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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 19 aout 1956 à Milwaukee
Mort 4 juillet 2015 (à 58 ans)

For other people with this name, see Daniel Quinn (disambiguation).

Daniel Quinn (1956/1957–2015) was an American actor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He moved to New York City at age 19, where he worked in theater and ballet before breaking into television and film. On television, he has appeared in the soap opera The Young and the Restless, police series Hunter, and independent drama twentysixmiles. He starred in the science fiction films Scanner Cop and Scanners: The Showdown.


Daniel Quinn is from Milwaukee, where his father Roger worked for Pabst Brewing Company as a sales manager and his mother Rosemary owned and operated an employment agency. He was raised in Wisconsin with his two older sisters, Kathleen and Colleen. He began performing at the age of eight, appearing as Kurt in The Sound of Music. That same year he formed his first garage band, playing the drums. At the age of 10 he appeared as Winthrop in The Music Man and started marching in a drum and bugle corps, eventually joining the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps from La Crosse, Wisconsin. He also appeared in commercials, starring as the “Big Boy” for the hamburger chain’s local franchise, Marc’s Big Boy. The stage was set.

Part of the Quinn family owned dairy farms outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Daniel spent many days as a child. He began riding horses at the age of 6, sparking his lifelong passion for horses - Daniel would make good use of his equestrian skills later in his acting career, as he has starred in four western film productions.

At 17, he became a member of the International Thespian Society and traveled to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While in Europe, he also studied at the Royal Shakespeare Company school at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Returning from London, Daniel appeared in several regional productions, including The King and I, Carousel, and a local production of West Side Story. During that production he met and fell in love with a ballet dancer in the Milwaukee Ballet. Daniel began to dance classically. With his musical background and his passion for dance as a firm foundation, he soon joined the Milwaukee Ballet Company, performing a season of The Nutcracker.

At the age of 19, he became deeply immersed in the strict discipline of classical dance. Daniel then moved to New York City to pursue his artistic dreams, making a brief stop on scholarship with the Harkness Ballet School, where he was mentored by ballet master David Howard. He was then accepted on scholarship into the New York City Ballet's School of American Ballet at Juilliard and while in the school, he was honored to have George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins choreograph original pieces on him. As an apprentice, for two years he danced selected pieces with the New York City Ballet Company. During that time, Daniel was seen by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, and asked to dance as a soloist for one season in the Joffrey ll Ballet Company. The main Joffrey Ballet Company was disbanded during that time.

In 1980 Jerome Robbins revived the Broadway production of West Side Story. Daniel returned to his roots in musical theater, making his Broadway debut at the Minskoff Theatre in the role of Gee-tar, with the Big Deal understudy, and quickly moved into the role of Big Deal with the Riff understudy. Two weeks after West Side Story closed, Daniel booked Robert Moore’s Broadway production of Woman of the Year with Lauren Bacall and Harry Guardino at the Palace Theatre, opening in the original cast ensemble. During the show’s run, he was asked to perform the role of Riff in the European Broadway tour of West Side Story. He toured four months throughout Italy and Monte Carlo, ending up in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet for a sold-out nine-month run. He then returned to the U.S. and into Woman of the Year, where he assumed the role of Alexi Petrokov. After Woman of the Year closed in 1984, Daniel began performing in several television commercials and music videos.

Daniel’s friend and mentor, actor Paul Sorvino, guided him into studies with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse and Wynn Handman at Carnegie Hall. In 1985, Sorvino cast and directed Daniel in the off Broadway revival of The Rainmaker, where he played the role of Jim Curry, opposite Gary Sandy.

In 1987 Daniel appeared in the original off-Broadway play Out in America, opposite Daryl Hannah. Also in 1987, he performed in The Adventures of William Tell and the television series Crossbow, shot in France.

In 1988, director John Frankenheimer brought Daniel to Los Angeles for his first major feature film, Dead Bang. Within months, Daniel had landed guest starring roles in several episodics and movies, including a three-part Hunter with Fred Dryer, a two-part Matlock with Andy Griffith, China Beach, and several movies of the week. Daniel appeared in NBC’s first season of Baywatch and was asked back for several episodes when the show went to USA cable network.

