Who is Ed Quinn?
Arthur Edward ‘Ed’ Quinn was born in Berkeley, California USA, on 26 February 1968 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, musician and a model, who’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of Randy in the comedy series “2 Broke Girls”, created by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings, and which starred Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs and Garrett Morris. It follows two girls working as waitresses at a diner, while planning to launch their own business. The series aired from 2011 to 2017 (Ed joined in 2016), and won three awards including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 24 other awards.
There are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Ed has retired from acting, however, these are false as he’s still quite active in the film industry.
— Ed Quinn (@EdwardQuinn) March 3, 2021
Early life and education
Ed was raised in Berkeley alongside his siblings Mary, Joseph and Lizzy, but hasn’t spoken about his parents, as they prefer to avoid the media.
Ed studied at St. Mary’s College High School, at which he was mostly interested in sports as he played football for the school’s team, while he also played soccer and basketball. Upon matriculating in 1987, he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley at which he became interested in acting, appearing in many plays performed at the university, and was also a member of the fraternity Alpha Delta Phi. Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1991.
Ed began working as a model, appearing in around 35 international TV commercials, and he travelled around Europe for work, visiting countries such as Italy, Spain and France. It was after he returned to the US in the late ‘90s that he began acting.
Roles in TV series
Ed has been credited with appearing in more than 50 movies and TV series. He made his debut TV series appearance with his portrayal of Jeff in the 1999 episode “Why 2 Kay” of the action crime comedy “V. I. P.”, and gained recognition in 2000 after being cast to play Finn in the drama “Young Americans”, which starred Mark Famiglietti, Kate Bosworth and Rodney Scott, and follows the lives of teenagers attending Rawley Summer Academy.
In 2001, Ed played the supporting character Peter McCray in the comedy drama “Jack & Jill”, and the following years saw him make guest appearances in an episode or two of various series, such as the mystery crime drama “Crossing Jordan”, the comedy “Life with Bonnie”, and the romantic comedy “According to Jim”. In 2005, he was cast to portray the supporting character Frankie Mala in the mystery crime drama “CSI: NY”.
From 2006 to 2012, Ed played Nathan Stark, one of the lead characters in the adventure comedy drama “Eureka”, created by Jaime Paglia and Andrew Cosby, and which also starred Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Colin Ferguson. It follows a US Marshall who has become the new sheriff of the town Eureka at which some of the smartest American people are inventing futuristic devices and machines which often don’t work the way they were intended to. The series won two of the 16 awards it was nominated for, including a Primetime Emmy.
In 2015, Ed was cast to play Dr. Alec Adams in the romantic thriller drama “Mistresses”, and in 2018, he played the supporting character Max Ferraro in the comedy “One Day at a Time”, which was quite popular in winning 10 awards including two Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 43 other awards.
Ed’s most recent role in a TV series has been his portrayal of Hunter Franklin, one of the lead characters in the drama “The Oval” which has attracted little attention, and poor reviews.
Roles in movies
Ed made his debut film appearance in the 2002 crime thriller “Beeper”, then in 2004 he played a supporting character in the action adventure horror “Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation”.
He gained recognition in 2005 after being cast to play one of the lead characters, Ellis in the action horror comedy “House of the Dead 2” which also starred Emmanuelle Vaugier and Sticky Fingaz. It’s about a virus which converted all the students of a university to zombies, and a team of scientists and soldiers sent to investigate.
The following year saw Ed star in the short romantic comedy “Hooked”, then in 2007, he was cast to portray Jonathan in the popular romantic comedy “The Neighbor”, written and directed by Eddie O’Flaherty, and which starred Matthew Modine, Michele Laroque and Katie Walder in the story of a man who falls in love with a real estate broker woman who moves in next door. In 2008, Ed played supporting characters in the short crime drama “One Hogan Place”, the family comedy “The Rainbow Tribe”, and the comedy “Living with Abandon”.
Perhaps one of the most popular movies in which Ed has appeared was the 2011 thriller “The Caller” written by Sergio Casci, directed by Matthew Parkhill, and which starred Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer and Lorna Raver.
It follows a recently divorced woman whose life’s changed after a mysterious person keeps calling her, claiming he’ll change her life. The following years saw him appear in several mediocre movies, such as the 2012 action adventure drama “The 12 Disasters of Christmas”, the 2014 comedy “Audrey”, and the 2015 action horror “Navy Seals vs. Zombies”.
Three of Ed’s most recent roles in movies have been in the 2019 family comedy “Grand-Daddy Day Care”, another 2019 romantic comedy “The Last Summer”, and the 2020 comedy “American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules”.
Ed received special thanks for the 2008 documentary movie “Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon”.
In 2019, he made his producing debut with the documentary mini-series “Legends of the Deep”.
Ed has appeared in two short documentary films – “Inside the Federation” and “Reinventing the House: Making a Bloody Sequel” – and he has also made guest appearances in various talk-shows, such as “The Wendy Williams Show”, “An Evening with Tyler Perry’s the Oval”, and “The Man Cave Chronicles Podcast”.
Relationships and wife
Since 2008, Ed has been married to Heather Courtney-Quinn, an American TV producer. The two haven’t spoken about how and when they first met, but it’s widely thought to have been on the set of a movie in the mid-2000s. They have been together to this day; the two don’t have any children because they apparently want to focus on their careers, however, there are rumors circulating the internet claiming that either Ed or Heather (or both) is infertile, but these haven’t been confirmed, nor has the married couple commented on this.
Ed hasn’t spoken about any other women he had perhaps been with before meeting Heather, so as of March 2021, he’s married to Heather Courtney-Quinn and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Ed has been interested in music since he was six, and learned to play the guitar while attending high school. He studied with the famous American rock musician, guitar teacher and composer Joseph ‘Joe’ Satriani, and was a member of the Los Angeles band Mad Theory before leaving to join the band Scattergood. In the early 2010s he released three singles – “We Had It Made”, “Cause I Do” and “Because of You” – and his debut extended play (EP) came out in 2013, comprising five songs.
Ed’s physically very active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body. He’s also into sports and has played various, as well as being a martial artist.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Helena Bonham Carter, and a couple of his favorite movies include “The Irishman”, “Scent of a Woman” and “Fight Club”.
Age, height and net worth
Ed’s age is 53. He has short brown hair and green eyes, his height is 6ft 4ins (1.93m) and he weighs around 185lbs (85kgs).
As of March 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.