[[caption-width-right:309:[[IAmNotSpock He's not Spock,]] [[Creator/LeonardNimoy either.]]]]

Zachary John Quinto (Born June 2, 1977) is an American actor. He began acting in small roles in his native Pittsburgh as a child, and claims to have known since a very young age that acting was his calling. He is famous for having BigOlEyebrows, [[{{Series/Heroes}} cutting open people's heads]], or just [[Series/AmericanHorrorStory cutting people up]], and [[Film/StarTrek having pointy ears]].
!!This actor and his roles provide examples of:

* AllLowercaseLetters: His [[http://dailyzqphoto.tumblr.com/post/11527752860/10-16-11-nyc-when-i-found-out-that-jamey blog postings]] and [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1s28xxGbX1qbf154o1_1280.jpg twitter]] are exactly how you would expect. Someone then proceeded to ask him on Reddit about it.
-->'''Redditor''': Are you afraid of capital letters?\\
'''Zachary''': [[DeadpanSnarker TERRIFIED!!!]]
* {{Corpsing}}: Almost broke character when Spock was interrogating Kirk and Scotty; the final scene in the film shows his expression twitching just slightly enough to be missed.
** Also applies to several scenes in ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' where Sylar's expression can change just enough to indicate near-corpsing.
* DeadpanSnarker: Plays [[TheSpock one of the best]], as well as being one himself. Most of his answers on his [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1sh7fp/hey_reddit_zachary_quinto_here_spock_in_new_treks/ Reddit AMA]] is snark.
* DyeingForYourArt: In order to put on the prosthetic Spock eyebrows, he had to shave off his own. ChrisPine described it as a "forehead Brazilian wax."
* EruditeStoner: Admitted to being a marijuana smoker on an interview with Howard Stern. He knew quite a bit about the various paraphernalia, and prefers it socially and in moderation. His character of Jackson in ''We'll Never Have Paris'' has a vaguely stoner vibe to him.
* FanNickname: Often referred as ZQ or La Quinto. His CarpetOfVirility is known as The [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batsignal]], and his most recognizable trait is known as the Sybrows. Characters he has played are known as Quintoplets.
** FanCommunityNickname: Zachary has a very dedicated and loving community known as Sylar's Army.
* FandomNod: When an interviewer asked him about the the [=SArmy=] (Sylar's Army), who raise money for charities that he supports, he replied that he'd heard of them and considered it pretty damn cool.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Creator/LeonardNimoy after getting the role of Spock.
* TheKlutz / CloudCuckoolander: According to several accounts from both the ''Heroes'' and ''Star Trek'' sets and on-the-street Twitter [[http://dailyzqphoto.tumblr.com/post/12512222901/zq-was-on-fire-today-at-one-point-he-makes-a sightings]].
** His Twitter sometimes will lapse into complete [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1s28xxGbX1qbf154o1_1280.jpg nonsense]], giving off a CloudCuckoolander impression.
** Was nearly hit by a car because he stopped in the middle of crossing a street to take a [[http://dailyzqphoto.tumblr.com/post/13013132601/sexyzach picture]] of a ''balloon''.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Is quite laid back and sweet in RealLife, but once he gets into character, prepare to be terrified.
** Creator/StephenTobolowsky talks about working on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' during one of his podcasts, and despite only sharing a single deleted scene, describes him as 'the sweetest guy' in admiring tones. Take note, this was a scene in which Zach's character killed Stephen's, and Zach apologized numerous times. Stephen only mentions Creator/KristenBell as being just as nice.
* MrFanservice: As Sylar's popularity increased, the writers wrote in more thinly veiled {{Fanservice}} moments into his scenes. There's a reason he and Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Peter, have the most {{shirtless scene}}s in the show.
* PromotedFanboy: An avowed drama geek from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, he was extremely pleased to be cast as Louis in a production of ''AngelsInAmerica'' as he was a fan of the material.
** Played with in that it wasn't until he was cast as the reboot Spock that he became a fan of Star Trek.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Tends to speak in an articulate manner, although tends to lapse into BuffySpeak or SophisticatedAsHell in more casual settings.
** He plays this up to its full hilt on the press tours for ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. In order to entertain themselves and alleviate the boredom of press junkets, he and ChrisPine engaged in a game of cramming in as many vocabulary words as they can into their answers, regardless of the context.
* StraightGay: A shining example of someone whose sexual orientation is just a minor detail.
* TypeCasting: Typically cast as mentally unbalanced villains or at least morally dark characters. His roles as Sasan and Spock, and his roles in ''Film/MarginCall'' and ''We'll Never Have Paris'' is actually him PlayingAgainstType.