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Dennis William Quaid net worth:
$45 Million

Dennis William Quaid's salary (annual):
$150,000

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Dennis Quaid Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

American actor Dennis William Quaid was born on 9th April 1954, in Houston, Texas, of Cajun, Irish and English descent. He has appeared in numerous films – mostly dramas and comedies, being active in the entertainment industry since 1975. He won a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Far from Heaven” in 2002, among other accolades.

So how rich is Dennis Quaid, as of early 2017? As far as Quaid’s net worth is concerned, it has been estimated by authoritative sources at over $45 million, the main source of his wealth being acting.

Dennis Quaid Net Worth $45 Million

William Rudy Quaid and Juanita Bonniedale raised two sons, both of whom have become impressive actors. Their eldest son, Randy Quaid, is an outstanding actor, a nominee for Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. The younger son, Dennis Quaid, followed the footsteps of his brother.

Dennis wanted to become an actor from his early childhood; he had a passion for dancing even as he studied at Bellaire High School, and was also taught drama by coach Cecelia Pickett. Quaid even enrolled into the University of Houston, but dropped out before graduation, as he decided not to waste time as he wanted to pursue the career of an actor as soon as possible. The start of his career wasn’t easy though; he didn’t get the roles he wanted, so it was difficult to prove himself, actually debuting with an uncredited role in the feature film “Crazy Mama” in 1975. Afterwards, he appeared in films playing small roles until his breakthrough in the film “Breaking Away” in 1979, directed by Peter Yates, which was praised by critics as well as succeeding commercially. Dennis attracted the attention of filmmakers, consequently landing leading roles in films including “The Right Stuff” in 1983, “Innerspace” in 1987, and “The Big Easy” in 1987 and “Great Balls of Fire!” in 1989, both directed by Jim McBride.

In spite of the fact that he experienced problems related to cocaine and alcohol use, his career was going up. Quaid increased his net worth as well as receiving positive reviews for his roles in the 1990s films “Postcards from the Edge”, “Wilder Napalm” , “Wyatt Earp”, “Dragonheart” and “The Parent Trap” (1998) among others.

Furthermore, another upswing of Quaid’s career came in the new millennium, when he was nominated for Saturn and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for the role of Frank Sullivan in the film “Frequency”, and then won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in “Traffic”, both in 2000, but for “Far from Heaven” in 2002, Dennis won four prestigious awards for the role of Frank Whitaker. In addition, over the next several years he created noted characters in the films “The Day After Tomorrow”, “The Express”, “Pandorum”, “The Special Relationship” and “Beneath the Darkness” in 2012.

More recently he starred in the CBS TV series “Vegas” in 2012 and ’13, and the film “Truth” in 2015.

