Dennis Quaid

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor.

Biography

Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. He dropped out of college 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. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor.

Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. J. Soles.

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.

Quaid is an avid golfer and 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.

Selected filmography

  • Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  • The Alamo (2004)
  • Cold Creek Manor (2003)
  • Traffic (2000)
  • Frequency (2000)
  • Any Given Sunday (1999)
  • Savior (1998)
  • The Parent Trap (1998)
  • Dragonheart (1996)
  • Postcards From the Edge (1990)
  • The Big Easy (1987)
  • Innerspace (1987)
  • The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Breaking Away (1979)

Resources

  • "Dennis Quaid". The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000598/). Retrieved Sep. 21, 2004.

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His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. Initially he used the name Tadashi Ishihara before changing it when he secured the lead role in Rodan (1956). They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. He was born in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa. Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). Kenji Sahara (佐原 健二 Sahara Kenji) (born May 14, 1932) is a Japanese actor. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. Ultraman 80 (1980).

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. UltraSeven (1967). 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). Ultra Q (1966). He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. Space Godzilla (1994). Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. Godzilla vs.

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor. MechaGodzilla (1993). 21, 2004. Godzilla vs. Retrieved Sep. King Ghidorah (1991). The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000598/). Godzilla vs.

"Dennis Quaid". Yog, Monster From Space (1970). Breaking Away (1979). Godzilla's Revenge (1969). The Right Stuff (1983). Destroy All Monsters (1968). Innerspace (1987). Son of Godzilla (1967).

The Big Easy (1987). The War of the Gargantuas (1966). Postcards From the Edge (1990). Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965). Dragonheart (1996). Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster (1964). The Parent Trap (1998). Mothra (1964).

Savior (1998). Godzilla vs. Any Given Sunday (1999). Atragon (1963). Frequency (2000). Attack of the Mushroom People (1963). Traffic (2000). Godzilla (1962).

Cold Creek Manor (2003). King Kong vs. The Alamo (2004). Gorath (1962). The Day After Tomorrow (2004). The H-Man (1958). Flight of the Phoenix (2004). The Mysterians (1957).

Rodan (1956). Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954).

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