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 currently plays bass in a band called becky (http://beckymusic.com) with former Dogstar drummer Rob Mailhouse, guitarist Paulie Kosta and singer Rebecca Lord. Quaid is an avid golfer and lends his name to the annual "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic" in Austin, Texas. He began playing bass with the rock band Dogstar, who have now gone "into hibernation". 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. True to his Buddhist teachings, he does not have (by 'Hollywood' standards) many possessions and keeps his life uncluttered. J. Soles. Independent of speculation Keanu is reported to be very generous with his time and money, lending both to a variety of causes. He took a significant amount of the profits from his Matrix series and treated the hard-working special-effects crew to motorcycles, among other things.

His first marriage, from 1978 to 1983, was to actress P. She was buried next to their daughter in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. They have one child together, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). In 2004, he married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. In December of 1999, Reeves had a daughter with actress Jennifer Syme. Eva Archer Syme-Reeves was stillborn and in April of 2001, Jennifer Syme was killed in an automobile accident. Quaid was married to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001 (divorced). Friends called his house, congratulating him on a marriage he knew nothing about, which prompted some funny conversations. Randy Quaid, Dennis' older brother, is also an actor. While they did know each other, this was obviously not the case.

Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band the Sharks. In the mid-1990s it was reported that he and gay CEO David Geffen, of the prolific but sporadic record company Geffen Records and Dreamworks pictures had gotten married. 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). Reeves reprised his starring role from that movie for the sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both box-office hits. He dropped out of college before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. Speed, released in 1994, was a tremendous success for Reeves, surpassed in 1999 by the sci-fi hit The Matrix. Quaid studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college. Despite the fact that his acting has frequently been derided as wooden, Reeves has become a major box-office draw, and several of his films have become extremely popular.

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor. Indeed, and perhaps unfortunately for Reeves, much of his subsequent portrayal in the press has been influenced by his comically airheaded character Ted in that film. 21, 2004. Reeves's first popularly successful film was Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, in 1989. Retrieved Sep. Reeves gained the notice of the critics in 1986's River's Edge, but his first major film role was in 1986, in the hockey movie Youngblood, starring Rob Lowe. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000598/). His father is Asian American of Chinese and Hawaiian descent and his mother is English.

"Dennis Quaid". Born in Beirut, Lebanon, his first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian. Breaking Away (1979). Although currently working in the United States, Reeves is a Canadian citizen and an avid ice hockey player/fan who was his High School team's MVP. The Right Stuff (1983). Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Hollywood film actor. Innerspace (1987). One Step Away, 1985 TV-Movie.

The Big Easy (1987). Letting Go, 1985 TV-Movie. Postcards From the Edge (1990). Act of Vengeance, 1986 TV-Movie. Dragonheart (1996). Young Again, 1986 TV-Movie. The Parent Trap (1998). River's Edge, 1986.

Savior (1998). Under the Influence, 1986. Any Given Sunday (1999). Babes in Toyland, 1986. Frequency (2000). Youngblood, 1986. Traffic (2000). Flying, 1986.

Cold Creek Manor (2003). Brotherhood of Justice, 1986. The Alamo (2004). Dangerous Liaisons, 1988. The Day After Tomorrow (2004). The Prince of Pennsylvania, 1988. Flight of the Phoenix (2004). Permanent Record, 1988.

The Night Before, 1988. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, 1989. Life Under Water, 1989. Parenthood, 1989.

Tune in Tomorrow..., 1990. I Love You to Death, 1990. Point Break, 1991. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, 1991.

My Own Private Idaho, 1991. Providence, 1991. Bram Stoker's Dracula, 1992. Much Ado About Nothing, 1993.

Freaked, 1993. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, 1993. Little Buddha, 1993. Speed, 1994.

Johnny Mnemonic, 1995. A Walk in the Clouds, 1995. Chain Reaction, 1996. Feeling Minnesota, 1996.

The Last Time I Committed Suicide, 1997. The Devil's Advocate, 1997. Me and Will, 1998. The Matrix, 1999.

The Replacements, 2000. 2000. The Watcher. The Gift, 2000.

Sweet November, 2001. Hard Ball, 2001. Mayor of Sunset Strip (documentary), 2003. The Animatrix: Kid's Story, (voice) 2003.

The Matrix Reloaded, 2003. The Matrix Revolutions, 2003. Something's Gotta Give 2003. Constantine 2005.

A Scanner Darkly 2005.

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