He was Born on October 1, 1950 in Houston, Texas. Randy is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid
Randy Quaid has enjoyed a long career as a character actor.
Randy's first feature film role was in Larry McMurty's 1971 film, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW.
Randy worked on Hollywood Boulevard as a janitor and within
one year was nominated for an Oscar for The Last Detail (1973). Randy was only 21 years old.
In 1980, Randy married his first wife, Ella Jolly on May 11th, 1980. They divorced in 1985, but they had a child in 1983, Amanda Quaid.
In 1988, Randy won a Golden Globe for his performance in the TV movie, LBJ: THE EARLY YEARS.
In 1989, Randy married Evi Quaid, who he met on the set of BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY.
In 1999, Randy Quaid was directed by wife Evi Quaid, in THE
Randy Quaid played the character of Doc Holliday
in the movie, "Purgatory" (1999).
Randy Quaid played the part of Cousin Eddie in the National
Lampoon "Vacation" movies.
Recently, Randy Quaid appears to be having issues, and has gotten into some minor legal trouble. He planned at one point to immigrate to Canada with refugee status. Hopefully, he can sort through his problems and be in film again.
Quaid's other notable credits include...
BALLS OUT: THE GARY HOUSEMAN STORY (2009)
REAL TIME (2008)
GOYA'S GHOSTS (2006)
THE ICE HARVEST (2005)
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005)
HOME ON THE RANGE (2004)
TREASURE ISLAND KIDS: THE BATTLE OF TREASURE ISLAND (2004)
BLACK CADILLAC (2003)
THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY & BULLWINKLE (2000)
THE DEBTORS (1999)
HARD RAIN (1998)
INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)
MOONSHINE HIGHWAY (1996)
Randy Quaid in MIDNIGHT