Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid

Oct. 1st, 1950
Born in
Houston, Texas, USA
6' 4 1/2"

Randy Quaid's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
5ive Days to Midnight TV Show
5ive Days to Midnight
Davis Rules TV Show
Davis Rules
Category 6: Day of Destruction TV Show
Category 6: Day of Destruction
Category 7: End Of The World TV Show
Category 7: End Of The World
Texas Ranch House TV Show
Texas Ranch House
The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H. TV Show
The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.

Main Movie Roles

2008 - Real Time
2006 - Goya's Ghosts
2005 - Brokeback Mountain
2005 - The Ice Harvest
2004 - Home on the Range
2003 - Grind
2003 - Kart Racer
2003 - Milwaukee, Minnesota
2003 - Black Cadillac
2002 - The Adventures of Pluto Nash
2002 - Frank McKlusky, C.I.
2001 - Not Another Teen Movie
2000 - The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
1998 - Hard Rain
1997 - Vegas Vacation
1996 - Kingpin
1996 - Get on the Bus
1996 - Independence Day
1996 - Last Dance
1995 - Bye Bye Love
1994 - Major League II
1994 - The Paper
1993 - Freaked
1990 - Days of Thunder
1990 - Quick Change
1989 - Parents
1988 - Moving
1988 - Moving
1988 - Caddyshack II
1987 - No Man's Land
1986 - The Wraith
1985 - Fool for Love
1984 - The Wild Life
1980 - Foxes
1980 - The Long Riders
1978 - Midnight Express
1976 - Bound for Glory
1976 - The Missouri Breaks
1975 - Breakout
1973 - The Last Detail
1973 - Paper Moon
1972 - What's Up, Doc?
1971 - The Last Picture Show

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Bill Johnson
Anthony's Dad (Voiced)
Michael Doyle
Melvin Caylo
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Hollywood's most extreme character star.... Randy Quaid has never been timelier. Randy, a man who took a bus to Hollywood with nothing but raw talent, is now a proven and current vast and varied star with that one other sustaining asset - he is a great and much admired actor on the world's stage and television and feature film screens and an actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors.

Randy, who earned a Golden Globe portraying Lyndon Johnson (I), received a nomination in this years race for incarnating another memorable real life character, "Colonel" Tom Parker. The portrait of Colonel Parker, a former carnival barker with a murky past, is dark. The New York Times said "Mr. Quaid is riveting as the bully of Graceland", when he has Elvis firmly under his thumb, he is the L.B.J. of rock 'n' roll - a towering, wheedling, tirelessly self-promoting Southern fox in the rare instances when Elvis defies him, Colonel Parker shrinks into a hand-wringing phony, cajoling his only client in the overly ornate language of Professor Marvel in "The Wizard of Oz".

Quaid stars in and Was nominated for a SAG award for his work in Brokeback Mountain (2005), directed by Ang Lee from a script written by Larry McMurtry, who also wrote The Last Picture Show (1971) in which Randy had his first feature film role. Working with McMurtry and supporting his material has become a Randy Quaid career tradition. Quaid's performance in Brokeback Mountain (2005) was listed as one of the New York Observer's 2005 Noteworthy male performances.

Randy's upcoming roles on the big screen continue his bold appetite for challenges. He most recently finished filming Goya's Ghosts (2006) for director Milos Forman. Forman cast Randy as "King Carlos IV of Spain" after seeing his Golden globe nominated performance as The Colonel. In Last Flag Flying (2010), to be directed by Richard Linklater, he will reprise his Academy award nominated performance in the sequel to The Last Detail (1973).

  • Playing the redneck sheep rancher boss of 'Heath Ledger' (qv) and 'Jake Gyllenhaal' (qv) in the critical and box office hit _Brokeback Mountain (2005)_ (qv), Randy filed a lawsuit against the film's distributor, Focus Films, and its producers seeking at least $10 million claiming he was fleeced into working cheaply by the filmmakers' assertion that the film was "a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money." The movie won three Oscars, included best director for 'Ang Lee' (qv) and topped $82 million at the domestic box office. He reportedly dropped the suit after his lawyers told him Focus agreed to pay him a bonus, which he claims would be split between him and other principal cast members. Focus denies any such settlement; however, the lawsuit has been dropped.
  • Along with his brother 'Dennis Quaid' (qv), he attended Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas. Other celebrities attending the school at the same time included 'Brent Spiner' (qv) ("Data" from _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), although he used his adopted name, Brent Mintz) and 'Cindy Pickett' (qv) from _Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)_ (qv). Another significant member of Bellaire High School was Coach Knoblauch, who is the father of 'Chuck Knoblauch' (qv), professional Major League baseball player who played for the Minnesota Twins from 1991-1997, the New York Yankees from 1998-2001, and the Kansas City Royals in 2002.
  • Arrived in Hollywood, worked on Hollywood Boulevard as a janitor and within one year was nominated for an Oscar for _The Last Detail (1973)_ (qv).
  • Older brother of 'Dennis Quaid' (qv).
  • Cast in The Ice Harvest when Harold Ramis called him and asked him to do it, just as he did when he asked him to do the first Vacation film for him that he also directed.
  • Sings in the animated movie _Home on the Range (2004)_ (qv).
  • Met his wife, Evi, on the set of Bloodhounds of Broadway.
  • In 1994, he lived in a home in Santa Monica, but when an earthquake destroyed it he flew to New York, checked into the Carlyle Hotel and stayed for close to a year before relocating back to Los Angeles.

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