In his personal life, Dennis Quaid has been married three times, firstly to actress P. J. Soles from 1978 to ‘83, then to actress Meg Ryan – the mother of his first son – from 1991 to 2001. In 2004, Dennis married real estate agent Kimberly Buffington who is the mother of their twins, but they finally divorced in 2016 after a very off-on marriage involving several divorce threats by both. Quaid is now rumoured to be dating Santa Auzina, 32 years his junior.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Can Only Imagine2018post-productionArthur
Kin2017/IIpost-production
Fortitude2017TV SeriesMichael Lennox
A Dog's Purpose2017Adult Ethan
Workaholics2017TV SeriesTed Murphy
Mad Families2017Head Ranger
The Art of More2015-2016TV SeriesSamuel Brukner
What Do Most Americans Agree On?2016Short
Drunk History2015TV SeriesLucky Luciano
Truth2015Lt. Colonel Roger Charles
Inside Amy Schumer2015TV SeriesJudge / Chief
Vegas2012-2013TV SeriesSheriff Ralph Lamb
Movie 432013Charlie Wessler (segment "The Pitch")
Playing for Keeps2012Carl
At Any Price2012Henry Whipple
What to Expect When You're Expecting2012Ramsey
The Words2012Clay Hammond
Beneath the Darkness2011Vaughn Ely
Footloose2011Rev. Shaw Moore
Soul Surfer2011Tom Hamilton
The Special Relationship2010TV MovieBill Clinton
Legion2010Bob Hanson
Pandorum2009Payton
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra2009General Hawk
SpongeBob SquarePants2009TV SeriesGrandpa Redbeard
Horsemen2009Aidan Breslin
The Express2008Ben Schwartzwalder
Vantage Point2008Thomas Barnes
Smart People2008Lawrence Wetherhold
Battle for Terra2007Roven (voice)
American Dreamz2006President Staton
Yours, Mine & Ours2005Frank Beardsley
Flight of the Phoenix2004Frank Towns
In Good Company2004Dan
The Day After Tomorrow2004Jack Hall
The Alamo2004Sam Houston
Cold Creek Manor2003Cooper Tilson
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryNew York Times Reporter / George Mehales / Robert Ode / ...
Far from Heaven2002Frank Whitaker
The Rookie2002Jimmy Morris
Dinner with Friends2001TV MovieGabe
Traffic2000Arnie Metzger
Frequency2000Frank Sullivan
Any Given Sunday1999Jack 'Cap' Rooney
Playing by Heart1998Hugh
The Parent Trap1998Nick Parker
Everything That Rises1998TV MovieJim Clay
Savior1998Joshua Rose Guy
Switchback1997Frank LaCrosse
Gang Related1997Joe Doe William
DragonHeart1996Bowen
Something to Talk About1995Eddie Bichon
Kidnapped1994
Wyatt Earp1994Doc Holliday
Flesh and Bone1993Arlis Sweeney
Undercover Blues1993Jeff Blue
Wilder Napalm1993Wallace Foudroyant Biff the Clown
Postcards from the Edge1990Jack Faulkner
Come See the Paradise1990Jack McGurn
Great Balls of Fire!1989Jerry Lee Lewis
Everybody's All-American1988Gavin Grey
D.O.A.1988Dexter Cornell
Suspect1987Eddie Sanger
Innerspace1987Lt. Tuck Pendleton
The Big Easy1986Remy McSwain
Enemy Mine1985Willis Davidge
Dreamscape1984Alex Gardner
Bill: On His Own1983TV MovieBarry Morrow
The Right Stuff1983Gordon Cooper
Jaws 3-D1983Mike Brody
Tough Enough1983Art Long
Johnny Belinda1982TV MovieKyle Hager
Bill1981TV MovieBarry Morrow
Stripes1981Extra at Graduation Ceremony (uncredited)
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia1981Travis Child
Caveman1981Lar
All Night Long1981Freddie Dupler
The Long Riders1980Ed Miller
Gorp1980Mad Grossman
Breaking Away1979Mike
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill1979TV MovieRoy
Are You in the House Alone?1978TV MoviePhil Lawver
The Seniors1978Alan
Our Winning Season1978Paul Morelli
Baretta1977TV SeriesScott Martin
September 30, 19551977Frank
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden1977Shark, Baseball Pitcher
Crazy Mama1975Bellhop (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Art of More2015TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Vegas2012-2013TV Series co-executive producer - 21 episodes
Everything That Rises1998TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghost of New Orleans2011performer: "Good Man Bad Boy" / writer: "Good Man Bad Boy"
Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise2007Documentary performer: "Gloria", "In Excelsis Deo"
Come See the Paradise1990performer: "Jack's Theatre Song"
The Big Easy1986lyrics: "CLOSER TO YOU" / music: "CLOSER TO YOU" / performer: "CLOSER TO YOU", "YOU USED TO CALL ME"
Modern Girls1986performer: "Game I Can't Win"
Tough Enough1983lyrics: "The Jungle" / music: "The Jungle" / performer: "Don't They Know Who I'm Gonna Be?", "The Jungle", "Rainbows Never Touch The Ground"
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia1981lyrics: "Amanda", "Hound Dog", "If You Don't Know by Now", "Life Is Like a Mountain Railway" / music: "Amanda", "Hound Dog", "If You Don't Know by Now" / performer: "Freeborn Man", "Amanda", "Hound Dog", "You Make It Sound So Easy", "If You Don't Know by Now", "Life Is Like a Mountain Railway", "Hangin' Up the Gun"
Breaking Away1979performer: "Bury Me Not On The Lone Prarie" - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Easy1986featured vocalist - uncredited / musician: acoustic guitar - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Everything That Rises1998TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Building Vegas2013Video short special thanks
The Exit Door V2012Documentary short grateful thanks
America's Next Top Model2006TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Talk2017TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2017TV Series documentaryHimself
Access Hollywood Live2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
