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Dennis Quaid

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, The Parent Trap, Soul Surfer and Innerspace. 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 third cousin of performer Gene Autry. He is the younger brother of actor Randy Quaid. The Quaid brothers grew up in Bellaire, Texas, which is a small city surrounded by Houston, and in southwest Houston. Quaid has English, Irish, and Cajun (French) ancestry. He attended Paul W. Horn Elementary School in Bellaire, and Pershing Middle School in Houston. He studied Mandarin and dance at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, and later in college, at the University

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Dennis Quaid -- 'Funny Or Die' Owns It ... We Made Him Freak Out

Dennis Quaid
'Funny Or Die' Owns It ... We're Behind the Freak Out

Dennis Quaid really did freak out on a movie set -- but it was the set of a "Funny or Die" video. The site finally copped to shooting the scene with Dennis ... by posting the full video showing… READ MORE >

Dennis Quaid -- 'Meltdown' Video Smelling Like a Stunt (VIDEO)

Dennis Quaid
'Meltdown' Video Smells Like a Stunt

Something is rotten in Hollywood, and it's that alleged Dennis Quaid "meltdown" video -- because we got him in New York City in full promotional mode ... and more and… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
Dennis Quaid -- Loses His Mind On Movie Set ... 'I Have a Bunch of Pussies Staring at Me!' (VIDEO)

Dennis Quaid
Loses His Mind On Set ... 'I Have a Bunch of Pussies Staring at Me!'

Dennis Quaid went absolutely berserk on the set of a movie ... calling his co-workers unprofessional zombies, pussies, and more -- or so it seems based on a video… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
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 >

- 723 days ago
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 >

- 892 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 >

- 913 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 >

- 1004 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 >

- 1047 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 >

- 1077 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 >

- 1171 days ago

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