Terry O'Quinn

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Quotes (15)

  • Terry O'Quinn: I'm a self-taught knife-thrower.

  • Terry O'Quinn: (about writing on "Lost") I think the writers respond to what they see in the cast big time, not necessarily in terms of story points but certainly in terms of performance points and where they take the character.

  • Terry O'Quinn: (on his own action figure) Well I haven't seen it. That was never one of dreams to be an action figure so I don't know. Somebody asked me if I hoped the action figure had props and I said yeah, a little gun to shoot himself (laugh). Or if you get one, buy him and release him in the garden with a little knife where he can hunt mice.

  • Terry O'Quinn: (on his character in "Lost", season two) A button-pusher? No. Never. I've been doing this since I was in college and before that I did nothing. The button pushing was a whole new experience for me and I found it very dissatisfying and I was unhappy for Locke. Locke was unhappy and I was very sympathetic.

  • Terry O'Quinn: (during his 2007 Emmy win for "Lost") I think about my castmates and my crewmates represented here by the great and glorious Michael Emerson and I realize why I have the best job in the world.

  • Terry O'Quinn: Really, I think of fame as distracting, it's something you have to get around.

  • Terry O'Quinn: I have two concerns with my work: having good things to act, and getting paid. In that order. Although if you're not getting paid well, that order can change. But that's what I'm concerned about. Good scenes. Decent money.

  • Terry O'Quinn: (about his cast on "Lost") I love working with Sawyer, I love working with Dominic Monaghan, I love working with Matthew, I like working with Ian. It's a bunch of good actors. My favorite person to greet when I get to work that would have to be Evangeline. She's a great hugger.

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Trivia (38)

  • Terry O'Quinn is in the group of people who have appeared in both of Donald P. Bellisario's JAG and NCIS. He appeared as Captain/Admiral Boone in 10 episodes of JAG and in the NCIS episode "Enigma"(1-15).

  • Terry is left-handed.

  • Favorites: Artist: Neil Young Interests: Hiking, Biking, Reading and Swimming Lost episode: "Walkabout" Lost character: Kate

  • If Terry was given the option to play any other character on Lost, he would choose Sawyer.

  • According to Terry, his best working experience has been on Lost.

  • Before working on Lost, Terry and his wife, Lori lived in Finkburg, Maryland.

  • Terry has a black belt in Karate.

  • His real name is Terrance Quinn, but he lengthened his name to distinguish himself from actor Terry Quinn.

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