Dennis Quaid

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Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, his career rebounded in the 1990s after he overcame an addiction to drugs and an eating disorder. Some of his notable credits include Breaking Away, The Long Riders, The Right Stuff, Enemy Mine, Great Balls of Fire!, The Big Easy, Far from Heaven, The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, Footloose, Frequency, Wyatt Earp, Dragonheart, The Parent Trap, Soul Surfer, Playing for Keeps and Innerspace.

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Filmography

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Selected Dennis Quaid film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2013
Movie 43 (2013)
Charlie Wessler

2012
Carl

2012
The Words (2012)
Clay Hammond

2012
Vegas (2012) (TV Show)
Sheriff Ralph Lamb

2011
Soul Surfer (2011)
Tom Hamilton

2011
Ely

2010
The Special Relationship (2010) (TV Movie)
Bill Clinton

2009
Legion (2009)
Bob Hanson

2009
Pandorum (2009)
Payton

2009
Horsemen (2009)
Aidan Breslin

2008
Smart People (2008)
Lawrence Wetherhold

2008
The Express (2008)
Ben Schwartzwalder

2008
Vantage Point (2008)
Thomas Barnes

2007
Roven

2006
President Staton

2004
Frank Towns

2004
Dan

2004
The Alamo (2004)
Sam Houston

2004
Jack Hall

2003
Cooper Tilson

2003
Freedom: A History of Us (2003) (TV Show)
New York Times Reporter, George Mehales, Robert Ode

2002
Frank Whitaker

2002
The Rookie (2002)
Jimmy Morris

2001
Dinner with Friends (2001) (TV Movie)
Gabe

2000
Frequency (2000)
Frank Sullivan

2000
Traffic (2000)
Arnie Metzger

1999
Jack 'Cap' Rooney

1999
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) (TV Show)
Grandpa Redbeard

1998

1998
Savior (1998)
Joshua Rose, Guy

1998
Everything That Rises (TV Movie)
Jim Clay

1997
Gang Related (1997)
Joe Doe, William

1997
Switchback (1997)
Frank LaCrosse

1996
DragonHeart (1996)

1994
Wyatt Earp (1994)

1994
Kidnapped
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1993
Arlis Sweeney

1993
Jefferson 'Jeff' Blue

1993
Wilder Napalm (1993)
Wallace Foudroyant, Biff the Clown

1990
Jack McGurn

1989
Jerry Lee Lewis

1988
D.O.A. (1988)

1988
Gavin Grey

1987
Suspect (1987)
Eddie Sanger

1985
Enemy Mine (1985)
Willis Davidge

1984
Dreamscape (1984)
Alex Gardner

1983
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Mike Brody

1983
Gordon Cooper

1983
Tough Enough (1983)
Art Long

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

1982
Johnny Belinda (1982) (TV Movie)
Kyle Hager

1981
Freddie Dupler

1981
Caveman (1981)
Lar

1981
Stripes (1981)
Extra at Graduation Ceremony

1981
Travis Child

1981
Bill (TV Movie)
Barry Morrow

1980
Gorp (1980)
Mad Grossman

1980
Ed Miller

1979
Breaking Away (1979)
Mike

1979
Roy

1978
Paul Morelli

1978
The Seniors (1978)
Alan

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

1977
Shark, Baseball Pitcher

1977
Frank

1975
Crazy Mama (1975)
Bellhop

1975
Baretta (1975) (TV Show)
Scott Martin

Director Credits

1998
Everything That Rises (TV Movie)
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Producer Credits

2012
Vegas (2012) (TV Show)
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1998
Everything That Rises (TV Movie)
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Soundtrack Credits

2011
Little Murder (2011)
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1990
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1987
The Big Easy (1987)
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1986
Modern Girls (1986)
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1983
Tough Enough (1983)
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1979
Breaking Away (1979)
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Styles

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  • Dennis Quaid: arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Quotes

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List of Dennis Quaid quotes.

I want to work with great people. Great people really make you better.


My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story. That's what directors are, they're storytellers because they're directing where your focus is going to be as an audience.


I didn't want to throw like an actress.


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Magazine issues featuring Dennis Quaid on the cover.
  • Dennis Quaid - Los Angeles Confidential Magazine Cover [United States] (October 2012)
  • Dennis Quaid - US Magazine Cover [United States] (10 December 1990)
  • Dennis Quaid - AARP: The Magazine Cover [United States] (September 2010)
  • Dennis Quaid - Cowboys & Indians Magazine Cover [United States] (April 2007)
  • Dennis Quaid - LUomo Vogue Magazine Cover [Italy] (April 1991)
  • Dennis Quaid - Guideposts Magazine Cover [United States] (August 2011)

Pictorials

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List of Dennis Quaid magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Antonio Banderas - Jeune et Jolie Magazine [France] (August 1999)
  • Bernadette Peters - Playboy Magazine [United States] (November 1981)

Dating History

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List of Dennis Quaid relationships, in date order.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Dennis Quaid.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Closer to You 765,038
Crazy Arms 1,317,797
Closer to Me 1,426,607
Cinespace -
Dennis Quaid and the Sharks at Belly Up Tavern -
If you don't know by now -
Rainbows never touch the ground -
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Dennis Quaid songs.


First NameDennis
Middle NameWilliam
Last NameQuaid
Full Name at BirthDennis William Quaid
Age60
Date of BirthApril 9, 1954
BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States
Height6' (183 cm)
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown - Light
Star SignAries
SexualityStraight
ReligionBaptist
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolBellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas, United States
UniversityUniversity Of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States (Dropped Out)
OccupationActor, Producer
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameThe Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1987), Any Given Sunday (1999), Innerspace (1987).
Talent AgencyWilliam Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Brand EndorsementsPrint ad for Olympus (2005)
Official Websitenndb.com
FatherWilliam Rudy Quaid (Wednesday November 21, 1923 –Sunday February 8, 1987) (Aged 63) (An Electrician.)
MotherJuanita Bonniedale "Nita" (née Jordan) (A Real Estate Agent.)
FriendsDrake Bell

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