The Moment with Brian Koppelman
Zach Quinto: 2/29/16
Feb 29, 2016 · 1 hr 2 min
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Zach Quinto is an actor and a producer best known for his roles in Heroes, Margin Call, and in the Star Trek films as Spock. Today, Zach discusses how the death of his father shaped his childhood and career (2:00), how he landed in Noah Haidle’s Smokefall (16:00), and the years of self examination that helped him better understand his goals as an artist (27:00). Plus, Zach reflects on how the plant medicine, ayahuasca, helped him release a character that lingered from Angels in America (38:00) and looks forward to his upcoming role as Glenn Greenwald in Oliver Stone’s Snowden (43:00). 

To get tickets to see Smokefall click here

Topics mentioned:


Margin Call

Angels in America

Star Trek Beyond

Carnegie Mellon School of Drama

The Immaculate Reception a short film by Charlotte Glynn



City of Thieves by David Benioff

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

Just Kids by Patti Smith

M-Train by Patti Smith


The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

People mentioned:

Zach Quinto

Noah Haidle

Tony Kushner

Charlotte Glynn

Al Pacino

John Cazale

Glenn Greenwald

Oliver Stone

Melissa Leo

Tom Wilkinson

Joseph Gordon Levitt

J.C. Chandor

Neal Dodson

Corey Moosa

Christine Vachon

Tim Ferriss

The Moment is brought to you by A&E’s hit series Bates Motel. Catch the new season when it returns Monday March 7th at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on A&E.


Twitter: @BrianKoppelman


Podcast production by Jayson De Leon.

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