THE ADVENTURES OF
RANDY QUAID's (Bruno) film
career spans almost 30 years and over 40 features. His versatility is on display
in a wide array of genres. He's done comedy ("Quick Change," three
National Lampoon Vacation movies, the Farrelly Bros.' "Kingpin,"
"The Debtors," "The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle");
drama (his Oscar -nominated role in "The Last Detail," "Bound for
Glory," "Midnight Express"); westerns ("The Long
Riders," "Missouri Breaks"); and horror/sci-fi
("Independence Day," "Parents"). Quaid most recently starred
in Columbia Pictures' "Not Another Teen Movie." Upcoming Quaid will
be seen in Miramax Films' "Carolina," written and directed by Michel
Not bad for a performer who began as a
clown at Houston's AstroWorld. The Texas native got his big break when
director Peter Bogdanovich spotted him while he was a student at the University
of Houston. Quaid won the role—his film debut—of Lester Marlow, the geek who
escorts the ravishing Cybill Shepherd to a nude swimming party, in the Oscar
-nominated "The Last Picture Show." Quaid reprised the role in
Bogdanovich's 1990 sequel, "Texasville" and also co-starred twice
more for the director in "Paper Moon" and "What's Up,
His other film credits encompass
"Hard Rain," "Bye, Bye Love," "The Paper,"
"Days of Thunder," "Martians Go Home," "Heartbeeps,"
"The Choirboys," "Breakout," "The Apprenticeship of
Duddy Kravitz," "Bloodhounds of Broadway" and "Out
Cold." His portrayal of kleptomaniac sailor Larry Meadows opposite Jack
Nicholson in Hal Ashby's "The Last Detail" earned Quaid an Academy
AwardÂ® nomination as Best Supporting Actor. He also starred in "The
Debtors," which marked the directorial debut of his wife, Evi Quaid.
This fall Quaid will star in Fox's
new television series "The Grubbs." He'll take on the role of Mike
Grubb, the patriarch of a dysfunctional working class family. On television,
Quaid created a memorable portrait of President Lyndon Johnson in the NBC
miniseries, "LBJ: The Early Years," for which he won a Golden Globe
Award and an Emmy nomination. He collected a second Emmy nomination for his
performance in ABC's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." Other
miniseries and telefilms include "Frankenstein," "Inside the
Third Reich," "Niagara," "The Guyana Tragedy," "Starkweather:
Murder in the Heartland," "Roommates," Showtimes' "Next
Door" and "Of Mice and Men." Quaid also appeared as a series
regular on "Saturday Night Live" and starred opposite Jonathan Winters
in the sitcom, "Davis Rules."
His stage credits include the New York
and Los Angeles productions of Sam Shepard's "True West" (opposite
brother Dennis Quaid) and the Shakespeare-in-the-Park staging of "The
Golem" at New York's Delacorte Theatre.
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