The first major film Daniel shot after arriving in LA was David Lynch’s Wild at Heart. Lynch hand-picked him for the role of Tom Mix. He then shot Pierre David's Scanner Cop in 1993, in which he originated the starring role of the police scanner Samuel Staziak, a role which he reprised in Scanner Cop 2, also released as Scanners: The Showdown.

In 1992 Daniel was presented for an Emmy nomination for the role of Emilio in Jackie Collins' Lady Boss. Daniel continued to show his dramatic range in several television series including NYPD Blue, opposite Dennis Franz, ER opposite Julianna Margulies, Crossing Jordan, opposite Jill Hennessy, The X-Files, opposite David Duchovny, Without a Trace, opposite Anthony LaPaglia, and, more recently, in Criminal Minds, opposite Joe Mantegna. One of the highlights of Daniel’s acting career was appearing in Diagnosis: Murder opposite one of his childhood idols, Dick Van Dyke.

In 2003 he landed contract roles on The Young and the Restless and Port Charles. He was again presented for an Emmy nomination for the role of Ralph Hunnicutt on The Young and the Restless.

Other film appearances include Louis L'Amour’s Conagher, opposite Sam Elliott, The Last Outlaw, opposite Mickey Rourke, Miracle at Sage Creek, opposite David Carradine, Raising Flagg, opposite Alan Arkin, and The Avenging Angel, opposite James Coburn and Tom Berenger.

Daniel then filmed six episodes of the new television show twentysixmiles. The show shot on Catalina Island with Daniel as a series lead opposite John Schneider. The show is currently in the distribution stage, but can be found on the website free of charge. His portrayal of the role of Dirk Stillwell allowed Daniel to return to his musical roots, not only acting in the production, but also playing drums and singing. Daniel also completed the feature film Rubber" (2010 film), starring opposite Wings Hauser, for French director Quentin Dupieux. Rubber did well at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, where it was acclaimed as a future sci-fi cult classic. Rubber was sold for international theatrical distribution, and its release date has not yet been announced. Daniel most recently completed the comedy feature film Karaoke Man, which was filmed in Los Angeles. Daniel worked opposite Brian Dietzen and Bug Hall, and was directed by Mike Petty.

Daniel then starred in the political thriller, "Codex", directed by
Norwegian film maker, Hawkon Gundersen. Daniel played opposite long
time friend and colleague, Denice Duff. Daniel and Denice worked
together in 2002 on The Young and the Restless as CBS contract
performers, where they played husband and wife Ralph, and Amanda.

In the fall of 2012, Daniel appeared in the critically acclaimed Fox /
Searchlight film The Sessions, with Oscar nominees John Hawkes and
Bill Macy, and Oscar winner Helen Hunt. Written and directed by Ben
Lewin. The film garnered Golden Globe, SAG, and Oscar nominations.

In 2012, Daniel was re-united with French director Quentin Dupieux and producers
Gregory Bernard and Josef Lieck in the comedy Wrong Cops, opposite Mark
Burnham, Eric Judor, Steve Little, and Marilyn Manson. Wrong Cops first
three chapters had its premier screening at the Sundance Film Festival
2013. Wrong Cops is set to release theatrically in mid December 2013.

Daniel has filmed the suspense/thriller Independent feature film Story of Eva, in which he plays the role of psychologist Dr. Cornelius. The film was released in the January of 2015.

In 2014, Daniel completed two Blanc/Biehn Productions feature film Fetish Factory, playing fetish "Footman", a horror/comedy, and Psychophonia, playing Detective Alex Becker, in a psychological suspense thriller. Daniel is also set to star in two other Jennifer Blanc / Michael Biehn (Blanc/Biehn Productions) feature film, Fembot, opposite Michael Biehn in a SCI FI romantic comedy, and The Lincoln, an edgy road trip thriller.

