An intelligent and seductive immortal, who claims to rescue children from bad or neglectful parents, Manx lures his victims into his special car with promises of Christmas every day. He feeds on their souls as he whisks them off to Christmasland — an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when Vic discovers she has a dangerous gift.
Zachary Quinto was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he began performing as a teenager. He attended Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and received a BFA in acting. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and began to build a career in television with guest-starring roles on numerous series, including CSI and Six Feet Under. He appeared in the third season of 24 as Adam Kaufman, and in the only season of the critically acclaimed series So NoTORIous.
In 2007, he was cast as the psychopathic super-powered serial killer Sylar on the hit NBC series Heroes; and in the same year was cast as Spock in the J.J. Abrams-directed reboot of the Star Trek franchise. Subsequently he has reprised his role of Spock in both sequels to that film: 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness and 2016's Star Trek Beyond. He played Chad Warwick on the first season of American Horror Story and won a Critic's Choice Award and Emmy Award® nomination for his portrayal of Dr. Oliver Thredson on American Horror Story: Asylum.
In 2008, Quinto began his production company Before the Door Pictures and produced and starred in Margin Call alongside Stanley Tucci and Jeremy Irons. His company has gone on to produce such films as All Is Lost, Banshee Chapter, Breakup at a Wedding, A Most Violent Year and the upcoming film Aardvark, in which Quinto also stars alongside Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm. That film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was released in theaters in 2018. Quinto filmed the unscripted series In Search Of, which premiered on the History channel. He hosts and executive produces the show, which, inspired by the iconic 1970s series of the same name, examines unexplained phenomena from all over the world.
In theater, Quinto appeared as Louis Ironson in the 2010 Signature revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, for which he won a Theater World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination. He made his Broadway debut to universal praise in the 2013 Tony Award-winning production of The Glass Menagerie and appeared in the 2017 MCC production of Noah Haidle's Smokefall. Last year, he starred in the Joe Mantello-directed revival of The Boys in the Band, alongside Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells at the Booth Theater, running from May 31 through August 11.
On screen, Quinto currently appears in Steven Soderbergh's Netflix film, High Flying Bird, which premiered on February 8. The film follows a sports agent, played by André Holland, who pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business opportunity during a lockout. Quinto starred opposite James Franco in I Am Michael in 2015, and as journalist Glenn Greenwald in Oliver Stone's film Snowden in 2016. He starred opposite Julianne Nicholson and Emma Roberts in Who We Are Now, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in that year. He also appeared in Drew Pearce's Hotel Artemis opposite Jodie Foster, Jenny Slate and Jeff Goldblum.