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J.C. Quinn

Highest Rated: 89% The Abyss (1989)

Lowest Rated: 15% Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1940

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

A scratchy-voiced actor drawn to characters who were a bit rough around the edges, J.C. Quinn is best known for playing gruff guys such as crew member "Sonny" Dawson in the James Cameron thriller "The Abyss," starring Ed Harris, and rival pit crew chief Waddell in Tony Scott's car-racing flick "Days of Thunder," starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Before transitioning almost exclusively to feature films, Quinn spent the 1980s hopping from one TV series to the next in guest roles, including "Hill Street Blues" and "Miami Vice," having lived and trained for the theater in New York City for many years.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 71% Across the Line Harmon (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 58% Takedown Sgt. Tom Janks (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 62% Holy Joe Bob (Character) - 1999
81% 64% Primary Colors Uncle Charlie (Character) $39M 1998
No Score Yet 50% Country Justice Jimmy Tulin (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 36% Buried Alive II Curtis (Character) - 1997
57% 56% Hit Me Fred Bascomb (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 69% God's Lonely Man Clarence (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% To Love, Honor and Deceive Louie (Character) - 1996
43% 64% The Prophecy Burrows (Character) $15.7M 1995
No Score Yet 25% CrissCross Jetty (Character) $2.7M 1992
No Score Yet 22% All-American Murder Harry Forbes (Character) - 1992
46% 37% The Babe Jack Dunn (Character) $17M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rape of Dr. Willis Det. Joe Porter (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 64% Prayer of the Rollerboys Jaworsky (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Heart Sebastian (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megaville Newman (Character) - 1990
38% 60% Days of Thunder Waddell (Character) $80.6M 1990
52% 51% Turner & Hooch Walter Boyett (Character) $70.5M 1989
89% 83% The Abyss "Sonny" Dawson (Character) $54.3M 1989
30% 53% Gross Anatomy Papa Slovak (Character) $11.3M 1989
44% 69% Big Business Garth Ratliff (Character) $39.6M 1988
No Score Yet 40% Love Dream Willy (Character) - 1988
77% 82% Barfly Jim (Character) $116.6K 1987
15% 50% Maximum Overdrive Duncan Keller (Character) $6M 1986
87% 79% At Close Range Boyd (Character) $560.7K 1986
57% 78% Vision Quest Elmo (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 33% Twisted Sheriff (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Invasion of Privacy Wilbur Purdy (Character) - 1983
46% 75% Times Square Simon (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
83% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Carmichael (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 98% Quantum Leap Boss Cooley (Guest Star) 1991
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten Red Griswold (Guest Star) 1984-1985

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