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Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid

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Famous as :

Actor, musician

Birth Name :

Dennis William Quaid

Birth Date :

April 09, 1954

Birth Place :

Houston, Texas, USA

Spouse :

P.J. Soles (actress, 25-Nov-78 - 23-Jan-83), Meg Ryan (actress, 14-Feb-91 - 16-Jul-01), Kimberly Buffington (real estate agent, since 4-Jul-04, filed for divorced)

Claim to fame :

As Mike in "Breaking Away" (1979)

Biography


Capable to deliver excellent performances in the contrasting genres of drama and comedy to frequently earn critics' praises, Dennis William Quaid surely is one versatile thespian people could always welcome warmly in cinemas. Raised in Houston, Texas from the day of he was born on April 9, 1954 as the second son of electrician William Rudy Quaid and real-estate agent Juanita Bonniedale Jordan, the actor has flourished an interest in acting since he was still a student at the state's Bellaire High School where he was actively involved in some of its stage productions. Kept sticking to this branch of performing arts when entering University of Houston after his graduation in 1972, his fondness for the field became so great that he finally decided to quit his study to follow the trail of his older brother, Randy Quaid, who at that time had already developed a growing career in Hollywood.

Boldly left his hometown to head for Los Angeles at age 20, Dennis initially encountered difficulty in finding proper work since he only managed to gain a bit part in "Crazy Mama" (1975) while his next performance in "The Missouri Breaks" (1976) was mercilessly edited out of final feature, much to his dismal. Fortunately, things turned better after the dark-haired guy landed a supporting role in James Bridges' "September 30, 1955" (1977) as other roles quickly followed, most notably that in "Breaking Away" (1979). Delivering a stunning portrayal of frustrated Mid-western teenager Mike, he delightfully found himself being showered with critics' huge praise to soon garner widespread attention from both U.S audience and Hollywood which surely gave large contribution in paving his way to strive further in the mainstream film industry.

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Zac Efron Is Dennis Quaid's Rebellious Son in First 'At Any Price' Trailer

January 19, 2013 03:02:27 GMT

"" has premiered its first trailer, highlighting and as father-son duo. Quaid forces Efron to take over his business imperium, but the younger man chooses a different way of life. Opting to live a life as a racer, Efron starts to get himself in trouble as he rises to stardom. Quaid, on the other hand, dabbles with his own business and family issue.
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Dennis Quaid Files for Divorce From Wife Kimberly

December 01, 2012 18:07:12 GMT

is now the one filing for divorce from his wife of eight years, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid. In the petition filed on Friday, November 30, the actor cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason of their split and listed October 1 as the date of their separation.
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Dennis Quaid's Wife Files for Legal Separation

October 19, 2012 18:25:11 GMT

Kimberly Buffington-Quaid's six-month attempt to fix her marriage to actor went in vain. Repped by Laura Wasser, Kimberly is filing for a legal separation from the "" actor and reportedly will launch a divorce in a few months.
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Dennis Quaid's Wife Gives Marriage a Second Shot by Withdrawing Divorce Petition

May 05, 2012 03:46:01 GMT

and his wife of nearly 8 years are trying to save their marriage after all. Less than two months after Kimberly Buffington-Quaid filed for divorce from the "" actor, it was uncovered that she has formally withdrawn her petition on April 26 in Travis County, Texas.
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Dennis Quaid's Wife Files for Divorce Amid Infidelity Reports

March 09, 2012 18:01:36 GMT

's marriage to Kimberly Buffington-Quaid is on the rocks and the couple reportedly is looking at a divorce as problem-solving option. Some court papers obtained by TMZ revealed Kimberly as the one who filed for the divorce based on the reason that things have "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities."
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Dennis Quaid Opens Up About Cocaine Addiction

April 11, 2011 05:54:27 GMT

Movie star struggled to control his cocaine addiction when he first found fame - he alleges the drug was so accessible, it was even accommodated for in movie budgets. "" actor has been open about his previous battle with drug abuse, and he's revealed all about cocaine in Hollywood in a candid account for the latest edition of Newsweek magazine.
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'The King's Speech' Gets Multiple Nominations at BIFAs

November 02, 2010 03:13:51 GMT

's new movie "" looks set to dominate the 13th annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) after scoring a massive eight nominations. The movie, which tells the story of British monarch George VI as he attempted to conquer his stammer, has scored nods for Best Film and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Firth is up for the Best Actor prize.
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Randy Quaid Concerned of Brother Dennis' Safety

November 02, 2010 03:07:40 GMT

Embattled actor fears for his famous brother because the Hollywood veteran refuses to heed his warnings about a mysterious cult of "star whackers" after him for his money.
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Dennis Quaid Paved Way for Celebrities to Enter Rehab

September 07, 2010 03:18:24 GMT

Actor is convinced he paved the way for troubled celebrities to use rehabilitation centers - insisting he underwent intense treatment for drug addiction before it was "chic". The "Big Easy" actor became hooked on cocaine in the 1970s and ended up in California's St John's hospital for several weeks in a bid to conquer his demons.
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'The Expendables' Reigns U.K. Box Office Chart

August 26, 2010 03:01:54 GMT

is the new king of the U.K. box office after his blockbuster "" exploded into the charts with takings of $5.9 million. The action movie, starring Stallone alongside and , and featuring cameos from and , ended "" 's reign at the top of the chart.
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Heidi Montag to Move Out of Hollywood

August 26, 2010 02:54:22 GMT

is convinced her drastic cosmetic surgery makeover is to blame for the breakdown of her marriage to - insisting he "begged" her not to go under the knife. "" star stunned fans when she emerged from a day of operations with a totally reworked face, massive breast implants and a new nose, and the 23 year old admits her estranged husband was most shocked by her transformation.
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Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell Reunited in 'Footloose'

August 25, 2010 09:26:53 GMT

and are to play man and wife on the big screen again - the "Four Weddings & a Funeral" star has joined the cast of "". The actors, who played a married couple in the 2001 drama "Dinner With Friends", will portray the Reverend Shaw Moore and his wife Vi in the remake of the 1984 hit.
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'Footloose' Announces the Cast, Kenny Wormald Replaces Chace Crawford

June 23, 2010 03:53:12 GMT

Paramount Pictures has finally found acting talents to support "". On Tuesday, June 22, the studio issues a press release to announce the leading cast members of the upcoming musical. It is stated that after "an extensive worldwide search", newcomer is chosen to play the coveted role of Ren McCormack.
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Dennis Quaid Launches Negligence Lawsuit Against Healthcare Company

May 25, 2010 09:26:20 GMT

Actor is launching a negligence lawsuit against a healthcare company after his twins were given a potentially lethal dosage of medication in 2007. The star claims Baxter Healthcare, which manufactures drug Heparin, is partly responsible for the hospital error, which left his children, Zoe and Thomas, fighting for their lives after they were administered 10,000 units of the medication, instead of 10.
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Dennis Quaid Shocked When Finding a Woman Tied Up in His Car Trunk

May 08, 2010 07:31:21 GMT

was in for a shock when he opened the trunk of his Mercedes for a repair man on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, California during a taping of U.S. TV show "" - there was a woman bound and gagged inside. The fun-loving movie star has made a name for himself by appearing in comedy skits on the chat show - agreeing to say whatever host told him to do through an earpiece.
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