Quinn has had roles that embrace the full diversity of the human condition, inspired by a wide range of directors, teachers, artists and mentors.

Daniel was a leading force against the closure of the Motion Picture Home’s Long Term Care Unit.
Daniel served as an activist for the rights of Motion Picture and Television Industry elderly. As a leader in his advocacy for the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s fabled Motion Picture Home's Long Term Care unit, Daniel was a critical element in organizing and speaking at several awareness events, fund raisers, and rallies. Daniel’s vociferous and focused protection of his mother Rosemary’s (and 137 other residents) status of care, led to the overturning of any attempt to close the ‘nursing home’ that has been home to aged members of the entertainment industry for over 90 years. Daniel worked closely with SAG Hollywood Board members to first gain the support of the Screen Actors Guild Union. Attending most of the 2009 and 2010 SAG Hollywood Board meetings, Daniel then spoke on the dais to the SAG National Board members, urging for their support to insure the future of the Long Term Care unit at the MPTF, his words were welcomed to a successful SAG National Board vote to stand by the historic mission in providing a safe haven for Industry members in need of long term care. Daniel then secured the support of the Teamsters Union, to build a powerful Industry pushback on the MPTF's plans to shutter the Long Term Care unit of the Home. Daniel was instrumental in returning the meaning of ‘we take care of our own’ to the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

Daniel currently resides in Los Angeles.

Le plus souvent avec

Ken Russell
Ken Russell
(1 films)
Ben Lewin
Ben Lewin
(1 films)
Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott
(1 films)
Jack Nance
Jack Nance
(3 films)
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Filmographie de Daniel Quinn (16 films)

