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04 Actors' Biographies (Sliders): Jerry O'Connell (Quinn Mallory)




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This article is from the Sliders FAQ, by Ed Hall sliders@nym.alias.net with numerous contributions by others.

04 Actors' Biographies (Sliders): Jerry O'Connell (Quinn Mallory)

Most of the following information is from a Fox Broadcasting press release
(for the original four Sliders), with some extra information from interviews
in magazines etc:

Jerry O'Connell (Quinn Mallory)

Jerry's full name is Jeremiah O'Connell. In "Sliders", Jerry plays Quinn
Mallory, a physics genius who discovers a way to create a wormhole to
"Slide" to different dimensions or parallel realities. O'Connel wrote one
of the two comic book issues of Sliders released by Acclaim Comics. As a
young boy, Jerry O'Connell appeared in numerous television commercials
and, at age 11, co-starred in the hit film "Stand By Me", directed by Rob
Reiner.

O'Connell's television credits include "My Secret Identity" ( a campy show
where he played a teenage superhero), "Camp Wilder" and "Olie Hopnoodle's
Haven Of Bliss" for PBS and the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "The
Room Upstairs." He has also starred in the TV movie "The Ranger, the Cook
and the Hole in the Sky", and in the feature film "Calendar Girl" opposite
Beverly Hills:90210 star Jason Priestly as a guy with a prosthetic leg.
His more recent roles include the Fox TV movie "Blue River" and the lead
role in MTV's feature film "Joe's Apartment" in which he shares the screen
with 3,500 cockroaches. He did a play directed by Herbert Burgoff
co-starring with Patrick Dempsey at HB studios in New York and other off
broadway productions.

A native New Yorker, O'Connell majored in Film and Television at New York
University. He was also the captain of NYU university's sabre fencing
team and made it to the NCAA's in his junior year. He is very athletic and
does lots of water sports and basketball. He graduated from NYU film, and
has since done a lot of writing. He does not have a fan club. He has a
scar on his upper lip, having been bit by a dog when he was 11 years old.
He was born on February 17th, 1974.

He has directed episodes of Sliders starting from Season 4.

Other movies Jerry O'Connell has starred in, include "JERRY MAGUIRE",
"SCREAM 2" and "MISSION TO MARS" where he plays an astronaut.

 

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