Colin Quinn joined "Saturday Night Live" on September 30, 1995 as a featured player. On September 27, 1998, he was promoted to cast member status. On January 10, 1998, he was hired as anchor of "Weekend Update."
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In addition to his appearances on "Update," both as a commentator and now an anchor -- and his brief hosting stint on the segment "Colin Quinn Explains the New York Times" -- his recurring "SNL" characters include Lenny the Lion, Joe Blow, ex-con Gene, and the gossiping Rolf ("the thank-you guy"). On "SNL," he has also performed impressions of Elvis Costello, Robert De Niro, and Jack Nicholson. Prior to "SNL," Quinn was best known for his three-year stint on MTV's "Remote Control." He has been a stand-up comedian since 1985, performing around the country. After much success, he ventured into other aspects of the business. His body of work includes screenplays, plays, and teleplays. He co-wrote and acted in the critically acclaimed, semi-autobiographical off-Broadway play "Sanctifying Grace."
In 1996, Quinn wrote the comedy "Celtic Pride," a movie which co-starred original "SNL" cast member Dan Aykroyd and former "SNL" featured player Damon Wayans, and featured current "SNL" cast member Darrell Hammond.
Quinn's movie credits include "Three Men and a Baby," "'Crocodile' Dundee II," "Married to the Mob," and "Who's the Man." His television appearances include "The Ben Stiller Show," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "LIVE! with Regis and Kathie Lee," "London Underground," and "Space Ghost Coast to Coast." In addition to his movie and television appearances, Quinn has been interviewed by TV Guide.
Quinn spent the summer of 1997 filming "A Night at the Roxbury," a film based on the popular recurring "SNL" characters, the "Roxbury Guys
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