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Occupation  Actor
Education  Clonkeen College
Role  Actor
Name  Glenn Quinn
Years active  1990–2002

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Full Name  Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn
Born  May 28, 1970 (age 32) (1970-05-28) Dublin, Ireland
Nominations  TV Land "When Bad Teens Go Good" Award
Movies and TV shows  Angel, Roseanne, Covington Cross, Dr Giggles, Shout
Similar People  Sarah Chalke, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson, Andy Hallett, Natalie West
Died  December 3, 2002 (aged 32), North Hollywood, California, United States

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Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn (May 28, 1970 – December 3, 2002) was an Irish actor in television and film, known for playing Mark Healy in the American sitcom Roseanne, and Doyle, a half-demon, on Angel, a spin-off series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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Early life

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Quinn was born in Dublin, Ireland. He spent his childhood visiting aunts, uncles, and cousins in the United States and spent his teenage years in Cabinteely, County Dublin, Ireland. As a teenager, he played drums in a rock band called Revival (alongside brothers Marc and Keith Lowry), who peaked at supporting Irish AOR Band Winter's Reign, and had a demo called 'How could I know'-Rock with BOC - BLB Radio played on the radio. He also acted in productions at small local theaters. Quinn attended Clonkeen College. In 1988, he moved to the Long Beach, California area, with his mother and two sisters.


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Quinn did commercials for Pepsi and Ray-Ban, appeared in the music video for the Richard Marx song "Satisfied," and had his first speaking line in the pilot of Beverly Hills, 90210 after having endured eight separate auditions for the role of "Brandon Walsh" and then "Steve Sanders" (he lost out to Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering, respectively). Casting director Johanna Ray gave him a small role with two lines in the pilot, but Quinn was barely visible in the final broadcast version. His first substantial speaking part was as a guest star in an episode of the short-lived series The Outsiders.

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In 1991, Quinn had his first major role in a movie, Shout, which starred John Travolta and in which Quinn shared an on-screen kiss with Gwyneth Paltrow in her debut film.

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One of Quinn's more visible roles began in 1990 as the character Mark Healy, Becky Conner's boyfriend, and later husband, in Roseanne. He continued in his role as Mark Healy from 1990-1997 (Seasons 3-9).

Quinn took on the role as youngest son Cedric on the 1992 US and UK TV series Covington Cross. While shooting the series in England, he suffered a serious injury to his back, after falling from his horse while shooting a scene.

In 1992, he starred alongside Holly Marie Combs in Dr. Giggles. In 1997, he played dual roles in the horror anthology film Campfire Tales.

After seven years using an American accent on Roseanne, Quinn was pleased producers made Doyle on Angel Irish because it would allow him to use his native accent. In an interview with The Irish Times, Quinn said of his accent, "I've been hiding it for so long that it's amazing to have some freedom. It was like putting on an old pair of shoes. It's bringing my soul back to life." His last film work was in R.S.V.P. (2002).

Personal life

In addition to acting, Quinn co-owned a nightclub called "Goldfingers" in Los Angeles, California.


Quinn's body was found on the couch of a friend he was visiting in North Hollywood, California, on December 3, 2002. Police and autopsy reports revealed that the cause of his death was an accidental overdose of heroin he had obtained from his Hollywood dealer.


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