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DENNIS QUAID (Frank Beardsley) is one of the most charismatic actors of our time. Multi-talented and loved by fans around the world, his most recent starring roles include "In Good Company,” "The Flight Of The Phoenix” and the action blockbuster "The Day After Tomorrow.” In 2002, the New York Film Critics Circle and the Independent Spirit Awards honored him with their Best Supporting Actor awards for his emotional turn as a closeted homosexual in the critically acclaimed "Far From Heaven.” His riveting performance also earned him the Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild nominations.

Quaid's next projects are Paul Weitz's satire "American Dreamz” and Quaid's first theatrical feature as a writer-director, "Shame on You.”

A native of Texas, Quaid's myriad of feature film credits include "The Rookie,” "Traffic,” "Frequency,” "Any Given Sunday,” "The Parent Trap,” "Savior,” "Wyatt Earp” and "The Right Stuff.” Some of his other noteworthy credits include starring roles in "The Alamo,” "Cold Creek Manor,” "Switchback,” "Gang Related,” "Something To Talk About,” "Dragonheart,” "Flesh And Bone,” "Come See The Paradise,” "Everybody's All American,” "Suspect,” "D.O.A.,” "The Big Easy” and "Innerspace.” A talented musician as well, Quaid performed in "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia,” "Tough Enough,” and "Great Balls Of Fire.”

On the small screen, Quaid starred in "Dinner with Friends” for Director Norman Jewison, which received an Emmy nomination in 2002 for Best TV Movie. He also starred with Mickey Rooney in the Emmy Award-winning "Bill” and its sequel "Bill: On His Own” in the 1980s. In addition, Quaid made his directorial debut with TNT's "Everything That Rises” that debuted in 1998.

Quaid began acting in high school and studied theater at the University of Houston. Soon after his arrival in Hollywood, he landed the role of the working class tough in "Breaking Away,” giving the performance that launched his career. Other early film credits include "The Long Riders” with his brother, Randy Quaid, "9/30/55,” "Crazy Mama,” "Dreamscape,” "All Night Long,” "Our Winning Season,” "Cavemen,” "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden” and "Enemy Mine.” He has also performed on stage, including Sam Shepard's off-Broadway production of "True West,” which he later reprised in Los Angeles.

In November, 2005, he will be awarded a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honoring his diverse performances in his career in filmmaking.


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