Mostly Credited As: Randy Quaid
Birth Name: Randall Ruby Quaid
Date Of Birth: October 01, 1950 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Houston, Texas
Height: 6' 5" (1.95 m)
Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA, and Independent Spirit Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Randy Quaid is regarded as one of the most versatile character stars in Hollywood. Quaid can be seen in Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Ice Harvest (2005) and the independent film Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003). His career started off in award nomination fashion with the fragile, sweet characters he created in such films as The Last Detail (1973) (Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination), The Last Picture Show (1971) and Midnight Express (1978). He has proven an actor of dominating and even intimidating strength, most memorably in his Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning television performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years (1987) (TV). Quaid has delighted filmmakers and fans alike with the range and mobility of his talent, with his adventurous quest to stretch the variety of his characterizations and even with the skill with which he has morphed his appearance. Like the other great-unchained character lead stars of all time, Quaid has been, by turns, dangerous, romantic, tragic and wackily comedic (Kingpin (1996), Independence Day (1996)). His stage credits include the New York off-Broadway productions of Sam Shepard's "God Of Hell" and "True West".