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Randy Quaid is an American television and film actor

InformationDetail
BirthdayOctober 1, 1950
NationalityAmerican
FamousUniversity Of Houston, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateTexas
SpousesEvi Quaid (m. 1989), Ella Jolly (m. 1980–1989)
SiblingsDennis Quaid
Known asRandy Randall Rudy Quaid
Childrens Amanda Marie
Universities
  • University Of Houston
  • Pershing Middle School
  • Bellaire High School
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of Houston
Birth PlaceHouston, Texas, United States
Height196cm
GenderMale
FatherWilliam Rudy Quaid
MotherJuanita Bonniedale
Net Worth$1 million as of Dec 11,2016
Sun SignLibra
Born inHouston, Texas, United States

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Who is Randy Quaid?

A Golden Globe recipient and Academy Award-nominated actor, Randy Quaid is one of Hollywood’s most critically acclaimed stars, who has made a huge impact in the field of television and cinema. He shot to fame with ‘The Last Detail’, for which he earned a series of nominations at the Golden Globe Awards, Academy Awards and the BAFTA Awards. Some of his best performances are in films, ‘Brokeback Mountain’, ‘Independence Day’, ‘The Last Detail’, and the ‘National Lampoon's Vacation’. One of his most brilliant television performances was his portrayal of the U.S. President Lyndon Johnson in ‘LBJ: The Early Years’, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and earned an Emmy nomination. This versatile character actor, who has appeared in over 90 films in his career, was one of the youngest stars to be nominated for an Oscar at the age of 21 for the movie, ‘The Last Detail’. He was discovered by director, Peter Bogdanovich while studying drama, after which his career in films and television kicked-off. Off late, his career has been on a stand-still due to numerous controversies and legal battles.

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Childhood & Early Life

Randy Quaid was born as Randall Randy Quaid in Houston, Texas, to William Rudy Quaid and Juanita Bonniedale Quaid.

He attended Pershing Middle School and Bellaire High School after which he graduated from University of Houston, with a major in drama.

Career

He got his first break while studying at the University of Houston, when he was spotted by director Peter Bogdanovich, who cast him in his film, ‘The Last Picture Show’.

In 1973, he bagged the role of ‘Larry Meadows’, a young sailor in ‘The Last Detail’. In 1978, he appeared in the American-British film, ‘Midnight Express’, which was directed by Alan Parker. The film was based on Billy Hayes’s book of the same title.

From 1985 to 1986, he was a regular on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and played a number of recurring characters including, ‘the floating head’, and ‘Rudy Randolph.’

He also appeared as the loathsome ‘Cousin Eddie’ in the National Lampoon’s Vacation’ films- ‘Vacation’, ‘Christmas Vacation’, ‘Vegas Vacation’ and the television film, ‘Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure’.

In 1987, he was awarded a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson on NBC’s television mini-series, ‘LBJ: The Early Years’.

In 1988, he played the lead role in the HBO film, ‘Dead Solid Perfect’. In the same year, he also starred in the comedy film, ‘Moving’.

In 1990, he starred in David Odell’s comedy film, ‘Martians Go Home, however, the film didn’t do well at the box-office.

From 1991 to 1992, he played the role of ‘Dwight Davis’, a widowed school principal in the American comedy sitcom, ‘Davis Rules’.

In 1996, he appeared in the American military science fiction film, ‘Independence Day’ and the comedy film ‘Kingpin’.

In 2001, he played the role of ‘Mr Briggs’ in the American parody film ‘Not Another Teen Movie’, directed by Joel Gallen.

In 2004, he acted in Sam Shepard’s stage play, ‘The God of Hell’, a critically acclaimed play produced by the New School University, New York. The same year, he appeared in the CBS mini-series, ‘Category 6: Day of Destruction’.

In 2005, he earned a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award nomination for his role as ‘Colonel Tom Parker’ in ‘Elvis’, a critically acclaimed biographical mini-series based on the life of music icon, Elvis Presley.

He appeared in the Academy Award-nominated 2005 film, ‘Brokeback Mountain’, as ‘Joe Aguirre’, an insensitive rancher. He is also a member of the musical band ‘Randy Quaid & The Fugitives’. The band released its first single ‘Star Whackers’ in 2011.

Major Works

In 1973, he appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, ‘The Last Detail’, which was screened at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. The movie won numerous awards and received positive reviews from the National Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle.

In 2005, he appeared in ‘Brokeback Mountain’, a movie that occupies 11th spot on the list of ‘Highest-grossing romance films of all time’. It also received the prestigious ‘Golden Lion Award’ at the Venice Film Festival. It was the highest grossing film in the U.S. that year, earning $178.06 million at the box-office.

Awards & Achievements

In 1988, he received the Golden Globe Award in the category, ‘Best Actor in a Mini-series or Television film’ for ‘‘LBJ: The Early Years’.

On October 7, 2003 he received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.

In 2005, he was the recipient of the Satellite Award, ‘Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television’ for ‘Elvis’.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1980, he married Ella Marie Jolly and they had a daughter, Amanda Marie. The couple divorced on August 24, 1989.

