U.S. actor and producer Zachary John Quinto. For his roles as Sylar on Heroes (2006-2010) and Spock in Star Trek (2009) and its sequels (Insurrection (2013) and Beyond (2016)), Charlie Manx on AMC’s NOS4A2, and Dr. Oliver Thredson in American Horror Story: Asylum (for which he garnered an Emmy nomination), he is most recognized.
Margin Call (2011), Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), Snowden (2016), and Hotel Artemis (2017) are just a few of the films in which he has starred (2018). Smaller roles in Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie, and Smokefall, as well as other theater productions, rounded out his acting career.
Is He Gay?
After much deliberation, Zachary Quinto has spoken openly about his sexual orientation. In 2011, the actor publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation on his website. He is now starring in the film version of Mart Crowley’s play The Boys in the Band.
When asked about his decision in a recent interview with Variety, Quinto stated it happened at a period “when a lot of young kids were dying themselves around the country due to bullying.”
He stated, “There was a massive increase in teen suicides.” It’s simply that I felt obligated to do it now.
Having achieved a certain amount of success, I finally realized that it would be hypocritical of me to continue living the life I had crafted for myself while denying my sexual orientation. I was concerned that it would have a negative impact on young people whose lives might be improved by the freedom to be themselves.
Even when he first started working in Hollywood in 1999, Quinto said, there remained a “clear stigma” against openly gay people.
“I did feel like coming out would have maybe had an influence on my job and it wouldn’t have been a nice one,” he said.
On September 30, Netflix unveiled The Boys in the Band to the general public. Upon its initial release, the film was met with universal acclaim from critics.
Joe Mantello directed the episode, which was produced by Ryan Murphy, David Stone, and Ned Martel. It follows a group of gay men whose evening becomes disrupted when an uninvited guest shows up.
Quinto, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, Robin de Jess, and Tuc Watkins all reprise their roles from the 2018 Broadway revival.
In October 2011, Quinto made his sexual orientation known to the public. As he put it, “living a gay life without openly identifying it is just not enough to make any substantial contribution to the huge effort that lies ahead on the road to complete equality” after hearing about the suicide of gay teenager Jamey Rodemeyer.
Quinto has been an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights and organizations like The Trevor Project for quite some time. The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, about Matthew Shepard’s 1998 murder, and Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, a fundraiser theatrical reading in response to the adoption of Proposition 8, were both productions he was in during 2009.
To help prevent suicide among members of the LGBTQAI+ community, Quinto made a film for the It Gets Better Project in 2010. In 2012, Quinto appeared in the video Obama Pride: LGBT Americans For Obama, which was part of his campaign for Barack Obama.
Quinto dated actor Jonathan Groff from 2010 to 2013. Dating model and musician Miles McMillan began for Quinto in the summer of 2013. The pair bought a NoHo apartment in Manhattan together and moved in at the beginning of 2015.
Vogue referred to them as “a power couple whose realm extends over the film, fashion, and art scene” in their issue from November 2015. In the first months of 2019, they broke up.
On the heels of claims that he made sexual attempts toward then-14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp, Quinto condemned Spacey’s decision to come out as gay in 2017.
He found Spacey’s announcement to be “deeply sad and troubling,” claiming that the actor had not done so “as a point of pride — in the light of all his many awards and accomplishments — thus inspiring tens of thousands of struggling LGBTQ kids around the world,” but rather as “a calculated manipulation to deflect attention from the very serious accusation that he attempted to molest one.”