Quinton Aaron

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Quinton Aaron
Quinton Aaron 2010.jpg
Born (1984-08-15) August 15, 1984 (age 32)[1][2][3]
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Website www.quintonaaron.org

Quinton Aaron (born August 15, 1984)[1][2][3] is an American actor. He made his film debut in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind. His first lead role was as Michael Oher in the 2009 film The Blind Side. In 2010, Aaron guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2015, Aaron shot the film Busy Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[4]

Early life[edit]

Aaron was born in The Bronx, New York City, but moved to Augusta, Georgia after elementary school.[5]


Aaron made his film debut as Q in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind, starring Mos Def and Jack Black.[6] He has also appeared in Fighting with Channing Tatum and Terrence Howard and co-starred in an NYU thesis short film called Mr. Brooklyn with Al Thompson (Liberty Kid, A Walk to Remember), directed by Jason Sokoloff.

Aaron has appeared in two episodes of the TV show Law & Order (Season 17, episode "Bling" as a bodyguard and episode "Fallout" as a bouncer).[7]

He starred in his first lead role playing Michael Oher. Quinton starred alongside Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw in The Blind Side, released November 20, 2009. Directed by John Lee Hancock, the film was adapted from Michael Lewis's 2006 book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, which features the real-life story of Michael Oher. Oher had started in ten games as a guard during his first season with the Ole Miss Rebels, becoming a first-team freshman All-American, and later an American football offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.

Aaron auditioned for the role of Michael Oher after his mother found out about the casting call online. Chosen as a finalist, he was flown in to Los Angeles for the final audition. Unsure whether he had been successful, he reached into his pocket on his way to the door and pulled out a card, telling director John Lee Hancock that he knew that it was a long shot for him to get the part but that he did security work and would love to do those services should they be needed for the film. Director Hancock said that he would keep it in mind.

On March 24, 2010, Aaron guest-starred with Jill Scott in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[8] On April 28, 2010, Quinton guest-starred in the "We All Saw This Coming" episode of Mercy. On April 4, 2011 Quinton guest-starred in the season finale of Harry's Law with his The Blind Side co-star Kathy Bates.

During the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Aaron participated in the Taco Bell Legends and Celebrities Softball Game as a victorious American Leaguer.

In 2015, Aaron shot the film Busy Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[9]


Year Film Role Notes Writer
2008 Be Kind Rewind Q Debut Michel Gondry
2009 The Blind Side Michael "Big Mike" Oher Nominated - Black Reel Award: Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated - Teen Choice Awards 2010 for Breakout Male Actor
Nominated - MTV Movie Awards 2010 for Best Breakout Star
John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Damien Season 11 Episode 17 ("Disabled")
2011 Harry's Law Brian Jones
One Tree Hill Tommy Guest star, Season 8 Episode 14 "Holding Out For a Hero"
The Hard Times of RJ Berger Jamal, Security for Weezer Season 2, Episode 7
Drop Dead Diva Jacob Campbell Guest star, Season 3 Episode 12 "Bride-a-Palooza"
2013 Paranormal Movie Quinton Lisa Baget
2014 The Appearing Kenneth Daric Gates, Matthew J. Ryan
Left Behind Simon Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim LaHaye, Paul Lalonde, John Patus
2015 Halfway Byron Ben Caird
What If James "Juke" Robinson Nathan Brimmer, Adam Luaces, Katie Neuner
Busy Day Ivan Produced by Tamas Nadas and Rian Bishop Robert Toth (original story), Ron Weisberg (screenplay)


  1. ^ a b "Hollywood Actor, Quinton Aaron, Announces His 2014 Celebrity Golf Event". PR Web. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2015. The festivities will begin in Atlanta, GA on August 14th at The Bobby Jones Golf Course, where Quinton will host his annual celebrity golf invitational. The following day is Quinton’s thirtieth birthday... 
  2. ^ a b "Quinton Aaron: August 15". BET. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Borders, Savannah (13 August 2014). "'Blind Side' star returns to host celebrity golf tourney, parties". NeighborNewspapers.com. Retrieved 25 October 2015. a 30th birthday party for Aaron...birthday party Friday (August 15) from 6 to 10 p.m. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ Sragow, Michael (November 20, 2009). "Giant-size role for Quinton Aaron". The Baltimore Sun. lthough Aaron was born in the Bronx in 1984, his mother moved him to Augusta, Ga., after elementary school.... 
  6. ^ www.highbeam.com Archived 15 February 2011 at WebCite
  7. ^ Sragow, Michael (2009-11-20). "Giant-size role for Quinton Aaron". Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  8. ^ "Exclusive: Jill Scott and Blind Side's Quinton Aaron Guest on SVU". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-22. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 

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