Top 5000
Down 586 this week

Dennis Quaid

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, ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: December

Our IMDb Picks section spotlights the movies and TV shows we're excited about this December, including Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

IMDb Asks: Lisa Edelstein and Christina Ricci

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, IMDb Asks brings you a livestream Q&A and online chat with Lisa Edelstein. Tune in to to participate in the live conversation and even ask a question yourself. Plus, catch up with Christina Ricci, star of new Amazon pilot "Z." The livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in here for the one-on-one interviews

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 people
created 23 Jun 2012
a list of 40 people
created 05 Nov 2012
a list of 35 images
created 08 Apr 2014
a list of 46 people
created 17 Jun 2014
a list of 24 people
created 18 Jun 2014

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Dennis Quaid's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (82 credits)
 2015 Drunk History (TV Series)
Lucky Luciano
- Las Vegas (2015) ... Lucky Luciano
 2015/I Truth
Lt. Colonel Roger Charles
 2015 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Judge / Chief
- 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer (2015) ... Judge
- Cool with It (2015) ... Chief
 2013 Movie 43
Charlie Wessler (segment "The Pitch")
 2012 Playing for Keeps
 2009 Pandorum
 2009 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Grandpa Redbeard
- Grandpappy the Pirate/Cephalopod Lodge (2009) ... Grandpa Redbeard (voice)
 2009 Horsemen
Aidan Breslin
 2007 Battle for Terra
Roven (voice)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
New York Times Reporter / George Mehales / Robert Ode / ...
- Depression and War (2003) ... George Mehales
- Becoming Free (2003) ... Robert Ode
 2001 Dinner with Friends (TV Movie)
 1998 Everything That Rises (TV Movie)
Jim Clay
 1994 Kidnapped
 1993 Flesh and Bone
Arlis Sweeney
 1993 Undercover Blues
Jeff Blue
 1990 Come See the Paradise
Jack McGurn
 1988 Everybody's All-American
Gavin Grey
 1987 Suspect
Eddie Sanger
 1983 Bill: On His Own (TV Movie)
Barry Morrow
 1982 Johnny Belinda (TV Movie)
Kyle Hager
 1981 Bill (TV Movie)
Barry Morrow
 1981 Stripes
Extra at Graduation Ceremony (uncredited)
 1981 Caveman
 1981 All Night Long
Freddie Dupler
 1980 Gorp
Mad Grossman
 1978 Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie)
Phil Lawver
 1978 The Seniors
 1978 Our Winning Season
Paul Morelli
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Scott Martin
- The Sky Is Falling (1977) ... Scott Martin
 1977 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Shark, Baseball Pitcher
 1975 Crazy Mama
Bellhop (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (107 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video for Bonnie Raitt: "Thing Called Love" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 17 Interviews | 20 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' (1.83 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"Well, a couple of times I had people come have a talk with me, but I was operating, for the most part, on two hours of sleep a night, and I realized, "I can't do this and last very long." So I cleaned up (in the early 90's) and THEN the jobs stopped coming. You clean up your life and think you're supposed to be rewarded for it, but things actually got worse. On the other hand, if I hadn't ... See more »


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

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why did his wife use a surrogate? swim_chic_7709
He's so good... dunnjimk
Why were his twins given heparin at all? phkasenetz
Drug Problems? bmthomas_363
Looks Like!!!! Grace_from_Dogville
Why is he always a Frank? vickysadd
Discuss Dennis Quaid on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page