Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1977. Quinto is an Emmy Award-nominated actor who is best known for starring in Heroes and Star Trek, as well as Broadway appearances in The Glass Menagerie and The Boys in the Band. Quinto makes his West End debut as Gore Vidal in Best of Enemies at the Noël Coward Theatre.
Quinto developed an interest for performing throughout school. At his high school graduation from Central Catholic High School — notably the same school as playwright August Wilson — Quinto won the Gene Kelly Award for Best Supporting Actor. Quinto then went on to graduate from Carnegie Mellon University’s school of drama.
Upon graduating, Quinto starred in a variety of television shows throughout the 2000s. Quinto made his professional theatre debut in 2010 when cast as Louis Ironson in an off-Broadway revival of Angels in America. He then made his Broadway debut three years later, playing Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie. In a New York Theatre Guide review, our critic said: “Zachary Quinto as Tom takes himself very seriously in his monologues but lightens up considerably in his scenes with Jones to the point where the two mine humor in their scenes that I have never seen before.”
Quinto’s recent theatre credits include Footnote / Fetus Two / Samuel in Smokefall at MCC Theater, George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, and an all-star revival of The Boys in the Band at the Booth Theatre, alongside Jim Parsons and Andrew Rannells.
Aside from theatre, Quinto’s enjoyed a successful television and film career. He played Adam Kaufman in the third season of 24, before playing Sylar in Heroes for four seasons. He was then cast as a young Spock, originally played by Leonard Nimoy, for the 2009 Star Trek film, later reprising the Spock character for Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond. In 2011, he joined the American Horror Story franchise, playing Chad in season one, and Dr. Oliver Thredson in season two.
Zachary Quinto now makes his West End debut as Gore Vidal in Best of Enemies. Quinto will star alongside David Harewood. Best of Enemies runs in the West End from November 2022 to February 2023.