon.

Juniper "Joon" Pearl says: One. You're out of your tree.

Sam says: It's not my tree

Sam says: It's not my tree.

Sam says: How sick is she?

Benny Pearl says: She's plenty sick. Now listen to me, I've been doin' some thinkin'...

Sam says: Because, you know, it seems to me that, I mean, except for being a little mentally ill, she's pretty normal.

Gary Hallet says: Strange town. Never spent this much on shampoo before, in my life.