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A talented actor, Quaid has proven his worth in a variety of films, and seems to be experiencing a resurgence in popularity since the late nineties after fighting and quitting a painful drug addiction. Some of Quaid's most recent film credits include Traffic (2000) as a lowlife attorney, Far From Heaven (2002) as a closeted husband and In Good Company (2004), as an aging ad executive whose new boss is a young kid.
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Dennis was born to William Rudy Quaid and Juanita Bonniedale Jordan in Houston, Texas. He studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. He dropped out of the University of Houston before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. Dennis 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).
Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. He also has a pilot's license.Quaid is a scratch golfer and, in 2005, was named as the top golfer among the "Hollywood set" by Golf Digest. He lends his name to the annual "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic" in Austin, Texas. The golf tournament attracts numerous celebrities with the proceeds split between three local children's charities. He is a member of Bel-Air Country Club in Beverly Hills and tries to stay at homes on private courses when he's on the road.
Quaid works with the charity "International Hospital for Children in New Orleans." He makes trips to Central America to help build medical clinics and transport sick children back to the United States for treatment they cannot get locally.
Marriages: Quaid has picked a holiday for each of his weddings (Fourth of July, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving Day)
Ї 07/04/2004-present: Kimberly Buffington (real estate agent).
Ї 02/14/1991-06/16/2001: Meg Ryan (actress); son Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992)
Ї 11/25/1978-01/23/1983: P.J. Soles (actress)
Quaid married Kimberly Buffington of Austin, Texas, who, at 32 years old was 18 years younger than Quaid. Quaid's son Jack served as the best man for the wedding at Quaid's ranch in Montana. Quaid was engaged for three years to actress Lea Thompson who he met on the movie set of "Jaws 3-D" in 1983.Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor.
Ї American Dreamz (2006)... President Staton
Ї Yours, Mine, and Ours (2005)... Frank Beardsley
Ї In Good Company (2004)... Dan Foreman
Ї Flight of the Phoenix (2004)... Frank Towns
Ї The Day After Tomorrow (2004)... Jack Hall
Ї The Alamo (2004)... Sam Houston
Ї Cold Creek Manor (2003)... Cooper Tilson
Ї Far From Heaven (2002)
Ї The Rookie (2002)... Jimmy Morris
Ї Traffic (2000)... Arnie Metzger
Ї Frequency (2000)... Frank Sullivan
Ї Any Given Sunday (1999)... Jack 'Cap' Rooney
Ї Savior (1998)... Joshua Rose/Guy
Ї The Parent Trap (1998)... Nick Parker
Ї Dragonheart (1996)... Bowen
Ї Postcards from the Edge (1990)... Jack Faulkner
Ї Come See the Paradise (1990)... Jack McGurn
Ї Great Balls of Fire! (1989)... Jerry Lee Lewis
Ї Everybody's All-American (1988).....Gavin Grey
Ї The Big Easy (1987)... Det. Remy McSwain
Ї Innerspace (1987)... Lt. Tuck Pendleton
Ї Enemy Mine (1985))... Willis Davidge
Ї Dreamscape (1984)...Alex Gardner
Ї The Right Stuff (1983)... Gordon Cooper
Ї Jaws 3-D (1983)... Michael 'Mike' Brody
Ї The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)... Travis Child
Ї Caveman (1981)... Lar
Ї The Long Riders (1980)... Ed Miller
Breaking Away (1979)... Mike
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