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Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston, but dropped out before completing his degree. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career where his brother, Randy Quaid, had already began to build a successful career. However, Dennis initially had trouble finding film roles, but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away (1979) and earned strong reviews for his role in The Right Stuff (1983). Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band, "The Sharks". He holds a flying license and is a five handicap golfer.

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Apr 9, 1954 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Baretta 1975-01-17
Latest Project:
Series Fortitude 2015-01-29

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 14 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Inside Amy Schumer
Poster of Vegas
Poster of SpongeBob SquarePants
Poster of The Daily Show
Fortitude Michael Lennox 14 episodes, 2017-2018 2015-01-29
Inside Amy Schumer Unknown 2013-04-30
Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb 21 episodes, 2012-2013 2012-09-25
America's Next Top Model Unknown 2003-05-20
SpongeBob SquarePants Unknown 1999-05-01
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Les muppets Unknown 1996-03-08
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11