Dennis Quaid is a well-known American actor who is best known for appearing in comedic and dramatic roles. Quaid rose to fame in the 1980s and has appeared in a number of films and television shows. He began his career in 1975 by starring in the film ‘Crazy Mama.’
Dennis William Quaid was born on April 9, 1954, in Houston, Texas, to his parents William Rudy Quaid and Juanita B. “Nita” Quaid.
He went to Bellaire High School and also attended the University of Houston, but dropped out to pursue a career in acting and moved to Hollywood.
Dennis Quaid has been married three times. In 1978, he got married to P. J. Soles. They divorced in 1983. From 1991 to 2000, he was married to actress Meg Ryan. In 2001, he was in a relationship with Shanna Moakler. In 2004, he got married to Kimberly Buffington. He filed for divorce from Buffington in 2013. They reconciled and again filed for divorce in 2016.
It has been reported that Quaid is dating Santa Auzina in 2016. He has got three children named Jack Quaid, Zoe Grace Quaid, and Thomas Boone Quaid.
Dennis Quaid began his career by appearing in an uncredited role in the movie ‘Crazy Mama.’ In 1977, he was seen in the film ‘September 30, 1955’. He then appeared as Alan in the film ‘The Seniors.’ This was followed by the films ‘Our Winning Season’ and ‘Breaking Away.’
In the 1980s and 1990s, Quid was seen in the films ‘’Tough Enough’, ‘Jaws 3-D’, ‘The Right Stuff,’ ‘Dreamscape,’ ‘Enemy Mine,’ ‘The Big Easy,’ ‘Great Balls of Fire!’, ‘Undercover Blues,’ ‘Dragonheart,’ ‘The Parent Trap,’ ‘Playing By Hear,’ and ‘Any Given Sunday.’
In 2000, Quaid was seen in the film ‘Traffic’ and ‘Frequency.’ He then went on to appear in the critically acclaimed ‘Far from Heaven.’ His other film roles include ‘The Alamo’, ‘Vantage Point,’ ‘Smart People,’ ‘The Express,’ ‘Soul Surfer,’ ‘Movie 43’, ‘Truth,’ and ‘A Dog’s Purpose.’
He has appeared in many television shows and made-for-television films. Some of his prominent television roles are ‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ ‘Vegas,’ ‘The Special Relationship,’ ‘Fortitude,’ and ‘The Art of More.’
He was also the executive producer of ‘Vegas.’ In 2018, he will be seen in the film ‘A Can Only Imagine.’
Awards & Achievements
In 2010, Dennis Quaid was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for his role in ‘The Special Relationship.’ He has received two nominations from the Golden Globe Awards and two nominations from the AARP Movies for Grownup Awards. In 2016, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Houston Film Critics Society Awards. Other Awards won by the actor include ShoWest Convention Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Independent Film Spirit Awards.
Net Worth & Salary of Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid has an estimated net worth of more than $45 million. He has successfully appeared in many films and television shows and has also lent his voice in the film ‘Battle for Terra.’ He was the star and executive producer of ‘Vegas.’ He is also a musician and plays for the band called the ‘Sharks.’ The main source of his wealth is acting, and there has been a considerable increase in his net worth over the past few years.
Dennis Quaid is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He has appeared in a number of films and television shows and has also appeared in many TV films. His popularity has made him won many awards and had also got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dennis Quaid has also worked for many charities and organizes the annual “Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend.” Quaid is a member of Los Angeles’ Bel-Air Country Club.