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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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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 >

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 >

- 2084 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 >

- 2084 days ago
Quaid Goes 'Psychotic' on Cop Who Busted Her

Quaid Goes 'Psychotic' on Cop Who Busted Her

Evi Quaid thinks the cop who arrested her and husband Randy is corrupt. How do we know this? Because she just showed up at his office and went "psychotic" on him.Deputy James Davis of Presidio… READ MORE >

- 2111 days ago
Dennis Quaid's Adorable Carry-On Baggage

Dennis Quaid's Adorable Carry-On Baggage

Looking like twins in matching shades, black and white tops and jeans, Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly arrived at LAX with their ridiculously cute 22-month-old twins yesterday.In June, the Quaids… READ MORE >

- 2128 days ago
Quaid Babies Settle Drug Lawsuit

Quaid Babies Settle Drug Lawsuit

Lawyers for Dennis Quaid's twins have settled their lawsuit with Cedars-Sinai, the hospital that made mistakes with the drug Heparin that almost killed the babies.Under the terms of the settlement… READ MORE >

- 2209 days ago
Dennis Quaid: Are You Ready to Rock?!

Dennis Quaid: Are You Ready to Rock?!

Dennis Quaid is a bona fide rock star. Yes, that Dennis Quaid.Dennis and his band, The Sharks, performed at Aqua Lounge Wednesday night in L.A. -- and his overly enthusiastic, sweat fueled… READ MORE >

- 2272 days ago
Dennis Quaid -- Cedars Really Stepped It Up

Dennis Quaid -- Cedars Really Stepped It Up

Dennis Quaid returned to the hospital that almost killed his twins -- but he's now applauding Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for taking steps to make sure it never happens again.As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 2310 days ago
The Quaids: Home for The Holidays

The Quaids: Home for The Holidays

Dennis Quaid was at LAX yesterday, along with his wife, twins and the family Pug. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will be shelling out $750,000 to the Quaid clan over a bungled procedure that almost… READ MORE >

- 2390 days ago
Dennis Quaid Settles with Cedars

Dennis Quaid Settles with Cedars

Dennis Quaid and his wife have settled their dispute with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over a bungled procedure that almost killed their twin babies last year.TMZ broke the story that the infants… READ MORE >

- 2394 days ago

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