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noah and i will be at this saturday.


hollywood's least wanted - charity multimedia exhibition

on saturday, i'm hosting a charity multimedia exhibition, of 3-D photos of rescue dogs, along with my own rescue dog, noah.  the artist, rachel schmeidler is a friend of mine who went to carnegie mellon as well, and asked me to help bring attention to a great cause.

here's the official invitation:



RSVP for Hollywood Least Wanted 3D

November 21, 2009 

Hollywood Least Wanted 3D

4:00 PM Red Carpet Dog Walk

5:00 PM Reception

7:00 PM After Party 

Rivera & Rivera 

1100 S. Hope Street

Los Angeles, California 90015




Please join multimedia artist Rachel Schmeidler and celebrity guests Zachary Quinto 

and other celebs (and their pet dogs) for an evening enjoying a new exhibition of 3D 

modern artwork and fundraising for animals in need. The "Hollywood Least Wanted 

3D" exhibit is Schmeidler's latest work in 3D and will feature anaglyphic 3D 

photographs of dogs and cats "behind bars" in an effort to raise public awareness 

and support for the animals. Also featured at the exhibit are 3D versions 

Schmeidler's "Hollywood Most Wanted" series of celebrity mugshots. Schmeidler's 

work has been featured on CNN, Access Hollywood and US Weekly Magazine. 


Hollywood Least Wanted 3D is catered to raise funds for the City of Los Angeles' 

Animal Services Department as well as to serve as an animal adoption fair.   A 

required donation of $20 includes one raffle ticket to several prize drawings if 

you order online at:  

Raffle prizes will drawn one day before the event on November 20, 2009.  

Please RSVP at  

There is limited space to this event.

In addition to the donation, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will go 

towards the Department of Animal Services of the City of Los Angeles.



please Join:


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RSVP with Stephanie Vanderholm,, 303.883.8832.

last year's brothers quinto halloween costumes

bert and ernie. zq and jq. halloween 2008.


Happy Halloween - Spock Pumpkin

The Spock Pumpkin, which was sent as a gift from Alex Wer at

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ZQ and STAR TREK win Hollywood Film Festival Awards

Zachary attended the Hollywood Film Festival Awards on Monday night, where he was awarded a Spotlight Award for 2009. He also accepted the award for Best Film of 2009 for STAR TREK, on behalf of the cast and crew.

Read more about it on

Below, Zachary accepts the STAR TREK award from presenter, Michelle Monaghan.

David Lynch Art Exhibit

At the "Dark Night Of The Soul" exhibit art opening, with Mr. David Lynch. It was a collaboration between Lynch (photography) and Dangermouse 9music) and Sparklehorse (music). Suzanne Vega and others were involved musically as well.

MR. MURDER IS DEAD - an original graphic novel

The first project from the partnership between Zachary Quinto's Before The Door Pictures and the publisher, Archaia, will be an original graphic novel. 

"MR. MURDER IS DEAD" was created by Victor Quinaz, a New York-based writer and longtime friend of Zachary, Corey, and Neal from their days together at Carnegie Mellon. 



     Old men doing bad things...

     GOULD KANE is long into his retirement as a top cop. He was once the basis for the world famous comic      

     strip detective THE SPOOK. But when a not-so-nice man, once nicknamed MR. MURDER, is found dead, the 

     events that unfold could lead Gould to a new and perhaps even greater profession in his twilight... as a very 

     bad man.

     MR. MURDER IS DEAD lives in several worlds. It's all at once a throwback to the great staples of noir & 

     pulp, while at the same time examining the real-life ramifications of our characters' choices.

Here's a LINK to an article about the partnership with Archaia from ComicBookResources. 

This early cover artwork (by Chris Burnham) premiered at Comic-Con on July 25th, 2009.

Mr_Murder_is_dead.jpgAnd here's a video of Victor Quinaz and the Before The Door Team (ZQ, CM, ND) talking about "MR. MURDER IS DEAD" on the Archaia panel at Comic-Con.

The sneak peeks... # 2

Archaia/BTD sneak peek # 2


The sneak peeks... # 1

Archaia/BTD sneak peek # 1


ESPY Awards

From - About Zachary's presentation of an award at the ESPY Awards.


