Happy Birthday, Zachary Quinto (and Belated Bday For Rene Auberjonois)

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.

Zachary Quinto in "Margin Call"

Zachary Quinto and "Margin Call" director  JC Chandor

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

You can keep track of Zach via twitter (follow @zacharyquinto) or at his official website at www.ZacharyQuinto.com.

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.


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Happy Birthday to 2 great Actors. May you both Live Long and Prosper.

ST VI : Colonel West: “Then, quite frankly, Mr. President, we can clean their chronometers. …

Heroes, Sylar : “This is usually the part where people start screaming.”

Happy Birthday to you both.

I would love to see you together in Trek

Happy birthday two wonderful actors!

Auberjonois’s Odo is one of the reasons why I love DS9.

#3 Yes, definitely.

Happy birthday, Zachary Quinto. May you have many, many more and may you have an interesting, eventful, fulfilling and happy new year!

I loved the Odo character. Happy birthday and many happy returns to you, Rene Auberjonois, as well!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Rene Auberjonois!

:-) :-)

#4- Keachick …

Zach without that weird beard… LOL… he looks much better! I wish the best for ZQ!

I’m not completely sure, but I think it was Mr. Auberjonois who said in an interview that his son attended the same school with Chris Pine … you know about that?

Happy Birthday, Zack and Rene!

Most guys do tend to look better without beards. My impressions have been that very few men look better with beards, those few being the exceptions.

“but I think it was Mr. Auberjonois who said in an interview that his son attended the same school with Chris Pine … you know about that?”

Something like that does “ring a bell”, but I can’t think when or where I may have read it. I guess it would depend where Mr Auberjonois lived in LA. I assume you mean elementary, maybe junior high school. I believe Chris Pine attended a small private school in Oakwood, Los Angeles, before attending Berkeley University, but I don’t know anymore than that.

(In NZ, we refer to schools by different names, so I might be a bit confused about the junior high school bit.)

#8 – Keachick … I think was Oakwood School in Los Angeles … I’m not sure …

:-) :-)

Happy birthday, NuSpock and (the one and only) Odo! A.k.a. Messrs. Quinto and Auberjonois.

Zach and Rene are talents befitting the titanic archetypes for which they are now forever to be known: Spock, and the only Founder with a heart, respectively.

Happy birthday to both of us, Zachary! May we live long and prosper greatly. :)

Happy birthaday! I can’t wait to see Star Trek 2

aww ZQ is so cute :)

Happy Birthday!

happy birthday Rene!! and new spock too

why does ZQ looks so surprised in the first two pics, is the person holding a gun behind the camera?
Odo was great in Warehouse 13

Also Rene Auberjonois turned 71, not 70

happy birthday life long and prosper all good for you ZACH!!!!!