Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid

Highest Rated: 100% The Last Picture Show (1971)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 1, 1950

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Actor Randy Quaid earned notice for his characterizations of good-natured bumblers and hapless hillbillies in many acclaimed 1970s films before going on to enjoy a long career that netted him Academy, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award nominations. Following his Oscar nomination for playing opposite Jack Nicholson as a pair of sailors on leave in Hal Ashby's superb "The Last Detail" (1973) as well as a string of movies with some of the best filmmakers of the era, Quaid raised his comedic profile with "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983) and its many sequels, as well as starring roles in the unsettling indie comedy "Parents" (1989) and the Farrelly Brothers' slapstick bowling outing, "Kingpin" (1996). Always adept at lending a dark twist to his charismatic roles as criminals, sheriffs, and politicians, Quaid was aligned with the occasional blockbuster like "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Independence Day" (1996), and "Brokeback Mountain" (2005), while consistently earning praise for portraying larger-than-life figures like President Lyndon B. Johnson and Elvis' showy manager Col. Tom Parker in television movies. The towering, bear-like Texan leveraged his size to be both menacing and unexpectedly gentle and never failed to make an impression during his 40-plus years on the screen.

Highest rated movies

The Last Picture Show
National Lampoon's Vacation
Midnight Express
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
The Last Detail
What's Up, Doc?
The Paper
Brokeback Mountain

