Randy Quaid

Birthday: Oct 1, 1950
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Six-foot four-inch, beefy character actor with rubbery, homely face, Quaid's first professional show-business work was as the "straight man" half of a comedy duo with actor Trey Wilson in Houston. While a third-year college drama student he was cast by Peter Bogdanovich in a supporting role in The Last Picture Show (1971), then went on to have small roles in Bogdanovich's next two movies. He made a big impression as a naive sailor alongside Jack Nicholson in The Last Detail (1973), for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. By the mid '70s, he worked in films frequently, usually typecast as a dim-witted fool or redneck. In the mid '80s he was (for one season) in the regular cast of the weekly sketch-comedy series "Saturday Night Live," on which he demonstrated his considerable comedic talent and often impersonated President Ronald Reagan. More recently he has gotten straight dramatic roles, a transition marked by his off-Broadway stage debut in True West in 1983. He has also worked frequently in TV movies, portraying Lenny in Of Mice and Men (1981) and Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Days (1987); for his portrayal of Mitch in the TV version of A Streetcar Named Desire (1984) he won an Emmy. He is the brother of actor Dennis Quaid, with whom he appeared in The Long Riders (1980).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach Coach Lew Tuttle 2015
No Score Yet Real Time Reuben 2008
No Score Yet Frankenstein The Monster 2007
30% Goya's Ghosts King Carlos IV $0.8M 2007
No Score Yet Treasure Island Kids: The Pirates of Treasure Island Capt. Flint 2006
No Score Yet Texas Ranch House Actor 2006
87% Brokeback Mountain Joe Aguirre $83M 2005
46% The Ice Harvest Bill Guerrard $8.9M 2005
No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Tommy Tornado 2005
No Score Yet Category 6: Day of Destruction Tornado Tommy 2004
No Score Yet Five Days to Midnight Det. Irwin Sikorski 2004
53% Home on the Range Alameda Slim $49.9M 2004
No Score Yet Carolina Ted Mirabeau 2004
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure Eddie 2003
8% Grind Mr. Jensen $5.2M 2003
No Score Yet Black Cadillac Charlie 2003
39% Milwaukee, Minnesota Jerry James 2003
40% Kart Racer Vic Davies 2002
4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash Bruno $4.4M 2002
No Score Yet Back by Midnight Eli Rockwood 2002
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I. Mr. McCluskey 2002
30% Not Another Teen Movie Mr. Briggs $37.9M 2001
No Score Yet The Day the World Ended Michael 2001
43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Cappy Von Trapment $0.5M 2000
No Score Yet George Wallace: Settin' the Woods On Fire Narrator 2000
No Score Yet Mail to the Chief President A. Thorton Osgood 2000
No Score Yet The Thin Blue Lie Phil Chadway 2000
No Score Yet The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns Jack Woods 1999
No Score Yet Purgatory Doc Woods 1999
No Score Yet P.U.N.K.S. Tom Utley 1999
No Score Yet Bug Buster Gen. George S. Merlin 1998
No Score Yet The Protector Actor 1998
No Score Yet Last Rites Jeremy Dillon 1998
28% Hard Rain Sheriff 1997
13% Vegas Vacation Cousin Eddie 1997
88% Get on the Bus Tennessee State Trooper 1996
50% Kingpin Ishmael 1996
64% Independence Day Russell Casse 1996
No Score Yet Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy Randy Weaver 1996
32% Last Dance Sam Burns 1996
No Score Yet Moonshine Highway Sheriff Miller 1996
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo Actor 1995
No Score Yet Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Steve Carella 1995
No Score Yet Legends of the North Whip 1995
No Score Yet Woman Undone Actor 1995
No Score Yet Curse of the Starving Class Taylor 1994
19% Bye Bye, Love Vic DiMico 1994
No Score Yet Vecinos Lenny Benedetti 1994
5% Major League II uncredited 1994
88% The Paper McDougal 1994
47% Freaked Elijah C. Skuggs 1993
No Score Yet Murder in the Heartland Elmer Scheele 1993
17% Frankenstein Actor 1992
No Score Yet Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich Actor 1991
No Score Yet Woman Undone Allan Hansen 1991
55% Texasville Lester Marlow 1991
82% Quick Change Loomis 1990
39% Days of Thunder Tom Daland 1990
No Score Yet Martians Go Home Mark Devereaux 1990
65% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Eddie 1989
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Feet Samuels 1989
No Score Yet Out Cold Lester 1989
46% Parents Nick Laemle 1989
No Score Yet Cold Dog Soup Jack 1989
No Score Yet Dead Solid Perfect Kenny Lee 1988
4% Caddyshack II Peter Blunt 1988
No Score Yet Evil in Clear River Pete Suvak 1988
No Score Yet Moving Frank/Cornell Crawford 1988
50% No Man's Land Lt. Vincent Bracey 1987
No Score Yet Sweet Country Juan 1987
No Score Yet LBJ: The Early Years Lyndon Baines Johnson 1987
100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Actor 1987
33% The Wraith Sheriff Loomis 1986
75% Fool for Love Martin 1985
0% The Slugger's Wife Moose 1985
No Score Yet The Wild Life Charlie 1984
No Score Yet A Streetcar Named Desire Actor 1984
93% National Lampoon's Vacation Cousin Eddie 1983
No Score Yet Inside the Third Reich Putzi Hanfstaengel 1982
0% Heartbeeps Charlie 1981
No Score Yet Of Mice and Men Lennie Small 1981
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Ritchie 1980
67% Foxes Jay 1980
82% The Long Riders Clell Miller 1980
No Score Yet To Race the Wind Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang Grat Dalton 1979
96% Midnight Express Jimmy Booth 1978
50% The Choirboys Proust 1977
No Score Yet Three Warriors Quentin Hammond 1977
85% Bound for Glory Luther Johnson 1976
75% The Missouri Breaks Little Tod 1976
38% Breakout Hawk Hawkins 1975
100% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Virgil 1974
93% The Last Detail Meadows 1973
92% Paper Moon Leroy 1973
No Score Yet Lolly-Madonna XXX (The Lolly-Madonna War) Finch Feather 1973
90% What's Up, Doc? Prof. Hosquith 1972
100% The Last Picture Show Lester Marlow 1971
88% Targets Actor 1968

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
Michael Doyle
  • 2001
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator
  • 2000
No Score Yet Gun
1997
  • 1997
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 1986
  • 1985

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