Randy Quaid Biography

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Born: October 01, 1950


Date of Birth: October 1, 1950

Before Texas-born Randy Quaid began showing up as the white trash buffoon in the National Lampoon movies alongside Chevy Chase, he appeared in a bunch of movie gems that garnered him a lot of attention. The first role that generated a Randy Quaid buzz in Hollywood was his portrayal of Cybill Shepherd's wanna-be suitor in The Last Picture Show. He followed that up with excellent performances in such films as Paper Moon, The Last Detail (for which he received an Oscar nomination) and the Canadian film based on the Mordecai Richler novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.

But then along came his younger -- and more attractive -- brother Dennis to confuse the Quaid equation. To confuse matters even more, the two brothers even appeared together in The Long Riders. However, the elder Quaid continues to work steadily in character roles in films and on television. In 1988, he won a Golden Globe for his performance in the TV production LBJ: The Early Years (1987). He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 7, 2003 at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard. In 2005 he received an Emmy nomination for his supporting role in the miniseries Elvis.

Quaid married second wife Evi in 1989. He has a child with his first wife, Ella.


Real Time (2008)
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
The Ice Harvest (2005)
Home on the Range (2004) (Voice)
Kart Racer (2003)
Grind (2003)
Carolina (2003)
Frank McClusky, C.I. (2002)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
Milwaukee, Minnesota (2002)
Under the Mimosa (2001)
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire (2000)
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)
The Debtors (1999)
Hard Rain (1998)
Bug Buster (1998)
Last Rites (1998)
P.U.N.K.S. (1998)
Vegas Vacation (1997)
First Love, Last Rites (1997)
Independence Day (1996)
Kingpin (1996)
Last Dance (1996)
Bye Bye, Love (1995)
Woman Undone (1995)
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Major League II (1994)
The Paper (1994)
Freaked (1993)
Texasville (1991)
Cold Dog Soup (1990)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Martians Go Home (1990)
Quick Change (1990)
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Out Cold (1989)
Parents (1989)
Caddyshack II (1988)
Moving (1988)
No Man's Land (1987)
Sweet Country (1986)
The Wraith (1986)
Fool for Love (1985)
The Slugger's Wife (1985)
The Wild Life (1984)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Heartbeeps (1981)
Foxes (1980)
The Long Riders (1980)
Midnight Express (1978)
The Choirboys (1977)
Three Warriors (1977)
Bound for Glory (1976)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Breakout (1975)
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
The Last Detail (1973)
Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)
Paper Moon (1973)
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Targets (1968)

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