Evening on the Lake Special Guest: Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where he began performing as a teenager.  He attended Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and received a BFA in Acting.  After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and began to build a career in television with guest starring roles on numerous series, including CSI and Six Feet Under.  He appeared as Adam Kaufman on the third season of 24, and in the only season of the critically acclaimed series So NoTORIous

 

In 2007 he was cast as the psychopathic superpowered serial killer Sylar on the hit NBC series Heroes; and in the same year was cast as Spock in the JJ Abrams directed reboot of the Star Trek franchise.  Subsequently he has reprised his role of Spock in both sequels to that film: 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness and 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.  He played Chad Warwick on the first season of American Horror Story and won a Critic’s Choice Award and Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Dr. Oliver Thredson on American Horror Story: Asylum

 

In 2008, he began his production company Before the Door Pictures and produced and starred in Margin Call alongside Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, and Jeremy Irons. His company has gone on to produce such films as All Is Lost, Banshee Chapter, Breakup At a Wedding, A Most Violent Year, and the upcoming film Aardvark in which Quinto also stars alongside Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm. That film will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. He appeared as Louis Ironson in the 2010 Signature Theater revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America, for which he won a Theater World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination. He made his Broadway debut to universal praise in the 2013 Tony Award winning production of the Glass Menagerie; and was most recently seen on stage in last year's MCC production of Noah Haidle's Smokefall.  On screen, he was most recently seen opposite James Franco in I Am Michael and as journalist Glenn Greenwald in Oliver Stone’s film Snowden.

 

Photo Credit: Chiun Kai Shih