[[caption-width-right:309:[[IAmNotSpock He's not Spock,]] [[Creator/LeonardNimoy either.]]]]
->''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 Creator/{{NBC}}'s ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' was his breakthrough performance, which ultimately led to his casting as Spock in Creator/JJAbrams' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film series. He's also widely known for starring in [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse two]] [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum seasons]] of Creator/{{FX}}'s ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory''.

Zachary is also one of Hollywood's most prominent openly gay actors, and he used to date Creator/JonathanGroff.
!!Selected filmography:
* ''Series/TwentyFour'' (2003 -- 2004) as Adam Kaufman
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' (2006 -- 2010) as Sylar
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (2009 -- present) as Spock:
** ''Film/{{Star Trek|2009}}'' (2009)
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (2013)
** ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' (2016)
* ''Film/MarginCall'' (2011) as Peter Sullivan
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' (2011 -- 2013) in various roles:
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'' (2011) as Chad Warwick
** ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'' (2012 -- 2013) as Oliver Thredson / [spoiler: Bloodyface]
* ''Film/WhatsYourNumber'' (2011) as Rick
* ''Series/{{Girls}}'' (2015) as Ace
* ''Series/TheSlap'' (2015) as Harry Apostolou
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' (2015) as Neal Frank
* ''Film/HitmanAgent47'' (2015) as John Smith
!!He provides 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.
* 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.
* 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''.
* 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.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Tends to speak in an articulate manner, although tends to lapse into BuffySpeak or SophisticatedAsHell 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 ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. In order to entertain themselves and alleviate the boredom of press junkets, he and Creator/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.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: As seen [[http://lucystillintheskywithdiamonds.tumblr.com/post/164744417474/canvuljan-soyiyoyo-quinto-brow-brothersjoe here]], Zachary and his brother look remarkably alike, especially around their similar BigOlEyebrows.