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Dennis Quaid

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor. He became known during the 1980s after appearing in several successful films, including as Mike Brody in Jaws 3-D, Remy McSwain in The Big Easy, Tuck Pendleton in Innerspace, Bowen in DragonHeart and Jack Hall in The Day After Tomorrow. Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" (née Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid (November 21, 1923 – February 8, 1987), an electrician and a fourth cousin of Gene Autry. He is the younger brother of actor Randy Quaid. Quaid has Irish and Cajun (French) ancestry. He attended Pershing Middle School in Houston. He studied Chinese and dance at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, and later in college, at the University of Houston, under drama coach Cecil Pickett. After his brother, Randy, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Last Detail (1973), Quaid dropped out of the University of Houston before graduating and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career of his own. He initially had trouble finding work but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away (1979) and earned good reviews for his role in The Right Stuff (1983).

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Dennis Quaid & Wife -- DIVORCE DISMISSED ... Now Let's Bike Together!

Dennis Quaid & Wife
DIVORCE DISMISSED Now Let's Bike Together!

So much for Dennis Quaid's divorce ... a judge has officially DISMISSED the case after the couple reconciled earlier this year and now they appear to be one happy family again. We broke the story… READ MORE >

Dennis Quaid and Wife Back Together -- But They Can't Stop Divorce

Dennis and Kimberly Quaid
Back Together But They Can't Stop Divorce

Dennis and Kimberly Quaid are one happy family again ... with one big problem -- they can't stop their divorce from going through.TMZ has learned ... before getting back together, both Dennis and… READ MORE >

- 393 days ago
Dennis Quaid Buys Ritzy House for His Ex and the Twins

Dennis Quaid
Buys Ritzy House For Ex and the Twins

Dennis Quaid really stepped up in his divorce ... we found out he's buying a swanky house for his soon-to-be ex-wife and their twins.TMZ obtained legal docs which show ... Dennis and Kimberly… READ MORE >

- 414 days ago
Dennis Quaid Files for Divorce from Wife Kimberly

Dennis Quaid
Files for Divorce

Dennis Quaid has filed for divorce from his wife Kimberly, six weeks after she got the ball rolling by filing for separation. In divorce docs filed yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Quaid… READ MORE >

- 505 days ago
Dennis Quaid's Wife Kimberly Files for Separation -- Divorce To Follow

Dennis Quaid's Wife
Files For Separation Divorce to Follow

Dennis Quaid's wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, has filed for legal separation ... but sources tell us it's only a formality and the legal docs will be changed to a full-on divorce in several… READ MORE >

- 548 days ago
Dennis Quaid -- Sued Over Near-Fatal Horse Accident

Dennis Quaid
Sued Over Near-Fatal Horse Accident

A horseback rider claims he was nearly killed while riding a horse on Dennis Quaid's equestrian estate, and he's suing the actor over his life-threatening injuries.70-year-old Lester Wood claims… READ MORE >

- 578 days ago
Dennis Quaid -- NOT Cited for DUI After Traffic Stop

Dennis Quaid
NOT Cited for DUI After Traffic Stop

Dennis Quaid pulled off something most people in Hollywood can't these days -- he was NOT busted for DUI yesterday after getting a field sobriety test ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources… READ MORE >

- 672 days ago
Dennis Quaid's Wife -- I'm Calling OFF the Divorce!

Dennis Quaid's Wife
I'm Calling OFF the Divorce!

Dennis Quaid's wife has apparently had a change of heart ... 'cause she's officially withdrawn her divorce papers ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... Kimberly Buffington-Quaid filed for… READ MORE >

- 716 days ago
Dennis Quaid Divorce Documents -- Signs of Nastiness

Dennis Quaid Divorce Documents
Signs of Nastiness

Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly Buffington-Quaid are working out a divorce settlement ... according to their rep, but contrary to the rep's statement that everything is going hunky dory, there… READ MORE >

- 772 days ago
Dennis Quaid's Wife Files for Divorce

Dennis Quaid's Wife
Files for Divorce

Dennis Quaid's wife has filed for divorce from the actor ... TMZ has learned.According to the divorce petition filed by Kimberly Buffington-Quaid and obtained by TMZ, "The marriage has become… READ MORE >

- 772 days ago

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