'American Horror Story: Asylum's Zachary Quinto: Before the Emmys, 'So NoTORIous'

His villainous turn as Dr. Thresdson in FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum" may have earned Zachary Quinto his first Emmy nomination, but for a certain subset of his fan base, he'll always be remembered for a character with a strange-sounding name. (Hint: It begins with an "S.")No, not Sylar. We're talking about Sasan, Tori Spelling's Iranian-American gay best friend on VH1's 2006 comedy "So NoTORIous."Welcome to Before They Were Emmy Nominees. Each Tuesday and Wednesday between now and the Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, we're going to look back at some early and obscure roles of a few of this year's acting nominees. (See Zap2it's Before They Were Nominees photo gallery.)"So NoTORIous," created by Spelling alongside Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler ("Reba," the new showrunners on MTV's "Awkward"), was loosely based on the "Beverly Hills, 90210" star's life. Quinto's Sasan accompanied the fictional Tori on her many adventures, while hiding his openly-gay lifestyle from his...



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