Today1989-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Access Hollywood2008-2017TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Sidewalks Entertainment2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MLB Network Presents: The Eighth Wonder of the World2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2015TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2015TV SeriesHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2015TV Series
Miracles on the Plains2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Dennis Quaid's On-Set Freak Out: The Full Video2015ShortHimself
Building Vegas2013Video shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
How We Covered It2013DocumentaryHimself
CBS Cares2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Everybody Cut: The Stars of 'Footloose'2012Video documentary shortHimself
Jump Back: Re-Imagining 'Footloose'2012Video documentary shortHimself
Hollywood's Top Ten2011TV SeriesHimself
Crashing the Fest2011TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The Role That Changed My Life2010TV Series documentaryHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Humanity's Last Line of Defense2010Video documentary shortHimself
Legion: Creating the Apocalypse2010Video documentary shortHimself
Legion: From Pixels to Picture2010Video documentary shortHimself
Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CMT Insider2009TV SeriesHimself
From Hollywood to Syracuse: The Legacy of Ernie Davis2009ShortHimself
The Express: Making History - The Story of Ernie Davis2009Video shortHimself
The Express: Making of 'The Express'2009Video shortHimself
HBO First Look1999-2008TV Series documentaryHimself / Ben Schwartzwalder
Vantage Point: An Inside Perspective2008Video documentary shortHimself
Vantage Point: Plotting an Assassination2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
60 Minutes2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor (segment "The Wrong Medicine")
Getaway2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity traveller
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise2007DocumentaryHimself - Special Appearance
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma2006TV Series shortHimself
America's Next Top Model2006TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The View2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
React Now: Music & Relief2005TV MovieHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Female Lead
Phoenix Diaries2005Video documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shootout2004TV SeriesHimself
Eye of the Storm: Filming 'The Day After Tomorrow'2004Video shortHimself
Return of the Legend: The Making of 'The Alamo'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cooper's Documentary2004Video documentary shortHimself
Rules of the Genre2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'The Day After Tomorrow'2004Video documentary shortHimself
The History Channel Presents: The Alamo2003Video documentarySam Houston
Realizing 'The Right Stuff'2003Video documentary shortHimself
T-20 Years and Counting2003Video documentary shortGordon Cooper
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Celebrity Wings2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Far from Heaven'2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2002TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer
Inside the Actors Studio2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The Directors2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic'2000TV Short documentaryHimself
The Science & Technology Behind 'Frequency'2000Video documentary shortHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
Panama Canal: The Eighth Wonder of the World1998TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Live & Kicking1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 1998 Annual Kid's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Continuarà...1998TV SeriesHimself
Lo + plus1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Muppets Tonight1997TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Dragonheart'1997Video documentaryHimself
Días de cine1996TV SeriesHimself
El Magacine1996TV SeriesHimself
A Century of Cinema1994DocumentaryHimself
Blue Angels: Around the World at the Speed of Sound1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1993TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1990TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck1989TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Cinemax Sessions1987TV SeriesHimself
The New Show1984TV SeriesHimself / Various
Late Night with David Letterman1983TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Jaws 3-D': Sharks Don't Die1983TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2016TV SeriesLt. Col. Roger Charles
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s2009Video documentaryHimself
Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep2008TV SpecialJack Faulkner
60 Minutes2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor (segment "The Wrong Medicine")
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Banda sonora2008TV SeriesJerry Lee Lewis
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema2006DocumentaryHimself
One for the Money: The Birth of Rock N' Roll2006Video documentaryHimself - Actor / Musician
E! True Hollywood Story2002-2005TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself (Jaws 3-D)
It Happened That Way2004Video documentary shortHimself - 'Doc Holliday'
Larry King Live2003TV SeriesHimself
Coming Attractions2003TV SeriesHimself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryMike
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentary uncredited

