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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 1260 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 >

- 1261 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 >

- 1427 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 >

- 1692 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 >

- 1794 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 >

- 1796 days ago
Quaid & Co. -- Coyote Ugly Before Near DUI

Quaid & Co. -- Coyote Ugly Before Near DUI

Before cops cut Dennis Quaid a break by strongly urging him to get a cab -- instead of a DUI -- his crew was living it up inside Philippe ... on top of the restaurant's bar!Check out Quaid's… READ MORE >

- 1796 days ago
Dennis Quaid -- Technical DUI?

Dennis Quaid -- Technical DUI?

Dennis Quaid lucked out big time last night. Cops tell us the actor could have been hit with DUI since he did get behind the wheel of of his car -- while the motor was running -- and turned the… READ MORE >

- 1796 days ago
Dennis Quaid Avoids DUI by a Hair

Dennis Quaid Avoids DUI by a Hair

Dennis Quaid is a lucky man ... because last night he was about 1 inch away from getting arrested for DUI.It happened at Philippe restaurant in West Hollywood early this morning. Quaid, his wife… READ MORE >

- 1796 days ago

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