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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His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. That was the title character in James Whale's The Invisible Man. It was his distinctive voice which had won him the role. They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. It was ironic that Rains' first Hollywood role was as the star of a movie in which he did not appear until the very end. Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). Later Rains taught at the institution, working with John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, among others. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, founder of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, recognized Rains' acting talent and paid for the elocution lessons he needed to succeed as an actor.

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. Gassed during World War I, he was almost blind in one eye for the rest of his life. 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). Rains was born in London. He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 - May 30, 1967) was an English actor. Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. Battle of the Worlds.

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"Dennis Quaid". The Clairvoyant. Breaking Away (1979). The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The Right Stuff (1983). The Last Outpost. Innerspace (1987). Hearts Divided.

The Big Easy (1987). Anthony Adverse. Postcards From the Edge (1990). Stolen Holiday. Dragonheart (1996). The Prince and the Pauper. The Parent Trap (1998). They Won't Forget.

Savior (1998). White Banners. Any Given Sunday (1999). The Adventures of Robin Hood. Frequency (2000). Gold Is Where You Find It. Traffic (2000). Four Daughters.

Cold Creek Manor (2003). They Made Me a Criminal. The Alamo (2004). Juarez. The Day After Tomorrow (2004). Sons of Liberty. Flight of the Phoenix (2004). Daughters Courageous.

Smith Goes to Washington. Mr. Four Wives. Saturday's Children.

The Sea Hawk. The Lady with Red Hair. Four Mothers. Jordan.

Here Comes Mr. The Wolf Man. Now, Voyager. Casablanca.

Moontide. Kings Row. Forever and a Day. Phantom of the Opera.

Skeffington. Mr. Passage to Marseille. Caesar and Cleopatra.

This Love of Ours. Notorious. Strange Holiday. Angel on My Shoulder.

Deception. The Unsuspected. Rope of Sand. The Passionate Friends.

Song of Surrender. Where Danger Lives. The White Tower. Sealed Cargo.

The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By. Lisbon. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. This Earth Is Mine.

The Lost World. Battle of the Worlds. Lawrence of Arabia. Twilight of Honor.

The Greatest Story Ever Told. Smith Goes to Washington. 1940 Nominated Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Mr. 1944 Nominated Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Casablanca.

Skeffington. 1945 Nominated Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Mr. 1947 Nominated Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Notorious.

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