Fast Facts

  • As a teen, he performed stand-up comedy and did impressions at nightclubs.
  • Earned a pilot's license to help him portray astronaut Gordon Cooper in 1983's The Right Stuff.
  • Battled anorexia and a cocaine addiction.
  • Formed the rock band Dennis Quaid and the Sharks; he sang lead vocals and played rhythm guitar.
  • Made his directorial debut with the 1998 made-for-TV movie Everything That Rises.
  • Won a New York Film Critics Circle Award and an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in 2002's Far From Heaven.
  • Became an advocate for patient safety after his infant twins (born in 2007) nearly died as a result of a medical mistake at the hospital.

Awards

  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Lea Thompson — Ex-fiancée
  • Randy Quaid — Brother
  • Meg Ryan — Ex-wife
  • Thomas Boone Quaid — Son
  • Zoe Grace Quaid — Daughter
  • Buddy Quaid — Half Brother
  • Kimberly Quaid — Wife
  • P.J. Soles — Ex-wife
  • Jack Henry Quaid — Son
  • Nita Quaid — Mother
  • William Quaid — Father

College

  • Attended University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Dennis William Quaid
  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Birthday: April 9, 1954, Aries
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Singer, Songwriter
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