Dennis Quaid Born 9 April 1954 In Houston, Texas, USA

Birth Name: Dennis William Quaid

Nicknames: None

Body Height: 1.83 m

Spouse(s):
SpousePeriodComment
Kimberly Buffington Quaid04-07-2004-27-04-2018( divorced) ( 2 children) ; Kids: 2
Meg Ryan14-02-1991-16-07-2001( divorced) ( 1 child) ; Kids: 1
P.J. Soles23-11-1978-23-08-1983( divorced)

Salary:
MovieSalary
Playing by Heart (1998) $60,000

Producers Filmography
MovieCharacter
Merry Happy Whatever (2019) 
The Art of More (2015) 
Vegas (2013) 
Everything That Rises (1998) 
Blue Angels: Around the World at the Speed of Sound (1994) 
Directors Filmography
MovieCharacter
Everything That Rises (1998) 
Actors Filmography
MovieCharacter
ReaganRonald Reagan
Saurus CityRind
Merry Happy Whatever (2019)Don
Midway (2019) 
Goliath (2019) 
A Dog's Journey (2019)Ethan
The Intruder (2019)Charlie Peck
Fortitude (2018)Michael Lennox
The Pretenders (2018)Joe
Kin (2018)Hal Solinski
I Can Only Imagine (2018)Arthur
A Dog's Purpose (2017)Adult Ethan
Workaholics (2017)Ted Murphy
Mad Families (2017)Head Ranger
The Art of More (2016)Samuel Brukner
What Do Most Americans Agree On? (2016) 
Drunk History (2015)Lucky Luciano
Truth (2015)Lt. Col. Roger Charles
Inside Amy Schumer (2015)Judge / Chief
Vegas (2013)Sheriff Ralph Lamb
Movie 43 (2013)Charlie Wessler
Playing for Keeps (2012)Carl
At Any Price (2012)Henry Whipple
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)Ramsey
The Words (2012)Clay Hammond
Beneath the Darkness (2011)Vaughn Ely
Footloose (2011)Rev. Shaw Moore
Soul Surfer (2011)Tom Hamilton
The Special Relationship (2010)Bill Clinton
Legion (2010)Bob Hanson
Pandorum (2009)Payton
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)General Hawk
SpongeBob SquarePants (2009)Grandpa Redbeard
Horsemen (2009)Aidan Breslin
The Express (2008)Ben Schwartzwalder
Vantage Point (2008)Thomas Barnes
Smart People (2008)Lawrence Wetherhold
Battle for Terra (2007)Roven
American Dreamz (2006)President Staton
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)Frank Beardsley
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)Frank Towns
In Good Company (2004)Dan
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)Jack Hall
The Alamo (2004)Sam Houston
Freedom: A History of Us (2003)New York Times Reporter / George Mehales / Robert Ode / ...
Cold Creek Manor (2003)Cooper Tilson
Far from Heaven (2002)Frank Whitaker
The Rookie (2002)Jimmy Morris
Dinner with Friends (2001)Gabe
Traffic (2000)Arnie Metzger
Frequency (2000)Frank Sullivan
Any Given Sunday (1999)Jack 'Cap' Rooney
Playing by Heart (1998)Hugh
The Parent Trap (1998)Nick Parker
Everything That Rises (1998)Jim Clay
Savior (1998)Joshua Rose / Guy
Switchback (1997)Frank LaCrosse
Gang Related (1997)Joe Doe / William
Telling the Truth (1997)Uncle Tommy
DragonHeart (1996)Bowen
Something to Talk About (1995)Eddie Bichon
Kidnapped (1994) 
Wyatt Earp (1994)Doc Holliday
Flesh and Bone (1993)Arlis Sweeney
Undercover Blues (1993)Jeff Blue
Wilder Napalm (1993)Wallace
Postcards from the Edge (1990)Jack Faulkner
Come See the Paradise (1990)Jack McGurn
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)Jerry Lee Lewis
Everybody's All-American (1988)Gavin Grey
D.O.A. (1988)Dexter Cornell
Suspect (1987)Eddie Sanger
Innerspace (1987)Lt. Tuck Pendleton
The Big Easy (1986)Remy McSwain
Enemy Mine (1985)Davidge
Dreamscape (1984)Alex Gardner
Bill: On His Own (1983)Barry Morrow
The Right Stuff (1983)Gordon Cooper
Jaws 3-D (1983)Mike Brody
Tough Enough (1983)Art Long
Johnny Belinda (1982)Kyle Hager
Bill (1981)Barry Morrow
Stripes (1981)Extra at Graduation Ceremony
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)Travis Child
Caveman (1981)Lar
All Night Long (1981)Freddie Dupler
Gorp (1980)Mad Grossman
The Long Riders (1980)Ed Miller
Breaking Away (1979)Mike
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979)Roy
Are You in the House Alone? (1978)Phil Lawver
The Seniors (1978)Alan
Our Winning Season (1978)Paul Morelli
Baretta (1977)Scott Martin
September 30, 1955 (1977)Frank
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)Shark, Baseball Pitcher
Crazy Mama (1975)Bellhop
Selfs Filmography
MovieCharacter
Mr. Nelson: On the North SideHimself
The Talk (2019)Himself
Today (2019)Himself - Guest / Himself
WGN Morning News (2019)Himself
The IMDb Show (2019) 
Entertainment Tonight (2019)Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2019)Himself - Guest / Himself