On October 5, 1989, he married Evi Motolanez at ‘The San Ysidro Ranch’ resort, California. The couple adopted two children together.

Trivia

In 2009, this Golden Globe recipient was arrested along with his wife after being accused of burglary and failure to pay a hotel bill in California.

This American film and television actor sought asylum in Canada with his wife, after he claimed that his life was at risk due to threats from a celebrity-murdering group called ‘Hollywood star whackers’.

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Randy Quaid awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

1988Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionLBJ: The Early Years (1987)

Randy Quaid biography timelines

  • // 1st Oct 1950
    Randy Quaid was born as Randall Randy Quaid in Houston, Texas, to William Rudy Quaid and Juanita Bonniedale Quaid.
  • // 1973 To 1978
    In 1973, he bagged the role of ‘Larry Meadows’, a young sailor in ‘The Last Detail’. In 1978, he appeared in the American-British film, ‘Midnight Express’, which was directed by Alan Parker. The film was based on Billy Hayes’s book of the same title.
  • // 1973 To 1974
    In 1973, he appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, ‘The Last Detail’, which was screened at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. The movie won numerous awards and received positive reviews from the National Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle.
  • // 1980 To 24th Aug 1989
    In 1980, he married Ella Marie Jolly and they had a daughter, Amanda Marie. The couple divorced on August 24, 1989.
  • // 1985 To 1986
    From 1985 to 1986, he was a regular on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and played a number of recurring characters including, ‘the floating head’, and ‘Rudy Randolph.’
  • // 1987
    In 1987, he was awarded a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson on NBC’s television mini-series, ‘LBJ: The Early Years’.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, he played the lead role in the HBO film, ‘Dead Solid Perfect’. In the same year, he also starred in the comedy film, ‘Moving’.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, he received the Golden Globe Award in the category, ‘Best Actor in a Mini-series or Television film’ for ‘‘LBJ: The Early Years’.
  • // 5th Oct 1989
    On October 5, 1989, he married Evi Motolanez at ‘The San Ysidro Ranch’ resort, California. The couple adopted two children together.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, he starred in David Odell’s comedy film, ‘Martians Go Home, however, the film didn’t do well at the box-office.
  • // 1991 To 1992
    From 1991 to 1992, he played the role of ‘Dwight Davis’, a widowed school principal in the American comedy sitcom, ‘Davis Rules’.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, he appeared in the American military science fiction film, ‘Independence Day’ and the comedy film ‘Kingpin’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he played the role of ‘Mr Briggs’ in the American parody film ‘Not Another Teen Movie’, directed by Joel Gallen.
  • // 7th Oct 2003
    On October 7, 2003 he received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he acted in Sam Shepard’s stage play, ‘The God of Hell’, a critically acclaimed play produced by the New School University, New York. The same year, he appeared in the CBS mini-series, ‘Category 6: Day of Destruction’.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he earned a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award nomination for his role as ‘Colonel Tom Parker’ in ‘Elvis’, a critically acclaimed biographical mini-series based on the life of music icon, Elvis Presley.
  • // 2005 To 2011
    He appeared in the Academy Award-nominated 2005 film, ‘Brokeback Mountain’, as ‘Joe Aguirre’, an insensitive rancher. He is also a member of the musical band ‘Randy Quaid & The Fugitives’. The band released its first single ‘Star Whackers’ in 2011.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he appeared in ‘Brokeback Mountain’, a movie that occupies 11th spot on the list of ‘Highest-grossing romance films of all time’. It also received the prestigious ‘Golden Lion Award’ at the Venice Film Festival. It was the highest grossing film in the U.S. that year, earning $178.06 million at the box-office.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he was the recipient of the Satellite Award, ‘Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television’ for ‘Elvis’.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, this Golden Globe recipient was arrested along with his wife after being accused of burglary and failure to pay a hotel bill in California.

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Randy Quaid's FAQ

  • What is Randy Quaid birthday?

    Randy Quaid was born at 1950-10-01

  • Where is Randy Quaid's birth place?

    Randy Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, United States

  • What is Randy Quaid nationalities?

    Randy Quaid's nationalities is American

  • Who is Randy Quaid spouses?

    Randy Quaid's spouses is Evi Quaid (m. 1989), Ella Jolly (m. 1980–1989)

  • Who is Randy Quaid siblings?

    Randy Quaid's siblings is Dennis Quaid

  • Who is Randy Quaid childrens?

    Randy Quaid's childrens is Amanda Marie

  • What was Randy Quaid universities?

    Randy Quaid studied at University Of Houston, Pershing Middle School, Bellaire High School

  • What was Randy Quaid notable alumnis?

    Randy Quaid's notable alumnis is University Of Houston

  • How tall is Randy Quaid?

    Randy Quaid's height is 196

  • Who is Randy Quaid's father?

    Randy Quaid's father is William Rudy Quaid

  • Who is Randy Quaid's mother?

    Randy Quaid's mother is Juanita Bonniedale

  • What is Randy Quaid's sun sign?

    Randy Quaid is Libra