In his first television series, DENNIS QUAID(Henry Whipple) stars in the CBS drama series for VEGAS. Directed by
James Mangold, Quaid plays 'Ralph Lamb,' a former cowboy who becomes the sheriff of
Las Vegas in 1962, who reshapes the police department, and brings law and order to a
town run by mobsters and small time crooks. The series co-stars Michael Chiklis and
Jason O'Mara and debuted Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
Last Fall, Quaid was also in THE WORDS, opposite Bradley Cooper, Jeremy
Irons and Olivia Wilde. The film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and had a national release on September 7, 2012. Quaid was also seen in Gabriele Muccino's PLAYING FOR KEEPS, in
which he co-stars with Gerard Butler, Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel and Catherine Zeta-Jones and was released on December 7, 2012. His recent films SOUL
SURFER and FOOTLOOSE were both released in 2011.
In 2010, Dennis starred in the Sony Screen Gems fantasy-thriller, LEGION, alongside
Paul Bettany. He also portrayed 'President Bill Clinton' in the HBO movie, THE
SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP, directed by Richard Loncraine, for which Dennis received
Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Award nominations.
Quaid began acting in high school and studied theater at the University of Houston. Soon
after his arrival in Hollywood, he landed the plum role of a working-class tough in
Quaid received honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and The Independent
Spirit Awards as Best Supporting Actor of the Year and also garnered nominations for a
Golden Globe Award and Screen Actor's Guild Award for his performance in the
critically acclaimed 2002 film, FAR FROM HEAVEN.