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Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid

Whether he is playing a clumsy redneck, spoofing an American president, or portraying a quietly psychotic father, Randy Quaid has a screen and stage presence that is difficult to ignore. Part of this is due to his physical appearance. The curly headed Quaid stands a muscular 6'4" tall, and unlike his handsome younger brother, Dennis, he is an ordinary-looking man with a flexible face that enables him to disappear into a wide variety of characters. An electrician's son, the Houston-born and raised Quaid was majoring in drama at the University of Houston and working as a standup comedian with actor Trey Wilson when he met Peter Bogdanovich. The young director was impressed with Quaid and cast him in a number of his films, beginning with Targets (1968), then The Last Picture Show (1971), Paper Moon (1973), and Texasville (1990). In 1973, Quaid received an Oscar nomination for his moving portrayal of a convicted, bewildered sailor escorted to prison by guards Jack Nicholson and Otis Young in The Last Detail. Other notable Quaid performances can be found in Midnight Express (1978), the National Lampoon Vacation films of the '80s and '90s, The Curse of the Starving Class (1994), and Kingpin (1996). In 1999, he stepped in front of the camera for his wife, Evi Quaid, in High Expectations, her directorial debut. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival that year. Though successful in feature films, Quaid has had even better luck on television. The burly actor has excelled on the small screen since making his debut in the 1971 movie Getting Away From It All. He has been nominated for an Emmy for playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in the NBC miniseries LBJ: The Early Years (1986), a role that also won him a Golden Globe award. Quaid's television work extends beyond the dramatic: During the 1985-1986 season, he was a regular on NBC's sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, and starred in the sitcom Davis Rules from 1991 until 1992. In addition to his film and television career, Quaid has also found success on-stage in both New York and Los Angeles. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide


Filmography of Randy Quaid:

Randy Quaid Trivia

When was Randy Quaid born?
Randy Quaid was born on October 1, 1950

What role did Randy Quaid portray in Treasure Island Kids: The Pirates of Treasure Island?
Randy Quaid played Captain Flint in Treasure Island Kids: The Pirates of Treasure Island

Who did Randy Quaid play in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure?
Randy Quaid was Cousin Eddie Johnson in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure

Who did Randy Quaid play in Kart Racer?
Randy Quaid was Vic Davies in Kart Racer

Who did Randy Quaid play in The Siege at Ruby Ridge?
Randy Quaid was Randy Weaver in The Siege at Ruby Ridge

What role did Randy Quaid portray in Mail to the Chief?
Randy Quaid played President A. Thorton Osgood II in Mail to the Chief

Who did Randy Quaid play in The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns?
Randy Quaid was Jack Woods in The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

Who did Randy Quaid portray in 5ive Days to Midnight?
Randy Quaid was Detective Irwin Sikorski in 5ive Days to Midnight

Who did Randy Quaid play in The Adventures of Pluto Nash?
Randy Quaid was Bruno in The Adventures of Pluto Nash

What role did Randy Quaid play in The Thin Blue Lie?
Randy Quaid played Phil Chadway in The Thin Blue Lie

What role did Randy Quaid play in Kingpin?
Randy Quaid played Ishmael in Kingpin

Who did Randy Quaid play in Bye Bye, Love?
Randy Quaid was Vic DeMico in Bye Bye, Love

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Midnight Express?
Randy Quaid was Jimmy Booth in Midnight Express

Who did Randy Quaid play in Bloodhounds of Broadway?
Randy Quaid was Feet Samuels in Bloodhounds of Broadway

Who did Randy Quaid play in Elvis?
Randy Quaid was Colonel Tom Parker in Elvis

Who did Randy Quaid play in Milwaukee, Minnesota?
Randy Quaid was Jerry James in Milwaukee, Minnesota

What role did Randy Quaid portray in Hard Rain?
Randy Quaid played Sheriff in Hard Rain

Who did Randy Quaid play in Vegas Vacation?
Randy Quaid was Cousin Eddie in Vegas Vacation

What role did Randy Quaid play in Last Dance?
Randy Quaid played Sam Burns in Last Dance

