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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The golf tournament attracts numerous celebrities with the proceeds split between three local children's charities. He had divorced Peters in 1948 and married entertainer, singer, and noted beauty Fran Jeffries in 1965, his second marriage produced a daughter and lasted until his death. Quaid is an avid golfer and lends his name to the annual "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic" in Austin, Texas. After an extended period of depression and poor health he committed suicide in his Los Angeles home. 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. Fu Manchu (1980). J. Soles. His final work was on Peter Sellers' The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), although he was briefly part of the crew for another Sellers film - The Fiendish Plot of Dr.

His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. His output fell in the 1960s and in the 1970s he made only three disappointing films. They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. He also produced such films as the William Holden / Audrey Hepburn comedy Paris When it Sizzles (1964). Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). His most successful films came in the late 1950s, including Operation Madball (1957), Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Strangers When We Meet and The World of Suzie Wong both 1960. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. After WW II he tried directing, first as co-producer and co-director on Leather Gloves (1948), with William Asher, before his first solo effort on the musical The Sunny Side of the Street (1951).

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. During the war he served in the US Coast Guard, marrying the actress Susan Peters in November of 1943. 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). He began his acting career aged eleven on Broadway, and appeared in his first film in 1934 - John Ford's The World Moves On. He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 - June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director.

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

"Dennis Quaid". Breaking Away (1979). The Right Stuff (1983). Innerspace (1987).

The Big Easy (1987). Postcards From the Edge (1990). Dragonheart (1996). The Parent Trap (1998).

Savior (1998). Any Given Sunday (1999). Frequency (2000). Traffic (2000).

Cold Creek Manor (2003). The Alamo (2004). The Day After Tomorrow (2004). Flight of the Phoenix (2004).

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