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Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid
Birth name Dennis William Quaid
Born April 9, 1954 (1954-04-09) (age 53)
Houston, Texas, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975 – Present
Spouse(s) P. J. Soles
(1978 – 1983)
Meg Ryan
(1991 – 2001)
Kimberly Buffington
(2004 – Present)
Children Jack Henry Quaid (born April 24th, 1992)
Thomas Boone Quaid (born November 8th, 2007)
Zoe Grace Quaid (born November 8th, 2007)
IMDb profile

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor. Raised in Texas, he became known during the 1980s after appearing in several successful films, and has since established a career as a leading Hollywood actor. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (2850 × 1900 pixel, file size: 2. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Houston redirects here. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... P.J. Soles (born July 17, 1950) is a German-born American film and television actress. ... Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies but has also worked in other film genres. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... ...

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Biography

Early life

Quaid was born in Houston, Texas to Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" (née Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician.[1] Quaid has Irish and Cajun ancestry.[2] He attended Pershing Middle School (Houston). He studied drama at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and later in college, at the University of Houston, under drama coach Cecil Pickett. Houston redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Née redirects here. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Cajuns are an ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles and peoples of other ethnicities with whom the Acadians eventually intermarried on the semitropical frontier. ... John J. Pershing Middle School is a secondary school located at 3838 Bluebonnet in Houston, Texas with a zip code of 77025. ... Bellaire High School is a magnet/IB school located at 5100 Maple Street in Bellaire, Texas, United States, with a zip code of 77401. ... Another sign at the edge of the city limits. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ...


Career

After his brother, actor Randy Quaid, was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Last Detail, he dropped out of the University of Houston before graduating and moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career of his own.[2] He 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).[2] Known for his famous grin, Quaid is a versatile actor, performing in both comedic and dramatic roles.[2] Quaid had starring roles in the 1980s films Enemy Mine and Innerspace. He also achieved acclaim for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire! (1989).[2] Randall Rudy Randy Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Last Detail is a 1973 film which tells the story of two United States Navy shore patrol policemen who decide to take out a young sailor for one last night on the town before he goes to jail for eight years. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Breaking Away is a 1979 film which tells the story of a group of local boys from Bloomington, Indiana who put together a bicycle racing team to compete against teams from Indiana University. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Smile (disambiguation). ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Enemy Mine is a 1985 science fiction film based on the story of the same title by Barry B. Longyear. ... Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Steven Spielberg. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Great Balls of Fire! is an American 1989 film, directed by Jim McBride and stars Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis. ...


Quaid's career lost steam in late 1980s/early 1990s, after he fought and kicked a painful cocaine addiction.[2] However, he continued to prove his worth in a variety of films such as a memorable performance as Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp (1994) and has experienced a resurgence in popularity since the late nineties.[2] Some of Quaid's most recent film credits include Traffic (2000) as a lowlife attorney, Frequency (2000) as a fireman, Far From Heaven (2002) as a closeted husband, In Good Company (2004), as an aging advertising executive whose new boss is much younger and The Day After Tomorrow (2004) as the protagonist (which later fall to Emmy Rossum), paleoclimatologist at the center of the story whose son Jake Gyllenhaal is trapped at the 42nd St. Public Library in New York City. Quaid then starred in remake of Yours, Mine and Ours in 2005. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Wyatt Earp DVD cover Wyatt Earp is a 1994 Western film, written by Dan Gordon and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Kasdan. ... Traffic is a film directed by Steven Soderbergh that explores the intricacies of the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: user, enforcer, politician and trafficker. ... Frequency is a 2000 film, which contains elements of the time travel, thriller and alternate history film genres. ... Far from Heaven is a 2002, Academy Award-nominated film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Ryan Ward, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. ... This article is about sexual orientation. ... In Good Company is a 2004 film written and directed by Paul Weitz, the co-director of About a Boy. ... For other uses, see The Day After Tomorrow (disambiguation). ... Emmanuelle Grey Emmy Rossum (born September 12, 1986) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress and singer. ... Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal[1] (born December 19, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 film starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo. ...


