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Actor Randy Quaid

Updated on August 30, 2017

Randy Quaid

The acting career of Randy Quaid has been studded with awards and accolades from both critics and the public alike. With a long and diverse body of work to his credit, Quaid has proven himself to be a gifted and beloved actor, with the uncanny ability to accurately portray an amazingly wide cast of characters.

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Randy Quaid Bio

Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Juanita Bonniedale, a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. Quaid is married to former Helmut Newton model Evi Quaid, and is the elder brother of fellow actor Dennis Quaid. He attended Pershing Middle School and Bellaire High School (Houston).

In a career that spans over 30 years, he has appeared in over 90 movies. Peter Bogdanovich discovered him when Quaid was a student at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. He received his first exposure in The Last Picture Show. His character escorts Jacy Farrow (played by Cybill Shepherd) to late-night indoor skinny dipping at a swimming pool. It was the first of several roles he has had which were directed by Bogdanovich and/or based on the writings of....(read more)

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Quaid Quote

"I've played leads and I've played supporting roles. I guess I like playing the lead roles best, you get more screen time, you get more money, and you get the girl."-Randy Quaid

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Randy Quaid Filmography

Ball's Out: The Gary Houseman Story (2009)

Real Time (2008)

Last Flag Flying (2007)

Goya's Ghosts (2006)

Category 7: The End of the World (2005)

The Ice Harvest (2005)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Day of Destruction (2004)

Home on the Range (2004) (voice)

Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)

Kart Racer (2003)

Carolina (2003)

Grind (2003)

Black Cadillac (2003)

Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)

Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire (2000 documentary)

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)

Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits - "Heavy Fuel" (1999 music video)

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)

P.U.N.K.S. (1999)

The Debtors (1999)

Purgatory (1999)

Bug Buster (1998)

Hard Rain (1998)

Vegas Vacation (1997)

Last Dance (1996)

The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996)

Independence Day (1996)

Kingpin (1996)

Get on the Bus (1996)

Bye Bye Love (1995)

The Paper (1994)

Major League II (1994)

Curse of the Starving Class (1994)

Freaked (1993)

Frankenstein (1992)

Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (1991) (documentary) Cold Dog Soup (1990)

Martians Go Home (1990)

Days of Thunder (1990)

Quick Change (1990)

Texasville (1990)

Parents (1989)

Out Cold (1989)

Last Rites (1989)

Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

Moving (1988)

Dead Solid Perfect (1988)

Caddyshack II (1988)

Sweet Country (1987)

No Man's Land (1987)

The Wraith (1986)

The Slugger's Wife (1985)

Fool for Love (1985)

The Wild Life (1984)

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

Of Mice and Men (1981) tv movie

Heartbeeps (1981)

Foxes (1980)

The Long Riders (1980)

Breaking Away (1979)

Three Warriors (1978)

Midnight Express (1978)

The Choirboys (1977)

The Missouri Breaks (1976)

Bound for Glory (1976)

Breakout (1975)

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)

Paper Moon (1973)

The Last Detail (1973)

What's Up, Doc? (1972)

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Targets (1968)

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      8 years ago


      I had to laugh to myself with all the movies that Randy Quaid has been in you would think he could pay a hotel bill.

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      10 years ago

      Welcome to the SquidWho Comedians Group! - Kathy


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