Colin Quinn Biography (1959-)

Born June 6, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; father, a teacher; mother, a teacher. Addresses: Agent: Conan Smith, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Julie Wixon-Darmody, Mosaic Media Group, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Tenth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Jimmy Miller, Werner-Gold-Miller, 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522; (commercials andvoice work) Nina Nisenholtz, N2N Entertainment, 9348 Civic Center Dr., Suite200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, producer, writer
Birth Details
June 6, 1959
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Cohost and announcer, Remote Control, MTV, 1987-90, syndicated, 1989-90
  • 2 Hip 4 TV, NBC, 1988
  • Manly World (also known as Colin Quinn's "Manly World"), MTV, beginning 1990
  • Host, Caroline's Comedy Hour, Arts and Entertainment, beginning c.1992
  • Member of ensemble and later "Weekend Update" anchor, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night,Saturday Night '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1996-2000
  • Host, The Colin Quinn Show, NBC, 2002
  • Celebrity talent scout, Last Comic Standing (also known as LastComic Standing: The Search for the Funniest Person in America), NBC, 2003-2004
  • Host, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (also known as Tough Crowd), Comedy Central, 2003-2004
  • Miniseries
  • (In archive footage) Heroes of Black Comedy, Comedy Central, 2002
  • Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Movies
  • Himself, Windy City Heat, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Specials
  • The Eighth Annual Young Comedians Show, HBO, 1983
  • Colin Quinn Back in Brooklyn (also known as Back to Brooklyn), MTV, 1989
  • Referee, Rock n' Jock Hoops, MTV, 1991
  • Himself, The Road Warriors, ABC and HBO, 1992
  • Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy and Blue, Showtime, 1992
  • Comics Come Home 2, Comedy Central, 1996
  • Audience member, Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: Best of the Clinton Scandal, NBC, 1999
  • Reelmadness, CanWest Global Television, 2000
  • Himself, Tom Green Uncensored, MTV, 2001
  • Host, Tough Crowd Stands Up with Colin Quinn, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Last Laugh, 2003
  • Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (also known as Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!--Uncensored), Comedy Central, 2003
  • Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny, Trio Channel, 2003
  • Himself, Maxim Hot 100, VH1, 2004
  • Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04, Comedy Central, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses, ComedyCentral, 2004
  • (In archive footage) 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri,NBC, 2004
  • Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy, Comedy Central, 2005
  • Awards Presentations
  • Host, Rate the '80s Awards, MTV, 1989
  • Himself, VH1 Big in '03, VH1, 2003
  • Presenter, Comedy Central Presents: The Commies (also known as Comedy Central's "First Annual Commie Awards" and The Commies), Comedy Central, 2003
  • Spike TV Presents GQ Men of the Year Awards, Spike TV, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Davey Herbeck, "Home for the Weekend," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1988
  • Himself, The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1992
  • Himself, One Night Stand, HBO, 1992
  • Cully, "The P.A.," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995
  • Himself, "Pavement," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (live action and animated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Police officer, Pulp Comics: Jim Breuer, Comedy Central, 1997
  • Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's"Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 2001
  • Himself, "Episode 2," Contest Searchlight, Comedy Central, 2002
  • Himself, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2002, multipleepisodes in 2004
  • Himself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with JonStewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2003
  • Himself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2003
  • Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003
  • Himself, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2004
  • Voice of himself, Shorties Watchin' Shorties (animated), Comedy Central, 2004
  • Himself, "Greatest TV Romances," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005
  • Himself, "Perfect 10s: The Women," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005
  • Himself, "Tournament 5, Game 4," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo,2005
  • Himself, "Tournament 5 Championship," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005
  • The Daily Buzz, syndicated, 2005
  • Appeared in episodes of The A-List, Comics Only, and London Underground, all Comedy Central; and appeared in Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated.
  • Pilots
  • Guest, Last Laugh at Pips, CBS, 2002
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • (With others) The Colin Quinn Show, NBC, 2002
  • Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (also known as Tough Crowd), Comedy Central, 2003-2004
  • Specials
  • Tough Crowd Stands Up with Colin Quinn, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Gift shop clerk, Three Men and a Baby, Buena Vista, 1987
  • Homicide detective, Married to the Mob, Orion, 1988
  • Onlooker at mansion, "Crocodile" Dundee II, Paramount, 1988
  • Frankie Flynn, Who's the Man?, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Dooley (some sources spell as Dooey), A Night at the Roxbury, Paramount, 1998
  • Himself, Comedian (documentary), Miramax, 2002
  • Annoying customer, Crooked Lines, Cinemavault Releasing, 2003
  • Himself, Bitter Jester (documentary), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, In Search of Ted Demme (documentary), IFC Films, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Associate producer, Celtic Pride, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • Sanctifying Grace (solo show), off-Broadway production, 1994, produced as Colin Quinn--An Irish Wake, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Stage Door Canteen, Tribeca Playhouse, New York City, 2002
  • Colin Quinn, Joe's Pub, Public Theatre, New York City, 2003
  • Comedy Tonight! A Funny Monday in May (benefit performance), Theatre at Ninety-Second Street Y, New York City, 2003
  • Radio Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, 2002, multiple episodes in 2004
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Recorded a comedy album.
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • Remote Control, MTV, 1987-90, syndicated, 1989-90
  • Manly World (also known as Colin Quinn's "Manly World"), MTV, beginning 1990
  • In Living Color, Fox, 1993-94
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night,"Saturday Night, Saturday Night '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1996-2000
  • The Colin Quinn Show, NBC, 2002
  • Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (also known as Tough Crowd), Comedy Central, 2003-2004
  • Specials
  • Colin Quinn Back in Brooklyn (also known as Back to Brooklyn), MTV, 1989
  • Screenplays
  • (Story for film) Celtic Pride, Buena Vista, 1996
  • (With Stevo Polyi) Midnight Mass, MTV, 1999
  • Some sources cite him as the author of the screenplays St. Anthony's Bones, Presto Films; and (with Bobby Spillane) Grey Horse Running.
  • Writings for the Stage
  • (With Lou DiMaggio) Sanctifying Grace (solo show), off-Broadway production, 1994, produced as Colin Quinn--An Irish Wake (solo show; also known as An Irish Wake), Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Albums
  • Recorded a comedy album.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 17, 1998, p. 54; March 14, 2003, p. 53
    • People Weekly, December 28, 1998, p. 114
    • Rolling Stone, November 27, 1997, pp. 50-55, 57
    • TV Guide, February 28, 1998, pp. 5-6
    Electronic
    • Ask Men, http://www.askmen.com, September 2, 2005

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