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Miami Vice Character
November 30, 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 10, 2004, Juarez, Mexico (age 63, car crash)
J.C. Quinn (November 30, 1940 - February 10, 2004) was an American character actor, who appeared in the show Miami Vice as DEA Agent Walt Harrison, who doubles as a Calderone informant, disclosed the location of Angelina (played by Phanie Napoli) and her baby in the episode "Sons and Lovers"
Quinn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had a long career in the theater before beginning another long career in television & movies, his gruff voice and appearance often got him confused with fellow actor Harvey Keitel.
Below is a selected filmography:
- On The Yard (1978, first film appearance, with John Heard and Thomas G. Waites)
- Gloria (1980)
- Times Square (1980, with Robin Johnson and Miguel Piñero)
- An Invasion of Privacy (TV debut, 1983, with Jacqueline Brookes)
- Eddie Macon's Run (1983, with Matthew Cowles and Jay O. Sanders)
- Silkwood (1983, with David Strathairn and Bruce McGill)
- C.H.U.D. (1984, with John Heard and Kim Griest)
- Places in the Heart (1985, with Jay Patterson and Terry O'Quinn)
- Vision Quest (1985, with Madonna)
- Cagney & Lacey (TV, 1985, with Gregory Sierra)
- Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
- At Close Range (1986, with David Strathairn)
- Maximum Overdrive (1986, with Christopher Murney)
- Crime Story (TV, 1988, with Dennis Farina)
- The Abyss (1989, with Jimmie Ray Weeks)
- Wired (1989, with Lucinda Jenney, Michael Chiklis, Ray Sharkey, and Patti D'Arbanville)
- Booker (TV, 1990, with Lori Petty)
- Quantum Leap (TV, 1991, with Dean Stockwell)
- The Prophecy (1995, with Viggo Mortensen and Amanda Plummer)
- The Big Easy (TV, 1996, with Karla Tamburrelli)
- Hit Me (1996, with Philip Baker Hall and Dr. Haing S. Ngor)
- Primary Colors (1998, with Paul Guilfoyle)
- Takedown (2000, final movie appearance)
- That's Life (2000, final TV appearance)
Quinn was killed in a car crash near Juarez, Mexico on February 10, 2004, at the time of his death, Quinn was 63 years old.