Creator / Zachary Quinto

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What scares me? Oh, now that's a big question. I don't know what scares me - cockroaches, nuclear apocalypse. Fear is an interesting thing. It has a place in all of our lives. I try to be as fearless as possible. I don't always succeed, but I like to think I try.

Zachary John Quinto (born June 2, 1977) is an American actor. Getting his start in bit roles on television, his role as the villainous Sylar on NBC's Heroes was his breakthrough performance, which ultimately led to his casting as Spock in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek film series. He's also widely known for starring in two seasons of FX's American Horror Story.

Zachary is also one of Hollywood's most prominent openly gay actors, and he used to date Jonathan Groff.


Selected filmography:


He provides examples of:

  • all lowercase letters: His blog postings and 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: 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 Heroes where Sylar's expression can change just enough to indicate near-corpsing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Plays one of the best, as well as being one himself. Most of his answers on his Reddit AMA is snark.
  • Erudite Stoner: 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.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Leonard Nimoy after getting the role of Spock.
  • The Klutz / Cloud Cuckoolander: According to several accounts from both the Heroes and Star Trek sets and on-the-street Twitter sightings.
    • His Twitter sometimes will lapse into complete nonsense, giving off a Cloud Cuckoolander impression.
    • Was nearly hit by a car because he stopped in the middle of crossing a street to take a picture of a balloon.
  • Mr. Fanservice: 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 scenes in the show.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Tends to speak in an articulate manner, although tends to lapse into Buffy Speak or Sophisticated as Hell in more casual settings. Both Sylar and Spock are known for long lines of dialogue.
    • He plays this up to its full hilt on the press tours for Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. In order to entertain themselves and alleviate the boredom of press junkets, he and Chris Pine engaged in a game of cramming in as many vocabulary words as they can into their answers, regardless of the context.
  • Straight Gay: A shining example of someone whose sexual orientation is just a minor detail.


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