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. In fact, during World War II, he earned the Navy Cross. Quaid is an avid golfer and lends his name to the annual "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic" in Austin, Texas. Robards was a veteran of that battle. 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. In Tora Tora Tora, a fairly historically accurate film about the Battle of Pearl Harbor, he played the role of General Walter Short. J. Soles. He received Kennedy Center Honors in 1999.

His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. He was also nominated for another Oscar for his role in Melvin and Howard (1980). They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. Robards received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in consecutive years for All the President's Men (1976) and Julia (1977). Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). He won two Oscars. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. Jason Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 - December 26, 2000) was an American actor with a career spanning sixty years and eighty films.

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. A Tribute to Jason Robards, Jr. (http://classicfilm.about.com/library/weekly/aa123100a.htm). 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). Jason Robards (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm001673/) at the Internet Movie Database. He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college.

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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