Personal life

Quaid was raised in the Baptist religion and is still a practicing Christian.[3][4] Quaid is married to Kimberly Buffington of Austin, Texas. The couple welcomed twins born via a gestational carrier on November 8, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. Son Thomas Boone was born first at 8:26 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces (3.06 kg). Daughter Zoe Grace made her appearance two minutes later weighing in at 5 pounds, 9 ounces (2.52 kg).[5] Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... A gestational carrier is a woman who carries a pregnancy for another woman. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Quaid has chosen a holiday for each of his weddings (Independence Day, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving Day): July 4, 2004 – present; Kimberly Buffington (real estate agent); February 14, 1991 – June 16, 2001; Meg Ryan (actress, with whom he has a son, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992); November 25, 1978 – January 23, 1983; P.J. Soles (actress). Quaid was also engaged for three years to actress Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Caroline in the City), whom he met on the movie set of Jaws 3-D in 1983. Fourth of July redirects here. ... For other uses, see Valentines Day (disambiguation). ... For the Canadian holiday, see Thanksgiving (Canada). ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies but has also worked in other film genres. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... P.J. Soles (b. ... Lea Thompson in Back to the Future. ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Caroline in the City was an American sitcom that ran from September 21, 1995, to May 11, 1999, on the NBC television network. ...

Quaid golfing
Quaid golfing

Aside from acting, Quaid is a musician and plays with his band the Sharks. Quaid also has a pilot's license and is a scratch golfer and, in 2005, was named as the top golfer among the "Hollywood set" by Golf Digest. He lends his name to the annual "Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend" (formerly the "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic") in Austin, Texas. The golf tournament attracts numerous celebrities with the proceeds split among local children's charities. He is a member of the Bel-Air Country Club in Bel-Air and tries to stay at homes on private courses when he is on the road. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1752x2214, 1358 KB) Dennis Quaid, American actor. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1752x2214, 1358 KB) Dennis Quaid, American actor. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... Hollywood redirects here. ... The front cover of a Golf Digest magazine Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... Bel-Air redirects here. ...


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. NOLA redirects here. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ...


In a 2006 interview with Best Life magazine, Quaid said that in the mid-1990s he suffered from anorexia nervosa, saying, "I'd look in the mirror and still see a 180 lb (82 kg). guy, even though I was 138 pounds (62 kg)," and "for many years, I was obsessed about what I was eating, how many calories it had, and how much exercise I'd have to do". For other uses, see Anorexia. ...


On November 20, 2007, Quaid's twelve-day-old twins were mistakenly given 1,000 times the proper dosage of heparin.[6] [7] Heparin, a highly sulfated glycosaminoglycan is widely used as an injectable anticoagulant and has the highest negative charge density of any known biological molecule. ...