ComicCon 2009

San Diego ComicCon, 2009. Saturday, July 25th:

5:30pm - ARCHAIA panel -  Archaia: New Titles-- Come hear about the great titles Archaia has in store, including Awakening (with writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn), The Killer (with writer Matz), and The God Machine (with creator Chandra Free). Then: You've watched him for three seasons on NBC's Heroes playing Sylar and on the big screen as Spock in the new Star Trek movie, but what do actor Zachary Quinto and his colleagues at media production company Before the Door Pictures have to do with Archaia? Find out exclusively at this panel, which will feature Quinto, Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson of Before the Door Pictures, plus appearances by top-secret special guests with additional announcements!Room 5AB 

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3:15pm - the annual "HEROES" panel at the Hilton Hotel.



moments before shaking hands with president obama


S. N. Love it...


all is settled...

it has been a while.  travels have brought me home.  took a few days of relative solitude to let things breathe.  the last leg of the trip was absolutely raucous and exhausting.  mostly because all of us realized the imminent conclusion of such an epic adventure and wanted to make the most of it.  went back and forth between la and new york a few times.  then touched down in tokyo for a blink before coming home and seeking some desert revelation.  highlight of the trips to nyc?  unsurprisingly...  SNL.  such a mindblowing convergence of childhood dreams and creative freedom.  i mean - come on.  gilda radner?!  kevin nealon!  jan hooks & phil hartman!!!  the history of genius and hilarity and instinct.  the possibility of it all.  the cast and writers could not have been more generous or welcoming.  justin timberlake slaughtered it.  and all i can say is: SNL knows how to throw an after party.  and after after party.  suffice it to say i boarded my 8:30 sunday morning flight to tokyo with literally no sleep.  not being hyperbolic.  but it all evened out.  in the end - and i welcome all of your support in this matter - the simple fact remains: i must host saturday night live imminently.  we're working on it.  to be sure.  tokyo was a brief delight.  whet my appetite more than anything.  there was karaoke until the wee hours after the premiere.  to be sure.  john cho definitely gave the most rousing rendition of lionel ritchie's hello that i have ever heard.  to be sure.  that boy can sing.  go see his band in la sometime.  all told... we all went for it.  all around.  and now the movie's out.  official travel has concluded.  for the most part i have switched into life mode again.  i will likely be laying low the next couple weeks to solidify next steps and gather momentum before the door.  a sincere and direct thank you to all of my fans who have followed my exploits and supported our travels and adventures.  glad to have been able to share some of it with you since you are ultimately the reason that it's possible.  thanks for seeing the film in such impressive numbers and please keep spreading the word.  we'll keep information and ideas flowing through.  and i will most certainly check in again soon.  in the meantime.  some photos.  and please don't miss the merkin interview.  seriously.  my favorite interview from the entire press tour.  to be sure.  be well all.  see you soon.  zq. 

one late night at a bar in the lower east side.  blue light glasses anyone?
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a picture's worth...

tokyo premiere...
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tokyo photo call...
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PHOTO: Tokyo Premiere of STAR TREK

The Cast, Director, and Producer standing under a giant replica of the Starship Enterprise at the STAR TREK Premiere in Tokyo, Japan. Thanks to Lucianna at for the photo.


ZQ Sky Jump in Auckland, NZ

As promised on Letterman, here is the video of Zachary bungy-jumping from the Sky Tower in Auckland, NZ, and falling 53 miles per hour.  


ZQ on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

Zachary will be a guest on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, May 5th. The other guests are Simon Cowell and The Black-Eyed Peas. The show airs at 4pm, most places, but check your local listings HERE.
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homeward bound...


truth be told...

