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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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Quaids -- Another Day, Another Court No-Show

Quaids -- Another Day, Another Court No-Show

If you're counting, this makes for the fourth time Randy and Evi Quaid have failed to show up to court in Santa Barbara ... and this time, it's double their fault.The Quaids -- who have been… READ MORE >

Randy and Evi Quaid Facing Extradition

Randy and Evi Quaid Facing Extradition

Randy and Evi Quaid could have appeared in court in Santa Barbara today to help settle their fraud case -- but they didn't, so now the Santa Barbara DA is going to have them extradited from Texas.… READ MORE >

- 1729 days ago
Randy Quaid's Wife Sued for Brush with the Law

Randy Quaid's Wife Sued for Brush with the Law

Randy Quaid's wife opened a can of paint -- now a police officer is opening a can of legal whoopass ... suing Evi for defamation after she plastered a giant sign on the side of a truck accusing… READ MORE >

- 1741 days ago
The Quaids -- All Paid Up

The Quaids --
All Paid Up

We've learned Randy and Evi Quaid are all square with the hotel they allegedly stiffed on a roughly $10,000 bill -- but that doesn't mean they're out of the woods quite yet.The San Ysidro Ranch --… READ MORE >

- 1747 days ago
The Quaids -- Their $10,000 Excuse

The Quaids --
Their $10,000 Excuse

Randy and Evi Quaid's lawyer just told the Santa Barbara County D.A. they will be front and center in court on October 19 for their arraignment on three felony counts. Their defense ... it was all… READ MORE >

- 1748 days ago
Evi Quaid -- Victim of Unfriendly Fire

Evi Quaid -- Victim of Unfriendly Fire

The enormous sign Evi Quaid made last week -- which accused her arresting officer of taking bribes -- somehow caught fire this weekend ... and lucky for everyone, the Quaids weren't around to… READ MORE >

- 1750 days ago
Randy Quaid -- Hussein in the Membrane

Randy Quaid -- Hussein in the Membrane

Here's Randy Quaid's mug shot after he was arrested for allegedly stiffing a swanky hotel (left) -- and former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein after he was captured by US forces (right).One of… READ MORE >

- 1752 days ago
Det. Says Quaids Had Scam Down to a Science

Det. Says Quaids Had Scam Down to a Science

TMZ has obtained the detective's sworn statement in the Randy/Evi Quaid hotel caper -- and if you believe the cop, Randy and Evi hatched a sinister plot to fleece some ritzy hotels.Santa Barbara… READ MORE >

- 1753 days ago
Evi Quaid Attacks Officer with Sign Language

Evi Quaid Attacks Officer with Sign Language

Evi Quaid is using her fine-arts skills to attack the Presidio County Sheriff's deputy who arrested her -- hand-painting a big, fat sign which accuses the officer of being a dirty, bribe-taking… READ MORE >

- 1753 days ago
Quaids Still Owe Hotel a Big Wad

Quaids Still Owe Hotel a Big Wad

Randy and Evi Quaid know how to drive a hard bargain ... because we've learned they still haven't paid the bill for which they're being prosecuted.Sources connected with the case tell TMZ the… READ MORE >

- 1753 days ago

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