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. Recently he's been casted to play Marvin's voice in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie. Quaid is an avid golfer and lends his name to the annual "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic" in Austin, Texas. Although he has never married, he has been romantically linked to Rima Horton since their days at the Chelsea College of Art. Horton is a politician affiliated with the Labour Party. 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 also "narrated" the song Bell on the album Tubular Bells II. J. Soles. Rickman has recently been immortalised in a song composed by English musician Adam Leonard.

His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. In recent years he has come to the attention of a younger audience through his appearances as the apparently-villainous Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies. They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. He plays mostly period roles in British movies, while on the Hollywood screen he is typecast as the over-the-top villain. Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). He made a particular impression as the male lead in the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and became known to television audiences playing the role of Mr Slope in the BBC's 1980s adaptation of Barchester Towers. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. Since then, he has been a constant presence on the British stage.

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. Born in Hammersmith, London to a working-class family, Rickman was a graphic designer before entering the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London in the early seventies. 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). Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is a British stage and screen actor. He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. Die Hard (1988), as Hans Gruber. Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. January Man (1989), as Ed, the painter.

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"Dennis Quaid". Mesmer (1994), as Franz Mesmer. Breaking Away (1979). An Awfully Big Adventure (1995). The Right Stuff (1983). Sense and Sensibility (1995), as Colonel Brandon. Innerspace (1987). Rasputin (1996), as Grigori Rasputin.

The Big Easy (1987). Michael Collins (1996), as Eamon de Valera. Postcards From the Edge (1990). The Winter Guest (1997). Dragonheart (1996). Judas Kiss (1998), as Detective David Friedman. The Parent Trap (1998). Dark Harbor (1998), as David Weinberg.

Savior (1998). Dogma (1999), as Metatron. Any Given Sunday (1999). Galaxy Quest (1999), as Alexander Dane. Frequency (2000). Blow Dry (2001), as Phil Allen. Traffic (2000). Harry Potter series, as Professor Severus Snape.

Cold Creek Manor (2003). Love Actually (2003), as Harry. The Alamo (2004). Alfred Blalock. The Day After Tomorrow (2004). Something the Lord Made (2004), as Dr. Flight of the Phoenix (2004).

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