Zachary Quinto Walks his Dogs in NYC

Posted on June 17, 2014

Gotta give Zach some credit. He clearly doesn’t go for the staged paparazzi street shot.


Zachary-Quinto-GOTS-WDWTSS-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Zachary Quinto seen walking his dogs in New York City.

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Although it’s possible we’re wrong and he was lent and styled everything in these pictures, down to the dogs, and he’s being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to show them off. We’re gonna go out on a limb and say no on that one, though. He’s just another dorky-cute hipster in an ugly Obama t-shirt and jorts, walking his adorable dogs. We can’t hate. Besides, that little one looks like it’ll kick our ass if we look at it funny.




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  • Introspective

    nice to know some stars look just as schlubby as i do for morning errands.

    more importantly: BEST. DOGS. EVER.

    • Raspberry2012

      I’m a complete dog geek, and will swoop down on the poor owners begging, “Can I pet your dog?” Then I stalk the dog for five minutes or so while the owner tries desperately to get away. So yeah, I’d be the nerd honing in on the dogs, and never bothering to notice that ZQ was the one walking them.

  • Sobaika

    The big one looks like the best snuggle dog EVER.

    • Lori

      Yes. I’m indifferent to the rest of this, but I want that dog.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Who needs staging with two cute pups? Seriously.

    • 3boysful

      Love me some terriers.

  • Judy_S

    The way he’s biting his lip, HE looks like he’d like to kick your ass if you look at him funny.

    • boweryboy

      Geez, I need coffee. I totally read “lick” instead of “kick”.

    • Glam Dixie

      He’ll always be that crazy guy Sylar on Heros to me, so yeah, he’ll totally kick your ass, or much more likely, just kill you.

  • moppet

    God, that IS Obama, isn’t it. I didn’t recognize him at first (or second) glance.

    • Tanagra

      I need to get my eyes checked. I thought it was James Dean.

  • Noah

    That’s an Obama t-shirt? That’s the weirdest Obama t-shirt I’ve ever seen.

    • moppet

      If you google “Obama smoking” you’ll see the image that inspired this design. (And a lot of other trashy stuff)

      • DocPooh

        My first thought was that the figure looked like Obama smoking a cigarette, which I thought was uncanny until TLO said that it actually was!

  • Lilithcat

    But aren’t the colors of the t-shirt and the dogs’ leashes a bit too matchy-matchy?

    Seriously, though, those dogs are adorable, and I say that as a cat person.

    • Athenrein

      Maybe they’re just his favorite colors. I know I accidentally end up being matchy-matchy just because I have a lot of things in “my colors”.

      • Lilithcat

        That was a joke.

  • Snidge


  • teensmom99

    When I waited for him at the stage door post Glass Menagerie he looked like any young actor in NYC. Totally unstar-like/unlike any one who had clothes given to them. Made me love him even more!

    • smayper

      I saw him in that show in Cambridge, where it began. He was awesome close up. But I did think: “Sylar!!!” at times, and expected him to stab or bite his mother.

  • jay

    I’m just glad to see he’s carrying poop bags.

    • kbshee

      I have the same poop bag holder on my leash! We are soulmates!

    • Glam Dixie

      That’s is one thing I am so glad I will never have to do.

  • Danielle

    That’s Obama? Hysterical. Send the large dog to my house for immediate cuddlez.

  • Anna

    Love him and love the dogs.

    • Kent Roby

      Ain’t that the truth; preach!

    • demidaemon

      I know! Not only, AS IF, but AS IF in a romper. I’ll take jorts over that any day, and I hate jorts.

  • FibonacciSequins

    No, he looks normal here in an I’m-not-trying way. Also glad to see the poop bag carriers!

  • I love the foofy tail on the big dog.

    He has surprisingly un-hairy legs for someone with arms that hairy. 🙂

    • boweryboy

      That completely shocked me. I’m banking on him shaving his legs. Otherwise it seems so incongruous.

      • Thomas

        You might be right, but why would you shave your legs unless you’re a swimmer/diver or bodybuilder? If that’s the case, he’s too self conscious.

        • boweryboy

          He’s gay. ’nuff said (and this is coming from a gay man)

          • Thomas

            That’s true, but I don’t know many gay men who shave their legs, at least not my friends.

          • boweryboy

            None of my friends as well, but numerous guys I’ve dated in the past have. It was peculiar. Luckily the partner is a hairy cub so all is right in my world.

        • c8h10n4o2

          Also serious bike riders sometimes do. You do NOT want hairy roadrash.

