Terry O'Quinn

Biography: The versatile character actor has worked consistently for three decades, but few knew his name until he landed on Lost in 2004 as mysterious castaway John Locke. O'Quinn launched his acting career in the late 1970s and appeared in a wide array of films, plays and TV projects. His first movie role was in Michael Cimino's notorious 1980 flop Heaven's Gate. He survived that debacle and went on to the popular soap The Doctors, then to Broadway with Faye Dunaway in The Curse of an Aching Heart. Substantial supporting roles followed, but it was his villainous turn as the title character in the 1987 horror flick The Stepfather that proved he had a lead's charisma. However, the 1990s brought more meaty supporting roles and few lead ones. But it was during this time that he met X-Files creator Chris Carter, who cast O'Quinn in a couple of episodes of the hit series (and in the 1998 feature film), leading to prominent roles in Carter's Harsh Realm and Millennium series. Next, J.J. AbramsThe versatile character actor has worked consistently for three decades, but few knew his name until he landed on Lost in 2004 as mysterious castaway John Locke. O'Quinn launched his acting career in the late 1970s and appeared in a wide array of films, plays and TV projects. His first movie role was in Michael Cimino's notorious 1980 flop Heaven's Gate. He survived that debacle and went on to the popular soap The Doctors, then to Broadway with Faye Dunaway in The Curse of an Aching Heart. Substantial supporting roles followed, but it was his villainous turn as the title character in the 1987 horror flick The Stepfather that proved he had a lead's charisma. However, the 1990s brought more meaty supporting roles and few lead ones. But it was during this time that he met X-Files creator Chris Carter, who cast O'Quinn in a couple of episodes of the hit series (and in the 1998 feature film), leading to prominent roles in Carter's Harsh Realm and Millennium series. Next, J.J. Abrams locked onto O'Quinn and inserted him into The West Wing and Alias. Then, Abrams did something rare in Hollywood: He offered O'Quinn a major role in his next series, Lost, without an audition. O'Quinn accepted, and he and his wife moved to Hawaii. The role led to O'Quinn's first Emmy nod in 2005 and first victory in 2007. Expand

Terry O'Quinn's Scores

Average career score: 67
Highest Metascore: 87 Lost: Season 4
Lowest Metascore: 45 Ring of Fire: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
16 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
69 Castle Rock (2018): Season 2 Oct 23, 2019 Dale Lacy 7.6
69 Emergence: Season 1 Sep 24, 2019 Richard Kindred 6.3
tbd Hawaii Five-0: Season 9 Sep 28, 2018 Joe White 5.6
66 Castle Rock (2018): Season 1 Jul 25, 2018 Dale Lacy 6.7
tbd Hawaii Five-0: Season 8 Sep 29, 2017 Joe White 5.2
tbd The Blacklist: Redemption: Season 1 Feb 23, 2017 Actor / Howard 6.7
tbd Secrets and Lies: Season 2 Sep 25, 2016 John Warner / John Warner 6.6
tbd Hawaii Five-0: Season 5 Sep 26, 2014 Joe White / Joe White 7.0
52 Gang Related: Season 1 May 22, 2014 Sam Chapel 7.1
tbd Hawaii Five-0: Season 4 Sep 27, 2013 Lieutenant Commander Joe White 6.5
tbd The Wendy Williams Show: Season 6 Sep 16, 2013 Guest tbd
65 Falling Skies: Season 3 Jun 9, 2013 Actor 7.2
45 Ring of Fire: Season 1 Mar 11, 2013 Oliver Booth 4.6
tbd Phineas and Ferb: Season 4 Dec 7, 2012 Professor Mystery 8.2
62 666 Park Avenue: Season 1 Sep 30, 2012 Gavin Doran 7.2
tbd Hawaii Five-0: Season 3 Sep 24, 2012 Lieutenant Commander Joe White 6.6
tbd The View: Season 16 Sep 4, 2012 Guest tbd
64 Falling Skies: Season 2 Jun 17, 2012 Arthur Manchester 7.1
tbd Hawaii Five-0: Season 2 Sep 19, 2011 Lieutenant Commander Joe White / Joe White 7.3
66 Hawaii Five-0: Season 1 Sep 20, 2010 Joe White 7.3
tbd Lost: Season 6 Feb 2, 2010 John Locke 8.3
78 Lost: Season 5 Jan 21, 2009 John Locke 8.6
87 Lost: Season 4 Jan 31, 2008 John Locke 8.7
tbd Masters of Science Fiction: Season 1 Aug 4, 2007 Albert Skynner / Skynner tbd
tbd Lost: Season 3 Oct 4, 2006 John Locke 8.9
tbd Lost: Season 2 Sep 21, 2005 John Locke 9.1
tbd The West Wing: Season 6 Oct 20, 2004 Nicholas Alexander / Gen. Alexander 7.6
86 Lost: Season 1 Sep 22, 2004 John Locke 9.2
tbd Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 3 Sep 28, 2003 Gordon Buchanan 9.3
tbd Alias: Season 3 Sep 28, 2003 F.B.I. Special Officer Kendall / Kendall 5.9