Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid

Age
60
Birthday
Apr. 9th, 1954
Born in
Houston, Texas, USA
Height
6'

Dennis Quaid's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Vegas TV Show
Vegas
 

Main Movie Roles

2011 - Soul Surfer
2010 - Legion
2009 - G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2009 - Horsemen
2009 - Pandorum
2008 - Smart People
2008 - The Express
2008 - Vantage Point
2006 - American Dreamz
2005 - Yours, Mine and Ours
2004 - In Good Company
2004 - The Day After Tomorrow
2004 - The Alamo
2004 - Flight of the Phoenix
2003 - Cold Creek Manor
2002 - Far from Heaven
2002 - The Rookie
2000 - Frequency
2000 - Traffic
1999 - Any Given Sunday
1998 - Playing by Heart
1998 - The Parent Trap
1998 - Savior
1997 - Gang Related
1997 - Switchback
1996 - DragonHeart
1995 - Something to Talk About
1994 - Wyatt Earp
1993 - Undercover Blues
1993 - Flesh and Bone
1990 - Postcards from the Edge
1989 - Great Balls of Fire!
1988 - D.O.A.
1987 - InnerSpace
1987 - Suspect
1985 - Enemy Mine
1984 - Dreamscape
1983 - Tough Enough
1983 - Jaws 3-D
1983 - The Right Stuff
1981 - Stripes
1981 - Caveman
1980 - Gorp
1980 - The Long Riders
1979 - Breaking Away

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Actor (segment "The Wrong Medicine")
2
Himself
1
Himself - Host
1
Scott Martin
1
Grandpa Redbeard (Voiced)
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles.

Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" (née Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid (November 21, 1923 – February 8, 1987), an electrician and a third cousin of performer Gene Autry. He is the younger brother of actor 'Randy Quaid'. The Quaid brothers grew up in Bellaire, Texas, which is a small city surrounded by Houston, and in southwest Houston.

Quaid has English, Irish, and Cajun (French) ancestry. He attended Paul W. Horn Elementary School in Bellaire, and Pershing Middle School in Houston. He studied Mandarin and dance at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, and later in college, at the University of Houston, under drama coach Cecil Pickett, who had previously taught at Bellaire High and whose daughter is actress 'Cindy Pickett'. It was during his time at Bellaire High School that he developed the nickname 'Dennis Quand', (a combination of 'Quaid' and 'Bond') in relation to his obsession with the 007 film character and was regularly referred to by this name.

After his brother, Randy Quaid, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Last Detail (1973), Quaid dropped out of the University of Houston before graduating and moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career of his own. He initially had trouble finding work but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away (1979) and earned good reviews for his role in The Right Stuff (1983).

Known for his grin, Quaid had starring roles in the films Enemy Mine (1985) and Innerspace (1987). He also achieved acclaim for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire! (1989).

Quaid's career lost steam in the early 1990s, after he fought anorexia nervosa and kicked a cocaine addiction. He continued to garner positive reviews in a variety of films, however, such as Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp (1994). Quaid was also the guest star of a season 2 episode of Muppets Tonight (1997). He starred in the remake of The Parent Trap (1998), playing the part of the twins' father, and as an aging pro football quarterback in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday (1999). Some of Quaid's more recent film credits include Frequency (2000), The Rookie (2002), Far from Heaven (2002), Cold Creek Manor (2003), The Flight of the Phoenix (2004), In Good Company (2004), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Yours, Mine and Ours (2005), Vantage Point (2008), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), and Pandorum (2009).

In 2009, Quaid guest starred in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, playing Mr. Krabs' grandfather, Captain Redbeard.

He portrayed U.S. President Bill Clinton, alongside 'Michael Sheen' as Tony Blair and 'Hope Davis' as Hillary Clinton, in the 2010 film The Special Relationship.

In 2012 and 2013, Quaid played Sheriff Ralph Lamb in the CBS TV drama series Vegas.

Quaid and his first wife, actress 'P. J. Soles', were married (November 25, 1978). The couple were divorced (January 23, 1983).

On (February 14, 1991), Quaid married his second wife, actress 'Meg Ryan'. Quaid and Ryan have a son, Jack Henry (b. April 24, 1992). They were divorced (July 16, 2001). In a 2008 interview with Insight, Ryan stated, "Dennis was not faithful to me for a very long time, and that was very painful. I found out more about that after I was divorced".

Quaid married his third wife, Texas real-estate agent Kimberly Buffington, (July 4, 2004) at his ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana. Together they have fraternal twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, born via gestational carrier (November 8, 2007) in Santa Monica, California.

Buffington filed for divorce from Quaid in (March 2012). According to the divorce petition, the marriage had "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities". Buffington's attorney then withdrew the divorce papers (April 26, 2012). In the summer of 2012, Quaid and Buffington moved to California. In (October 2012), Quaid and Buffington again decided to separate, and Buffington filed for legal separation, seeking joint legal and sole physical custody of the twins. After waiting to establish the required six months of residency in California, Quaid filed for divorce on (November 30, 2012), asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children and offering to pay spousal support to Buffington.


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