MR. Zachary Quinto - Real Men We Admire

April 12, 2013

MR. Zachary Quinto this week's Real Man We Admire.

He gave us the creeps in his breakout role as a supervillain on the hit series “Heroes” and scared the living daylights out of us as the twisted serial killer Dr. Oliver Thredson (a.k.a. Bloody Face) on “American Horror Story: Asylum,” but there’s not many other guys we’d rather hide under the covers with than Zachary Quinto.

This tall, dark, and furry browed 35-year-old is one of Hollywood’s brightest up-and-comers, making steady appearances on stage, screen, and TV, as well as working behind the scenes as a producer (he co-produced the critically acclaimed film Margin Call, in which he also appeared alongside Kevin Spacey and Demi Moore). And while his career is certainly soaring, it’s sure to shoot into the stratosphere when he reprises his role of Spock in next month’s Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to director J.J. Abrams’ successful big-screen reboot of the iconic sci-fi series, which has blockbuster written all over it. (Psst, watch the trailer here.)

Despite his success, however, it turns out space wasn’t Quinto’s final frontier—coming out was. Never one to shy away from gay roles (he played Tori Spelling’s gay friend on her short-lived TV show “So Notorious” and starred in a 2010 Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Angels in America”), many fans whispered about his sexuality for years. Quinto played coy, but after reading about teenager Jamey Rodemeyer, who took his life after being bullied by classmates for being gay, he couldn’t stay quiet any longer.

“One of the defining conversations that I had with myself was that absolutely no good can come from me staying quiet about [my sexuality],” he told Out Magazine. “Literally, no good can come from it. But if I take the step to make the acknowledgment and be honest, so much good could potentially come from it.”

One of those good things just might be his romance with his boyfriend, "Glee" actor Jonathan Groff. The couple met cute two years ago and are often spotted out and about in New York and Los Angeles.

Read more about Quinto’s coming out story on his official blog and find out how you can help support one of his favorite charities, The Trevor Project, which offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBT youth.

Clip time!

Just days after coming out, Quinto filmed this “It Gets Better” video:

More on those killer eyebrows:

Quinto’s man-on-man sauna scene from “So Notorious” is so hot, it can’t be embedded. Click the pic to watch it on YouTube.
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I admire him so, his story made me come out to my family......its was hard but am happy i did

Guys no spoilers for American Horror Story!!!!!!! wtf

Ooof! Sorry about that!!