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Did he really? (Three Miles North of Molkom (2010) (No Mind Festival))[edit]

I am a real Losty so I would recognize Terry O'Quin from a hundreds, I guess, so when I was watching the documentary film Three Miles North of Molkom I immediatly paused when I saw his face coming by. Maybe it's not exact because I was watching a home copy of the film but at 1:28 (1 hour, 28 minutes) when the main characters are talking about going to the Tantra session I see a bald guy wearing an army green shirt and a black backpack coming by. He resembles John Locke amazingly! Please verify if this could be Terry O'Quin. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.125.223.44 (talk) 09:15, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

I removed the links attached to the words 'film' and 'films' because I felt they were unnecessary, izat okay? Storrer.chris (talk) 06:21, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

I think I remember he played a character called General Alexander in West Wing season 5. Can somebody verify that and add it?

Terry O'Quinn? Did Terry want to make his name more Irish? [[User:Poccil|Peter O. (Talk)]] 06:13, Sep 25, 2004 (UTC)

I'm guessing, but he may have had to change it. There's another actor named Terry Quinn listed on IMDB. He only appeared in two movies but his career predated O'Quinn's. Union rules prohibit two actors from having the exact same name, so the latter Quinn may have chosen to change his name to O'Quinn when he began acting.

That said, shouldn't this article be listed as Terry O'Quinn not Terry Quinn? MK 06:04, 26 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I have moved it. VeryVerily 01:37, 24 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Not even kidding you, O'Quinn is my friend's uncle; he changed his name because, apparently, there's already a Terry Quinn in (I think) the Screen Actors' Guild. Takua108 02:16, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

A four-sentence biography and a Wikified IMDB list? Feh. I've removed the red-linked titles (except The Stepfather, in which he starred and was a breakthrough role for him). The rest of my omissions are below:

What's his wife's first name, Laurie or Lori? Both are shown

According to my brother, who is a member of the faculty at Illinois Weslyan, Terry O'Quinn's brother is currently (as of April 2007) a visiting professor at the School of Theatre Arts.Green Herring 01:35, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Can someone add a suitable photo of this great actor? Evren Güldoğan 19:31, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Thought I should mention this here; in an interview Amber Heard mentions O'Quinn will be making a cameo appearance in The Stepfather remake. [1] -- Lord Crayak (talk) 22:34, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

He was also in an episode of Matlock, he played a guy that had cancer and some sort of a grudge with the Matlock character so he killed one of his friends. I'm not familiar with the show so I don't know which episode it is.--67.167.143.4 (talk) 16:29, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

The text in the Stepfather section is confusing: "The franchise spawned a third sequel; however, Terry did not star in the third and final sequel". If the first film was Stepfather I, the first sequel was Stepfather II, and the franchise then spawned a second sequel - not a third sequel. A third sequel would have been Stepfather 4 Martincolloby (talk) 22:09, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

peacock terms[edit]

There seems to be some dispute over whether this text in the lede constitutes puffery: Terry O'Quinn (born July 15, 1952) is an Emmy-award winning American actor...

I don't think these are peacock words, according to the definition at WP:PEACOCK: words "used without attribution to promote the subject of an article, while neither imparting nor plainly summarizing verifiable information." It seems clear that a factual, verifiable description like "Emmy award winning" does not qualify in the same way as "brilliant," "outstanding," "extraordinary" or any of the other subjective terms used as examples there.

However, it does give the lede paragraph a promotional flavor that I think is not in keeping with an encyclopaedic tone. I recommend leaving it out of the lede even though it is not technically peacocking. Tim Pierce (talk) 14:57, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Repeated/omitted facts in Career section[edit]

In the Lost subsection is the following text:

In 2005 and 2007, O'Quinn received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his work as John Locke on Lost. O'Quinn admitted on the TV Guide Channel that he did not have much faith in the series Lost at first, calling it "The Mysterious Gilligan's Island of Dr. Moreau".[9] The show, however, became one of the most popular on television, and on September 16, 2007, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his role in Lost.

which I am changing to:

In 2005 O'Quinn received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his work as John Locke on the series Lost. O'Quinn admitted on the TV Guide Channel that he did not have much faith in Lost at first, calling it "The Mysterious Gilligan's Island of Dr. Moreau".[9] The show, however, became one of the most popular on television, and on September 16, 2007 he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his role. He was nominated again for an Emmy for the role, in 2010.

This includes four small grammar fixes, and also removing the first mention of 2007's nomination, to avoid mentioning it twice within two sentences. I have also added the 2010 nomination for consistency, as it is already mentioned in the intro text of the article. I presume that is all OK? If any problems please revert.--Donkeydonkeydonkeydonkey (talk) 11:10, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

BRAVEHEART[edit]

Hi

Wikipedia is pretty much the only source in the world I can find that states he had an uncredited role as "Executioner" in the film Braveheart. (It's not on IMDB, for example.) How do we know that's accurate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Davoarid (talkcontribs) 22:51, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Years Active[edit]

Can someone update that? I don't know the proper wording. He seems to be alive and well and I don't see anything about retirement or death anywhere. Already fixed the opening line to remove an erroneous death date. Atrivedi (talk) 17:21, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Death hoax. Apparently can't link to mediamass.net, but they're calling it a hoax. Will see what else needs fixing Rirrgang (talk) 04:08, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

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The TV entry for him should add his appearance as a police officer in the 1982 episode of Tales of the Unexpected called "In The Bag". He had a speaking role. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.77.85.65 (talk) 01:45, 22 August 2017 (UTC)