Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1954-04-09 (68 years old)

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Biography

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, some of his notable credits include Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), Dragonheart (1996), The Parent Trap (1998), Frequency (2000), The Rookie (2002), In Good Company (2004), Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), and Vantage Point (2008). His other film credits include Any Given Sunday (1999), Traffic (2000), The Alamo (2004), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Flight of the Phoenix (2004), American Dreamz (2006), Battle for Terra (2007), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Footloose (2011), Soul Surfer (2011), Beneath the Darkness (2012), Playing for Keeps (2012), Truth (2015), The Pretenders (2018), Midway (2019), The Intruder (2019), Blue Miracle (2021), and American Underdog (2021). For his role in Far from Heaven (2002), he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor among other accolades. The Guardian named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.

Early Life

Dennis William Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Juanita Bonnie Dale "Nita" (née Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid (November 21, 1923 – February 8, 1987), an electrician. Quaid has English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Cajun (French) ancestry. Through his father, Quaid is a first cousin, twice removed, of cowboy performer Gene Autry. He attended Paul W. Horn Elementary School in Bellaire, and Pershing Middle School in Houston. He studied Mandarin and dance at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, and later in college, at the University of Houston, under drama coach Cecil Pickett, who had previously taught at Bellaire High and whose daughter is actress Cindy Pickett. He was raised in the Baptist faith. Dennis is the younger brother of actor Randy Quaid.

Filmography

All 130

Movies 105

TV Shows 25

Self 17

Narrator 3

Voice 2

Doug White
On a Wing and a Prayer (2023)

On a Wing and a Prayer (2023)

Movie
Jaeger Clade (voice)
Strange World (2022)

Strange World (2022)

Movie
Beauchamp
The Tiger Rising (2022)

The Tiger Rising (2022)

Movie
6
Dick Vermeil
American Underdog (2021)

American Underdog (2021)

Movie
Mr. Nelson on the North Side (2021)

Mr. Nelson on the North Side (2021)

Movie
Captain Wade
Blue Miracle (2021)

Blue Miracle (2021)

Movie
Mason
Born a Champion (2021)

Born a Champion (2021)

Movie
Narrator
John Bronco (2020)

John Bronco (2020)

Movie
Self
Josh Gates Tonight (2020)

Josh Gates Tonight (2020)

TV Show
Self
The Men Of Midway (2020)

The Men Of Midway (2020)

Movie
Don Quinn
Merry Happy Whatever (2019)

Merry Happy Whatever (2019)

TV Show
6
Vice Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey
Midway (2019)

Midway (2019)

Movie
5.75
Joe
Pretenders (2019)

Pretenders (2019)

Movie
Self - Guest
Tamron Hall (2019)

Tamron Hall (2019)

TV Show
Kelly Johnson
Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works (2019)

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works (2019)

Movie
Charlie Peck
The Intruder (2019)

The Intruder (2019)

Movie
5.63
Ethan
A Dog's Journey (2019)

A Dog's Journey (2019)

Movie
6.5
Hal Solinski
Kin (2018)

Kin (2018)

Movie
7.5
Arthur
I Can Only Imagine (2018)

I Can Only Imagine (2018)

Movie
4
Adult Ethan
A Dog's Purpose (2017)

A Dog's Purpose (2017)

Movie
7.8
Head Ranger
Mad Families (2017)

Mad Families (2017)

Movie
6.43
Wade Blackwood
Goliath (2016)

Goliath (2016)

TV Show
6.13
Samuel Brukner
The Art of More (2015)

The Art of More (2015)

TV Show
6
Lt. Col. Roger Charles
Truth (2015)

Truth (2015)

Movie
5.91
Narrator
Miracles on the Plains (2015)

Miracles on the Plains (2015)

Movie
Michael Lennox
Fortitude (2015)

Fortitude (2015)

TV Show
6
Lucky Luciano
Drunk History (2013)

Drunk History (2013)

TV Show
5.65
Charlie Wessler (segment 'The Pitch')
Movie 43 (2013)

Movie 43 (2013)

Movie
6
Carl
Playing for Keeps (2012)

Playing for Keeps (2012)

Movie
6
Sheriff Ralph Lamb
Vegas (2012)

Vegas (2012)

