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Randy Quaid

Lowest Rated:   0% The Slugger's Wife (1985)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
$83.0M 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
54% 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
5% 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
29% 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
50% Parents
  • Nick Laemle
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
29% Hard Rain
  • Sheriff
1997
13% Vegas Vacation
  • Cousin Eddie
1997
88% Get on the Bus
  • Tennessee State Trooper
1996
50% Kingpin
  • Ishmael
1996
60% Independence Day
  • Russell Casse
1996
No Score Yet Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy
  • Randy Weaver
1996
29% 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
20% 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
80% Quick Change
  • Loomis
1990
39% Days of Thunder
  • Tom Daland
1990
No Score Yet Martians Go Home
  • Mark Devereaux
1990
64% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Eddie
1989
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway
  • Feet Samuels
1989
No Score Yet Out Cold
  • Lester
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
95% Midnight Express
  • Jimmy Booth
1978
50% The Choirboys
  • Proust
1977
No Score Yet Three Warriors
  • Quentin Hammond
1977
84% Bound for Glory
  • Luther Johnson
1976
79% 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
91% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • 2000
No Score Yet Gun
1997
  • Actor
  • 1997
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 1986
  • 1985

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