What role did Randy Quaid play in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation?
Randy Quaid played Cousin Eddie in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Who did Randy Quaid portray in The Wraith?
Randy Quaid was Sheriff Loomis in The Wraith

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Quick Change?
Randy Quaid was Loomis in Quick Change

Who did Randy Quaid play in Out Cold?
Randy Quaid was Lester Atlas in Out Cold

Who did Randy Quaid play in No Man's Land?
Randy Quaid was Lt. Vincent Bracey in No Man's Land

Who did Randy Quaid play in The Last Detail?
Randy Quaid was Meadows SN in The Last Detail

Who did Randy Quaid play in Heartbeeps?
Randy Quaid was Charlie in Heartbeeps

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Category 7: The End of the World?
Randy Quaid was Tornado Tommy in Category 7: The End of the World

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Goya's Ghosts?
Randy Quaid was King Carlos IV in Goya's Ghosts

Who did Randy Quaid portray in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle?
Randy Quaid was Cappy van Trappment in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

What role did Randy Quaid portray in Freaked?
Randy Quaid played Elijah C. Skuggs in Freaked

What role did Randy Quaid play in The Slugger's Wife?
Randy Quaid played Moose Granger in The Slugger's Wife

What role did Randy Quaid portray in The Missouri Breaks?
Randy Quaid played Little Tod in The Missouri Breaks

What role did Randy Quaid play in Foxes?
Randy Quaid played Jay in Foxes

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Fool for Love?
Randy Quaid was Martin in Fool for Love

Who did Randy Quaid play in Days of Thunder?
Randy Quaid was Tim Daland in Days of Thunder

What role did Randy Quaid play in Category 6: Day of Destruction?
Randy Quaid played Tornado Tommy in Category 6: Day of Destruction

Who did Randy Quaid play in The Ice Harvest?
Randy Quaid was Bill Gerard in The Ice Harvest

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Home on the Range?
Randy Quaid was Alameda Slim in Home on the Range

What role did Randy Quaid play in The Paper?
Randy Quaid played McDougal in The Paper

Who did Randy Quaid portray in National Lampoon's Vacation?
Randy Quaid was Cousin Eddie in National Lampoon's Vacation

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones?
Randy Quaid was Clayton Richie in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Breakout?
Randy Quaid was Hawk Hawkins in Breakout

Who did Randy Quaid play in Brokeback Mountain?
Randy Quaid was Joe Aguirre in Brokeback Mountain

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Texasville?
Randy Quaid was Lester Marlow in Texasville

What role did Randy Quaid portray in Paper Moon?
Randy Quaid played Leroy in Paper Moon

Who did Randy Quaid play in The Long Riders?
Randy Quaid was Clell Miller in The Long Riders

Who did Randy Quaid play in Grind?
Randy Quaid was Mr. Jensen in Grind

What role did Randy Quaid portray in Caddyshack II?
Randy Quaid played Peter Blunt in Caddyshack II

Who did Randy Quaid play in Bound for Glory?
Randy Quaid was Luther Johnson in Bound for Glory

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Major League II?
Randy Quaid was Johnny in Major League II

What role did Randy Quaid portray in Not Another Teen Movie?
Randy Quaid played Mr. Briggs in Not Another Teen Movie

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Frank McKlusky, C.I.?
Randy Quaid was Mr. McKlusky in Frank McKlusky, C.I.

Who did Randy Quaid play in Purgatory?
Randy Quaid was Doc Holliday in Purgatory

Who did Randy Quaid portray in Bug Buster?
Randy Quaid was General George in Bug Buster

What role did Randy Quaid portray in Independence Day?
Randy Quaid played Russell Casse in Independence Day

Who did Randy Quaid play in Evil in Clear River?
Randy Quaid was Pete Suvak in Evil in Clear River

Who did Randy Quaid portray in What's Up, Doc?
Randy Quaid was Prof. Hosquith in What's Up, Doc?

Who did Randy Quaid play in The Last Picture Show?
Randy Quaid was Lester Marlow in The Last Picture Show


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