Filmography

// January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is an autobiographical novel by Joanne Greenberg, written under the pen name of Hannah Green. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... Breaking Away is a 1979 film which tells the story of a group of local boys from Bloomington, Indiana who put together a bicycle racing team to compete against teams from Indiana University. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... The Long Riders is a Western, produced by James Keach, Stacy Keach and Tim Zinnemann, and directed by Walter Hill, which told part of the story of the Jesse James gang. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... Gorp is a 1980 film starring Michael Lembeck and Dennis Quaid, and featuring early acting work of Roseanna Arquette and Fran Drescher in supporting roles. ... All Night Long is a 1981 comedy movie starring Barbra Streisand and Gene Hackman, directed by Jean-Claude Tramont. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Caveman is a 1981 comedy film, financed by George Harrison, which stars Ringo Starr as a caveman who applies some modern day ideas in his comical prehistoric adventures. ... The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia is a 1981 film, starring Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, and Don Stroud, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, inspired by the Vicki Lawrence song of the same name. ... Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Warren Oates. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Jaws 3-D (a. ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... Dreamscape was a 1984 science fiction film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David Lougherty. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... Enemy Mine is a 1985 science fiction film based on the story of the same title by Barry B. Longyear. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... The Big Easy is a neo-noir film directed by Jim McBride and executive produced by Mort Engelberg. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Steven Spielberg. ... Suspect is a 1987 crime thriller set in Washington D.C. starring Cher as Kathleen Riley, the Defense Attorney for a deaf-mute vagrant, played by Liam Neeson, who is accused of murdering the secretary of a judge who has recently committed suicide. ... D.O.A. is a 1988 remake of the 1950 film noir of the same name. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Everybodys All-American is a motion picture directed by Taylor Hackford and based on the novel Everyones All-American by longtime Sports Illustrated contributor Frank Deford. ... Great Balls of Fire! is an American 1989 film, directed by Jim McBride and stars Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Come See the Paradise is a 1990 movie directed by Alan Parker and starring Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Postcards from the Edge is a 1990 movie which is based on the fictionalized autobiographical book by Carrie Fisher about her relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds, and her own drug addiction. ... Wilder Napalm is a 1993 romantic comedy film about a pair of pyrokinetic brothers and their rivalry for the same woman. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Undercover Blues is a 1993 movie about a family of secret agents, starring Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid. ... Flesh and Bone is a 1993 movie starring Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, and Gwyneth Paltrow. ... A Century of Cinema is a 1994 documentary directed by Caroline Thomas about the art of filmmaking (coinciding with cinemas 100th anniversary), containing numerous interviews with some of the most influential characters of the twentieth century. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... Wyatt Earp DVD cover Wyatt Earp is a 1994 Western film, written by Dan Gordon and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Kasdan. ... Something to Talk About is a 1995 film by Lasse Hallström, written by Callie Khouri. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... For the Brazilian power metal band, see Dragonheart (band). ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Gang Related (1997) is a film written and directed by Jim Kouf which stars Tupac Shakur and James Belushi. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Switchback (disambiguation). ... Savior is a 1998 film starring Dennis Quaid, Stellan Skarsgård, Nastassja Kinski, and Natasa Ninkovic. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... The Parent Trap is a (1998) family film remake of 1961s The Parent Trap. ... Playing by Heart is a 1998 dramedy film, which tells the story of several seemingly unconnected characters. ... Any Given Sunday is a 1999 film directed by Oliver Stone starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J, Matthew Modine, John C. McGinley, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Lauren Holly, Bill Bellamy, Lela Rochon, Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Berkley and Marty Wright. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Frequency is a 2000 film, which contains elements of the time travel, thriller and alternate history film genres. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Traffic is an award-winning 2000 crime/drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Dinner With Friends is a 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning play witten by Donald Margulies. ... The Rookie is a 2002 drama, directed by John Lee Hancock. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Far from Heaven is a 2002, Academy Award-nominated film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Ryan Ward, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. ... Cold Creek Manor DVD cover Cold Creek Manor is a 2003 film directed by Mike Figgis. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... The Alamo film poster The Alamo is a 2004 movie, a second major studio film about the legendary Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution, that was shot and scheduled for release initially in December 2003 and then rescheduled for release in April 2004. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see The Day After Tomorrow (disambiguation). ... In Good Company is a 2004 film written and directed by Paul Weitz, the co-director of About a Boy. ... Flight of the Phoenix is a 2004 remake of the 1965 film The Flight of the Phoenix, based on the book of the same name. ... Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 film starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... American Dreamz is a 2006 comedy film that satirizes both American politics and popular entertainment. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Vantage Point is a 2008 thriller film. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Upcoming

Dennis Quaid on the set of Smart People at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Smart People is an upcoming American comedy film starring Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: Ace Ventura Jr. ... The Express is an upcoming film directed by Gary Fleder scheduled for release in 2009. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: Ace Ventura Jr. ...

References

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  1. ^ Dennis Quaid Biography (1954-)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Stated in interview at Inside the Actors Studio
  3. ^ 'It's All God': Interview with Dennis Quaid
  4. ^ Mr. Versatile 'Christianity Today' By Peter T. Chattaway - 11/22/05
  5. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20159254,00.html
  6. ^ FoxNews.com, Dennis Quaid's Newborn Twins Fighting for Life (November 20, 2007)
  7. ^ Ornstein, Charles; Gorman, Anna. Los Angeles Times Dennis Quaid's newborns reportedly harmed by medical mix-up.(November 21, 2007)
  • Silver, Murray, 2005. "When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama," (Bonaventure Books, Savannah), in which the author describes Quaid's participation in the film "Great Balls of Fire."

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Quaid and wife Kimberly welcomed twins Thomas Boone Quaid and Zoe Grace Quaid, born via a gestational carrier on November 8, 2007.
Quaid avoided a huge bust-up with Russel Crowe when they stayed at the same hotel, thanks to the Hollywood pair's efficient staff -- Crowe had an affair with Meg Ryan on the set of PROOF OF LIFE in 2000, while Ryan was still married to Quaid.
Quaid has his first screen kiss with a man -- playing a 1950s suburban husband who's discovering he's gay in FAR FROM HEAVEN, the macho actor was asked to do a love scene with another man for the first time in his career.
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Quaid sat down to discuss his latest film, Frequency, a supernatural, science fiction-flavored story in which ham radios serve as time-travel and destiny-altering machines.
Visual effects beautifully portray the wild flares of aurora borealis that seem to enable their connections, which take place over consecutive nights in the same den, in the same house, at the same desk, and via the same radio.
And then I got the role, I couldn't believe it." In preparation, Quaid got his pilot's license and was only too happy to meet "the real-life Gordo Cooper, who lived about five miles from me" in Los Angeles.
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