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Randy Quaid ACTOR


Randy Quaid was born on October 1st, 1950 in Houston, Texas with the birth name Randall Rudy Quaid to parents, Juanita Bonniedale Jordan and William Rudy Quaid.  He has a sibling who is also an accomplished actor, Dennis Quaid.  His early years education were at Pershing Middle School and Bellaire High School.  When he enrolled at the University of Houston, he was in a school production and was noticed by Peter Bogdanovich and was cast in, “The Last Picture Show”.
He relocated to Hollywood and worked as a janitor on set and after gaining some more acting experience, he was given his first break through role in 1973 in the film, “The Last Detail”, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award.  Other great roles followed such as on, “LBJ: The Early Years” for which he was nominated for an Emmy and won a Golden Globe for his performance.
As his career progressed he appeared in more prominent film roles such as, “Independence Day”, “Kingpin”, “Not Another Teen Movie”, “Moving”, “National Lampoon Christmas Vacation”, “Days of Thunder”, and the very successful, “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005.
Along with working as a film actor he continued to work as a television actor as well appearing on such series as, “Elvis”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Streets of Laredo”, “The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire” and “Davis Rules”.  Quaid was also seen on such television movies as, “Of Mice and Men”, “Category 6: Day of Destruction” and “Category 7: The End of the World”.
Quaid also was involved in a number of voice over projects such as voicing Colonel Sanders in the fast food commercials for Kentucky Fried Chicken as well as doing voice work for, “The Ren and Stimpy Show”.  He also had numerous stage roles added to his resume such as, “The God of Hell” and “True West”.  He also had a musical talent and a band called, Randy Quaid & The Fugitives who released their first single, Star Whackers in March 2011.
He has married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Ella M. Jolly in 1980 and they had one daughter before the marriage ended in 1980.  He then married Evi Motolanez in 1989.  In 2003, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.
Although he has had a very successful professional life as well as a decent personal family life, he has faced a number of issues with the law for such accusations as burglary.  Since 2010 he and his wife have tried to get refugee status in Canada as they both fear for their lives in the United States.  He was also banned in 2007 from the Actors’ Equity Association due to complaints about his behavior during the run of, “Lone Star Love”.


2009 Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach

2008 Real Time

2006 Goya's Ghosts 

2006 Blade: The Series 

2006 Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island 

2006 Texas Ranch House 

2006 Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up

2005 Category 7: The End of the World 

2005 The Ice Harvest

2005 Brokeback Mountain

2005 Elvis 

2004 Category 6: Day of Destruction 

2004 5ive Days to Midnight 

2004 Back by Midnight 

2004 Disney Sing Along Songs: Home on the Range - Little Patch of Heaven

2004 Home on the Range

2003 Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure 

2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire

2003 Grind 

2003 Carolina 

2003 Black Cadillac 

2003 Kart Racer

2003 Milwaukee, Minnesota

2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash 

2002 Frank McKlusky, C.I.

2002 The Grubbs 

2001 Not Another Teen Movie 

2001 The Day the World Ended 

2001 Night Visions

2001 The Kennedys 

2000 The Thin Blue Lie

2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

2000 Mail to the Chief

2000 Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits

1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns 

1999 The Debtors 

1999 Last Rites 

1999 Purgatory

1999 P.U.N.K.S.

1998 Sands of Eden

1998 Hard Rain

1998 Bug Buster 

1998 Protector 

1997 Woman Undon

1997 Gun n

1997 Vegas Vacatio

1996 Get on the Bus

1996 Kingpin 

1996 Independence Day 

1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge 

1996 Last Dance

1996 Moonshine Highway

1995 Streets of Laredo 

1995 Tales of the Wild 

1995 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning 

1995 Bye Bye Love

1994 Curse of the Starving Class

1994 Next Door

1994 Roomates

1994 Major League II 

1994 The Paper

1993 Freaked

1993 The Ren & Stimpy Show 

1993 Murder in the Heartland

1992 Frankenstein

1991-1992 Davis Rules 

1985-1991 Saturday Night Live 

1990 Texasville

1990 Quick Change 

1990 Days of Thunder 

1990 Bangles Greatest Hits 

1990 Cold Dog Soup 

1989 Christmas Vacation 

1989 Martians Go Home 

1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway 

1989 Out Cold 

1989 Parents

1988 Dead Solid Perfect 

1988 Caddyshack II

1988 Moving 

1988 Evil in Clear River 

1987 No Man's Land 

1987 LBJ: The Early Years

1987 Sweet Country 

1986 The Wraith

1985 Fool for Love

1985 The Slugger's Wife 

1984 The Wild Life 

1984 A Streetcar Named Desire

1983 Vacation

1983 Cowboy 

1982 Inside the Third Reich

1981 Heartbeeps 

1981 Of Mice and Men 

1980 The Long Riders 

1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

1980 To Race the Wind

1980 Foxes

1979 The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang

1978 Midnight Express

1977 The Choirboys 

1977 Three Warriors 

1976 Bound for Glory

1976 The Missouri Breaks

1975 Breakout

1974 The Great Niagara

1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

1973 The Last Detail

1973 Paper Moon

1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX

1972 What's Up, Doc?

1972 Getting Away from It All

1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery

1971 The Last Picture Show 

1968 Targets

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