PROFILE
Name:
Alex A. Quinn
Birth Date:
December 30, 1976
Birth Place:
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Height:
6' (1.83 m)
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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An Existential Affair

Background:

“Keep the dream alive.” Alex A. Quinn

Alex A. Quinn, the son of the late cinema legend and two time Academy Award winning actor Anthony Quinn, started as a production assistant in the 1990s before branching out to acting. One of  W Magazine's “Hollywood's Hottest Kids to Watch in 2002,” he has starred in such films as “Starving Hysterical Naked” (2003),  “Last Goodbye” (2004), “An Existential Affair” (2006), “Lake Dead” (2007), “Curse of Alcatraz” (2007) and “Project x27” (2010). In 2007, he directed, produced and wrote the short film “The Trip.”  

Alex is divorced from wife Melissa. He is of Mexican and German descent.   


Anthony Quinn's Son

Childhood and Family:

Alex A. Quinn was born Alexander Anthony Quinn on December 30, 1976, in Beverly Hills, California. He is the son of the late screen legend, Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 - June 3, 2001) and his companion, Friedel Dunbar. His older brother, Sean Quinn (born February 7, 1973), is a New Jersey real estate agent.  He also has several siblings from three of his father's legal marriages, including     actors Francesco Quinn, Lorenzo Quinn and Valentina Quinn. Alex attended Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, California. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Visual and Media Arts.    

On December 15, 2000, Alex married Melissa Quinn. The couple have since divorced.


Lake Dead

Career:

Alex A. Quinn began his career as a production assistant on the television series “The Real World” (1992). He went on to reprise the duty on the film “Jackie Brown” (1997), then the TV series “Passions” (1999) and later the made for television film “Fugly” (2007).   

In late 2001, Alex was offered his first starring role in the independent film “An Existential Affair,” opposite Martin Landau and Gretchen Becker. Directed and written by Peggy Bruen, the romance film eventually received a direct to video release in the USA on October 17, 2006.

In 2002, Alex was named one of “Hollywood's Hottest Kids to Watch in 2002” by  W Magazine. Jack and Kelly Osbourne also made the list. He joined Soap Stars Galen Gering and Eva Tamargo Lemus, Judy Reyes, Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, and Liz Torres, as a presenter at the 2002 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The same year, he also hosted the 13th Annual 2002 Fiesta Broadway, Cinco de Mayo Gala.

In 2003, Alex co-starred with Billy Zane and Leslie Lewis Sword in the drama film “Starving Hysterical Naked” (2003), focusing on the lives of a group Beat Generation artists. It was directed and written by Michael Bockman, and produced by Soly Haim. He also appeared in the BBC “Living Famously” episode, called “Anthony Quinn.” The same year, Alex wrote a tribute article on his beloved father for a special Urban Latino Collector's Edition Issue, which was released in August 2003.

Alex played the role of Gunner in the drama film “Last Goodbye,” opposite Clementine Ford, Liam Dunaway O'Neill, Christopher Rydell, Faye Dunaway and David Carradine. It was directed by Jacob Gentry, and the screenplay was written by Jacob Gentry, based on a novel by Patrick Kaye. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on May 6, 2004 and later was screened at the 2004 Rome International Film Festival.  

2005 saw Alex appear in  E! Television's one hour Reality Show, “Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive,” with Haley Giraldo (daughter of rocker Pat Benatar), Kourtney Kardashian (daughter of music mogul/attorney Robert Kardashian), Courtenay Semel (daughter of Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel), Noah Blake (son of actor Robert Blake), Brittny Gastineau (daughter of NY “glamourite” Lisa Gastineau and of “The Gastineau Girls”), George Foreman III (son of boxer George Foreman), Shana Ferrigno daughter of “The Hulk” Lou Ferrigno), Manhattan's “It” boy Fabian Basabe and Honorable Alexander Clifford (son of The 14th Baron The Lord Thomas Hugh John Clifford of Chudleigh, Devon). He next guested on Tyra Banks' new hit talk show, “The Tyra Banks Show” (2005), along with Kourtney Kardashian, Brittny Gastineau, and Courtenay Semel.    

In 2006,  Alex starred with Daniel Venegas and Nubia Bolanos in the direct to video “Clash,” directed and co-written by Daniel Zirilli. He portrayed John and  Conroy Hamilton in the short films “Unspoken” and “Dumpster Diver” (both 2006), respectively.

In 2007, Alex starred as Bill Welsh in the George Bessudo directed, Daniel P. Coughlin written horror/thriller movie “Lake Dead,” opposite Tara Gerard, Vanessa Viola and Kelsey Wedeen. He also served as casting director.  He also had a leading role opposite Jessie Camacho and Candise Lakota in Daniel Zirilli's horror film, “Curse of Alcatraz” (2007). Alex made his directorial debut with the short/drama “The Trip” (2007), which he also wrote and produced. The film starred Sarah Acosta, Silvana Arias and Tammy Bellisle.

Alex played the role of Billy Duran in the thriller film “Project x27” (originally titled “The Devil Inside”, 2010). The cast also included Danny Trejo, Elika Crespo, Sara Downing, rap artist B Real, and Richmond Arquette.
    

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