Celebrity Page (2019)Himself
54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (2019)Himself - Presenter
What's Up Orange County (2018)Himself / Himself - Guest
52nd Annual CMA Awards (2018)Himself - Presenter
Megyn Kelly Today (2018)Himself
Made in Hollywood (2018)Himself
Harry (2018)Himself
Extra (2018)Himself
Fox and Friends (2018)Himself
Live! with Kelly (2018)Himself - Guest / Himself
Watch What Happens: Live (2018)Himself
Chelsea (2017)Himself
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (2017)Himself - Presenter
Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief (2017)Himself
A Dog's Purpose: A Writer's Purpose (2017)Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2017)Himself - Guest / Himself
Conan (2017)Himself - Guest
Weekend (2017)Himself - Guest
The Nightly Show (2017)Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning (2017)Himself
Access Hollywood Live (2017)Himself
Access Hollywood (2017)Himself
A Dog's Purpose: Lights, Camera, Woof (2017)Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment (2016)Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2016)Himself - Guest
SAG Foundation Conversations (2016)Himself
Thursday Night Football Presents (2016)Himself - Narrator
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2016)Himself - Guest
MLB Network Presents (2015)Himself - Narrator
Talk Stoop (2015)Himself - Guest
Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show (2015)Himself - Guest
The Chew (2015)Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show (2015)Himself - Guest
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2015)Himself - Guest
Miracles on the Plains (2015)Narrator
Dennis Quaid's On-Set Freak Out: The Full Video (2015)Himself
Building Vegas (2013)Himself
Good Morning America (2013)Himself - Guest
Larry King Now (2013)Himself - Guest
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013)Himself - Presenter
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)Himself - Presenter
How We Covered It (2013)Himself
CBS Cares (2013)Himself
Beneath the Darkness: Behind the Scenes Dvd-extra (2012)Himself
Everybody Cut: The Stars of 'Footloose' (2012)Himself
Jump Back: Re-Imagining 'Footloose' (2012)Himself
Late Show with David Letterman (2012)Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2012)Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Hollywood's Top Ten (2011)Himself
Crashing the Fest (2011)Himself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)Himself - Nominee
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)Himself - Nominee
The Role That Changed My Life (2010)Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2010)Himself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)Himself - Nominee
Tavis Smiley (2010)Himself - Guest
Humanity's Last Line of Defense (2010)Himself
Legion: Creating the Apocalypse (2010)Himself
Legion: From Pixels to Picture (2010)Himself
Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm (2010)Himself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show (2010)Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2009)Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)Himself - Guest
CMT Insider (2009)Himself
From Hollywood to Syracuse: The Legacy of Ernie Davis (2009)Himself
The Express: Making History - The Story of Ernie Davis (2009)Himself
The Express: Making of 'The Express' (2009)Himself
HBO First Look (2008)Himself / Ben Schwartzwalder
Vantage Point: An Inside Perspective (2008)Himself
Vantage Point: Plotting an Assassination (2008)Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2008)Himself - Guest
60 Minutes (2008)Himself - Actor
Getaway (2008)Himself - Celebrity traveller
Rachael Ray (2008)Himself - Guest
Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise (2007)Himself - Special Appearance
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma (2006)Himself
America's Next Top Model (2006)Himself
The Daily Show (2006)Himself - Guest
2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006)Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006)Himself - Presenter
The Reichen Show (2005)Himself - Guest
The View (2005)Himself - Guest
Corazón de... (2005)Himself - Interviewee
Young Hollywood Awards (2005)Himself
React Now: Music & Relief (2005)Himself
E! True Hollywood Story (2005)Himself
