Terry O'Quinn

Character Actor


Terry O'Quinn was nominated three times for the emmy award and won one of the three, in 2007 emmy award. Terry also won 2005 Saturn Award from the Academy of Science FIction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA. Terry has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006.
Terry O'Quinn's 2007 Emmy Award Acceptance Speech


Terry O'Quinn began acting in the 1970s during his time at Central Michigan University. He not only was an outstanding actor but also playwright/director. He wrote and directed the musical Orchestrina. Starting in 1980. Terry O'Quinn has appeared in various feature films such as Silver Bullet. O'Quinn made his breakthrough by appearing as the deranged serial-killing title character in The Stepfather. His acting performance was praised by film critic Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun Times, who commented: "'The Stepfather' has one wonderful element: Terry O'Quinn's performance".


"I can relate to somebody wanting to have something to believe in."