the "...ward bound" part happened on tuesday.  it is 6:30 in the morning in los angeles.  i have been back for two days now.  i have done a relatively decent job of escaping the clenches of jetlag.  i go to bed at a normal hour.  and wake up early.  now i know how most of the world does it.  it's good to be home for a brief time.  a couple of days before everything swirls up again.  it's hard to believe after all we experienced abroad - that there are still three more weeks before all is said and done.  we jump into the domestic press leg starting tomorrow.  press conferences.  interviews.  talk shows.  then on to tokyo.  that part is very exciting - as i have never been to that part of the world.  my last post was in paris.  and then from there things went into a kind of warp mode (no pun intended).  it went a little something like this:  two days of press in paris and then wednesday evening to berlin.  arrive at 8:30pm.  whisked to group dinner.  after dinner hung with friends who live in the city.  in bed by 2:00am.  next morning.  press begins at 9:00am and goes all day.  finish at 5:00pm.  have 45 minutes to shower and change for the berlin premiere.  cars pick us up at the hotel at 5:45pm.  get to carpet by 6ish.  an hour and twenty minutes of interviews and photos and signing.  run upstairs.  time for one glass of champagne to celebrate the impressive turn out at the sony center at postdamer platz.  ushered through the back corridors to the side door of the enormous theater.  introduced on stage to wish the audience an enjoyable experience.  ushered back out the side door.  back through the corridors to our waiting cars.  driven directly to airport where we board the jet and fly immediately to madrid.  arrive madrid at 11:30pm.  get to hotel by midnight and convene in the hotel bar for a nightcap and a check-in with my fellow travelers.  in bed by 2:00am.  next morning.  press begins at 8:30am.  at lunch time i make arrangements to get raced to reina sofia to see picasso's masterpiece guernica. by the time we get to the museum - we have 15 staggering minutes - to contemplate this breathtaking piece - before we have to leave to get back for the second half of the day.  we make it on time.  more translated press.  finish press day at 4:30pm.  we are in our cars by 5:00pm on our way to the airport where we board the jet again for london.  arrive in london at 7:30pm.  now we have two days off in london.  and i just want days off.  didn't make the time to update my adventures - i was too busy having them.  monday in london was mad press and monday night the insane premiere and party.  ended on a high note.  and headed back to la on tuesday afternoon.  so here we are.  that pretty much brings us up to speed.  some pictures below.  nothing earthshattering.  just a sense of where we've been.  more to come with regard to where we're going...

brother and our driver markus at my friend's flat in berlin.  it's always good to make friends with the drivers.  they know everything...

on the way back to my berlin hotel room.  getting artsy in the elevator...

a brief moment of connection with my berlin friends who came to the premiere.  i had time to hug them all before getting ushered off...

in madrid the hotel used to be a duchess' villa.  this was the study.  now the restaurant.

sitting in the cockpit during take off from madrid to london.  one of the many perks of flying private...

in claridge's hotel - one of my favorites - the view from the top of our floor's staircase...

after all - a weary traveler waiting for the final leg to bring him home...

it ends the same way it begins.  always...

Exclusive Photos: From the London Premiere

Several great photos from the London Premiere of STAR TREK sent by Shane, a friend of our web designer, Sean.



VIDEO: London Premiere Blue Carpet

Trek uber-blogger Anthony Pascale over at has extensive coverage on the London Premiere of STAR TREK. Here's an interview video that they posted on YouTube - JJ, Zachary, and the rest of the cast interviewed on the blue carpet.

VIDEO: Berlin Premiere of STAR TREK - on the red (blue) carpet

Zachary and the cast of STAR TREK on the blue carpet at the film's Berlin premiere at the Sony Center. He joined Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Karl Urban, and of course JJ Abrams.

why i want to live in paris (in three photos and two videos)...


two years ago today - i put myself on tape to play the role of spock.  this was on the wall of the bar where we went last night.  coincidence?  i don't believe in coincidence. so this first photo doesn't count as one of the three.  i just thought it was a crazy little anniversary present from the universe... 

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now... why.
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Esquire Magazine UK - COVER

Zachary is on the cover of British Esquire this month. This is an early peek at the cover:

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kuwait a minute... (photos & now VIDEO)


in the middle (east).