TV Show
6
Clay Hammond
The Words (2012)

The Words (2012)

Movie
7
Henry Whipple
At Any Price (2012)

At Any Price (2012)

Movie
Ramsey
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

Movie
5.63
Vaughn Ely
Beneath the Darkness (2012)

Beneath the Darkness (2012)

Movie
Rev. Shaw Moore
Footloose (2011)

Footloose (2011)

Movie
6.2
Tom Hamilton
Soul Surfer (2011)

Soul Surfer (2011)

Movie
6.91
Bill Clinton
The Special Relationship (2010)

The Special Relationship (2010)

Movie
Bob Hanson
Legion (2010)

Legion (2010)

Movie
4
Payton
Pandorum (2009)

Pandorum (2009)

Movie
5.6
General Hawk
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Movie
7.1
Aidan Breslin
Horsemen (2009)

Horsemen (2009)

Movie
Ben Schwartzwalder
The Express (2008)

The Express (2008)

Movie
Lawrence Wetherhold
Smart People (2008)

Smart People (2008)

Movie
Thomas Barnes
Vantage Point (2008)

Vantage Point (2008)

Movie
6
Roven (voice)
Battle for Terra (2007)

Battle for Terra (2007)

Movie
3.33
Self
Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise (2007)

Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise (2007)

Movie
Voice
2005 Houston Astros: The Championship Season (2006)

2005 Houston Astros: The Championship Season (2006)

Movie
President Staton
American Dreamz (2006)

American Dreamz (2006)

Movie
Self - Actor / Musician
One for the Money: The Birth of Rock & Roll (2006)

One for the Money: The Birth of Rock & Roll (2006)

Movie
Frank Beardsley
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

Movie
Self - Guest
The Reichen Show (2005)

The Reichen Show (2005)

TV Show
Dan
In Good Company (2004)

In Good Company (2004)

Movie
6
Frank Towns
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Movie
Jack Hall
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Movie
6.38
Sam Houston
The Alamo (2004)

The Alamo (2004)

Movie
Narrator
Remember the Alamo (2003)

Remember the Alamo (2003)

Movie
Cooper Tilson
Cold Creek Manor (2003)

Cold Creek Manor (2003)

Movie
8
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV Show
5.15
Sesame Street: Kid's Guide to Life: Telling the Truth (2003)

Sesame Street: Kid's Guide to Life: Telling the Truth (2003)

Movie
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV Show
6.3
Sam Houston
The History Channel Presents: The Alamo (2003)

The History Channel Presents: The Alamo (2003)

TV Show
Frank Whitaker
Far from Heaven (2002)

Far from Heaven (2002)

Movie
6.22
Jimmy Morris
The Rookie (2002)

The Rookie (2002)

Movie
1
Gabe
Dinner with Friends (2001)

Dinner with Friends (2001)

Movie
Self
Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic' (2000)

Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic' (2000)

Movie
Frank Sullivan
Frequency (2000)

Frequency (2000)

Movie
8
Arnie Metzger
Traffic (2000)

Traffic (2000)

Movie
6.05
Jack 'Cap' Rooney
Any Given Sunday (1999)

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Movie
Hugh
Playing by Heart (1998)

Playing by Heart (1998)

Movie
Nick Parker
The Parent Trap (1998)

The Parent Trap (1998)

Movie
7.31
Jim Clay
Everything That Rises (1998)

Everything That Rises (1998)

Movie
Joshua Rose / Guy
Savior (1998)

Savior (1998)

Movie
Frank LaCrosse
Switchback (1997)

Switchback (1997)

Movie
Joe Doe / William
Gang Related (1997)

Gang Related (1997)

Movie
6
Self - Guest / Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

TV Show
Self
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

TV Show
6.1
Bowen
DragonHeart (1996)

DragonHeart (1996)

Movie
4.64
Herself
Muppets Tonight (1996)

Muppets Tonight (1996)

TV Show
1
Eddie Bichon
Something to Talk About (1995)

Something to Talk About (1995)

Movie
Doc Holliday
Wyatt Earp (1994)

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Movie
6
Self
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

TV Show
Self - Host
Blue Angels: Around the World at the Speed of Sound (1994)