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Wrong Cops
Wrong Cops (2013)
, 1h23
Réalisé par Quentin Dupieux
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Policier
Thèmes La corruption policière
Acteurs Éric Judor, Marilyn Manson, Grace Zabriskie, Arden Myrin, Eric Wareheim, Ray Wise
Rôle le voisin
Note59% 2.9538952.9538952.9538952.9538952.953895
À Los Angeles en 2014, la criminalité a fortement chuté, laissant les policiers sans aucune raison de continuer à travailler. Duke est un flic pourri mais cependant mélomane. Dealeur d’herbe, il aime aussi terroriser les passants. Ses collègues au commissariat ne sont pas mieux : un obsédé sexuel, une flic maître-chanteur, un chercheur de trésor au passé douteux, un borgne difforme voulant être une star de la techno… Alors qu'ils réalisent tous leurs combines sans peine, tout s'écroule lorsque la dernière victime de Duke, laissée pour morte dans son coffre, se réveille....
The Sessions, 1h35
Réalisé par Ben Lewin
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Biographie, Comédie, Romance
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain, Maladie, Sexualité, Erotique, Le handicap, La virginité
Acteurs John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Adam Arkin, W. Earl Brown
Rôle ER Doctor
Note71% 3.5983853.5983853.5983853.5983853.598385
Mark fait paraître une petite annonce : « Homme, 38 ans, cherche femme pour relation amoureuse, et plus si affinités. En revanche paralysé... Amatrices de promenades sur la plage s'abstenir... ».
Rubber (2010)
, 1h22
Réalisé par Quentin Dupieux
Origine France
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Comédie, Comédie horrifique, Fantasy, Horreur
Thèmes Film traitant du cinéma, Comédie de science-fiction, Comédie horrifique
Acteurs Stephen Pinella, Thomas F. Duffy, Roxane Mesquida, Jack Plotnick, Haley Ramm, Wings Hauser
Rôle Le père
Note57% 2.852672.852672.852672.852672.85267
Un pneu, ayant des pouvoirs psychokinétiques, commence une frénésie meurtrière en plein désert californien. Le spectacle est joué par des comédiens, et observé directement par des spectateurs qui sont en plein désert. Se constitue donc une double intrigue, à la fois celle autour du pneu, et celle autour des spectateurs du pneu. Les comédiens cherchent notamment à éliminer leurs spectateurs dans le but de mettre fin à leur travail d'acteurs.
Hancock (2008)
, 1h32
Réalisé par Peter Berg
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Fantastique, Comédie, Fantasy, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Alcoolisme, Maladie, Psychotrope, Super-héros
Acteurs Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Daeg Faerch, Eddie Marsan, Hayley Marie Norman
Note63% 3.199423.199423.199423.199423.19942
Super-héros alcoolique, John Hancock est rejeté par les habitants de sa ville de Los Angeles. Doté d'une force et d'une résistance surhumaines ainsi que de la faculté de voler, il est le seul de son genre et vit dans la solitude. Bien qu'il agisse pour la bonne cause, les dégâts considérables qu'il cause à chaque fois le rendent incroyablement impopulaire.
Raising Flagg, 1h43
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie
Acteurs Alan Arkin, Jordan Fry, Lauren Holly, Glenne Headly, Austin Pendleton, Matthew Arkin
Rôle Travis Purdy
Note54% 2.7102852.7102852.7102852.7102852.710285
Flagg Purdy (Alan Arkin) is a handyman who has been fighting a lifelong competition with Gus Falk (Austin Pendleton), his neighbor. After losing a game of checkers and enduring other perceived slights, Flagg files a lawsuit against Falk, seeking to win control of a well and pumphouse on Falk's property through adverse possession. The case goes to trial and although heavily favored to win, Falk loses on a technicality. He responds by shunning Flagg and banning Flagg's wife Ada (Barbara Dana) from selling produce in his general store. Other townspeople also side with Falk and boycott Flagg's services as a handyman.
Le Doute en plein cœur, 1h30
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller
Acteurs Marcia Cross, William R. Moses, Daniel Quinn, Katherine Helmond, John Saxon, Jack McGee
Rôle Art
Note51% 2.5659452.5659452.5659452.5659452.565945
Un homme, qui revient dans sa maison d'enfance pour la lecture d'un testament, rencontre de l'hostilité de la part de nombreuses personnes. Mais est-ce que ces personnes le connaissent mieux que sa propre femme ?
Scanner Cop 2, 1h35
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Action, Horreur
Acteurs Patrick Kilpatrick, Khrystyne Haje, Daniel Quinn, Robert Forster, Kane Hodder, Jewel Shepard
Rôle Det. Samuel Staziak
Note49% 2.467742.467742.467742.467742.46774
Scanner contre Scanner… de cette lutte sans merci, il n’en restera qu’un !!! Sam Staziak n’est pas un flic comme les autres : c’est un scanner, il capable de lire et de diriger les pensées des gens en scannant les cerveaux. Karl Volkin, lui, est un tueur sadique doté des mêmes pouvoir paranormaux. Son seul but : se venger de Staziak, qui l’a fait interner dans un pénitencier de haute sécurité…