  • mjude

    I just want to hang out with him & grab a cup of cawfee. the little dog is a hoot. my little dog thinks she is such a bad ass too.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Same. My giant is happy to let anyone come in the home, while the mini will let you know you are absolutely not welcome and please leave immediately.

      • Anna

        My dad has a Newfoundland/black lab cross who would probably hold the door open for burglars, if he could.

        • Ginmaru

          I have a Golden/Lab cross that would help them pack the van. And she’s afraid of bubbles.

          • Anna

            Too funny! I find the bigger the dog, the bigger the suck. I don’t know if you’ve seen the YouTube video, “You Shall Not Pass, Dog!” of all the dogs who are afraid of cats. My dad’s dog is my family’s version of that.

          • KinoEye

            My bubs is a German Shepard/Golden Retriever/Collie cross. He has a rolling, booming bark. You’d think he’d put this to use when patrolling the place where I live — lots of people coming and going — but NO. He saves the loud, heart-attack inducing barks for the stray cats who pass by the door at night. And he’s lived with cats since he was 3 months old.

            Not to mention the time my landlord came into my house when I wasn’t there, and the dog greeted him with a wagging tail and a big grin. Then again, he knows my landlord. I really hope it would be different if a stranger tried it.

            If the kitten wants the foot of the bed all to herself, all she has to do is touch him ever so slightly with her nose. He jumps up as if he’s been electrocuted and leaves immediately. He weighs 70 pounds. She weighs about 3. Truly a gentle giant.

          • Anna

            Funny how that works! Your pets sound too cute :-). Reminds me of my friend’s Irish Wolfhound who cries when the cat is in his favourite chair. I don’t think he understands his size in relation to the cat’s and how he could just make it move if he wanted.

          • KinoEye

            They are adorable, and always keep life interesting! And I’m laughing at the mental image of an Irish Wolfhound crying over a tiny cat in his chair.

          • Anna

            I bet! My schedule doesn’t allow for pets at the moment (leave early/get home late) and I miss having animals terribly. I’m an enthusiastic pet-sitter for friends and family though, just looked after my sister’s 3 cats which is always entertaining.

          • Cordelia_Gray

            This is so true. My Golden is such a goofball. All our cat has to do is look at him, and he backs away. She weighs about 8 lbs, he’s close to 100 lbs.

        • Glam Dixie

          I find the same theory applies to horses. The bigger the breed, the calmer and sweeter they get. Ponies are mean little shit’s for the most part. Draft horses are giant sweeties. I think once something gets larger you start breeding for a better temperament to make them easier to handle.

          • Anna

            I’d never thought about breeding for better temperament in relation to size before, but that makes total sense!

          • KinoEye

            I’d never thought about it either, but it does make total sense. I guess that’s why every Great Dane I’ve ever met is chill as chill can be.

        • BLauD

          I’ve got a Newfoundland and a Newfoundland/Aussie mix. They are gentle, giant sweethearts. Strangers don’t know that, though, and anyone who comes too close to the house is greeted with giant, booming barks. Really intimidating sounding, but they would probably just knock an intruder down for belly rubs until the cops arrived…

          • SRQkitten

            Our Newfoundland was like that too, incredibly intimidating “WOOF” but the only security deterrent offered would be an intruder would probably trip over her as she slept in front of the door. But Zach’s puppers are cuties, even the little one with the attitude (which is such a little dog thing!)

          • AnneElliot

            My golden retriever is the same way, though she does have a mean bark if there’s a cat in the yard. Don’t know what she’d do if she ever actually got close to one, though.

          • Cordelia_Gray

            My golden does that if he’s never seen said cat before, but after that he just ignores it. I’ve seen cats eating his food while he was just watching them. He’s a terrible guard dog, but my best buddy.

        • Jacob Bowen

          My shih tzu would sleep. He literally sleeps ALL DAY and when we come home we have to MAKE him go outside to go to the bathroom and get out of bed.

        • The favourite dog of my childhood crossed with the love of my husband’s life! Sounds utterly perfect. But very, very friendly.

          • Anna

            I know! One of my favourite breeds too. I’d love to have a Newfoundland/Bernese cross myself so it would be like 2 of my favourites all in one! Or I could just get one of each for my imaginary ranch ;-).

  • MilaXX

    You just know the little guy runs the show. FYI – I dig the t- shirt.

    • girliecue

      Me too. Liked it at first glance, love it the more I look at it.

  • Sarah

    I know there’s a cliche re: Hipsters Like New Balance, but I can’t help it. I like his NB’s.

  • Capt. Renault

    Black socks. (*snicker*)

    • Sarah

      Right? I am really surprised that seems to be getting a pass. For the record: your cute dogs do not excuse black socks.

