Randy and Evi Quaid claim they've been targeted in a diabolical scheme to steal property that rightfully belongs to them ... and they insist the mastermind is using a dead person to carry out the… READ MORE >
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.