Scanner Cop, 1h35
Origine Canada
Genres Science-fiction, Action, Horreur
Acteurs Darlanne Fluegel, Daniel Quinn, Mark Rolston, Richard Grove, Richard Lynch, Hilary Shepard
Rôle Samuel Staziak
Note53% 2.6578552.6578552.6578552.6578552.657855
Sam Staziak est un officier de la police de Los Angeles. C'est aussi un "scanner", un être doué de pouvoir psychiques meurtriers. Quand des policiers sont tués, Sam utilise son pouvoir pour retrouver le responsable de ces meurtres..
Extreme Justice, 1h36
Réalisé par Mark L. Lester
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Action
Acteurs Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Chelsea Field, Yaphet Kotto, Andrew Divoff, Richard Grove
Rôle Bobby Lewis (Surfer)
Note55% 2.753582.753582.753582.753582.75358
Jeff Powers est le membre le plus récent d'une division d'élite très secrète : la LADP, à Los Angeles, département des enquêtes spéciales. Leur mission est de cibler les criminels importants et à les convaincre d'arrêter. La brutalité policière n'est pas une expression connue de la division et ils ne reculeront devant rien pour faire le travail, même si cela signifie assassiner…
Conagher (1991)
, 1h34
Genres Drame, Action, Romance, Western
Acteurs Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Barry Corbin, Ken Curtis, Billy "Green" Bush, Buck Taylor
Rôle Johnny McGivern
Note71% 3.5936153.5936153.5936153.5936153.593615
Mme Evie Teale lutte pour rester en vie tout en élevant seule ses deux enfants dans une ferme isolée. Conn Conagher est un cow-boy honnête et travailleur. Leurs vies sont entrelacées alors qu'ils combattent les éléments, les indiens, les hors-la-loi et la solitude.
Motorama (1991)
, 1h30
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Aventure
Thèmes Transport, Automobile, Road movie
Acteurs Martha Quinn, Susan Tyrrell, Drew Barrymore, John Laughlin, John Diehl, Robert Picardo
Rôle Billy
Note62% 3.1019153.1019153.1019153.1019153.101915
Gus, un jeune garçon âgé de 10 ans, fuit le domicile familial pour parcourir l'Amérique au volant d'une voiture volée, s'arrêtant aux stations-service pour obtenir des cartes du jeu de grattage Motorama, dans l'espoir d'obtenir les huit cartes qui lui permettront de gagner le magot de 500 millions de dollars.
La Putain
La Putain (1991)
, 1h22
Réalisé par Ken Russell
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Thèmes Sexualité, Le viol, Erotique, Prostitution, Thriller érotique
Acteurs Theresa Russell, Antonio Fargas, Jack Nance, Robert O'Reilly, Ginger Lynn, John Diehl
Rôle Brutal Man
Note54% 2.749792.749792.749792.749792.74979
Liz, prostituée de son état, cherche à échapper à son proxénète, Blake, qui ne le voit pas de cet œil.
Sailor et Lula, 2h4
Réalisé par David Lynch
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Policier, Romance
Thèmes Transport, Automobile, Road movie
Acteurs Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini
Rôle Young Cowboy
Note71% 3.598873.598873.598873.598873.59887
Sailor (Nicolas Cage) et Lula (Laura Dern) s'aiment d'un amour fou, total, absolu. Mais ils doivent échapper à la mère psychopathe de la jeune femme, Marietta (Diane Ladd) qui s'oppose à cette liaison. Au cours de leur cavale pour échapper à Marietta et à son amant, l'inquiétant gangster Santos (J. E. Freeman), ils croiseront de nombreux personnages étranges, voire inquiétants, parmi lesquels le déjanté Bobby Peru (Willem Dafoe) et sa maîtresse Perdita Durango (Isabella Rossellini). Par un enchaînement d'effets meurtriers, sensuels et terrifiants s'ouvrent les portes d'un univers noir et hypnotique porteur d'effroyables secrets.
Double Jeu
Double Jeu (1990)
, 1h49
Réalisé par Sondra Locke
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Policier
Acteurs Theresa Russell, Jeff Fahey, George Dzundza, Eli Danker, Lynne Thigpen, Shawn Elliott
Rôle Ted Gates
Note57% 2.8519052.8519052.8519052.8519052.851905
Les tourments d'une femme-flic, harcelée sexuellement par son supérieur, fascinée par l'argent et prête à sombrer définitivement dans la prostitution. Los Angeles. Lottie Mason, officier de police efficace, dure et combative, travaille à la brigade des stups et sert d'appât pour la brigade des moeurs. Elle traverse par ailleurs une grave crise et confie ses problèmes au psychologue de service. Harcelée sexuellement par son supérieur, le lieutenant Joe Morgan, et sans cesse confrontée au monde de la drogue et de la prostitution, Lottie est sur le point de passer de l'autre côté de la barrière. Elle rencontre alors Stan Harris, assistant du procureur, qui lui propose de traquer Tony Peron, un magnat de la drogue en possession d'un million de dollars. En dépit des risques que présente cette enquête, Lottie accepte.