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. His death came while he was in the middle of filming Gladiator, and his remaining scenes were produced using electronically-simulated images. Quaid is an avid golfer and lends his name to the annual "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic" in Austin, Texas. Julian's, Malta reportedly after drinking three bottles of rum and after beating five sailors at arm wrestling. 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. He died suddenly of a heart attack in St. J. Soles. Reed was often irritated that his appearances on TV chat shows concentrated on his drinking feats, rather than his latest film.

His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. He claimed of the story that he drank 106 pints of beer on a 2-day binge before marrying Josephine; "The event that was reported actually took place during an arm-wrestling competition in Guernsey about 15 years ago, it was highly exaggerated." Despite occassional reports in publications such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Reed never played for the Sunday rugby team the Entertainers. They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. Reed's drinking bouts fitted in with the "social" attitude of many rugby teams in the sixties and seventies, and there are numerous anecdotes such as Reed and 36 friends drinking, in an evening, 60 gallons of beer, 32 bottles of Scotch, 17 bottles of gin, four crates of wine and one bottle of Babycham. Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). He was famous for his heavy drinking, and was once forced to leave the set of a television discussion programme after arriving drunk and attempting to kiss feminist writer Kate Millett. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. He began his career playing romantic leads, but gradually acquired a tougher image.

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. His last wife was Josephine Burge, whom he married in 1985. 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 then married Jackie Daryl in 1969, but they divorced in 1970, after having a daughter, Sarah. He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. In 1959 he wed Kate Burn, they had one son, Mark, before their divorce in 1969. Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. Reed married three times.

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor. A major international star in the late 1960s and 1970s, Reed's career declined in the 1980s. 21, 2004. His films include Women In Love, The Assassination Bureau, The Devils, I'll Never Forget What's 'Isname, Oliver!, Tommy, The Three Musketeers, Zero Population Growth, Castaway, and Gladiator. Retrieved Sep. He was born in Wimbledon, England. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000598/). Oliver Reed (February 13, 1938-May 2, 1999) was a British actor known for his macho image on and off screen.

"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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