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 married actress Cathy Trien on October 12, 1998 and the couple has two children. Quaid is an avid golfer and lends his name to the annual "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic" in Austin, Texas. They divorced in 1996. 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. First to Debra Steagal in 1986. J. Soles. Scolari has married twice.

His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. Scolari was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1987, 1988 and 1989 for the role. They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. His most critically acclaimed role was playing Michael Harris (1984 - 1990) in the series Newhart (1982 - 1990). Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). Scolari's boyhood dream was to be a professional baseball player but he seriously injured his elbow and was unable to play. His first acting role was in his high school production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. Peter Scolari (born September 12, 1954 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American televison, film and stage actor Who was seen early in his career in the television program Bosom Buddies (1980 - 1982) and later in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997 - 2000).

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. Take Off (1978). 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). Bosom Buddies (1980 - 1982). He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. Newhart (1982 - 1990). Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. Corporate Affairs (1990).

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor. Fire! Trapped on the 37th Floor (1991) (TV). 21, 2004. Perfect Harmony (1991) (TV). Retrieved Sep. Camp Nowhere (1994). The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000598/). That Thing You Do! (1996).

"Dennis Quaid". Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997 - 2000). Breaking Away (1979). Sorority Boys (2002). The Right Stuff (1983). The Polar Express (2004) (Voice). 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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