Zachary Quinto

by ethnic on May 27, 2012

Birth Name: Zachary John Quinto

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 2, 1977

*50% Italian
*50% Irish

Zachary Quinto is an American actor and producer. He is known for his roles on the television series 24 and Heroes, and as Spock in the rebooted Star Trek films.

The surname Quinto means “fifth” in Italian. His father, Joseph John Quinto, was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. His mother, Margaret J. (McArdle), is of Irish ancestry. Zachary attended a Catholic school.

He played an Iranian-American character on the show So Notorious.

Zachary’s paternal grandfather was Michele A. Quinto (the son of Carlo Quinto and Lucia Cafolla). Michele was born in Caserta, Campania, Italy. Carlo was the son of Ambrosio Quinto and Giuseppa Mastrobattista. Lucia was the daughter of Zaccaria Cafolla and Filomena Di Trocchio.

Zachary’s paternal grandmother was Maria/Mary Palma/Palmina Marrocco (the daughter of Arcangelo Marrocco and Luiggia Stravata). Arcangelo was the son of Guiseppi Marrocco and Carmella.

Zachary’s maternal grandfather was Joseph A. McArdle (the son of Peter Joseph McArdle and Margaret O’Flaherty). Zachary’s grandfather Joseph was born in Indiana. Peter was born in Ohio, to an Irish-born father and a mother who was born in Maryland. Margaret was born in West Virginia, to Irish parents.

Zachary’s maternal grandmother was Margaret J. Corrigan (the daughter of Patrick William Corrigan and Margaret Markey). Zachary’s grandmother Margaret was born in Pennsylvania. Patrick was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Patrick Corrigan and Bridget, who were born in Scotland, likely of Irish descent. Zachary’s great-grandmother Margaret Markey was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John T. Markey, who was born in Ireland, and of Anna, who was born in England.

Sources: Genealogy of Zachary’s father –

Obituary of Zachary’s father –

Marriage announcement of Zachary’s maternal grandparents, Joseph A. McArdle and Margaret J. Corrigan –

Zachary’s maternal grandfather, Joseph A. McArdle, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Zachary’s maternal great-grandfather, Peter Joseph McArdle –

Zachary’s maternal grandmother, Margaret J. Corrigan, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Zachary’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret (Markey) Corrigan –

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew July 24, 2016 at 3:44 pm

a little trivia: “Quinto” is Italian for “fifth”.

phaedra May 15, 2016 at 12:42 am

Looks more Italian and Hispanic.

athelya November 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm

he’s cute in a weird way

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 11:49 pm

I thought he was Jewish? I could swear that I read that somewhere…

*Nelson Mandela effect*

neiltennant October 11, 2016 at 6:24 am

i read it too and it was not wikipedia


andrew October 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm

correction: “Caserta, Campania” instead of Caserda.

neiltennant July 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm

he is not jewish ?

i read several wrong informations :-(
even on JEW OR NOT which is a great and funny site and i have even friends there with the guys from this site. Even they claimed that he is jewish

andrew September 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Irish and Italian seems to be the most common ethnic mix on the East Coast

musicfangirl October 5, 2015 at 4:36 pm

their where big immigration of Irish and Italian people in East Cost they are also both Catholic countries

J.J. September 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is dark brown (brunette) I think it should be listed

me October 17, 2012 at 6:40 am

he looks very italian

mony July 3, 2015 at 5:59 am

He also could be full irish

neiltennant May 12, 2018 at 2:24 am
clark kent January 2, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I read that he was also Hispanic.

me October 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

Source?He doesn’t look Hispanic,he looks very Italian.

marjanel February 22, 2016 at 6:56 am

There is not something like looking hispanic. Anf if it were, he could be the sterotype. There are many people like him in all hispanic countries . Also, according to the steorotype, if he looks very Italian, he can look from Spain, the most hispanic country of the word. Hispanic is a eurocentric word, only Americans thought the contrary.

neiltennant May 12, 2018 at 2:30 am

I READ That he his straight and that he is Russian and an alien

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