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Randy Quaid

Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an American actor known for his role as Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon's Vacation movies, as well as his numerous supporting roles in films such as The Last Detail, Independence Day, Kingpin and Brokeback Mountain. He has won a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and a BAFTA Award. Randy Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" (née Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. According to actor Dennis Quaid, Randy's brother, their father was a "frustrated actor", and musician Gene Autry was Randy's grandfather's first cousin. Randy attended Pershing Middle School and Bellaire High School. Quaid has a half brother, Buddy John Quaid and a half sister, Brandy Kaye Quaid. He married Ella M. Jolly on May 11, 1980 in Los Angeles. Ella and Randy have a daughter, Amanda Marie Quaid, born May 29, 1983. Randy and Ella were divorced on June 20, 1985. He married Evi Motolanez on October 5, 1989 at a Montecito, California resort; in attendance were his brother Dennis, actress Meg Ryan, and Amanda Quaid, Randy Quaid's six-year-old daughter.

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Dog Chapman -- I'm Coming for Ya, Randy Quaid

Dog Chapman -- I'm Coming for Ya, Randy Quaid

Duane "Dog" Chapman is focusing his bounty hunting skills on Randy Quaid -- and we know this ... because he said so on Twitter. Goodbye, element of surprise!Dog made similar proclamations a few… READ MORE >

Quaids' Dog -- Saved From Puppy Pokey

Quaids' Dog -- Saved From Puppy Pokey

The great news is Randy and Evi Quaid's innocent victim -- their dog Doji -- was spared from a potentially fatal stay at a Canadian dog shelter ... the less great news is Randy and Evi picked him… READ MORE >

- 1267 days ago
Randi and Evi Quaid -- Sprung from Canadian Pokey

Randi and Evi Quaid -- Sprung from Canadian Pokey

Evi and Randy Quaid were just released from custody in Vancouver ... after officials learned Evi's father may have been born on Canadian soil. The two were being held on an active warrant out of… READ MORE >

- 1268 days ago
TMZ Live: Sheen, Quaid and Vince McMahon

TMZ Live: Sheen, Quaid and Vince McMahon

We took your questions on everything -- including Charlie Sheen's hotel room photos, Randy and Evi Quaid's dog getting saved, and WWE's Vince McMahon suing the Connecticut Secretary of State over… READ MORE >

- 1268 days ago
Quaids' Dog -- Help Is On the Way!

Quaids' Dog -- Help Is On the Way!

Doji the doggie is about to escape the clutches of death -- TMZ has learned a friend of Evi and Randy Quaid has contacted the City of Vancouver in an effort to recover the innocent pooch from a… READ MORE >

- 1269 days ago
The Quaids' Arrest Could Mean Death for Doggie

The Quaids' Arrest Could Mean Death for Doggie

There was a third Quaid in the car when Evi and Randy were arrested in Canada last week ... their beloved pooch Doji ... and TMZ has learned he could pay for his master's sins ... with his life.… READ MORE >

- 1269 days ago
Canada to Randy & Evi Quaid -- Don't Go Too Far

Canada to Randy & Evi Quaid -- Don't Go Too Far

Canadian police will release Randy and Evi Quaid -- once they post a cash bond of $10,000 CAN -- but they're not free to leave the Great White North ... not without checking in with officials… READ MORE >

- 1272 days ago
Randy & Evi Quaid -- Busted in Canada

Randy & Evi Quaid -- Busted in Canada

Randy and Evi Quaid were arrested in Vancouver, British Columbia yesterday for an outstanding warrant stemming from their felony burglary bust last month ... TMZ learned.A spokesperson for the… READ MORE >

- 1273 days ago
Randy and Evi Quaid -- Bench Warrant Issued

Randy and Evi Quaid -- Bench Warrant Issued

A judge in Santa Barbara issued bench warrants for Randy and Evi Quaid today after the infamous couple failed to show up for a court hearing in their felony burglary case.The Santa Barbara… READ MORE >

- 1277 days ago
Evi Quaid Arrest Audio -- Hysterical Screaming

Evi Quaid Arrest Audio -- Hysterical Screaming

TMZ has obtained audio of Randy and Evi Quaid's latest arrest -- and the blood curdling screams make it easy to understand why Evi got charged with resisting arrest.The Quaids were busted on… READ MORE >

- 1303 days ago

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