SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE


Aidan Quinn

Born: 08 March 1959 (62 years old)
Gender: Male

Rate:

8.5

Add to Actor Favourites

Bio

Aidan Quinn is an Irish-American actor known for his large array of supporting roles, primarily in film, including roles in Desperately Seeking Susan, The Mission, Stakeout, Benny and Joon, Legends of the Fall, Frankenstein and Michael Collins.

He currently stars as Captain Toby Gregson in the crime drama series Elementary, a contemporary reimagining of the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, since 2012.

His first significant film role was in Reckless (1984), followed by a breakthrough role in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) as the character "Dez" (the love interest of the character played by Rosanna Arquette).

Quinn, nominated in 2007 for an Emmy Award for his supporting role in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, started his career on the Chicago stage and has since appeared on Broadway, off-Broadway and in London's West End.

In his hometown of Chicago, he played the title role in a modern-day Hamlet, directed by Robert Falls. He starred on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire and off-Broadway in Sam Shepherd's Fool for Love; Salome, directed by Estelle Parsons; and The Exonerated, which he also performed at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, in Dublin and in London's West End.

Quinn has starred in numerous feature films, including Desperately Seeking Susan; Benny & Joon; Legends of the Fall; This Is My Father, written and directed by his brother Paul and filmed by his brother Declan; Evelyn alongside Julianna Margulies; The Assignment; At Play in the Fields of the Lord; Looking for Richard; Dark Matter with Meryl Streep; and 32A, directed by his sister Marian.

He garnered an Irish Film Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in Song for a Raggy Boy, and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Male for Cavedweller.

On the small screen, Quinn starred in the groundbreaking AIDS drama An Early Frost, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor.

Other television credits include Perfect Witness with Stockard Channing, Plainsong, Convicted for director Bille August and A Private Matter opposite Sissy Spacek. Quinn recently starred as the title character in the series The Book of Daniel.

Quinn and his family live in upstate New York.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Harry Vardon

Matt Furey

Captain Toby Gregson

Captain Toby Gregson

Captain Toby Gregson

Captain Toby Gregson

Captain Toby Gregson

Captain Toby Gregson

Captain Toby Gregson

David Roby

Presenter - Himself

Ben Nicholson

Lieutenant Kevin Sweeney

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Lieutenant John Miller

CEO

Professor George Oswald


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Friday 7 May

Superhero drama Jupiter's Legacy drops on Netflix as BBC Earth showcases Joanna Lumley's Britain.


Suidooster Teasers - June 2021

Everyone is worried about Bridgette as she struggles to remember.


New on TV today: Thursday 6 May

Two new K-dramas premiere on tvN Africa and 10 Years Younger in 10 Days returns to BBC Lifestyle.


The Cost of Love Teasers - May 2021

A mother sells her daughter for a second time!


New! Curse of the Sands Teasers - May 2021

A premonition of Zee World's new thriller about the "other woman" who has supernatural powers.


New on TV today: Wednesday 5 May

Netflix documents The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness, as Green Eyed Killers stalk Lifetime.


New kykNET game show calls for kid savvy adults

Are you a Capetonian grown-up who knows how kids think? Turn this skill into bucks on Kyk Wie Praat (Look Who's Talking).


Love or Poison? Teasers - May 2021

Sitara gives Viraj a poisoned flower in an attempt to kill him.


New on TV today: Tuesday 4 May

The Blacklist 7 starts a run on M-Net City and Selena: The Series drops a new season on Netflix.


Promised Love Teasers - May 2021

Finale alert! Will Noor say yes?

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.