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  • Real name : Francesco Daniele Quinn
  • Place of birth : Rome
  • Date of birth : 22/03/1963
  • Place of death : Malibu
  • Date of death : 22/03/1963

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  • Quinn Francesco

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Francesco Quinn (1963)

Francesco Daniele Quinn

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Francesco Daniele Quinn (March 22, 1963 – August 5, 2011) was an Italian-born actor. The third son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn and Jolanda Addorlori (Anthony Quinn's second wife), Francesco is perhaps best known for his breakout role as Rhah in Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon . His final role was the voice of the Autobot, Mirage in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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 early years
Francesco Quinn was born in Rome, Italy, the son of Anthony Quinn and second wife Iolanda Addolori, a noted costume designer to whom Anthony Quinn was married to for 31 years. Quinn had Mexican, Irish, and Italian ancestry.

 career
 Film
Quinn appeared in many feature films including the New York Independent Film Festival winner Placebo Effect. He acted with his father in several films, including A Star For Two with Lauren Bacall. The two Quinns also had the opportunity to share the role of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea, son and father playing the character as a young and old man.

Quinn sometimes played moody, dangerous characters, such as vampire Vlad Tepes in the 2003 direct to video alt-historical thriller Vlad, and wandering warrior Thane Le Mal in the short film The Gnostic. Like his father, Quinn also appeared in historical dramas, playing such roles as Latino Captain Salamanca in Steven Spielberg’s mini-series Into the West and a lead role in TNT's Rough Riders . One of Quinn’s earliest roles was as Marcus Vinicius in the 1985 mini-series Quo Vadis?.

More recent examples of Quinn's work include Park, which won the audience award at 2007 CineVegas, and the short film Muertas, starring Golden Globe-winner America Ferrera. In 2007, he appeared as Ruben Vega in the Academy Award-nominated short film The Tonto Woman, adapted from the Elmore Leonard short story.

 Television
From 1999 to 2001, Francesco appeared on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Nina Webster's boyfriend, Tomas del Cerro, and was nominated for an ALMA Award as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera for his work as Tomas Del Cerro, an aloof writer from New York.

Quinn has also appeared extensively in television guest star roles in crime and thriller dramas. He was lead guest star in an episode of JAG . On CBS's The Fugitive, Quinn played Victor Gutierrez, a DEA agent with an edge, and he has played the recurring role of villain Syed Ali on Fox's series 24. Other TV guest starring roles have occurred in Criminal Minds, ER, CSI: Miami, The Glades, Navy NCIS, Alias, Crossing Jordan, In the Heat of the Night, Miami Vice, Red Shoe Diaries, The Handler, Soldier of Fortune, Good vs. Evil, Vengeance Unlimited, and The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. Quinn also portrayed the final criminal/villain, Guillermo Beltran, in the long-running F/X series, The Shield. In 2008, Quinn joined Luke Perry and C. Thomas Howell in the western film A Gunfighter's Pledge.

Quinn was one of the earlier working actors to branch out into contributing to video games with his role as a main character in Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun . In 2010–2011, he took part in the second season of the Italian TV series Il commissario Manara.

 personal life
Quinn's marriage to Irish American Julie McCann, niece of Belfast snooker champion, Alex Higgins, ended in divorce. They resided in Sherman Oaks, California with his twin children Max and Michela.

Quinn died on August 5, 2011, in Malibu after experiencing what was believed to be a heart attack while running with his son, Max. He had two children, Michela, and Max. Quinn has ten surviving siblings, including Alex, Antonia, Catalina, Christina, Danny, Duncan, Lorenzo Quinn, Ryan, Sean, and Valentina Quinn. His eldest sibling Christopher drowned in 1941, aged two.

 Athletic pursuits
Quinn pursued sports such as skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing, free diving, road cycling, mountain biking, and actively raced motocross and street bikes. Quinn also was an avid motorcycler, and was a spokesman for The Motorcycle Industry Council and Honda. A world traveler, he was fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Quinn was a contestant on Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge on CMT, until he was sidelined with a broken rib after being stomped on by a Level 2 bull.

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