I had a very special tribute idea for today’s blog entry but I was let down by someone (like usual) in the aid of its creation. Today would have been the 41st birthday of the late actor Glenn Quinn, who is most known for his role as Mark Healy, Becky Conner’s boyfriend on the 90’s sitcom Roseanne. He also played Doyle in the first season of Angel, a spinoff series from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Photo here.
A couple years ago I got the opportunity to know his older brother, Ciaran, who lives in Ireland. Glenn’s whole family is from there and actually, his American accent in Roseanne is not his real one. It is widely known that one of Glenn’s favorite bands was U2, who are also Ireland natives. My original idea was to find out what Glenn’s favorite song was which I would get from Ciaran. However, I sent him a message about three weeks ago and he never got back. I’m not sure what’s going on lately, he’s changed a great deal over the past year but even so, I’m still going to pay tribute the best way I can.
I didn’t know what song to use so I browsed through a list of tracks on the internet. This song happened to be the first one that caught my eye and it goes with the theme of being gone. It’s very raw compared to U2’s more popular stuff and that also appealed to me. It was released in 1980 off their debut album, Boy.
I am also going to extend this tribute to actor Jeff Conaway, who passed away yesterday at the age of 60. He had been in a coma for the past couple weeks and doctors told the family there was nothing more they could do for him.
Happy Birthday Glenn Quinn. & I hope you and Jeff have found peace.