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Lifetime Achievement AwardHouston Film Critics Society Awards

"As the film society of our city, we are thrilled to honor a 'native son' for a career filled with ... More

2009ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAMale Star of the Year
2005Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 16 November 2005. At 7018 Hollywood Blvd.
2003CamieCharacter and Morality in Entertainment AwardsThe Rookie (2002)· John Lee Hancock (director)
· Mike Rich (writer)
· Gordon Gray (producer)
· Mark Ciardi (producer)
· Mark Johnson (producer)
· Rachel Griffiths (actress)
· Angus T. Jones (actor)
· Jim Morris
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)
2003Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleFar from Heaven (2002)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)
2002NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)
2002UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureTraffic (2000)· Steven Bauer
· Benjamin Bratt
· James Brolin
· Don Cheadle
· Erika Christensen
· Clifton Collins Jr.
· Benicio Del Toro
· Michael Douglas
· Miguel Ferrer
· Albert Finney
· Topher Grace
· Luis Guzmán
· Amy Irving
· Tomas Milian
· D.W. Moffett
· Peter Riegert
· Jacob Vargas
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
1988Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadThe Big Easy (1986)
1987Best ActorValladolid International Film FestivalThe Big Easy (1986)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsMost Inspiring Performance in MoviesSoul Surfer (2011)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesThe Special Relationship (2010)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Special Relationship (2010)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Special Relationship (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Special Relationship (2010)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Special Relationship (2010)
2009Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Express (2008)
2005Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryIn Good Company (2004)· Marg Helgenberger
2005Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorIn Good Company (2004)
2005Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorThe Day After Tomorrow (2004)
2005Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleYours, Mine & Ours (2005)· Rene Russo
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastFar from Heaven (2002)· Patricia Clarkson
· Viola Davis
· Dennis Haysbert
· Julianne Moore
· James Rebhorn
· Celia Weston
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleFar from Heaven (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaFar from Heaven (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleFar from Heaven (2002)
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureFar from Heaven (2002)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleFar from Heaven (2002)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)
2002TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Performance, MaleFar from Heaven (2002)
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorFrequency (2000)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - SuspenseFrequency (2000)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)
2002Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorFar from Heaven (2002)

