Dennis Quaid young
April 9, 1954
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
80 kg | 175 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
Dennis Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, United States, on April 9, 1954, is an American actor. Young Dennis Quaid made his big screen debut in fantasy drama film I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977) in role as Shark, Baseball Pitcher. Quaid's breakthrough role came as Mike in comedy drama movie Breaking Away (1979).
He won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Frank Whitaker in drama film Far from Heaven (2002) opposite Julianne Moore.
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Francis Patrick "Frank" Sullivan in science fiction thriller film Frequency (2000).
The Right Stuff (1983) epic historical drama in role as Gordon Cooper
The Big Easy (1986) crime comedy drama with Ellen Barkin and John Goodman
Innerspace (1987) science fiction with Meg Ryan
Suspect (1987) drama mystery with Cher and Liam Neeson
Great Balls of Fire! (1989) biographical in role as Jerry Lee Lewis with Winona Ryder
Postcards from the Edge (1990) comedy drama with Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine and Gene Hackman
Undercover Blues (1993) comedy action with Kathleen Turner
Wyatt Earp (1994) biographical Western in role as Doc Holliday
DragonHeart (1996) fantasy action adventure with Sean Connery
Savior (1998) political drama with Nastassja Kinski
Pandorum (2009) science fiction horror with Ben Foster and Norman Reedus
Soul Surfer (2011) biographical drama with Helen Hunt and AnnaSophia Robb
Playing for Keeps (2012) romantic comedy with Gerard Butler, Catherine Zeta‑Jones and Jessica Biel
At Any Price (2012) drama with Zac Efron and Heather Graham
Truth (2015) political drama with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford
Traffic (2000) crime drama with Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta‑Jones and Benicio del Toro
Enemy Mine (1985) science fiction in role as Willis "Will" Davidge
Any Given Sunday (1999) sports drama with Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx
Kin (2018) science fiction action opposite Zoë Kravitz and James Franco
He is also a musician, plays with his band the Sharks.
He was married to actress Meg Ryan (1991-2001), they have a son.
He has been married three times, has three children.
Has a pilot license.
Loves to play golf.
Lives in Los Angeles.
Being a celebrity couple is not so easy - it's double the publicity, and it's hard to have a private life...I have to tell you that I am happier with my life now then ever: I have a great son and a great career. I'm not only here, but here stronger than I've ever been - I have absolutely no regrets about the ups and downs of my career.
My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story. That's what directors are, they're storytellers because they're directing where your focus is going to be as an audience.
There's no way that I could do a 9 to 5 job. There's no way. I was not cut out for that. You come in and you work for three months on the one job. They say, 'Great,' you know, and you're on to the next one - and you never even got fired. It's wonderful.
Golf is meaningless, but it means so much.
'Legion' was a lot of fun to shoot. It was a real unique apocalypse scenario that takes place in a diner out in the desert. Very much like a drive-in B-movie, but in a good way.
I love to work. I actually enjoy it now more than I did when I was in my 20s. I don't know why, but I'm just grateful.
I look for a good story. Usually the best stories are the ones that are unbelievably true. 'Soul Surfer' is one of those stories.
Family is the most important thing in life, period.