Blue Angels: Around the World at the Speed of Sound (1994)

Movie
Arlis Sweeney
Flesh and Bone (1993)

Flesh and Bone (1993)

Movie
5.33
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV Show
6
Jeff Blue
Undercover Blues (1993)

Undercover Blues (1993)

Movie
5.71
Wallace
Wilder Napalm (1993)

Wilder Napalm (1993)

Movie
6
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV Show
5.75
Jack Faulkner
Postcards from the Edge (1990)

Postcards from the Edge (1990)

Movie
9
Jack McGurn
Come See the Paradise (1990)

Come See the Paradise (1990)

Movie
Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

Movie
10
Gavin Grey
Everybody's All-American (1988)

Everybody's All-American (1988)

Movie
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV Show
Dexter Cornell
D.O.A. (1988)

D.O.A. (1988)

Movie
6
Eddie Sanger
Suspect (1987)

Suspect (1987)

Movie
6
Lt. Tuck Pendleton
Innerspace (1987)

Innerspace (1987)

Movie
6.75
Remy McSwain
The Big Easy (1986)

The Big Easy (1986)

Movie
6
Willis Davidge
Enemy Mine (1985)

Enemy Mine (1985)

Movie
2
Alex Gardner
Dreamscape (1984)

Dreamscape (1984)

Movie
6
Barry Morrow
Bill: On His Own (1983)

Bill: On His Own (1983)

Movie
Gordon Cooper
The Right Stuff (1983)

The Right Stuff (1983)

Movie
5.58
Mike Brody
Jaws 3-D (1983)

Jaws 3-D (1983)

Movie
5.43
Self
The Making of Jaws 3-D: Sharks Don't Die (1983)

The Making of Jaws 3-D: Sharks Don't Die (1983)

Movie
Art Long
Tough Enough (1983)

Tough Enough (1983)

Movie
Kyle Hager
Johnny Belinda (1982)

Johnny Belinda (1982)

Movie
Barry Morrow
Bill (1981)

Bill (1981)

Movie
Extra at Graduation Ceremony
Stripes (1981)

Stripes (1981)

Movie
4.83
Travis Child
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

Movie
Lar
Caveman (1981)

Caveman (1981)

Movie
Freddie Dupler
All Night Long (1981)

All Night Long (1981)

Movie
Ed Miller
The Long Riders (1980)

The Long Riders (1980)

Movie
Mad Grossman
Gorp (1980)

Gorp (1980)

Movie
Mike
Breaking Away (1979)

Breaking Away (1979)

Movie
5
Roy
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979)

Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979)

Movie
Phil Lawver
Are You in the House Alone? (1978)

Are You in the House Alone? (1978)

Movie
Paul Morelli
Our Winning Season (1978)

Our Winning Season (1978)

Movie
Alan
The Seniors (1978)

The Seniors (1978)

Movie
Frank
September 30, 1955 (1977)

September 30, 1955 (1977)

Movie
Shark, Baseball Pitcher
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)

Movie
Self - Host / Various
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36
Bellhop
Crazy Mama (1975)

Crazy Mama (1975)

Movie
Baretta (1975)

Baretta (1975)

TV Show
6
Self
60 Minutes (1968)

60 Minutes (1968)

TV Show
6
Today (1952)

Today (1952)

TV Show
Broke

Broke

Movie
Full Circle

Full Circle

TV Show
Ronald Reagan
Reagan

Reagan

Movie
James Hill
The Hill

The Hill

Movie
Rind - Shrouded Knight
Saurus City

Saurus City

Movie
Jack 'Cowboy' Clement
American Pride

American Pride

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.07
Based on 3.65 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1952
1988
2002
1993
2022

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1954-04-09 (68 years old)

Place of birth
Houston, United States

Religion
Baptists

Relationships
P. J. Soles (1978-01-01 - 1983-01-01), Meg Ryan (1991-01-01 - 2001-01-01), Kimberly Quaid (2004-01-01 - 2016-01-01)

Children
Jack Quaid

Siblings
Randy Quaid

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Dennis William Quaid, Ντένις Κουέιντ Γουΐλιαμ, Ντένις Γουΐλιαμ Κουέιντ, 데니스 퀘이드, Денніс Квейд

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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