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Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid young

Birth Date

April 9, 1954


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


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6 ft 0 in | 183 cm

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80 kg | 175 lbs

Shoe size

11 US | 44 EU

Dennis Quaid young Mini Bio best movies

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

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).

Best films Awards

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.