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Randy Quaid

Randy 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Brokeback Mountain
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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 2018 Weight
 2009 Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach
Coach Lew Tuttle
 2008 Real Time
 2006 Goya's Ghosts
King Carlos IV
 2006 Blade: The Series (TV Series)
Melvin Caylo
- Pilot (2006) ... Melvin Caylo (uncredited)
 2006 Texas Ranch House (TV Mini-Series)
- The Reckoning (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Blazing Trails (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Lord of the Plains (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Showdown at the Cooke Corral (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Great Divide (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
 2005 Category 7: The End of the World (TV Mini-Series)
Tornado Tommy Dixon
- Part 2 (2005) ... Tornado Tommy Dixon
- Part 1 (2005) ... Tornado Tommy Dixon
 2005 The Ice Harvest
Bill Guerrard
 2005 Brokeback Mountain
Joe Aguirre
 2005 Elvis (TV Mini-Series)
'Colonel' Tom Parker
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... 'Colonel' Tom Parker
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... 'Colonel' Tom Parker
 2004 Category 6: Day of Destruction (TV Movie)
Tornado Tommy Dixon
 2004 Back by Midnight
Eli Rockwood
 2004 5ive Days to Midnight (TV Mini-Series)
Irwin Sikorski
- Day 5 (2004) ... Irwin Sikorski
- Day 4 (2004) ... Irwin Sikorski
- Day 3 (2004) ... Irwin Sikorski
- Day 1 (2004) ... Irwin Sikorski
- Day 2 (2004) ... Irwin Sikorski
 2004 Home on the Range
Alameda Slim (voice)
 2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (TV Series)
Chief Hank Shaw
- The Song of Poland (2003) ... Chief Hank Shaw
- Little Girl Lost (2003) ... Chief Hank Shaw
- Sleeping Lions (2003) ... Chief Hank Shaw
- Tough Love (2003) ... Chief Hank Shaw
- Secrets and Lies (2003) ... Chief Hank Shaw
 2003 Grind
Jock Jensen
 2003/I Carolina
Ted Mirabeau
 2003 Black Cadillac
 2003 Kart Racer
Vic Davies
 2003 Milwaukee, Minnesota
Jerry James
 2002 The Grubbs (TV Series)
Mike Grubb
- Pilot (2002) ... Mike Grubb
 2002 Frank McKlusky, C.I.
Madman McKlusky
 2001 The Kennedys (TV Movie)
Jim Kennedy
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie
Mr. Briggs
 2001 The Day the World Ended (TV Movie)
Dr. Michael McCann
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series)
Michael Doyle (segment "After Life")
- Rest Stop/After Life (2001) ... Michael Doyle (segment "After Life")
 2000 The Thin Blue Lie (TV Movie)
Phil Chadway
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Cappy von Trapment
 2000 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
President A. Thorton Osgood II
- Mail to the Chief (2000) ... President A. Thorton Osgood II
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Woods
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Jack Woods
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Jack Woods
 1999 The Debtors
 1999 Purgatory (TV Movie)
Doc Woods / Doc Holliday
 1999 P.U.N.K.S.
Pat Utley
 1998 Bug Buster
General George S. Merlin
 1998 Sands of Eden (TV Movie)
 1998 Last Rites (TV Movie)
Jeremy Dillon
 1998 Hard Rain
Sheriff Mike Collins
 1998 Protector (Video)
 1997 Gun (TV Series)
Bill Johnson
- All the President's Women (1997) ... Bill Johnson
 1997 Vegas Vacation
Cousin Eddie
 1996 Get on the Bus
Tennessee State Trooper (uncredited)
 1996 Kingpin
 1996 Independence Day
Russell Casse
 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 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series)
John Wesley Hardin
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... John Wesley Hardin
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... John Wesley Hardin
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... John Wesley Hardin
 1995 Aventures dans le Grand Nord (TV Series)
- Les légendes du Grand Nord (1995) ... Whip
 1995 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning (TV Movie)
Detective Steve Carella
 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)
 1994 The Paper
Michael McDougal
 1993 Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini-Series)
Elmer Scheele
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Elmer Scheele
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Elmer Scheele
 1993 Freaked
Elijah C. Skuggs
 1993 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series)
Anthony's Dad
- A Visit to Anthony (1993) ... Anthony's Dad (voice)
 1992 Frankenstein (TV Movie)
The Monster
 1991-1992 Davis Rules (TV Series)
Dwight Davis
- The Girl with Someone Extra (1992) ... Dwight Davis
- Brother, Can You Spend a Dime? (1992) ... Dwight Davis
- Ferry Tale (1992) ... Dwight Davis
- A Foggy Day on Puget Sound (1992) ... Dwight Davis
- Everybody Comes to Nick's (1992) ... Dwight Davis
 1991 Dire Straits: Heavy Fuel (Video short)
Randy Quaid
 1985-1991 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Ronald Reagan / Ed McMahon / ...
- Catherine O'Hara/R.E.M. (1991) ... Paul (uncredited)
- Anjelica Huston and Billy Martin/George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic (1986) ... Ed McMahon / Frank Hawkins / Various
- Jimmy Breslin and Marvin Hagler/Level 42/E.G. Daily (1986) ... Ronald Reagan / Emilio Largo / Lone Wolf McCord / ...
- Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) ... Lyndon LaRouche / Bobby 'Longball' Halverson / Various
 1990 Texasville
Lester Marlow
 1990 Cold Dog Soup
Jack Cloud
 1990 Quick Change
 1990 Days of Thunder
Tim Daland
 1990 Bangles Greatest Hits (Video short)
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Cousin Eddie Johnson
 1989 Martians Go Home
Mark Devereaux
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Feet Samuels
 1989 Out Cold
 1989 Parents
Nick Laemle
 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 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary)
Cpl. Kevin Macaulay (voice)
 1987 No Man's Land
Lieutenant Vincent Bracey
 1987 The Bangles: Walking Down Your Street (Video short)
Truck Driver
 1987 LBJ: The Early Years (TV Movie)
Lyndon Baines Johnson
 1987 Sweet Country
 1986 The Wraith
Sheriff Loomis
 1985 Fool for Love
 1985 The Slugger's Wife
Moose Granger
 1984 The Wild Life
 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire (TV Movie)
Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell
 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation
Cousin Eddie
 1983 Cowboy (TV Movie)
Evan Coleman
 1982 The Luck of Roaring Camp (Short)
 1982 Inside the Third Reich (TV Movie)
Putzi Hanfstaengel
 1981 Heartbeeps
 1981 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
Lenny Small
 1980 The Long Riders
Clell Miller
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Clayton Ritchie
 1980 To Race the Wind (TV Movie)
Chet Watson
 1980 Foxes
 1979 The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (TV Movie)
Grat Dalton
 1978 Midnight Express
Jimmy Booth
 1977 The Choirboys
Dean Proust
 1977 Three Warriors
Ranger Quentin Hammond
 1976 Bound for Glory
Luther Johnson - Migrant Worker
 1976 The Missouri Breaks
Little Tod
 1975 Breakout
 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")
 1971 The Last Picture Show
Lester Marlow
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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 »


Married his wife, Evi Quaid, Three times, once in Monticeto, California, once in Hollywood close to his favorite hotel and Walk of Fame star, and once in Toronto, Canada since becoming a Refugee claimant. They were married at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California in 1989. 20 years later in 2009, they were arrested for allegedly defrauding the innkeeper, conspiracy, and burglary after ... See more »


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