Today is Zachary Quinto’s birthday. Star Trek’s new Spock is now 34 years old so today we want to wish Zach a happy birthday along with a belated birthday for DS9’s Rene Auberjonois (who turned 70 yesterday).
Happy Birthday, Zachary Quinto
Zachary Quinto was the first new actor cast for JJ Abrams Star Trek film, after actively perusing the job becoming the new Spock. Following that, Quinto poured himself into the role, working closely with the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, who was very impressed with Quinto’s performance and has said he is happy to hand the role off to the young actor.
Here is a clip of Quinto talking about his appreciation of the positive fan reaction.
Margin Call and Keeping up with Zach
Since Star Trek (and Heroes), Quinto has turned his attention to doing work outside the sci-fi genre. He has starred in the Broadway reprisal of Angels in America, and he has also turned his attention to behind the camera with his production company Before the Door. Their first film, Margin Call about the financial crisis, is already getting good buzz on the festival circuit and should be released later this year. And recently Before The Door announced they are going into production on a second film, this time a romantic comedy.
And here are some recent red carpet photos of Zach:
Actor Zachary Quinto attends the 56th annual Drama Desk awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 23, 2011 in New York City.
Zachary Quinto attends Tyler Shields Presents “Life Is Not A Fairytale” on May 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Zachary Quinto pose during the party for the opening night performance of “Burn This” at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum on April 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Also check out more fan birthday tributes to Zach at happybirthdayzq.tumblr.com.
…and a Belated Hapy Birthday To Rene Auberjonois
And yesterday was the birthday of another Star Trek luminary, Rene Auberjonois. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Odo turned 70. TrekMovie did send out a birthday tweet last night, but wanted to make it official for the site (albeit a day late). Auberjonois was a standout in the DS9 cast, with his cat and mouse interplay with Armin Shimerman’s Quark a particular highlight of the series.
Since his time with DS9, Auberjonois has continued his long successful career, including working with William Shatner as a regular on Boston Legal. Lately he has appeared in the FX sticom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Syfy series Warehouse 13, plus voice work for Archer, Young Justice, The Loony Tunes Show and more.
Here is an "Unscripted" inteview with Auberjonois from late last year.