Terry O'Quinn

Terry O'Quinn

Highest Rated: 89% Places in the Heart (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

Birthday: Jul 15, 1952

Birthplace: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA

Throughout his decades-long career, intense character actor Terry O'Quinn made his mark playing men of determination - everything from law officers and military men to captains of business. Following his film debut in "Heaven's Gate" (1980), O'Quinn moved back and forth with ease between film and television, landing roles in TV movies like "Right to Kill?" (ABC, 1985) and "Roe vs. Wade" (NBC, 1989), while appearing in features like Stephen King's "Silver Bullet" (1985) and "Young Guns" (1988). He achieved cult popularity with "The Stepfather" (1987) and "The Stepfather 2" (1989), playing a sociopathic killer who murders his family. O'Quinn had noted supporting roles in studio films as well, playing Howard Hughes in "The Rocketeer" (1991) and Mayor Clum in "Tombstone" (1993) before landing a regular role as a mysterious ex-FBI agent on the mystery drama series, "Millennium" (Fox, 1996-99). But after a recurring role as FBI Director Kendall on "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06), O'Quinn became a favorite of series creator J.J. Abrams, who asked the actor to join the ensemble cast of the mystery sci-fi hit, "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). For six seasons, the actor captivated viewers as the faith-based Locke, who routinely butted heads with his other castaways while earning his place among fans as one of the most intriguing and popular characters on the series. At long last, O'Quinn had risen from a relatively unknown supporting player to a major Emmy Award-winning star.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 63% New Life Dr. Sumrall (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lamps of Atlantis Narrator - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of Fire Oliver Booth (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 76% Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Mark Miller (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Phenomenon II Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 76% Hometown Legend Buster Schuler (Character) $111.8K 2002
No Score Yet 60% The Locket Casey Keddington (Character) - 2002
14% 68% American Outlaws Rollin H. Parker, Rain's Gopher (Character) $13.3M 2001
No Score Yet 36% WW3 Eric Farrell (Character) - 2001
25% 31% Rated X J.R. Mitchell (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in a Small Town Sidney Lassiter (Character) - 1999
66% 72% The X-Files Darius Michaud (Character) $83.9M 1998
0% 17% Shadow Conspiracy Frank Ridell (Character) $2.3M 1997
No Score Yet 52% On the Edge of Innocence Mr. David Walker (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Stepson, My Lover Richard Cory (Character) - 1997
76% 89% Primal Fear Bud Yancy (Character) $56.1M 1996
No Score Yet 89% JAG Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 29% Shadow Warriors Dr. Connors (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Evidence Harris Wiley (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet MacShayne: Winner Takes All Danny Leggett (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 35% Don't Talk to Strangers Bonner (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 52% A Friend to Die For Ed Saxe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born Too Soon Dr. Friedman (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Visions of Murder Adm. Truman Hager (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 28% Amityville: A New Generation Detective Clark (Character) - 1993
74% 94% Tombstone Mayor John Clum (Character) $55.9M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sexual Advances Cliff Ripley (Character) - 1992
57% 76% The Cutting Edge Jack Moseley (Character) $23M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deliver Them From Evil: The Taking of Alta View Sergeant Don Bell (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Fight Henry Cragin (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance Sergeant Nicholas (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last to Go Daniel (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 42% Prisoners of the Sun Major Beckett (Character) $11.7K 1991
No Score Yet 32% Company Business Colonel Pierce Grissom (Character) $1.4M 1991
65% 65% The Rocketeer Howard Hughes (Character) $46.5M 1991
No Score Yet 60% Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Curt Mitchell (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 85% Kaleidoscope Henry (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 71% The Forgotten One Bob Anderson (Character) - 1990
54% 51% Blind Fury Frank Devereaux (Character) $2.1M 1989
0% 33% Stepfather II The Stepfather (Character) $255.3K 1989
41% 76% Young Guns Alex McSween (Character) $43.4M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet When the Time Comes Wes Travis (Character) - 1987
50% 40% Black Widow Bruce (Character) $22.7M 1987
88% 65% The Stepfather Jerry Blake (Character) $1.6M 1987
45% 50% SpaceCamp Launch Director (Character) $9.1M 1986
No Score Yet 80% Between Two Women Dr. Wallace (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 55% Women of Valor Maj. Tom Patterson (Character) - 1986
57% 67% Mischief Claude Harbrough (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 75% Right to Kill? Jim Barrett (Character) - 1985
45% 56% Silver Bullet Sheriff Joe Haller (Character) $10.8M 1985
89% 83% Places in the Heart Buddy Kelsey (Character) - 1984
36% 45% Mrs. Soffel Detective Buck McGovern (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet F.D.R. -- The Last Year James Roosevelt (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
94% 82% Emergence Richard Kindred (Guest Star) 2019
88% 91% Perpetual Grace LTD Tom Walker (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2018
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Joe White (Guest Star) 2018 2015 2011-2013
91% 90% Patriot Tom Tavner (Character) 2017-2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mysteries of the Missing Host 2017
No Score Yet 60% The Blacklist: Redemption Howard (Guest Star) 2017
35% 75% Secrets and Lies John Warner (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Circle Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Full Circle Unknown (Character) 2015
41% 89% Gang Related Sam Chapel (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2014
58% 72% 666 Park Avenue Gavin Doran (Character) 2012-2013
79% 69% Falling Skies Arthur Manchester (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of Fire Oliver Booth (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curiosity Host 2011
85% 91% Lost John Locke (Character) 2004-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters Unknown (Character) 2007
75% 95% The West Wing General Nicholas Alexander (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Marine Col. Will Ryan (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
85% 88% Alias F.B.I. Assistant Director Kendall (Guest Star) 2002-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2000-2002 1995-1997
21% No Score Yet First Monday Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
75% 85% The X-Files Lt. Brian Tillman (Guest Star) 2002 1995
No Score Yet 87% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
47% No Score Yet Harsh Realm Sgt. Maj. Omar Santiago (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1996-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Character) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
89% 90% Star Trek: The Next Generation Adm. Eric Pressman (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Morning Star Gen. Aldred Terry (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: Perpetual Grace LTD Tom Walker (Character)

QUOTES FROM Terry O'Quinn CHARACTERS

Bruce says: A complex series of seductions and murders? That's just not something you see a woman do.

Alexandra Barnes says: Oh, really? What part do you think a woman is not up to? The seduction or the murder?

Howard Hughes says: [about to show Cliff the Nazi propaganda film] It cost a man's life to get this out of Germany.

Howard Hughes says: It cost a man's life to get this out of Germany.

Howard Hughes says: How did it feel, strapping that thing to your back and flying like a bat out of hell?

Cliff Secord says: Well it's the closest I'll ever get to heaven, Mr. Hughes.