Phoenix Diaries (2005)Himself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005)Himself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2005)Himself - Guest
The Making of 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004)Himself
Shootout (2004)Himself
Eye of the Storm: Filming 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004)Himself
Return of the Legend: The Making of 'The Alamo' (2004)Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04 (2004)Himself
Cooper's Documentary (2004)Himself
Rules of the Genre (2004)Himself
Cold Creek Manor: Alternate Ending (2003)Himself - Cooper Tilson
Cold Creek Manor: Deleted Scenes (2003)Himself - Cooper Tilson
The History Channel Presents: The Alamo (2003)Sam Houston
Remember the Alamo (2003)Narrator
Realizing 'The Right Stuff' (2003)Himself
T-20 Years and Counting (2003)Gordon Cooper
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003)Himself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)Himself - Nominee
Celebrity Wings (2003)Himself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2003)Himself - Nominee
The Making of 'Far from Heaven' (2002)Himself
Anatomy of a Scene (2002)Himself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002)Himself - Performer
Inside the Actors Studio (2002)Himself - Guest
The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2002)Himself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002)Himself - Presenter
The Directors (2001)Himself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2001)Himself - Guest
Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic' (2000)Himself
The Science & Technology Behind 'Frequency' (2000)Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2000)Himself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000)Himself - Presenter
Panama Canal: The Eighth Wonder of the World (1998)Narrator
Live & Kicking (1998)Himself - Guest
The 1998 Annual Kid's Choice Awards (1998)Himself
Continuarà... (1998)Himself - Interviewee
Lo + plus (1998)Himself - Guest
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)Himself
Muppets Tonight (1997)Himself
The Making of 'Dragonheart' (1997)Himself
Maury (1996)Himself - Guest
Días de cine (1996)Himself - Interviewee
El Magacine (1996)Himself
Corazón, corazón (1995)Himself
A Century of Cinema (1994)Himself
Blue Angels: Around the World at the Speed of Sound (1994)Himself - Host
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend (1994)Himself
Film 2017 (1993)Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (1993)Himself
Saturday Night Live (1990)Himself - Host / Various
The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)Himself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck (1989)Himself
Cinemax Sessions (1987)Himself
The New Show (1984)Himself / Various
Late Night with David Letterman (1983)Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1983)Himself
The Making of 'Jaws 3-D': Sharks Don't Die (1983)Himself
Publications:
AuthorTitleYearISBN
Gail BurnbaumDennis Quaid.1988 
Interviews:
InterviewDetailsYearAuthor
Parade (US)ss. 79, by: Robert Greenberger, "Dennis Quaid: Science Fiction Hero"1983, 
Mini Bio:

Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire. He was raised a Baptist, and studied drama, Mandarin Chinese, and dance while a student at Bellaire High School. He continued study at the University of Houston, but dropped out before completing his degree. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career where his brother, Randy Quaid, had already began to build a successful career. However, Dennis initially had trouble finding film roles, but began to gain notice when he appeared in Breaking Away (1979) and earned strong reviews for his role in The Right Stuff (1983). Aside from acting, Quaid is also a musician, and plays with his band, "The Sharks". He holds a flying license and is a five handicap golfer.

(Written by: Matt Dicker-update by Brian Daly)


Trivia: There are 39 trivia records.

Younger brother of Randy Quaid.

Father of Jack Quaid. Uncle of Amanda Quaid.

Is also a musician and occasionally performs with his band, "Dennis Quaid and the Sharks".

Wrote songs for three of his films: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981), Tough Enough (1983) and The Big Easy (1986).

His favorite director of all time is David Lean.