32 Facts About Dennis Quaid


Dennis William Quaid was born on April 9,1954 and is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles.


Dennis William Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Juanita Bonnie Dale "Nita", a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician.


Dennis Quaid attended Paul W Horn Elementary School in Bellaire, and Pershing Middle School in Houston.


Dennis Quaid studied Mandarin and dance at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, and later in college, at the University of Houston, under drama coach Cecil Pickett, who had previously taught at Bellaire High and whose daughter is actress Cindy Pickett.


Dennis Quaid dropped out of the University of Houston before graduating and moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career.


Dennis Quaid initially had trouble finding work but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away and earned good reviews for his role as astronaut Gordon Cooper in The Right Stuff.


Dennis Quaid had starring roles in the films The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, Jaws 3-D, Dreamscape, Enemy Mine, Innerspace and The Big Easy.


Dennis Quaid's career lost steam in the early 1990s, after he fought anorexia nervosa brought on when he lost 40 pounds to play the tuberculosis-afflicted Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp and recovered from a cocaine addiction.


Dennis Quaid continued to garner positive reviews in a variety of films, however.


Dennis Quaid was the guest star of a season 2 episode of Muppets Tonight.


Dennis Quaid starred in the lead role in the 1996 adventure film Dragonheart, the remake of The Parent Trap, playing the part of the twins' father, and as an aging pro football quarterback in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday.


In 2009, Dennis Quaid guest starred in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, playing Mr Krabs' grandfather, Captain Redbeard.


Dennis Quaid portrayed US President Bill Clinton, alongside Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and Hope Davis as Hillary Clinton, in the 2010 film The Special Relationship.


In 2012 and 2013, Dennis Quaid played Sheriff Ralph Lamb in the CBS TV drama series Vegas.


In 2018, Dennis Quaid starred in I Can Only Imagine, where he played Arthur Millard, the father of singer and songwriter Bart Millard, and Kin, where he plays Hal, the father of the film's two protagonists.


In March 2018, it was confirmed by director Sean McNamara that Dennis Quaid would portray President Ronald Reagan in an upcoming biopic, titled Reagan, this would be the second time Dennis Quaid portrayed a US president.


Dennis Quaid has been married four times and has three children.


Dennis Quaid dated model Shanna Moakler from February 2001 to October 2001.


Dennis Quaid married Texas real-estate agent Kimberly Buffington on July 4,2004, at his ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana.


The babies recovered, but Dennis Quaid filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer, Baxter Healthcare, claiming that packaging for the two doses of heparin are not different enough.


On October 21,2019, Dennis Quaid confirmed his engagement to Laura Savoie.


Dennis Quaid is a Christian, writing the Christian song "On My Way to Heaven" dedicated to his mother and included in the film I Can Only Imagine, in which he starred.


Dennis Quaid wrote and performed the song "Closer to You" in the film The Big Easy.


Dennis Quaid has a pilot's license and owned a Cessna Citation.


Dennis Quaid is a one-handicap golfer, and in 2005, he was named as the top golfer among the "Hollywood set" by Golf Digest magazine.


Dennis Quaid is a fan of the Houston Astros, and after the team's 2005 National League Championship-winning season, he narrated their commemorative DVD release.


Dennis Quaid started The Pet Show with Dennis Quaid and Jimmy Jellinek.


Dennis Quaid adopted the cat and flew it out to California to live at his recording studio.


Dennis Quaid subsequently recorded an interview with infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci as part of an advertising campaign by the Department of Health and Human Services to "defeat despair" surrounding COVID-19.


Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid is a series of short films focused on public-interest topics that is hosted by Dennis Quaid.


Dennis Quaid received nominations for Best Supporting Actor from the Golden Globe Awards, the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.


Dennis Quaid was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, the University of Houston, in April 2012.