Zachary John Quinto (born June 2, 1977) is an American television actor known for his roles as Adam Kaufman on 24, Sasan on So NoTORIous, and Sylar on Heroes. His feature film debut was playing Spock in the 2009 film Star Trek.
Quinto, who is of half-Italian and half-Irish descent was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Green Tree, Pennsylvania, with his mother Margo, and brother Joe. His father, John, who was a barber, died of cancer when Quinto was 7 years old. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1995 and then attended Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, from which he graduated in 1999.
Quinto first appeared on television in the short-lived television series The Others, and appeared as a guest star on shows including CSI, Touched By An Angel, Charmed, Six Feet Under, Lizzie McGuire, and L.A. Dragnet. In 2003, he landed a recurring role on the Fox series 24, as computer expert Adam Kaufman. Quinto appeared in all but one of the third season episodes of 24.