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Quaid in THE RIGHT STUFF.
About Dennis Quaid (1954 – )
William "Buddy" Quaid and Nita Quaid are Dennis Quaid's parents; his older brother is actor Randy Quaid. They starred together in the 1980 film, THE LONG RIDERS.
The role that cemented Dennis Quaid's leading man status was as astronaut, Gordon Cooper, in THE RIGHT STUFF, in 1983.
One of Dennis Quaid's most memorable roles came in 1987, with THE BIG EASY when he played a rakish New Orleans homicide detective.
Dennis Quaid has written songs for three of his films: THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA; (1981), TOUGH ENOUGH; (1983), and THE BIG EASY; (1987).
In 1989, he gave a great preformance in GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! playing rocker Jerry Lee Lewis.
Quaid's sci-fi credits include: DREAMSCAPE, ENEMY MINE, and INNERSPACE.
As a musician, Dennis Quaid performs with his band, "Dennis Quaid and the Sharks", when he has time. He likes to play bare-foot in order to feel comfortable – as if playing in his living room.
In 1987, Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid met while co-starring together in the film, INNERSPACE. In 1988, they were teamed up again in the film, D.O.A. They married in 1991. In 1992, they had a son, Jack Henry Quaid; (who made his film debut in 2012 with THE HUNGER GAMES). Meg and Dennis divorced in 2001.
A licensed private pilot with single and multi-engine instrument ratings, Quaid regularly flies to and from his property in Montana.
Quaid played the pilot, Frank Towns, who comes to close down an oil field and fly its workers home, in 2004's hit movie, FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX.
Dennis joined the cast of the TV Series, LAS VEGAS, as Sheriff Ralph Lamb, in 2013.
Dennis has been married three times. He divorced PJ Soles;(1978-1983), and Meg Ryan;(1991 -2001). Meg and Dennis had a son, Jack.
His third marriage was to real estate broker, Kimberly Buffington, in 2004. They had fraternal twins in 2007, via a surogate mother. Their relationship has been rocky, with a near divorce in 2012. They recounciled, and are still married, according to two out of three sources.
Dennis Quaid's notable movie credits include...
THE SENIORS (1978)
BREAKING AWAY (1979)
THE LONG RIDERS (1980)
ALL NIGHT LONG (1981)
JAWS 3-D (1983)
THE RIGHT STUFF (1983)
TOUGH ENOUGH (1983)
THE BIG EASY (1986)
EVERYBODY'S ALL AMERICAN (1988)
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE (1989)
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE (1990)
COME SEE THE PARADISE (1990)
UNDERCOVER BLUES (1993)
WYATT EARP (1994)
THE PARENT TRAP (1998)
PLAYING BY HEART (1998)
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (1999)
THE ROOKIE (2002)
FAR FROM HEAVEN (2002)
COLD CREEK MANOR (2003)
THE ALAMO (2004)
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (2004)
IN GOOD COMPANY (2004)
FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (2004)
YOURS, MINE AND OURS (2005)
AMERICAN DREAMZ (2006)
BATTLE OF TERRA (2007)
SMART PEOPLE (2008)
VANTAGE POINT (2008)
THE EXPRESS (2008)
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA (2009)
SOUL SURFER (2011)
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING (2012)
AT ANY PRICE (2012)
Playing for Keeps (2012)
Mad Families (2017)
A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Dennis Quaid in THE RIGHT STUFF.
Dennis Quaid in THE ALAMO (2004).
Dennis Quaid and his co-stars in UNDERCOVER BLUES.
Dennis Quaid in THE PARENT TRAP (1998).
Dennis Quaid, with Lauren Holly, in ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (1999).
Quaid in LEGION (2010).
Dennis Quaid in DREAMSCAPE.
Dennis Quaid in THE BIG EASY (1986).