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. Murnau's Nosferatu. Quaid is an avid golfer and lends his name to the annual "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic" in Austin, Texas. Elias Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire, a fictional film loosely based on the historical facts surrounding the making of F.W. 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. Max Shreck is portrayed by actor Willem Dafoe in E. J. Soles. The character Max Shreck in the 1992 film Batman Returns may be named in homage of Schreck.

His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. Curiously, the word Schreck is also the German word for fright, or terror. They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. Their physiques do not match at all. Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). Suggestions that Schreck was really actor Alfred Abel can be seen to be wrong when the two actors are seen together. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. He was married to actress Fanny Normann, who appeared in a few films, often credited as Fanny Schreck.

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. In 1926, Schreck returned to the Kammerspiele in Munich and continued to act in films right through the advent of sound until his death. 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). Murnau expressed his repugnance over Die Finanzen des Grossherzogs (The Finances of the Grand Duke). He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. Even the director, F.W. Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. Schreck did appear in a comedy, albeit poorly made.

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor. No prints of this film remain today. 21, 2004. In 1923, Schreck appeared as a blind man in the acclaimed film Die Straße. Retrieved Sep. Schreck's Count Orlok, with its bald, rat shaped head and long spidery fingers remains a haunting character. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000598/). The company declared themselves bankrupt after the film's release to avoid paying copyright infringement costs to an irate Florence Stoker, the widow of Dracula author Bram Stoker.

"Dennis Quaid". In 1922 he was hired by Prana Film for their first and only production, Nosferatu. Breaking Away (1979). For three years between 1919 and 1922, Schreck appeared at the Kammerspiele in Munich whilst working on his first film Der Richter von Zalamea, adapted from a six act play, for Decla Bioscop. The Right Stuff (1983). Many of Reinhart's troupe made a huge contribution to the cinema. Innerspace (1987). Schreck then joined Max Reinhart's celebrated company of performers back in Berlin.

The Big Easy (1987). He made his stage debut in Messeritz and Speyer, and then toured Germany for two years appearing at theatres in Zittau, Erfurt, Bremen, Lucerne, Gera, and Frankfurt. Postcards From the Edge (1990). He received his training at the Staatstheater in Berlin. Dragonheart (1996). Along with Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee, Schreck is considered among the classic portrayers of Dracula. The Parent Trap (1998). Max Schreck (June 11, 1879–November 26, 1936) was a German actor remembered today most for his lead role in Nosferatu.

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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