In October 2011, Quinto came out publicly as gay, stating that following the suicide of gay teenager Jamey Rodemeyer, he realized "living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it – is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality." He continued "I believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society – and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action." .
Quinto also voiced the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark VI for the computer game Star Trek Online in 2010 and reprised his role of Spock when he lent his voice to the 2013 Star Trek video game, as well as commercials for the Xbox One games console and the Xfinity TV.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, the half-Italian, half-Irish Quinto began acting as a member of the Pittsburgh CLO-Mini Stars at the age of eleven.
  On 24, Quinto appeared in all but one episode of the show's third season.
During his time on this series, he worked with fellow Star Trek alumni Michael Cavanaugh, J. Cullum, Alan Dale, Colby French, Jenette Goldstein, Albert Hall, Penny Johnson, Jack Kehler, John Meier, Henry Kingi, Sr., Ben Bray, Daniel Dae Kim, Henry Kingi, Jr., Alexandra Lydon, Glenn Morshower, Mark Rolston, and Tony Todd.
Online reported that he was indeed cast in the role, pending finalization of a deal with Paramount Pictures.
 An official announcement was made at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, on 26 July.
Two of Quinto's episodes were directed by Star Trek: Voyager actress Roxann Dawson.
"It comes from the complexity of the character and the experiences that I have had personally and professionally[...]I feel like I identify with a lot of aspects of what this character is going through in terms of the structure of the movie and the story structure [as created by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci]." He first auditioned for the role on the morning of 15 April 2007 – less than a day after the original Spock actor, Leonard Nimoy, presented Quinto and his Heroes castmates with the Future Classic Award at the TV Land Awards.
On 26 June 2015, it was reported that Quinto, as well as Chris Pine signed on for a potential fourth film in the alternate reality series of films.
Quinto and Nimoy parodied their involvement in Star Trek in a 2013 commercial for the Audi S7 titled "The Challenge." In the advertisement, Quinto and Nimoy play a game of three-dimensional chess over a computer tablet.
Zachary John Quinto Born: June 2, 1977 Height: 6' 1" Heritage: Half-Italian and half-Irish Best known for: roles on 24, So No TORIous, and Heroes, as well as playing a younger Spock in Star Trek XI Fun fact: Zachary is the only person in history to appear on the cover of Entertainment Weekly two weeks in a row info credit: and Large photos are attached.