Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn

Highest Rated: 92% The Playboys (1992)

Lowest Rated: 0% Reckless (1984)

Birthday: Mar 08, 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



11% 50% Change in the Air Moody (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Last Keepers John (Character) - 2013
24% 24% Stay Dermot (Character) - 2013
26% 64% Rushlights Cameron Brogden (Character) - 2012
29% 41% Allegiance Lt. Col. Owens (Character) - 2012
13% 51% If I Were You Derek (Character) $9.2K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horses of McBride Matt Davidson (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stand Up Sandy (Character) - 2011
55% 55% Unknown Martin B (Character) $63.7M 2011
13% 38% The Greening of Whitney Brown Henry Brown (Character) - 2011
72% 82% Sarah's Key William Rainsferd (Character) $7.7M 2010
No Score Yet 30% Across the Line Charlie Wright (Character) - 2010
57% 62% The 5th Quarter Steven Abbate (Character) $399.6K 2010
8% No Score Yet Festival of Lights Adem (Character) - 2010
54% 78% Flipped Richard Baker (Character) $1.8M 2010
50% 70% A Shine of Rainbows Alec (Character) - 2009
75% 48% The Eclipse Nicholas Holden (Character) $132.4K 2009
81% 56% Handsome Harry Prof. Porter (Character) $22.9K 2009
41% 61% Wild Child Poppy's Father (Character) $49.8K 2008
No Score Yet 48% 32A Frank Brennan (Character) - 2007
40% 40% Dark Matter Jacob Reiser (Character) $30K 2007
No Score Yet 78% Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Henry Dawes (Character) - 2007
75% 67% Nine Lives Henry (Character) $478.3K 2005
No Score Yet 63% The Exonerated Kerry (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 38% Mayday Berry (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 89% Miracle Run Douglas Thomas (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 30% Cavedweller Clint Windsor (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 80% Plainsong Tom Guthrie (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 3% Shadow of Fear Detective Scofield (Character) - 2004
26% 61% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Harry Vardon (Character) $2.7M 2004
No Score Yet 43% Return to Sender Frank Nitzche (Character) - 2004
67% 88% Song for a Raggy Boy William Franklin (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 26% Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor Gen. Benedict Arnold (Character) - 2003
64% 78% Evelyn Nick Barron (Character) $1.4M 2002
No Score Yet 67% See You In My Dreams Joe F. Brown (Character) - 2002
36% 66% Stolen Summer Joe O'Malley (Character) $119.8K 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
24% 40% In Dreams Paul Cooper (Character) $11.9M 1999
63% 72% Music of the Heart Brian Turner (Character) $14.8M 1999
75% 81% This Is My Father Kieran O'Day (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.1M 1998
22% 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% 36% Commandments Seth Warner (Character) $528K 1997
60% 62% The Assignment Lt. Cmdr. Annibal Ramirez/Carlos (Character) $540.1K 1997
81% 79% Looking for Richard Richmond (Character) $1.4M 1996
77% 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
38% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Capt. Robert Walton (Character) $22M 1994
58% 87% Legends of the Fall Alfred Ludlow (Character) $63.2M 1994
64% 45% Blink Detective John Hallstrom (Character) $16.7M 1994
76% 85% Benny & Joon Benjamin "Benny" Pearl (Character) $23.1M 1993
92% 54% The Playboys Tom Casey (Character) $4.9M 1992
No Score Yet 44% A Private Matter Bob Finkbine (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lies of the Twins James McEwan/Jonathan McEwan (Character) - 1991
57% 74% At Play in the Fields of the Lord Martin Quarrier (Character) $1.3M 1991
85% 77% Avalon Jules Kaye (Character) $14.9M 1990
32% 43% The Handmaid's Tale Nick (Character) $1.2M 1990
14% 19% The Lemon Sisters Frankie McGuinness (Character) $3M 1989
No Score Yet 33% Perfect Witness Sam Paxton (Character) - 1989
67% 43% Crusoe Crusoe (Character) - 1988
88% 56% Stakeout Richard "Stick" Montgomery (Character) $65.4M 1987
64% 87% The Mission Felipe (Character) $17.2M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Sons Chris Keller (Character) - 1986
83% 62% Desperately Seeking Susan Dez (Character) $24.4M 1985
No Score Yet 74% An Early Frost Michael Pierson (Character) - 1985
0% 69% Reckless Johnny Rourke (Character) - 1984


95% 89% Elementary Capt. Tobias "Toby" Gregson (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013
100% 71% Prime Suspect Lt. Kevin Sweeney (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2011
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
58% No Score Yet Canterbury's Law Matt Furey (Character) 2008
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ben Nicholson (Guest Star) 2007
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 No Score Yet 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)


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.