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Randy Quaid

Quaid is an Academy award nominated actor, for his performance in The Last Detail (1973). Hal Ashby directed Quaid in the role of Meadows opposite Jack Nicholson and Otis Young. Quaid is a great and much admired actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors, Midnight Exspress, The last Picture Show, Ice Harvest (2005)... See full bio »

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 2008 Real Time
 2006 Blade: The Series (TV Series)
Melvin Caylo
- Pilot (2006) ... Melvin Caylo (uncredited)
 2006 Texas Ranch House (TV Mini-Series)
 2005 Elvis (TV Movie)
'Colonel' Tom Parker
 2004 5ive Days to Midnight (TV Mini-Series)
Irwin Sikorski
 2003 Grind
Jock Jensen
 2003/I Carolina
Theodore 'Ted' Mirabeau
 2003 Kart Racer
Vic Davies
 2003 Black Cadillac
 2003 Milwaukee, Minnesota
Jerry James
 2002 The Grubbs (TV Series)
Mike Grubb
- Pilot (2002) ... Mike Grubb
 2001 The Day the World Ended (TV Movie)
Dr. Michael McCann
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series)
Michael Doyle
- After Life (2001) ... Michael Doyle
 2001 The Kennedys (TV Movie)
Jim Kennedy
 2000 The Thin Blue Lie (TV Movie)
Phil Chadway
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Movie)
Jack Woods
 1999 The Debtors
 1999 Last Rites (TV Movie)
Jeremy Dillon
 1999 Purgatory (TV Movie)
Doc Woods / Doc Holliday
 1999 P.U.N.K.S. (Video)
Pat Utley
 1998 Bug Buster
General George S. Merlin
 1998 Sands of Eden (TV Movie)
 1998 Hard Rain
Sheriff Mike Collins
 1998 Protector (Video)
 1997 Gun (TV Series)
Bill Johnson
- All the President's Women (1997) ... Bill Johnson
 1996 Get on the Bus
Tennessee State Trooper (uncredited)
 1996 Kingpin
 1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge (TV Movie)
Randy Weaver
 1996 Moonshine Highway (TV Movie)
Sheriff Miller
 1996 Last Dance
Sam Burns
 1996 Woman Undone (TV Movie)
Allan Hansen
 1995 Tales of the Wild (TV Series)
- Les légendes du Grand Nord (1995) ... Whip
 1995 Bye Bye Love
Vic Damico
 1994 Next Door (TV Movie)
Lenny Benedetti
 1994 Roomates (TV Movie)
Jim Flynn
 1994 Major League II
Johnny (uncredited)
 1993 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series)
Anthony's Dad
- A Visit to Anthony (1993) ... Anthony's Dad (voice)
 1993 Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini-Series)
Elmer Scheele
 1992 Frankenstein (TV Movie)
The Monster
 1990 Quick Change
 1990 Bangles Greatest Hits (Video short)
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1989 Out Cold
 1988 Dead Solid Perfect (TV Movie)
Kenny Lee
 1988 Caddyshack II
Peter Blunt
 1988 Moving
Frank / Cornall Crawford
 1988 Evil in Clear River (TV Movie)
Pete Suvak
 1987 No Man's Land
Lieutenant Vincent Bracey
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary)
Cpl. Kevin Macaulay (voice)
 1987 Sweet Country
 1985 Fool for Love
 1985 The Slugger's Wife
Moose Granger
 1984 The Wild Life
 1983 Cowboy (TV Movie)
Evan Coleman
 1982 The Luck of Roaring Camp (Short)
 1981 Heartbeeps
 1981 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
Lenny Small
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Clayton Ritchie
 1980 To Race the Wind (TV Movie)
Chet Watson
 1980 Foxes
 1977 The Choirboys
Dean Proust
 1977 Three Warriors
Ranger Quentin Hammond
 1976 Bound for Glory
Luther Johnson - Migrant Worker
 1975 Breakout
Hawk Hawkins
 1974 The Great Niagara (TV Movie)
Carl Grant
 1973 The Last Detail
 1973 Paper Moon
 1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX
Finch Feather
 1972 What's Up, Doc?
Professor Hosquith
 1972 Getting Away from It All (TV Movie)
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
John (segment "The Late Mr. Peddington")
- Lindemann's Catch/A Feast of Blood/The Late Mr. Peddington (1972) ... John (segment "The Late Mr. Peddington")
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When I was a kid and the carnival would come to the shopping center, I'd go down and talk to all the people running the rides. I like that whole lifestyle, moving from town to town in a nomadic existence. See more »


Enjoys painting in his spare time. See more »


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