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  • July 15 1952.


  • Terry O'Quinn is currently 71 years old.

Personal Trivia

  • Chris Carter is rumoured to have nicknamed Terry O'Quinn as 'Mr.1013' due to his many appearences in Ten Thirteen's TV series'.
  • Terry was once a bodyguard.
  • Changed his last name from Quinn to O'Quinn due to there already being another actor named Terry Quinn.
  • Has been balding since his early 20s.
  • A talented singer and guitar player. Big fan of Neil Young... also does a great impersonation of him too.
  • Appeared in two different TV series with the same episode title "Walkabout". The TV series were Millennium and Lost.
  • Quote courtesy of Terry O' (Unofficial Fan Site):
    Jan 19 2005
    I was disappointed when Millenium was canceled. I thought it was a great show, especially in the first season. They tried to soften it a little in the second, but still I thought it was nice and dark... and moody
  • Quote courtesy of Terry O' (Unofficial Fan Site):
    Jan 15 2005
    I don't know what they intended at that time. I think they wanted to leave it open, but since the show was killed, I guess we can say that Peter was too... a little closure.
  • Terry O'Quinn appeared in 40 episode/s of the Millennium television series.

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Terrance "Terry" O'Quinn (born July 15, 1952) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actor. He is known for playing the titular role of The Stepfather and, in recent years, Peter Watts in Millennium and John Locke on the popular ABC TV series Lost.


Personal life

O'Quinn was born in Newberry, Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Before graduating, he worked as a security guard. O'Quinn has been married to his wife, Lori, for 25 years. Most of that time they lived in Finksburg, Maryland, but after Lost began airing, the couple decided to follow the example of O'Quinn's co-stars and move to Hawaii, where the series is shot. O'Quinn and his wife are the parents of two sons, Oliver and Hunter, who live on the West Coast of the United States.


O'Quinn began acting in the 1970s. He has appeared in such films as Tombstone, Heaven's Gate, The Rocketeer, and as the deranged serial killer in The Stepfather. His early television roles include guest appearances on Miami Vice (episode "Give a Little, Take a Little"), Earth 2, Moonlighting, Star Trek: The Next Generation (episode "The Pegasus"), The New Twilight Zone (episode "Chameleon"), Homicide: Life on the Street (episode "Hate Crimes"), and a recurring role as Rear Admiral Thomas Boone on JAG.

In 1995, O'Quinn began a series of notable guest appearances in The X-Files, Millennium, and Harsh Realm, all produced by Chris Carter, who also cast him in the film The X-Files: Fight The Future.

After a string of recurring appearances on Alias (2002-2003), as the FBI Director Kendall, O'Quinn became a favorite of television producer J.J. Abrams. Following a seven-episode guest run on The West Wing in 2003-2004, O'Quinn received a call from Abrams indicating that the producer wanted to cast him, with no audition needed, in his new television drama Lost. In 2005 and 2007, O'Quinn received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his work as John Locke on Lost. O'Quinn admitted on the TV Guide Channel that he did not have much faith in the series Lost at first, calling it "The Mysterious Gilligan's Island of Dr. Moreau."

O'Quinn holds the distinction of having played four different characters within the extended X-Files / Millennium continuum (the two shows being classed together since both Lance Henriksen's character of Frank Black and Charles Nelson Reilly's character of Jose Chung have appeared in both shows) :

  • Lt. Brian Tillman (1995) "Aubrey"
  • SAC Darius Michaud (1998) X-Files: Fight the Future
  • Unnamed Shadow man (2002) "Trust No 1", credited as Terrence Quinn.
  • Peter Watts, a recurring character in seasons 1 through 3 of Millennium

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Millennium Appearances

Terry O'Quinn appeared in the following 40 episode/s of Millennium:

MLM#-100 Pilot as Peter Watts

MLM#-101 Gehenna as Peter Watts

MLM#-105 522666 as Peter Watts

MLM#-106 Blood Relatives as Peter Watts

MLM#-110 The Wild and the Innocent as Peter Watts

MLM#-111 Loin Like a Hunting Flame as Peter Watts

MLM#-112 Force Majeure as Peter Watts

MLM#-114 Sacrament as Peter Watts

MLM#-115 Walkabout as Peter Watts

MLM#-117 Lamentation as Peter Watts

MLM#-118 Powers, Principalities, Thrones and Dominions as Peter Watts

MLM#-119 Broken World as Peter Watts

MLM#-120 Maranatha as Peter Watts

MLM#-201 The Beginning and the End as Peter Watts

MLM#-202 Beware of the Dog as Peter Watts

MLM#-203 Sense and Antisense as Peter Watts

MLM#-204 Monster as Peter Watts

MLM#-206 19:19 as Peter Watts

MLM#-208 The Hand of Saint Sebastian as Peter Watts

MLM#-209 Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense' as Peter Watts

MLM#-211 Midnight of the Century as Peter Watts

MLM#-212 Luminary as Peter Watts

MLM#-213 The Mikado as Peter Watts

MLM#-214 Owls as Peter Watts

MLM#-215 The Pest House as Peter Watts

MLM#-216 Roosters as Peter Watts

MLM#-217 Siren as Peter Watts

MLM#-218 In Arcadia Ego as Peter Watts

MLM#-219 Anamnesis as Peter Watts

MLM#-220 A Room With No View as Peter Watts

MLM#-222 The Fourth Horseman as Peter Watts

MLM#-223 The Time Is Now as Peter Watts

MLM#-302 Exegesis as Peter Watts

MLM#-306 Skull and Bones as Peter Watts

MLM#-311 Collateral Damage as Peter Watts

MLM#-314 Matryoshka as Peter Watts

MLM#-315 Forcing the End as Peter Watts

MLM#-317 Bardo Thodol as Peter Watts

MLM#-321 Via Dolorosa as Peter Watts

MLM#-322 Goodbye To All That as Peter Watts

Other Ten-Thirteen shows

The X-Files:
2.12 "Aubrey" - Lt. Brian Tillman
9.06 "Trust No 1" - Shadow Man (as Terrance Quinn)
The X-Files movie:
Darius Michaud
Harsh Realm:
General Omar Santiago