Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, some of his notable credits include Breaking Away, The Right Stuff, The Big Easy, Innerspace, Great Balls of Fire!, Dragonheart, The Parent Trap, Frequency, Traffic, The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Vantage Point, Footloose, Soul Surfer, and The Intruder. For his role in Far from Heaven, he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor among other accolades. The Guardian named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.
|Born:||Dennis William Quaid, April 9, 1954, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||University of Houston|
|Occupation:||Actor, producer, director, singer, writer|
|Children:||3, including Jack Quaid|
|Relatives:||Randy Quaid (brother)|
|IMDb:||Dennis Quaid's IMDb|
About Dennis Quaid
Actor who first received recognition for his role in the 1979 film Breaking Away, then went on to play memorable roles in the films Traffic, Frequency, The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, The Parent Trap and Far From Heaven.
Dennis Quaid Before Fame
Due to his obsession with everything James Bond related in high school, he earned the nickname Dennis Quand (a combination of the names "Quaid" and "Bond").
Achievement of Dennis Quaid
His role as Frank Whitaker in the 2002 film Far From Heaven earned him a number of awards, including the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Dennis Quaid Family Life
He was married to Meg Ryan from 1991 until 2001. He married his third wife Kimberly Buffington-Quaid in 2004 and they divorced in 2018. In 2019, he became engaged to Laura Savoie. His brother is fellow actor Randy Quaid. He has two sons named Jack and Thomas and a daughter named Zoe.
Associations of Dennis Quaid
He appeared alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones in the crime drama Traffic.
Information related to Dennis Quaid
- Texas Independents
- Bellaire High School (Bellaire, Texas) alumni
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead winners
- Male actors from Houston
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award winners
- University of Houston alumni