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Dennis Quaid

Throughout his career, Dennis Quaid has been featured in a diverse range of films culminating in an impressive body of work. In addition to receiving a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nomination for his outstanding performance in Far From Heaven, he received honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and The Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actor of the Year. He was most recently seen in American Dreamz opposite Hugh Grant and Willem Dafoe, In Good Company with Scarlett Johansson and will soon be seen in the thriller Vantage Point opposite Matthew Fox and William Hurt.

Quaid is especially well known for his title role of a high school baseball coach in Disney's The Rookie and his portrayal of a high-powered attorney in the critically acclaimed drama Traffic. His feature film credits include Yours, Mine and Ours, In Good Company, The Day After Tomorrow, The Alamo, Parent Trap and The Flight of the Phoenix.

For television, Quaid starred in the Emmy Award-winning film Bill and its sequel Bill: On This Own. He also starred in the Emmy-nominated Dinner with Friends for HBO. He made his directorial debut for TNT with the television film, Everything That Rises.

Quaid began acting in high school and studied theater at the University of Houston. His career was launched with the role of an ex-football player in the film Breaking Away. He went on to star in the films The Long Riders, Crazy Mama, Dreamscape, All Night Long and Enemy Mine. His impressive body of work also includes Savior, Wyatt Earp, the Oscar-nominated space epic, The Right Stuff, Any Given Sunday, Something To Talk About, Everybody's All American, Suspect, D.O.A and Flesh and Bone.

Upcoming, Quaid stars in the Universal film The Express and the Mandate Pictures film The Horseman.

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Dennis Quaid Facts

Birth Name Dennis William Quaid
BirthdayApril 9, 1954 (69)
BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Dennis Quaid compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Episode 1
A Dog's Purpose
The Words
The Parent Trap
The Long Riders
Gang Related
The Day After Tomorrow
Soul Surfer
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