one of the most fascinating and remote destinations on the whole trip is with out a doubt kuwait.  we travelled almost 19 hours from new zealand through dubai to get there and then spent less than a day before heading another 9 hours to paris.  i have never been so simultaneously exhausted and exhilarated in my whole life.  as soon as we arrived in the middle east - the energy shifted for me.  it exists in such stark juxtaposition to the nature of our trip and the essence of our culture.  to be in the region that engenders so much passion and misunderstanding throughout the rest of the world was so unique and illuminating.  we all felt it immediately.  it took a while to get into the country - even with guides and handlers.  after so much time on planes it required a specific kind of patience in the hour and a half we stood at the processing desk waiting for all of our visas to clear.  eventually they did - and we were escorted by military liaisons and local police via passenger bus (with curtains that we were not allowed to open due to forced protection) to a hotel where we had less than an hour to get ready for our trip to camp arifjan - the biggest and central u.s. military base in the theater of the middle eastern operations.  once there we were greeted by the general and introduced to the rules and our surroundings.  although photos were limited on the base while outside - it is an absolutely massive place.  fences behind which hundreds of tanks sit idle.  huge transport vehicles and humvees everywhere.  and desert as far as the eye can see.  it was apparent immediately how genuinely excited the troops were to have us.  as trivial as what we do can seem in the face of the sacrifices they and their families are making - it was deeply humbling to hear how important our work can be to them.  one soldier told me that she would ration her episodes of heroes so she could make the experience last longer during her active tour in iraq.  the idea of their need to escape from the relentless intensity of their responsibilities and the associated pressure actually put the contribution of our work in a new kind of perspective.  i felt so grateful to share time with them and to share the movie with them.  they were excited and responsive and it was an all around incredible part of the journey.  after we introduced the screening at arifjan - we split into groups and boarded two military blackhawk helicopters for a 30 minute flight to camp lsa which is the base from which all troops leave to enter active duty in all parts of the middle eastern war.  it is also the base through which they pass at the end of their tours and before and after departure for r&r trips.  in other words - it is the gateway to the entire war - and as such had a much deeper and more resonant energy for all of us.  there we sat and signed with troops who were literally waiting to be called on to c130 planes that would take them to the frontlines in iraq and afghanistan.  as military flights do not run on a specific schedule like commercial airlines - the troops have to congregate in this huge hall and wait there for anywhere from an hour to an entire day or more before they are deployed.  while we were there - a group of soldiers were called to their planes and left immediately for points unknown to us.  that was sobering to say the least.  from there it was back on to the blackhawks and arifjan where we boarded the bus to return to kuwait city - and the airport for our trip to europe.  a couple words about blackhawks... HOLY SHIT!  i don't even know how to describe the experience.  first of all - we flew with the doors open.  150 miles per hour.  our pilots were the officers that fly the three and four star generals all throughout the middle eastern theater.  so essentially they are the best of the best.  soaring over the open desert above bedouin camps and camels and burning oil valves and just desert and desert and desert.  it was arguably one of the most incredible experiences i have ever had in my life.  absolutely staggering and hard to wrap my mind around on so many levels.  pictures could not begin to do it justice.  but they will have to suffice.  it was definitely good to head out of there - but the part of the trip i think we were all most curious and excited about most certainly didn't disappoint.  now on to the city of lights... in stark contrast - but no less vivid.  more to come...

our military escort leads the way.
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the somehow ominous road out of town...

the war room overseeing the entire middle eastern operation... literally.
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our companion chopper soars alongside us.

desert burning.
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one of these things doesn't belong here...
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blackhawk up... 

auckland adventures...



two down.  what can i say about new zealand... other than i wish we could have stayed much longer.  the premiere went really well.  people were excited - but not frenzied.  i have noticed a kind of ease about the people in this part of the world.  understandable when you consider the natural beauty that surrounds them.  the kind of chaotic hollywood experience of flash and celebrity and spectacle doesn't quite have the same effect.  and i prefer it.  but what they do have is a tremendous spirit of adventure.  something i did not know is that bungee jumping was invented in auckland.  and apparently the saying goes - you can't leave auckland without jumping off of something.  so when in rome... or auckland.  the day after the premiere elder quinto and i - along with our intrepid paramount publicist angharad - took a leap off of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.  it's called the sky jump.  and it is a controlled descent - but a descent nonetheless - of 630 feet in 11 seconds.  working on some video to post.  but for now you'll have to take my word for the fact that it was one of the scariest and exhilarating experiences i have had in a very long time.  then - after that adventure - we were treated to a helicopter ride over auckland which landed us at te whau vineyard - one of the most exquisite restaurants in the city.  overlooking the water and with stunning views all around - the lot of us had an incredible lunch before beginning our epic journey to the next leg of the trip.  the middle eastern leg.  definitely not sure what to expect of that.  but will be excited to see how it all unfolds.  some pictures of the auckland fun.  until next time...

this is a pre-premiere reception at the top of sky tower.  by the end of the next morning i will have jumped from this height...
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jq.  zq.

helicopter ride to lunch?  i won't say no...

a bird's eye view of one of auckland's harbors - where they say everyone and their dog has a boat.

roger that.

a view from te whau vineyard.  not a bad lunch spot.