      • sweetestsith

        …what is wrong with black socks? It seems like a better choice than dirty-once-white socks… Shorter socks might have given a better leg line, but he’s wearing jean cut offs. That seems like a silly nitpick. lol

        • Sarah

          Black socks with shorts tend to bring to mind the Old Guy with dress socks and sandals in Boca Raton. But then, commenting on a lot of things here could be viewed as silly nitpicks, when you put it that way.

          • sweetestsith

            Ah, that isn’t something in my frame of reference (white-ish socks and sandals on the other hand… ::shudder::), but I could see it. Black socks remind me of athletic stuff (for some reason!), so I was completely baffled.

      • Anna

        I’m more surprised the jean shorts are getting a pass. Although, I still have my denim skorts from 1996 (they’re a conversation piece).

  • Jessica Freeman

    It’s always the little dogs you have to watch out for. He looks like a normal person. I like that.

  • Kent Roby

    Zachary is showing a lot of pooch there! Literally!

  • Anapestic

    I know black socks with athletic shoes is common practice these days, but I hate it. The rest is fine, but an inch or two off the shorts would be welcome. The dogs are really cute and apparently well trained.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Can someone expplain why it is bad? My (teen) son only has black athletic socks. Realizing, of course, that taking style cues from teens is typically not a good idea.

      • Anapestic

        It’s extremely common among teens these days, and it’s not such a big deal, but I always feel like it looks like the socks I wear to the office. Also, I think it makes the legs look shorter, and my legs are already short compared to the rest of my body. I much prefer an ankle or below-ankle white sock with my athletic shoes if I’m wearing shorts.

        • Shawn EH

          White looks athletic; black looks like you need to do laundry.

          • Grumpy Girl

            Aha! So this may be a sign of our respective ages (or that of our gym teachers)? We were only allowed white socks in gym classes. But all the Nike socks now are black or dark. When the boy steals his father’s socks, he will only take the black ones, not the white (and they are all athletic socks).

        • kimmeister

          Whether or not they make your legs look shorter depends on your skin color. If you are very dark, then it would the white socks that have the shortening effect.

          • Anapestic

            Unless your socks match your skin color exactly, any sock worn with shorts makes your legs look shorter. It’s like the ankle strap on a shoe, only it’s usually worse because it’s usually higher up the leg. I don’t like crew-length white socks with shorts, either, but they don’t look quite as much like I haven’t done laundry. To me, that is. I’m fully aware that it’s a generational thing, and I’m about to put an ad in craigslist for some kids to come play on my lawn so I can yell at them to get off it.

          • kimmeister

            Well, your comment that I replied to made it seem that you thought black socks were more shortening than white socks. I agree that all socks have that effect, but the greater the contrast between skin and fabric color, the more pronounced the effect.

      • formerlyAnon

        In my ancient generation, only European men backpacking through the U.S. wore black socks with shorts. And people’s divorced dads who hadn’t done laundry in a while.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        The trend for tweens and teens around here is the black athletic socks with slip on plastic sandals (the kind dudes used to only wear in public showers or at the beach). I despise it, but it’s on trend.

  • NMMagpie

    Keeping it real. I like this guy.

    • Shawn EH

      He’s a case of having had his style before he was famous.

  • GillianHolroyd

    The bright graphic on the t-shirt is so distracting, it serves as camouflage, clever.

  • Lower L

    Side question on the usage of “jorts” (a word that is like a cheese grater on my auditory nerve): I would call these “cut-offs” because they originally started out as an actual pair of jeans, while “j[ean sh]orts” would refer to a pair of shorts that came out of the factory that way. Is there no distinction anymore?

    • Shelby

      I had the same question… (and the term “jorts” gets on my last ever-loving nerve too).

    • mtraptor

      I also hate the term jorts, but I feel like people I know who use it do so indiscriminately for any denim shorts.

      • Lower L

        Let’s portmanteau everything regardless of auditory felicity! From now on, twill pants are “twants.” Linen trousers are now “lousers.” Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go work out, so I’m going to put on my spapris.

  • kbshee

    Thank you for the close up of the dogs. Best part of my day so far!

  • ashtangajunkie

    Makes me want to go immediately home and cuddle my own giant doggy.

  • Jennifer Bober

    The little ones are usually the ones that will take your head off.

  • WittyCism

    I will always forgive Shleppy-looking Dog Owner because of Meticulously Groomed Dogs.

    • another_laura

      Yes!! Those dogs are lookin’ good.

    • J.W.

      Well-groomed and well-behaved it appears. I didn’t even notice him…I was checking out the dogs.

