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During high school, Quinto realized that acting was something more than a hobby.
Zachary Quinto stars in NBC's Emmy Award-nominated ensemble drama series, "Heroes" as Sylar, a manipulative serial killer dedicated to violently collecting the extraordinary talents of special people. Sylar's fate is unknown after being stabbed by Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) in New York. "Heroes" follows the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
The Pittsburgh native has been acting since age 11, and jumped right into theater and launched his acting career. He starred in such shows as "Side Man," "Gross Indecency" (City Theatre Company), and "Oliver," as well as "Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow" (Old Globe) "Endgame" (Odyssey), "Much Ado About Nothing" (L.A. Shakespeare Festival & Vineyard Playhouse), "The Bear" (Tintreach company, Galway Ireland), "Map of Doubt and Rescue," "Laying on of Hands," "Pro Bono Publico," "Lonesome Hollow" (Ojai Playwrights conference), "Stone" (Taper New Works Festival), and "Lonely Impulse of Delight" (Vineyard Playhouse). Quinto has also been cast as Spock in J.J. Abrams' upcoming installment of "Star Trek."
During high school, Quinto realized that acting was something more than a hobby. So he decided to further pursue his dream, and attended Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, and graduated as a true triple threat. Quinto was honored with the university's prestigious Gene Kelly Award for his role as the major general in "Pirates of Penzance."
A working actor since 2000, Quinto's first television job was "The Others" and he quickly gained guest-starring roles on "CSI," "Touched by an Angel," "Charmed," "Six Feet Under," "Crossing Jordan," and "Dragnet" among others. In addition, his film credits include "Down with Love," and "Psychic Murders."
Most recently, Quinto had a recurring role on "24" and co-starred in Tori Spelling's sitcom, "So NoTORIous."
Quinto currently resides in Los Angeles. He is learning how to play the banjo and is taking cooking classes. Quinto also enjoys hiking with his Irish Wolfhound/Airedale Terrier mix, Noah, and hanging out with his cat, Harold. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. His birthday is June 2.
Growing up with his single, overbearing adopted mother Virginia in Queens, little Gabriel Gray always dreamed of being special, but grew up to become an ordinary watch repairman. Then one day, Dr. Chandra Suresh identified Gabriel as his Patient Zero, revealing his ability of intuitive aptitude, accompanied by an insatiable hunger. After adopting the name Sylar, the watchmaker vented his hunger to become a serial killer, capable of assimilating the abilities of his kills. Before long, Sylar was the most powerful Hero of them all, the guy everyone wanted to use and/or control. Determined to learn how he became the person he is, Sylar tracked down his biological father Samson, only to gain reckless ambition, setting his sights on the American Presidency. Shape-shifting Sylar was one handshake away from the Oval Office when Peter stepped in to tranquilize him. Angela had Matt Parkman erase Sylar's own memories, forcing him to believe that he's Nathan. As Nathan, Sylar begins living the senator's life, but something's not quite right...
Read more about this character at Heroes Wiki.
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