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A prolific and gifted character actor who finally found fame with "Lost," Terry O'Quinn was born July 15, 1952, in Newberry, Mich., and made his feature debut in Heaven's Gate in 1980. After a soap opera gig and a Broadway stint opposite Faye Dunaway, O'Quinn worked steadily in television and films, with memorable turns in Places in the Heart (1984) and the landmark AIDS drama An Early Frost (1985).

O'Quinn earned raves in 1987 as the demented title character in the thriller The Stepfather. During the '90s and 2000s, he remained a familiar face if not a familiar name, appearing in "The Rocketeer" and on the tube in "The X-Files" and "The West Wing."

In 2003, O'Quinn landed a role on "Alias," where he worked with series creator J.J. Abrams -- who later cast him in "Lost." Playing the mysterious John Locke, O'Quinn became a fan favorite and a 2007 Emmy winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.

Terry O'Quinn in Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

1985 R

When a sleepy town is terrorized by sadistic murders, the locals conclude that the culprit is a werewolf. But only Marty, a 13-year-old boy in a wheelchair, is brave enough to try to track down the mysterious beast.

  • Terry O'Quinn in Primal Fear Primal Fear
  • Terry O'Quinn in Young Guns Young Guns
  • Terry O'Quinn in Lost Lost
  • Terry O'Quinn in Mischief Mischief
  • Terry O'Quinn in Stepfather II Stepfather II
  • Terry O'Quinn in American Outlaws American Outlaws
  • Terry O'Quinn in Places in the Heart Places in the Heart
  • Terry O'Quinn in The Stepfather The Stepfather
  • Terry O'Quinn in The Rocketeer The Rocketeer
  • Terry O'Quinn in Danielle Steel's Kaleidoscope Danielle Steel's Kaleidoscope
  • Terry O'Quinn in The Cutting Edge The Cutting Edge
  • Terry O'Quinn in Amityville: A New Generation Amityville: A New Generation
  • Terry O'Quinn in Millennium Millennium
  • Terry O'Quinn in Rated X Rated X
  • Terry O'Quinn in Hometown Legend Hometown Legend
  • Terry O'Quinn in Masters of Science Fiction Masters of Science Fiction
  • Terry O'Quinn in The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (The 80s) The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (The 80s)
  • Terry O'Quinn in An Early Frost An Early Frost
  • Terry O'Quinn in MacShayne: Winner Takes All MacShayne: Winner Takes All
  • Terry O'Quinn in Omega Doom / Blind Fury: Double Feature Omega Doom / Blind Fury: Double Feature
  • Terry O'Quinn in Shadow Warriors Shadow Warriors
  • Terry O'Quinn in Breast Men Breast Men
  • Terry O'Quinn in Love, Murder and Deceit Love, Murder and Deceit
  • Terry O'Quinn in Harsh Realm: The Complete Series Harsh Realm: The Complete Series
  • Terry O'Quinn in Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
  • Terry O'Quinn in Curiosity Curiosity
  • Terry O'Quinn in Ring of Fire Ring of Fire