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Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn (28 May 1970  3 December 2002) was an Irish actor, best known for his roles on Angel and Roseanne.

He died in 2002 at the age of 32 after a drug overdose.

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Video Game Roles

Tropes associated with his work:

  • Actor-Inspired Element:invoked He auditioned for Doyle using an American accent, like he put on for most of his roles. Joss Whedon however suggested using his natural Irish accent (although he had to put some American pronunciations in there allegedly to make it easier to understand).
  • The Character Died with Him:invoked After his passing, the decision was made to not recast Mark on the Roseanne revival, and the character was killed off too.
  • The Danza:invoked Doyle's middle name is Francis, as was Glenn's.
  • Dawson Casting:invoked
    • He was already twenty when cast as the teenage Mark on Roseanne.
    • He was twenty-two playing sixteen in Dr. Giggles.
  • Fake American:invoked Most of his roles, with Angel being the most notable one in which he got to play an Irish-accented character (as well as a few episodes of the Irish soap Fair City).
  • Fake Brit:invoked He puts on an English accent for Covington Cross.
  • Friendship on the Set:invoked
    • David Boreanaz was very close with Glenn and called him "a dear friend" on the 20th anniversary reunion.
    "Glenn played a great character, but also became a really close friend of mine. God rest his soul."
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor:invoked Doyle was killed off on Angel sooner than planned because his drug addiction was getting too difficult to ignore. David Fury later confessed that they were worried it would rub off on his co-stars.
  • What Could Have Been:invoked
    • Mark was intended as a one episode guest star, but was expanded into a series regular for seven seasons.
    • Doyle's role was originally meant for Whistler, who'd appeared in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 finale. Supposedly his actor Max Perlich was unavailable.
    • There were also plans to bring Doyle back on Angel now as a villain, but Glenn's passing meant the storyline was abandoned. Lindsey's Season 5 return pretending to be Doyle was a remnant of this.