Zachary Quinto

06/18/2017 – Zachary Quinto – 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival – “Never Here” and “Laps” Premieres – Arrivals – ArcLight Santa Monica, 395 Santa Monica Place #330 – Santa Monica, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

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 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), was of Irish ancestry. Zachary attended a Catholic school.

His maternal grandfather, Joseph A. McArdle, was a businessperson and Democratic Party politician, who was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, from January 3, 1939 to January 5, 1942.

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. The family also had roots in Lenola, Lazio.

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

Zachary’s maternal grandfather was Joseph A. McArdle (the son of Peter Joseph “P.J.” McArdle and Margaret O’Flaherty). Zachary’s grandfather Joseph was born in Indiana. P.J. was the president of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers. He 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: Obituary of Zachary’s father –

Obituary of Zachary’s mother –

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 –

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

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


Curious about ethnicity

14 Responses

  1. muricansareallmutts says:

    Berid means spaniard.

  2. andrew says:

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

  3. phaedra says:

    Looks more Italian and Hispanic.

  4. athelya says:

    he’s cute in a weird way

  5. Capricious says:

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

    *Nelson Mandela effect*

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