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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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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 >

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 >

- 1682 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 >

- 1763 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 >

- 1826 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 >

- 1864 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 >

- 1944 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 >

- 1949 days ago
Dennis Quaid Racks Up More Legal Woes

Dennis Quaid Racks Up More Legal Woes

First it was the whole mess with his twins that triggered a lawsuit, and now another legal problem.Seems Dennis believes he got stiffed on a $70,000 loan. So he's suing New Yawker Steven Mendelson… READ MORE >

- 2074 days ago
Dennis Quaid's Best Father's Day Ever

Dennis Quaid's Best Father's Day Ever

Dennis Quaid showed off his adorable -- and healthy -- seven-month-old twins in Hawaii on Thursday.Twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace are looking great and fully recovered from a disastrous medical… READ MORE >

- 2134 days ago
Quaid to FDA: Mind Your Own Business!

Quaid to FDA: Mind Your Own Business!

Hell hath no fury like a father scorned!insertBCSinglePlayer(1554364585);After Dennis Quaids' newborn twins were mistakenly given a massive overdose of a blood thinner last November, they sued the… READ MORE >

- 2164 days ago

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