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Randy Quaid

Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an American actor nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA and an Academy Award for his role in The Last Detail. Quaid also won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years, but he's perhaps best known for his roles in the National Lampoon's Vacation movies as well as Brokeback Mountain and Independence Day. 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. Randy attended Pershing Middle School and Bellaire High School. He is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid, and has a half brother, Buddy John Quaid. Quaid has appeared in over 90 movies. Peter Bogdanovich discovered him when Quaid was a student at the University of Houston, and he received his first exposure in Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show. His character escorts Jacy Farrow (played by Cybill Shepherd) to late-night indoor skinny-dipping at a swimming pool. It was the first of his several roles directed by Bogdanovich and/or based on the writings of Larry McMurtry. Quaid's first major role

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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 >

- 1496 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 >

- 1496 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 >

- 1523 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 >

- 1640 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 >

- 1642 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 >

- 1645 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 >

- 1698 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 >

- 1767 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 >

- 1774 days ago

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