TitleSalary
Playing by Heart (1998)$60,000

#Fact
1Battled anorexia in the mid-1990s, which started when he shed 40 pounds to play Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp (1994). Quaid comments that "I'd look in the mirror and still see a 180-lb. guy, even though I was 138 pounds." He eventually sought treatment and recovered.
2As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983) and Traffic (2000).
3He recently began doing voice-overs for commercials (radio and television) for the Visa credit card. [June 2007]
4He and brother Randy Quaid have both played Doc Holliday: Dennis in Wyatt Earp (1994) and Randy in Purgatory (1999).
5Longtime friends with Brett Cullen. They both attended the University of Houston and were drama students of Cecil Pickett, father of Cindy Pickett.
6With Lea Thompson from 1983-1989.
7Was considered for the role of B.J. McKay in B.J. and the Bear (1978), which went to Greg Evigan.
8Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas. [March 2005]
9Cousin of Bo Brinkman. First cousin once removed of Corbett Tuck and Dakota Brinkman.
10His wife, Kimberly Buffington Quaid, is a real estate agent in Austin, Texas for Buffington Signature Homes. His father-in-law, Thomas B. Buffington, is the CEO of the company.
11His newborn twins have been placed in an intensive care unit in a Los Angeles-area hospital after they were reportedly given an accidental drug overdose on November 18, 2007.
12Dennis and his wife, Kimberly Buffington Quaid, became the parents of twins, a boy and a girl, on November 8, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. Thomas Boone weighed in at 6 lbs. 12 oz. and Zoe Grace weighed in at 5 lbs. 9 oz.
13He and his ex-wife, Meg Ryan, have both appeared in remakes of films starring James Stewart. Quaid played Stewart's part in the remake of The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). Meg Ryan appeared in You've Got Mail (1998), which was a remake of The Shop Around the Corner (1940).
14He and brother Randy Quaid are first cousins, twice removed, of performer Gene Autry. Gene's maternal grandparents, Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda Pierce, were also Dennis and Randy's paternal great-great-grandparents.
15He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 16, 2005.
16Turned down the role of Thomas Wayne in Batman Begins (2005), which went to Linus Roache.
17Tested for the role of Luke Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), which went to Tom Wopat.
18Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category for his roles in the films The Alamo (2004) and The Day After Tomorrow (2004), he did not receive a nomination however.
19His drama teacher at Bellaire High School and, then, the University of Houston was Cecil Pickett, father of Cindy Pickett.
20Brother-in-law of Evi Quaid.
21He is a licensed private pilot with single and multiengine instrument ratings. He also has a type rating for the Cessna Citation 500 series twin engine light jet. He regularly flies the jet to his property in Montana.
22He attended Pershing Jr. High School in Houston, Texas.
23Became engaged to Kimberly Buffington Quaid in 2004.
24Attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas.
25Was asked to play the role of Bob in Halloween (1978) because his then-girlfriend P.J. Soles was in the film, but he was working on another project and had to decline.
26Has a half-brother, Buddy Quaid, and a half-sister, Brandy Quaid.
27His parents are William (Buddy Quaid) and Nita Quaid.
28Loves golf, and his handicap is 6.
29Was scheduled to appear in the David Lean-directed "Nostromo" in 1991, before Lean died, and the production came to a halt.
30Separated from wife Meg Ryan on June 28, 2000 and finalized divorced papers [that said Meg Ryan was able to keep all her jewelry and have joint custody of son Jack and the family car, a Jeep Cherokee] on July 16, 2001.
31When singing with his band, Dennis Quaid and the Sharks, he always plays with bare feet in order to feel comfortable as if playing in his living room.
32Lived with and was engaged to Lea Thompson for three years. The couple met on the set of Jaws 3-D (1983).
33His favorite director of all time is David Lean.
34Wrote songs for three of his films: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981), Tough Enough (1983) and The Big Easy (1986).
35Is also a musician and occasionally performs with his band, "Dennis Quaid and the Sharks".
36Father of Jack Quaid. Uncle of Amanda Quaid.
37Younger brother of Randy Quaid.

#Quote
1[2008 interview] I have no regrets. There's only one real regret that I have, and that's that David Lean, who is my favorite director of all time, gave me the role of Nostromo in "Nostromo". And I went over there to Nice and met with him and got to ask him every question there was, spent an afternoon with him. Unfortunately, he wound up dying of cancer before we could shoot the film. That's my only regret.
2[observation, 2013] What's going on in television reminds me of what was going on in movies in the '70s, where the inmates had kind of taken over the asylum. And they're doing a lot of interesting things that I myself want to watch. The studios are just giving more of their tent-pole remakes of, you know, what's been successful before. I really don't find it all that interesting.
3I love being a dad. Basically it's the most gratifying, rewarding relationship in life. But at the same time, it certainly is the most challenging.
4[on The Express (2008)] At its core, it's about living your life with grace. If God bestows grace upon you, that you should live your life to its full effect. You know, Ernie Davis embodied that in his short life. He touched everybody around him.
5Movies seem to be happening to me rather than me going out there and saying, "Well, I'm going to play this.".
6I was a guy back in the '80s who was one movie away from a huge career, which at that time didn't happen. In the '90s, I worked a lot, but it was kind of, "get out there and dig and find things". Then I guess The Rookie (2002) and Far from Heaven (2002) were referred to as my comeback. I look around and a lot of the people I started in the business with, I have no clue where they are right now. So much of it has to do with luck and I have been extremely lucky, but a large part of it is also just hanging in there.
7There are three things being a celebrity is good for: raising money for charity, dinner reservations and tee times.
8[on his recovery from cocaine addiction] 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 '90s) 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 sobered up, I probably wouldn't be alive today.
9[2004] Being a celebrity couple is not so easy - it's double the publicity, and it's hard to have a private life...I have to tell you that I am happier with my life now then ever: I have a great son and a great career. I'm not only here, but here stronger than I've ever been - I have absolutely no regrets about the ups and downs of my career.
10I could never hold a job for more than three months, which works out well because that's how long a movie shoots.
11What, like I want to look like Dick Clark? No. I think I'll look great with liver spots.


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