Francesco Daniele Quinn was an Italian actor who made his appearance in both Television and Films. He was born in Rome, Italy on March 22, 1963. He is the son of the admired Italian actor Anthony Quinn. He is famous for his role of ‘Rhah’ in the movie ‘Platoon’ released in 1986.
Oliver Stone sat in the director’s chair for the film, and it won him an Academy Award. His father was also a legendary actor who married lolanda Addolori, who is a prominent costume designer. The Quinn family has Mexican, Irish and Italian ancestry. Francesco Quinn was married to Julie McCann, and they had twin children. They split later due to some reasons.
The Quinn family, the father, and son have done some remarkable movies; both together and singles. The father and son duo has appeared in films like ‘A Star for Two’ and ‘Old Man and the Sea’, which was a mini-series.
He did movies of almost all genres like Thriller, Horror, Historical and others. His notable characters include Vampire Vlad Tepes in 2003 thriller ‘Vlad’ and also the Warrior named Thane Le Mal in the short film named ‘Gnostic.’ He played the role of Latina Captain Salamanca in the mini-series ‘Into the West’ directed by
Steven Spielberg, released on 2005. He also played the lead in TNT’s Rough Riders, which aired on TV in 1997. He played Marcus Vinicius in mini-series ‘Quo-Vadis?’ aired in 1985. His most loved movie was ‘Platoon’ released in 1985, directed by Oliver Stone. It starred actors like
Charlie Sheen, William Dafoe, and others. Many say that this movie paved a way for people like
Johnny Depp, Forest Whittaker and other starters who soon became most loved artists of the industry.
He was a prominent face on TV and during the span of 1999-2001, he appeared in the soap opera ‘Young and Restless’ for which he won the nomination for the ALMA awards. He appeared in several roles in TV shows like JAG (1995), 24,
Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Alias, Miami Vice, Good vs. Evil, Soldier of Fortune, The Handler, The Shield and others which have a big amount of viewers around the world. He has also contributed to video games as lead characters, one of which is Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun released in 1999.
His last appearance was in the movie ‘
Park’, a comedy-Drama which won audience award in 2007 at CineVegas, later in the film ‘Muertas’ which also starred
America Ferrera. He appeared in Tonto Woman, which was nominated for Academy Awards and was an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s short story.
He was fluent in languages like English, Italian, French, and Spanish. He has an avid interest in sports and is well versed in sports like Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Free Diving, Wind Surfing, Skiing, Motor Cross and others. He is the spokesperson for Motorcycle Industry Council and Honda. To add to his specialties, he was a contestant in Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge but went through disqualification due to health reasons.
He died on August 5, 2011, in Malibu, California, the USA due to a cardiac arrest while having a run with his son Max. He has ten surviving siblings.