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DiedDecember 3, 2002, North Hollywood, California, United States
FactThough allowed to use his native Irish accent in the show Angel (1999), it was so thick that he had to occasionally "Americanize" it so you could understand what he was saying. This sometimes made it sound as if his accent was fading in and out.

Glenn Quinn was born on May 28, 1970, in Dublin, Ireland. His parents were both actors, and his older brother, Mark, is also an actor. Quinn began his career as a child actor, appearing in a number of Irish television shows and movies. He moved to the United States in the early 1990s, and guest-starred on a number of American television shows, including “Roseanne” and “Beverly Hills, 90210”. In 1997, Quinn began starring as Doyle McPoyle on the sitcom “Angel”. He also had a recurring role on the show “Once and Again” from 1999 to 2002. Quinn’s final role was on the show “Criminal Minds”, where he appeared in four episodes in 2005. Quinn died of a drug overdose on December 3, 2002, at the age of 32.

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Full NameGlenn Quinn
DiedDecember 3, 2002, North Hollywood, California, United States
EducationClonkeen College


ParentsMurty Quinn, Bernadette Quinn


NominationsTV Land "When Bad Teens Go Good" Award
MoviesR.S.V.P., At Any Cost, Some Girl, Campfire Tales, Live Nude Girls, Dr. Giggles, Shout
TV ShowsAngel, Roseanne, Covington Cross

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1I'm into doing my own stunts. I learned [how to] years ago when I was doing a show for American TV called Covington Cross. I had a lot of fighting and rough stuff in that and I always want to do my own stunts -- it just looks a lot better. We've got really good stunt guys on the show and they teach us all this stuff. The other night I had to put on a back brace and pads and everything -- I want to participate and they're letting me, so it's pretty cool.
2When you get to speak Irish, you become more at one with yourself, you kind of have a spark when you use it, and I think it's a great dialect. When they first cast me, I was a pretty avid fan of vampire movies and Celtic mythology, so I was excited to get a chance to walk in Doyle's shoes and have fun with it.


1Was good friends with Charisma Carpenter.
2Though allowed to use his native Irish accent in the show Angel (1999), it was so thick that he had to occasionally "Americanize" it so you could understand what he was saying. This sometimes made it sound as if his accent was fading in and out.
3Was good friends with David Boreanaz and Christian Kane of Angel (1999).
4Grew up in Cabinteely, Dublin, Ireland down the street from Cinematographer / Producer Noel Donnellon and Animator / Director Paul Donnellon.
5Actor Michael Fishman, who co-starred with Quinn on Roseanne, set up a memorial fund in his name.
6He died at a friend's house when he overdosed on heroin.
7Liked hiking, soccer, motor sports and playing the drums and guitar.
8Worked in a factory, painted houses and waited tables before getting discovered.
9Had two sisters - Sonya and Louisa.
10Favorite band was U2.
11His father Murty is a musician who played with Dickie Rock and the Miami Showband, and later The Sands with Tony Kenny.
12He was spotted by casting director Johanna Ray, who helped him get representation.
13His character Mark Healy on Roseanne (1988) was intended to be a one-episode guest appearance, but became a seven-year stint.
14Did dead-on impersonations of Sesame Street (1969)'s Grover and Christopher Walken.
15Had a tattoo "Erin Go Bragh" (Ireland Forever) on his right shoulder, and a Harp on his left.
16Attended Clonkeen College, a Roman Catholic Christian Brothers school, in Blackrock, near Dublin.
17Was a co-owner of Goldfingers, a 007 themed nightclub in Hollywood.
18Though originally from Dublin, Ireland, most of Quinn's roles have called for him to hide his Irish accent and don an American one. The WB series Angel (1999) was his first role in an American series where he was allowed to use his own brogue. Quinn's first screen kiss was in Shout (1991) with Gwyneth Paltrow. While still playing Mark on Roseanne (1988), Quinn also took a role as youngest son Cedric on a series called Covington Cross (1992). But while Roseanne (1988) filmed in the US, Covington Cross (1992) was filmed in England, which gave the actor one hell of a commute.




Angel1999-2003TV SeriesAllen Doyle
Fair City1997-2002TV SeriesJoshua St. John
R.S.V.P.2002/IProf. Hal Evans, phd.
At Any Cost2000TV MovieBen
Jesse1999TV SeriesSean
Some Girl1998Jeff
Outlaws1997Video Game'Rattlesnake' Dick Farmer (voice)
The Curse of Monkey Island1997Video GamePirate 5 (voice)
Roseanne1990-1997TV SeriesMark Healy Mark Pilgrim Mark ...
Campfire Tales1997Scott Anderson (segment "The Locket") / Paramedic #1 (segment "The Campfire")
Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter1996Video GameRebel Pilot #2 (voice)
Live Nude Girls1995Randy
The Jackie Thomas Show1992TV SeriesMark Healy
Covington Cross1992TV SeriesCedric Grey
Dr. Giggles1992Max Anderson
Silhouette1990TV MovieDarren Lauder
Call Me Anna1990TV MovieGeorge Chakiris
Bagdad Cafe1990TV SeriesJohnny
Beverly Hills, 902101990TV SeriesParty Jock #1


Angel2003TV Series in loving memory of - 1 episode


Boulevard of Broken Dreams2007TV Series documentary

Archive Footage

Angel2004TV SeriesFrancis Doyle
'Angel': Season One2003Video documentary shortAllen Doyle (uncredited)
Inside the Actors Studio2001TV SeriesHimself
Roseanne1995TV SeriesMark


Nominated Awards

2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsThe "When Bad Teens Go Good" AwardRoseanne (1988)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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