Quinn Redeker


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Birth Name: Quinn Redeker
Born: 05/02/1936
Birth Place: Woodstock, Illinois, USA

Yet for all his TV work, Redeker is more likely to be a trivia answer due to his Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for "The Deer Hunter" (1978), the tale of local boys who go to Vietnam with the romance of war in their eyes and find something quite different. Although four writers eventually shared credit on the script, it was Redeker, often working late in a coffee shop booth, who carved the original blueprint for the film: his version opened with the notorious Russian roulette sequence.

A constant onscreen presence since the late 50s, Redeker landed his first regular series berth as Perry Levitt, a magazine photographer who worked the Sunset Strip, on the NBC police ... Continue Bio >>


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