- Also Known As:
- Date of Birth:
- October 1, 1950
- 6' 5"
Randy Quaid (born Randall Rudy Quaid on October 1, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor who has appeared in over 90 films. He starred in his first critically-acclaimed film, The Last Detail, in 1973, and was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe. His best known films are Kingpin and Independence Day, which were released in the 90s. Randy has also done television work, and received a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for his work on the CBS miniseries Elvis. He was nominated for the Emmy and won another Golden Globe for portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years, and he’s done some work on Saturday Night Live. Randy has also appeared in stage productions and had a brief music career with his band, Randy Quaid and the Fugitives.
Best Known For:
Randy is best known as an actor and for being Dennis Quaid’s brother.
Randy married Ella Marie Jolly in May 1980 and their daughter, Amanda, was born three years later. They separated in Sept. 1986 and officially divorced in Aug. 1989. Randy met his current wife, Evi Quaid, on the set of the film Bloodhounds of Broadway in 1987 and they tied the knot in Oct. 1989. Evi and Randy were arrested in Santa Barabra in 2010 for felony burglary when they were caught living in a guest house without the owner knowing. They fled to Canada later that year, and missed several court appearances. The couple’s request to remain in Canada was denied, and they were set to be deported back to the U.S. on Oct. 14, 2015. However, they tried to flee the country back into the U.S., were caught at the Canadian/Vermont border, and extradited to U.S. officials.