Terry O'Quinn has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows since Heaven's Gate in 1980, but the public really took notice of the veteran actor when he played John Locke in ABC's sci-fi drama Lost. After appearing in Fox's Gang Related, he had no illusions about fame.
"I've spent plenty of time unemployed in my career," he says. "I don't take anything for granted."
These days the Emmy winner gets back to Hawaii, where Lost was filmed, as often as he can. "It cools me out," he says.
And if his current project doesn't last? No worries. "I've been broke many times, and I anticipate being broke again!"