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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 »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Truth (post-production)
Colonel Roger Charles
 2013 Movie 43
Charlie Wessler (segment "The Pitch")
 2012 Playing for Keeps
Carl
 2009 Pandorum
Payton
 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)
Gabe
 1998 Everything That Rises (TV Movie)
Jim Clay
 1994 Kidnapped
 1993 Flesh and Bone
Arlis Sweeney
 1993 Undercover Blues
Jefferson '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
Lar
 1981 All Night Long
Freddie Dupler
 1980 Gorp
Mad Grossman
 1978 Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie)
Phil Lawver
 1978 The Seniors
Alan
 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)
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Other Works:

Guest on the TV program "Live on Five". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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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 »

Trivia:

His drama teacher at Bellaire High School and, then, the University of Houston was Cecil Pickett, father of Cindy Pickett. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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