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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'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 'cause she's officially withdrawn her divorce papers ...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 >

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 >

- 1176 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 >

- 1176 days ago
Dennis Quaid -- Abs-olutely Fabulous on the Beach

Dennis Quaid
Abs-olutely Fabulous On the Beach

A buff and shirtless Dennis Quaid showed off his 57-year-old six pack abs on the beach in Hawaii this weekend.Quaid can stomach any guy half his age. READ MORE >

- 1313 days ago
Dennis Quaid -- I Was COKED OUT During 'Big Easy'

Dennis Quaid:
I Was COKED OUT During 'Big Easy'

Dennis Quaid says he was so coked out of his mind during the time he was shooting "The Big Easy" back in the '80s ... he was sleeping ONE hour a night in between drug sessions. Quaid spilled his… READ MORE >

- 1509 days ago
Dennis Quaid -- Good Genes or Good Docs?

Dennis Quaid -- Good Genes or Good Docs?

Dennis Quaid's looks aren't far from heaven!Here's the 38-year-old back in 1992 (left) -- and 19 years later, the 57-year-old "Soul Surfer" hunk last month (right)Great balls of fire.  READ MORE >

- 1510 days ago
TMZ Live: Charlie Sheen, Mel, Oksana, and the Quaids

TMZ Live: Charlie Sheen, Mel, Oksana, and the Quaids

We took your questions today on everything -- including Charlie Sheen's hotel room meltdown, Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva's dueling birthday parties, and the Quaids' dog facing death. … READ MORE >

- 1676 days ago
Dennis Quaid's Situation

Dennis Quaid's Situation

Dennis Quaid is shreddin' the gnar ... and his abs.The 55-year-old hit the surf in Hawaii on Monday and showed off his buff and lean and pale physique.Quaid just needs some bronzer and a mound of… READ MORE >

- 1942 days ago
Dennis Quaid Aftermath -- It's a Stretch

Dennis Quaid Aftermath -- It's a Stretch

Cops must have shaken some sense into Dennis Quaid on Wednesday night when they probably let him slide on a DUI -- because the guy splurged on a full-size limo last night just go out to dinner.… READ MORE >

- 2043 days ago
Dennis Quaid -- The Morning After

Dennis Quaid -- The Morning After

Just moments ago, Dennis Quaid returned to the scene of the non-crime -- retrieving the truck that cops suggested he trade for a cab last night outside of an L.A. restaurant called Philippe.This… READ MORE >

- 2045 days ago

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