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 is also an active supporter of the Commission on Athletics of the California Community Colleges. Quaid is an avid golfer and lends his name to the annual "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic" in Austin, Texas. Today, he is CEO of International City Racing, which specializes in the development, management, and implementation of road racing, endurance, and fitness events, including the Long Beach International City Marathon. 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. A 1968 University of Southern California graduate, Seagren took a try at professional track and later he started his career in television and movies as a show host and soap opera actor. J. Soles. East German Wolfgang Nordwig didn't use a Cata-Pole and won the gold medal, with Seagren coming second.

His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. In the 1972 Summer Olympics, a last-minute ruling barred the new Cata-Pole from Olympic competition, forcing some vaulters, including Seagren, to compete with unfamiliar poles. They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. Four years later, in Munich, he's best remembered for the Olympic gold medal he didn't get. Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). He, silver medallist Claus Schiprowski (West Germany) and the bronze medal winner Wolfgang Nordwig (East Germany) had reached the same height (5,40m). Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. In an exciting contest, he won the gold medal.

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. In 1968, Bob Seagren participated in his first Olympic Games in Mexico City. 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 jumped his first world record (5,32m) in Fresno on May 14, 1966, followed by his world records 1967 in San Diego (5,36m), 1968 in South Lake Tahoe (5,41m) and 1972 in Eugene (5,63m). He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. He was also the Pan American Games champion in 1967. Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. Indoors he posted eight world bests between 1966 and 1969.

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor. He won six National AAU and four NCAA titles indoors and outdoors. 21, 2004. A native of Pomona, California, Bob Seagren was one of the world's top pole vaulters in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Retrieved Sep. Robert "Bob" Seagren (born October 17, 1946) was an American pole vaulter, the 1968 Olympic champion. 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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