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weight Gordon (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Whackers Self - 2011
No Score Yet 27% Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story Coach Lew Tuttle (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 60% Real Time Reuben (Character) - 2008
30% 57% Goya's Ghosts King Carlos IV (Character) $1.0M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvis: The Early Years Vol. 2 Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 51% Category 7: The End of the World Unknown (Character) - 2005
87% 82% Brokeback Mountain Joe Aguirre (Character) $83.0M 2005
47% 43% The Ice Harvest Bill Guerrard (Character) $8.8M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overload Tornado Tommy Dixon (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 83% Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 46% Five Days to Midnight Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 56% Category 6: Day of Destruction Unknown (Character) - 2004
53% 29% Home on the Range Alameda Slim (Voice) - 2004
40% 61% Kart Racer Vic Davies (Character) - 2003
38% 50% Milwaukee, Minnesota Jerry James (Character) $17.4K 2003
No Score Yet 44% Black Cadillac Charlie (Character) - 2003
8% 79% Grind Jock Jensen (Character) $5.1M 2003
No Score Yet 57% Carolina Ted Mirabeau (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 12% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure Eddie Johnson (Character) - 2003
4% 19% The Adventures of Pluto Nash Bruno (Character) $4.4M 2002
No Score Yet 46% Back by Midnight Eli Rockwood (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 31% Frank McKlusky, C.I. Madman McKlusky (Character) - 2002
29% 55% Not Another Teen Movie Mr. Briggs (Character) $37.9M 2001
No Score Yet 33% The Day the World Ended Dr. Michael McCann (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Blue Lie Phil Chadway (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire Narrator - 2000
43% 20% The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Cappy Von Trapment (Voice) $26.0M 2000
No Score Yet 53% Mail to the Chief President A. Thorton Osgood II (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 14% Bug Buster General George S. Merlin (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 78% Purgatory Doc Woods/Doc Holliday (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 80% The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% P.U.N.K.S. Pat Utley (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 70% The Protector Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 79% Last Rites Jeremy Dillon (Character) - 1998
30% 34% Hard Rain Sheriff (Character) $19.9M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valentine's Day Phil (Character) - 1998
13% 51% Vegas Vacation Cousin Eddie (Character) $36.4M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sands of Eden Lenny (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 0% Woman Undone Allan Hansen (Character) - 1996
32% 50% Last Dance Sam Burns (Character) $5.9M 1996
No Score Yet 67% Moonshine Highway Sheriff Miller (Character) - 1996
68% 75% Independence Day Russell Casse (Character) $306.2M 1996
50% 69% Kingpin Ishmael Boorg (Character) $25.0M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legends of the North Charles Bel-Air (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet 87th Precinct: Lightning Detective Steve Carella (Character) - 1995
19% 49% Bye Bye, Love Vic Damico (Character) $11.4M 1995
No Score Yet 12% Curse of the Starving Class Taylor (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet 87th Precinct Detective Steve Carella (Character) - 1995
88% 66% The Paper Michael McDougal (Character) $36.6M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roommates Jim Flynn (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 31% Next Door Lenny Benedetti (Character) - 1994
5% 45% Major League II Johnny (uncredited) (Character) $29.4M 1994
50% 65% Freaked Elijah C. Skuggs (Character) $14.2K 1993
No Score Yet 69% Murder in the Heartland Elmer Scheele (Character) - 1993
17% 47% Frankenstein The Monster (Character) - 1993
55% 46% Texasville Lester Marlow (Character) $1.9M 1990
No Score Yet 14% Martians Go Home! Mark Devereaux (Character) $131.3K 1990
83% 71% Quick Change Loomis (Character) $14.0M 1990
No Score Yet 82% Cold Dog Soup Jack Cloud (Character) - 1990
38% 60% Days of Thunder Tim Daland (Character) $80.6M 1990
No Score Yet 29% Out Cold Lester (Character) $201.5K 1989
67% 86% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Cousin Eddie Johnson (Character) $70.0M 1989
No Score Yet 23% Bloodhounds of Broadway Feet Samuels (Character) $25.8K 1989
53% 54% Parents Nick Laemle (Character) $464.2K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evil in Clear River Pete Suvak (Character) - 1988
4% 18% Caddyshack II Peter Blunt (Character) $11.3M 1988
33% 64% Moving Frank/Cornall Crawford (Character) $10.7M 1988
No Score Yet 88% Dead Solid Perfect Kenny Lee (Character) - 1988
50% 62% No Man's Land Lt. Vincent Bracey (Character) $1.1M 1987
No Score Yet 92% LBJ: The Early Years Lyndon Baines Johnson (Character) - 1987
36% 61% The Wraith Sheriff Loomis (Character) $1.4M 1986
0% 20% The Slugger's Wife Moose Granger (Character) - 1985
79% 46% Fool for Love Martin (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 71% A Streetcar Named Desire Harold `'Mitch'` Mitchell (Character) - 1984
93% 85% National Lampoon's Vacation Cousin Eddie (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboy Evan Coleman (Character) - 1983
0% 23% Heartbeeps Charlie (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 74% Of Mice and Men Lenny Small (Character) - 1981
83% 73% The Long Riders Clell Miller (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Race the Wind Chet Watson (Character) - 1980
67% 56% Foxes Jay (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 33% The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang Grat Dalton (Character) - 1979
93% 89% Midnight Express Jimmy Booth (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Warriors Ranger Quentin Hammond (Character) - 1977
44% 39% The Choirboys Dean Proust (Character) - 1977
81% 59% The Missouri Breaks Little Tod (Character) - 1976
83% 77% Bound for Glory Luther Johnson (Character) - 1976
40% 41% Breakout Hawk Hawkins (Character) - 1975
93% 72% The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Virgil (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Niagara Carl Grant (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 33% Lolly Madonna XXX Finch Feather (Character) - 1973
89% 87% The Last Detail Larry Meadows (Character) - 1973
89% 89% What's Up, Doc? Professor Hosquith (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Away From It All Herbie (Character) - 1972
100% 90% The Last Picture Show Lester Marlow (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Hour Has 22 Minutes Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Tommy Dixon (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvis Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Category 6: Day of Destruction Tornado Tommy Dixon (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet 5ive Days to Midnight Irwin Sikorski (Character) 2004
44% No Score Yet The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Chief Hank Shaw (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Unknown (Character) 2001
57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 98% The Ren & Stimpy Show Anthony's Dad (Guest Voice) 1993
57% No Score Yet Davis Rules Dwight Davis (Character) 1991-1992
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Grubbs Unknown (Character)