Dennis Quaid (full name Dennis William Quaid) was born on April 9, 1954, in Houston, Texas. His acting performances in high school made him consider acting as a career option. His brother, Randy Quaid, also worked as a source of inspiration to get success in the entertainment industry.
After entering the University of Houston for a short while to study drama, he left for Los Angeles
. In the beginning, his career seemed tough as was the case with thousands of other young actors struggling to get a foothold in the shiny world of Hollywood. His first movie appearance in Crazy Mama (1975) is little remembered. During this time he married actress P.J. Soles. It wasn't until his role in the movie Breaking Away (1979) that
Dennis Quaid got public attention. After that a string of well-known movie roles followed which included All Night Long (1981) and The Right Stuff and Jaws 3-D in 1983.
After divorcing Soles in 1983, Quaid married Lea Thompson which lasted for 3 years. A number of hit roles followed in movies like Dreamscape (1984), Enemy Mine (1985) and Innerspace (1987). Being single by this time, he married Meg Ryan, his co-star in Innerspace. He did two movies with her after their marriage which included D.O.A. (1988) and Flesh and Bone (1993). However, after a controversy with Russell Crowe, Dennis Quaid divorced Meg Ryan.
During the rest of the 1990s he appeared in big projects like Wyatt Earp (1994) and Dragonheart (1996) and in independent movies like Wilder Napalm (1993) and Savior (1998). In the beginning of the 21st century, he appeared in a number of successful movies, viz. Traffic (2000), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and "Yours, Mine and Ours" (2005). During the year 2008, he was seen in a number of roles in movies such as "Vantage Point", "The Express", "The Horseman" and "Legion".
In 2009, Dennis Quaid acted in the role of General Hawk in G.I. Joe.
He is married to Kimberly Buffington and couple are raising twin children.
Why is he famous?
Dennis Quaid is famous as an actor who has appeared in many hit movies since 70s. His career credits include appearances in movies like Any Given Sunday, The Day After Tomorrow and Vantage Point.
Here is one of his famous quotes:
"I could never hold a job for more than three months, which works out well because that's how long a movie shoots."
- Dennis Quaid
- 6' 1'' (187 cm) height, blue eyes and brown - light hair.
Being born on 04/09, Dennis is an aries and has an average body.
Dennis Quaid had studied at Bellaire Senior High School, Bellaire, TX (1972) and then Dennis attended the University of Houston (dropped out).
Dennis dated P.J. Soles and amongst other famous relationships was Kimberly Buffington.
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