Randy Quaid Biography


Randy Quaid

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Birth Name: Randy Quaid
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age: 67 Years
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Towering height with broad frame and large beard, Randy Quaid is an actor from United States who has also won Golden Globes, USA and Satellite Awards once. He is mainly popular in the world for starring his role in the movies like Vacation movies, Independence Day, Kingpin and Brokeback Mountain. Randy Quaid was born as Randy Randall Rudy Quaid in Houston, Texas, United States of America to American parents. Randy is the older brother of Dennis Quaid. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

On 11th of May 1980, Randy got married to Ella Jolly. Three years later on 29th of May, they welcomed their only child together. They announced their separation at the end of 1986 and finally dissolved their married life on 24th of August 1989.

In 1987, while Randy was filming Bloodhounds of Broadway, he met love of his life Evi Quaid. Evi Quaid is a famous American movie director. They are still together and are happy to have each other in their life.

While Randy was in University of Houston, he was encountered by film director and producer, Peter Bogdanovich. Few months later he made his acting debut. He appeared in 1971 drama film The Last Picture Show. Two years later in 1973, he appeared in the comedy movie, The Last Detail and for this role critically acclaimed. He is also famous for his appearance in the TV series, Elvis. For his role in Goya's Ghosts, he earned the salary of $1,000,000 and his net worth is expected to be around $1 million.

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Born in Houston, Texas

1950 1st of October

Randy Quaid was born as Randy Randall Rudy Quaid in Houston, Texas, United States of America to American parents. Randy is the older brother of Dennis Quaid. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

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Began his acting career

1971

While Randy was in University of Houston, he was encountered by film director and producer, Peter Bogdanovich. Few months later he made his acting debut. He appeared in 1971 drama film The Last Picture Show. He played the role of Lester Marlow in this movie.

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Appeared in The Last Detail

1973

After making his acting debut in 1971, he appeared in the movie What's Up, Doc? in 1972. In 1973 he appeared in the comedy movie, The Last Detail playing the role of Meadows and for this role critically acclaimed.

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Married to Ella Jolly

1980 11th of May

On 11th of May 1980, Randy got married to Ella Jolly. Three years later on 29th of May, they welcomed their only child together. It is also said that he dated her for several years before getting married in 1980.

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First child, Amanda Marie Quaid

1983 29th of May

He became father for the first time in his life and that was in 1983. He and his ex wife, Ella Jolly welcomed their first child together on 29th of May and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Amanda Marie Quaid.

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Appeared in Saturday Night Live

1985

Besides being popular for his appearance in several hit movies, he is also known for his appearances in the television show, Saturday Night Live. He appeared in this show for about a year as one of the important cast of this show.

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Won Golden Globes, USA

1988

Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world. He got nominated in this award for the first time in 1974 but he only won this award in 1988 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.

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Divorced with Ella Jolly

1989 24th of August

Though he was happily married to Ella Jolly and he also had a daughter with her in 1983, they decided to call off their married life. They announced their separation at the end of 1986 and finally dissolved their married life on 24th of August 1989.

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Married to Evi Quaid

1989 5th of October

In 1987, while Randy was filming Bloodhounds of Broadway, he met love of his life Evi Quaid. Evi Quaid is a famous American movie director. They got married in 1989. They are still together and are happy to have each other in their life.

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Was named as Star on the Walk of Fame

2003 of October

He has also been honored with one of the prestigious awards in the Hollywood and that is Star on the Walk of Fame. He was honored with this award in 2003 for his contribution to the Motion Picture since a long time.

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Appeared in Brokeback Mountain

2005

Golden Globes, USA winner Randy Quaid is mainly popular in the world for starring his role in the movies like Vacation movies, Independence Day, Kingpin and Brokeback Mountain. He also filed a lawsuit against Focus Features accusing them for paying him low.

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Won Satellite Awards

2005

In 2005, he got nominated in Satellite Awards for the first time in his life. He was nominated in this award for his role in the movie, Elvis and he won this award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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Faced burglary charges

2010 18th of September

Besides having good reputation in the world as an actor, he is not denied of being involved in crimes and frauds. On 18th of September 2010, he faced burglary charges. He faced this charges because he lived in a guest house without permission of the owner.

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Released his first single, Star Whackers

2011 of March

Towering height with broad frame and large beard, Randy Quaid is also a great singer. He is one of the active members of the musical band; band Randy Quaid & The Fugitives. They released their first single, Star Whackers in March 2011.

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