  • Lisalady161

    The big dogs look scary, but it’s the little dogs that will rip your bits off. And can I just say I HATE the black socks trend on hipsters??? The kids at the HS I work at wear them with sandals, fergawdssake! It’s awful.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Thank you! I was asking the black-socks/teen-wearage question below. And my teen is super-stylish at school otherwise. (Seriously, the early morning ironing; the moaning about bowties vs. ties, etc. He would put many boystars to shame.)

    • another_laura

      Jeebus, this is a thing, now? oy.

    • Jessica Freeman

      It’s a take on the “white socks with Adidas flip flops” from my days in high school.

  • gitchygitchymama

    On the other hand, if he turned that hat around nobody would know who the heck he’d be.

  • BigShamu

    That little one definitely has some Terrier Tude.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I’m all for dressing however you want to walk the dogs. But JORTS? Please no, Zachary.

  • Shawn EH

    Rocking the hideous but so weather appropo summer cutoffs!

  • LadyVimes

    I will not accept that the 90s are back. I REFUSE.

  • formerlyAnon

    I kinda hate the hat, but the larger dog balances that out. On the whole, possibly my favorite photo of him on this site ever.

  • My need to snuggle that big dog is taking over my day.

  • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

    I’m sorry, there’s a person in these pictures? All I see are puppies for me to kiss.

  • Scott Miller

    Kudos to the loose-leash walking. Such obedience!

  • kmk05

    These dogs are to die for. Also, I wish he’d lose the cap. Everything else can stay.

  • Gatto Nero

    Get that big pooch some water, stat.

    • BLauD

      Some people have resting bitchy face, my Newfie has permanent tongue-hanging-out face. That dog may be thirsty but it may just be it’s default face too…

  • Loramir

    Those dogs are PRECIOUS. On the subject of ZQ and dogs, check out the short film he made, Dog Eat Dog, based loosely on how he came to adopt his dog Noah (the bigger one here, I think). It will be the most adorable 13 minutes of your day (warning: there’s a little bit of NSFW language).

  • deech_sea

    Aw! Could I put in a request for more dorky-cute hipsters with doggies on sausage Fridays? Pretty please?

  • snarkykitten

    I guess I missed the memo where jean shorts were an abomination before God…

  • TinyDynamo

    If I didn’t love him before, this pretty much did it. I totally dig that he’s just being a person, not A Person. Perfect!

  • frannyprof

    Dogs are always the best accessory!

  • sk8tfan

    Time for society to retire the reverse ball cap, always an asinine look.

    • Mars Tokyo

      Then no one would recognize him and I’m sure he wants that.

  • Boobs Radley

    I love that there is a pic just of the dogs. They are the best accessory!

  • *crickets*


  • Imasewsure

    “Jorts”… I needed that word in my repertoire! Thanks again dear uncles!! And ignoring the jorts… he looks adorable and real.. whether fake or not

  • JauntyJohn

    Google his name and “Dog Eat Dog”
    Cutest. Video. Ever.

  • heartbot

    If you ignore the design on the shirt is Obama, this looks an awful lot like the things my little brother wore in the summer of 1990. He was 4.

  • Denise Rambo

    Black socks – ugh.

  • e jerry powell

    If he were really working at it, it would be all Chelsea Boy circa 1997: those shorts would me shorter and tighter, the shirt would be flannel and open to the navel, and he’d have hiking boots on. I’m not sure which is worse.

  • marlie

    I think he – and the dogs – are effing adorable. I love this!

    PS: it’s always the little dogs that you have to worry about.

  • LambeeBaby

    Pets… THE best accessory (with a lint brush)

  • KT

    He looks pretty hot, not gonna lie. Maybe it’s because he looks comfortable and not trying too hard.

  • Highland Fashionista

    LOVE his dogs. You’re absolutely right. Cant hate. Must love.

  • Man Dala

    That t-shirt. Want. Need.

  • saintebeuve

    Much appreciation for the pup close-up, TLo.

  • ktr33

    V. cute dogs. Don’t know who he is. Don’t see the hipster part of hipster-dork. Black socks, cut off jeans shorts with weird creases or seams or something. Just straight-up dork.

  • MissFern


  • Deya

    Pauly Shore Chic.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Love the little dog.

  • asherlev1

    I miss Quinto and Groff dog walking posts :(((

  • Kirstin McAulay

    PUPPIES!!! My parents have Miniature Schnauzers… a breeder told me that the mini’s are Generals, the standard are Captains or Sergeants and the giants are the Poor Bloody Infantry… not a brain cell to be found!