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Dennis Quaid ACTOR


Dennis Quaid was born on April 9th, 1954 in Houston, Texas with the birth name Dennis William Quaid, born to parents William and Nita Quaid.  During high school days at Bellaire High in Bellaire Texas, he studied drama and then went on to college at the University of Houston, however, he soon dropped out in pursuit of a career in acting.
He relocated to Los Angeles, California and began searching for work.  His brother, Randy Quaid was already working in the industry but he was having a much harder time breaking into the business. 
His first big break was in the film, "Breaking Away" (1979) which soon followed with roles in such films as, "The Right Stuff" (1983), "Enemy Mine' (1985), "Innerspace" (1987), "Great Balls of Fire" (1989), "Wyatt Earp" (1994), "The Parent Trap" (1998), "Any Given Sunday" (1999), "Frequency" (2000), "The Rookie" (2002), "Far From Heaven" (2002), "Flight of the Phoenix" (2004) and "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004).
Although his film career was going well, he did have a time where he was highly addicted to cocaine, however, he was able to overcome his addiction. 
Along with his acting career, Quaid is also a talented musician and has a band, "Dennis Quaid and the Sharks".  He wrote three songs for the films, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" (1981), "Tough Enough" (1983) and "The Big Easy" (1986). 
Some of his more recent film roles have been in, "Vantage Point" (2005), "G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009), "Pandorum" (2009) and soon to release, "The Words" (2012), "Playing the Field" (2012) and "What to Expect When You're Expecting" (2012). 
Quaid has married three times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was P.J. Soles from 1978 through 1983.  He then married, actress, Meg Ryan from 1991 through 2001 and together they had one child.  His third wife whom he is still married to today is Kimberly Quaid.  They married in 2004 and have two twin children together. 
Dennis Quaid was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was also inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2005.  Quaid also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in, "Far From Heaven" (2002).  
He is also involved in a number of charitable causes such as lending his name to the annual, "Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend" which is a golf tournament that brings in a number of celebrities and the proceeds help various children's charities.   


2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting 
2012 Playing the Field
2012 The Words 
2012 Untitled Ramin Bahrani Film 
2011 Beneath the Darkness
2011 Footloose
2011 Soul Surfer
2010 The Special Relationship
2009 Pandorum
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2009 SpongeBob SquarePants
2009 Legion
2009 Horsemen 
2008 The Express 
2008 Vantage Point 
2008 Smart People
2007 Battle for Terra
2006 American Dreamz
2005 Yours, Mine and Ours
2004 Flight of the Phoenix
2004 In Good Company 
2004 The Day After Tomorrow 
2004 The Alamo 
2003 Cold Creek Manor 
2003 Freedom: A History of Us 
2002 Far from Heaven
2002 The Rookie
2001 Dinner with Friends
2000 Traffic
2000 Frequency
1999 Any Given Sunday
1998 Playing by Heart
1998 The Parent Trap 
1998 Everything That Rises
1998 Savior 
1997 Switchback 
1997 Criminal Intent 
1996 DragonHeart 
1995 Something to Talk About 
1994 Wyatt Earp 
1994 Kidnapped 
1993 Flesh and Bone
1993 Undercover Blues 
1993 Wilder Napalm 
1990 Postcards from the Edge
1990 Come See the Paradise 
1989 Great Balls of Fire! 
1988 Everybody's All-American 
1988 D.O.A. 
1987 Suspect
1987 Innerspace 
1986 The Big Easy
1985 Enemy Mine 
1984 Dreamscape 
1983 Bill: On His Own 
1983 The Right Stuff
1983 Jaws 3
1983 Tough Enough
1982 Johnny Belinda
1981 Bill 
1981 Stripes 
1981 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia 
1981 Caveman
1981 All Night Long
1980 Gorp 
1980 The Long Riders 
1979 Breaking Away
1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill
1978 Are You in the House Alone?
1978 The Seniors
1978 Our Winning Season
1977 Baretta 
1977 September 30, 1955 
1977 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
1975 Crazy Mama 

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