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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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The Quaids: We're Victims of a Corpse Conspiracy

The Quaids: We're Victims of a Corpse Conspiracy

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 >

Randy & Evi Quaid -- They Made Themselves at Home

Randy & Evi Quaid -- They Made Themselves at Home

Sources tell TMZ ... Randy and Evi Quaid made themselves so comfortable in the home they are accused of squatting in ... they actually hung their picture over the fireplace.The Quaids were busted… READ MORE >

- 1305 days ago
Randy Quaid and Wife Arrested for Burglary

Randy Quaid and Wife
Arrested for Burglary

Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of felony burglary after the owner of their former home called police to say they were living there illegally ... and… READ MORE >

- 1305 days ago
Randy Quaid -- My Bank Stole My Fortune

Randy Quaid -- My Bank Stole My Fortune

Randy Quaid claims his most trusted financial advisors -- along with his bank -- conspired in a diabolical plot to steal his multi-million dollar fortune ... this according to a new lawsuit.… READ MORE >

- 1332 days ago
The Quaids -- Fifty Percent Punished

The Quaids --
Fifty Percent Punished

Randy Quaid is officially off the hook after allegedly stiffing a California resort on a $10,000 bill -- but his wife Evi Quaid wasn't so lucky.Prosecutors dropped all felony charges against Randy… READ MORE >

- 1449 days ago
Randy & Evi Quaid -- Pretty in Pink Handcuffs

Randy & Evi Quaid -- Pretty in Pink Handcuffs

Randy Quaid and his wife Evi felt the cold, hard steel of pink handcuffs today in Santa Barbara -- where they were arrested on outstanding warrants for showing up two weeks late to a court… READ MORE >

- 1451 days ago
Randy Quaid to Lawyer -- You Betrayed Me

Randy Quaid to Lawyer --
You Betrayed Me

Randy Quaid claims the man he trusted as his business manger and lawyer betrayed him by engaging in "gossip mongering."Quaid and wife Evi filed a lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- in which the couple… READ MORE >

- 1454 days ago
Randy Quaid to Judge: I Used to Be a Winner ...

Randy Quaid to Judge: I Used to Be a Winner ...

Randy Quaid called the most random witness EVER today in his ongoing legal war with an innkeeper -- his 1988 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film. It's absolutely unclear… READ MORE >

- 1507 days ago
Quaids Show Up to Court, Plead Not Guilty

Quaids Show Up to Court, Plead Not Guilty

Recidivist hearing skippers Randy and Evi Quaid actually made it into a Santa Barbara courtroom today -- where they pleaded not guilty to felony chargers of defrauding an innkeeper.The duo, who… READ MORE >

- 1576 days ago
Quaids are Felony Fugitives

Quaids are
Felony Fugitives

Randy and Evi Quaid are wanted -- not in Hollywood, but by law enforcement in Santa Barbara. The judge in their criminal case issued an arrest warrant after they failed to show for the FIFTH time.… READ MORE >

- 1583 days ago

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