The Star Trek actor dishes with PEOPLE about his newly-famous dog

By People Staff
Updated November 20, 2009 12:45 PM

Ever since stepping into Spock’s shoes in this spring’s Star Trek, Zachary Quinto has been “hounded” by photographers trying to get winning shots. Joining him in all of those paparazzi photos? His Irish Wolfhound-terrier mix, Noah.

“I think everybody has seen pictures of themselves and goes, ‘What was I thinking?’,” Quinto tells PEOPLE. “But honestly, most of the candid pictures I’ve seen of myself have just been me walking my dog. That’s basically how I spend a lot of my time.”

The 32-year-old actor, named “Sexiest Villain” in PEOPLE’s new “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, says that his workout regimen generally revolves around hiking, biking and yoga – and involves one special trainer. “I love to run with my dog,” he reveals. “And sometimes, I just hang out. When I’m working, it’s whatever I have time for.”

The Heroes star is also dad to cat Harold.