A.J Buckley’s "SEAL TEAM" character, Sonny Quinn, is a Navy SEAL and Special Warfare Operator First Class of Bravo Team.
Over the course of his career, A.J. Buckley has appeared in over 30 feature films and television series. A versatile and prolific actor, he is equally adept at both dramatic and comedic roles.
His breakout performance as sociopath Danny Crowe in “Justified” earned him a spot in Entertainment Weekly’s Emmy watch list. He played struggling alcoholic cop Bronco Novak in the critically acclaimed HULU drama series “Pure.” Other notable television credits include the Netflix original series “Narcos,” as well as “Murder in the First,” all of which were major character departures from his role as scientist Adam Ross on the long-running CBS series “CSI: NY”.
Buckley’s recent films include Disney Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” voicing T-Rex Nash, and “Home Sweet Hell” from Sony Pictures, which he also helped write and produce.
Born in Ireland, Buckley immigrated to Canada at the age of 6. He spent his teenage years in British Columbia, where he began his acting career guest starring on shows such as “The X-Files.” It was after his breakout role in the film “Disturbing Behavior” that acclaimed director David Nutter suggested he move to Los Angeles.
While working in film and television is one of Buckley’s greatest passions, he is also a thriving entrepreneur armed with a handful of successful ventures. He is the co-founder of Paperclip, an innovative line of high-end diaper bags designed for modern parenthood. Their mission is to develop thoughtful, stylish and environmentally conscious products for parents. The idea was first born while Buckley was changing his daughter’s diaper in the men’s room and noticed the need for a better changing table system.
Buckley is passionate about supporting various veterans’ foundations such as the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Boot Campaign. After losing both his father and stepfather to cancer, Buckley supports all men’s cancer charities, as well as child welfare projects.