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Everett Quinton


Miami Vice Character
Homosexual Pusher ("The Prodigal Son")
1952, Brooklyn, New York
Charles Ludlam (1975-1987, Ludlam's death)

Everett Quinton (born 1952) is an American actor and playwright, who made his film debut in the show Miami Vice as an unnamed homosexual pusher who, along with his partner (played by Charles Ludlam) refuse to do business with Crockett and Tubbs in the episode "The Prodigal Son".


Quinton was born in Brooklyn, New York. He discovered acting when he took classes at Hunter College when he met Charles Ludlam, who had founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company in New York City in 1967 (and folded ten years after his death). He performed in several plays under the Ridiculous banner. He also appeared on film after his initial Vice appearance in the movies Legal Eagles (with Brian Dennehy), Forever, Lulu (with Annie Golden, Paul Gleason and Ludlam), Deadly Illusion (with Vanity), Big Business (with Daniel Gerroll and J.C. Quinn), Natural Born Killers, Pollock (with John Heard) and his most recent movie appearance, 2004's After Louie. His limited TV appearances include Law & Order, The Guiding Light, Nurse Jackie, and The Louise Log. His theater tour de force was with his partner Ludlam in the play The Mystery of Irma Vep, in which the actors rapidly play a series of seven gothic roles, and to perform the play, all actors must be of the same sex to ensure cross-dressing. By 1991 Irma Vep was the most produced play in the US.

Personal Life

Quinton was with his life partner Charles Ludlam from 1975 until Ludlam's death on May 28, 1987, in New York City's St. Vincent Hospital from AIDS-related pneumonia. Quinton kept the Ridiculous Company operating until it folded in 1997.

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Everett Quinton Article