(1952 - living) U.S.A.
Born in Brooklyn, the second of a dozen siblings, he felt alienated from his parents. He spent many hours watching movies of the 1950's and 1960's on late-night television but had no sense of direction until he discovered acting.
In 1975, when he was taking classes at Hunter College, he met Charles Ludlam. With no experience, he soon found himself on stage bound and gagged as a ballet dancer in "Caprice." From there, he moved to walk-ons and cameos.
Artistic director of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, a groundbreaking non-profit theatre in New York founded by his lover, life-partner and colleague, playwright Charles Ludlum. He toured with Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson in a remounting of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Cinderella.
Quinton, as an actor or director, was involved in more than 65 shows, including Ludlam's Salalmmbo, Georg Osterman's Brother Truckers (for which he won a Bessie Award) and his own adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities (an Obie Award winner).