Kuwait - Link to Photos

Here's a link to some early photos of Zachary and the cast, and an article coming out of the Kuwait stop on the STAR TREK WORLD TOUR. 


SYDNEY Premiere - Red Carpet Video with Movie Footage

An amazing look at the actors and the film, in conjunction with STAR TREK's world premiere in Sydney, Australia.

Auckland Interview - Part 2

Auckland Interview - Part 1

i can't believe...


... i'm still awake.

just got into my hotel room in auckland after a couple of incredible days in sydney.  the world premiere was a thrill.  could the lit up sydney opera house look any more like the starfleet insignia?!  even in the face of some trekker upheaval - it seems obvious why the world premiere was held there.  and the austin sneak premiere feels like a fair exchange - with spock #1 on hand for the festivities.  we are in new zealand for a couple of days now - then on to kuwait.  most of us are looking forward to that leg of the trip above everything else.  the troops.  the movie.  a good combination.  i am going to fall asleep imminently.  here are some pics from our travels today.  a lot happening.  a lot to look forward to.  more to come... as usual.

opera insignia....
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a backstage view of the premiere crowd.
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the brothers quinto.  on our way.
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almost there...
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a somehow fitting auckland street sign.  a green light.  but no green girl...
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ZQ now has an Official Page on Facebook

ZQ is now on FaceBook - become a fan by clicking HERE for his Official Facebook Page.

Also, don't forget to friend ZQ on Myspace - click HERE.

And also connect with ZQ's YouTube Channels via the LINKS page. 

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preparations underway...


down (under) day.

first day in sydney.  spent it walking about and absorbing this phenomenal city.  also reconnected with an old friend who lives here - and whom i haven't seen in over five years.  that was a blast.  tomorrow won't be so leisurely - but probably infinitely more exhilarating.

if you look very closely on the steps of the opera house - you can just make out the beginnings of the red carpet.  this is from the roof of our hotel.
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here's a closer look.
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elder quinto out and about.  and in a phone booth... why not?
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my first post


and so it is underway.

the future may begin may 8th for the rest of the world.  but tonight it begins for us.  the adventure.  the circus.  the maelstrom.  almost two years to the day after first putting myself on tape to play the role of spock - i find myself sitting in the airport lounge with the gang - waiting to board the qantas flight that will ultimately change all of our lives.  i've never been to australia - and was laughing earlier that my first experience of sydney will basically be every postcard i have ever seen of the city.  the premiere is at the opera house (the first film ever to premiere in the actual concert hall there) - which is kind of  unfathomable to begin with.  almost 1700 aussies will join us tuesday night for the world premiere of the movie.  needless to say - we are all looking forward to it.  more to come...  

zq.  taking it all in.


a view of the sunrise from qantas flight 12 as we descend into sydney.

TREKMOVIE.COM - Exclusive Announcement of Official Site

Today's launch of The Official Zachary Quinto Website was exclusively announced in partnership with STAR TREK blogger extraordinaire, Anthony Pascale at Here's the link to his site's exclusive launch announcement -

Thanks to Anthony and all his readers at for your support of Zachary and his first official website.

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STAR TREK - World Press Tour

Zachary, Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Simon Pegg, and Karl Urban leave this Saturday, April 4th for a Worldwide Press Tour in support of the release of STAR TREK on May 8th.

Cities include: 
  - Sydney, Australia
  - Auckland, New Zealand
  - Kuwait City, Kuwait
  - London, England
  - Berlin, Germany
  - Paris, France
  - Madrid, Spain
  - New York, New York
  - Los Angeles, California
  - Tokyo, Japan

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ZQ Events & Interviews - Video Player

A collection of videos of Zachary at various events and being interviewed.

Golden Globes 2009 - View From ZQ's Seat

A photo of the view from Zachary's seat at the Golden Globes, 2009, where he and Chris Pine presented the award for Best Actress in a TV Drama to Anna Paquin.

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Barack Obama's Campaign

Watch video of Zachary out in his hometown of Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania speaking to college students as a surrogate for presidential candidate, Barack Obama. Zachary spoke at his alma mater Carnegie Mellon University, and with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Michael Chabon and actor Kal Penn at the University of Pittsburgh.


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