In 2003, Dennis was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Far From Heaven.
Dennis has been nominated for two SAG Awards. In 2001, he won Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Traffic. In 2003, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Far From Heaven.
In May 2007, Dennis and wife Kimberley revealed they were expecting twins with the aid of a surrogate mother.
Dennis received an Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male for his role in Far From Heaven in 2003.
Dennis received a Chicago Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor for his role in Far From Heaven in 2002.
Dennis received an Independent Spirit Award Best Actor for his role in The Big Easy in 1988.
Dennis gained the attention of the audience for his role as a frustrated Midwestern teenager in Breaking Away in 1979.
Dennis appeared off-Broadway in "True West" in 1984 with his older brother Randy Quaid.
Dennis married his current wife, Kimberly Buffington, in July 4th 2004.
Dennis dropped out before completing his studies and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
Dennis studied drama in high school and in college.
He wrote songs for 3 of his films: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, Tough Enough, and The Big Easy.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in November 16, 2005.
He attended Pershing Middle School in Houston, Texas.
Dennis has a band called "Dennis Quaid and the Sharks."
His favorite director of all time is David Lean.
He attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas.
Dennis celebrated Independence Day by marrying a Texas real estate agent named Kimberly Buffington.
Was engaged to actress Lea Thompson. They met on the set of Jaws 3-D (1983).
Dennis is the younger brother of actor Randy Quaid.
He was married to actress P.J. Soles from 1978 to 1983.
His heigth is 6'1½" (1.87 m).
Dennis has a son, Jack Henry, born 24 April 1992, with ex-wife, Meg Ryan.
Dennis: (firing back after ex-wife Meg Ryan spoke out publicly on his alleged infidelity) It was eight years ago, and I find it unbelievable that Meg continues publicly to rehash and rewrite the story of our relationship. Also, I find it regrettable that our son, Jack (16), has to be reminded in a public way of the turmoil and pain that every child feels in a divorce.
Dennis: (after his baby twins were healthy) Their progress and their development appears to be completely normal -- aside from being a Quaid. It's the greatest thing to hold those kids and see their faces because we had a happy ending. It's great to be a normal dad with the normal problems of not having enough hands for both of them.
Dennis (concerning his son's operation): They were working on Boone, whose belly button would not stop bleeding, and while they were trying to ... clamp it, blood squirted across the room about six feet and landed on the wall. It was blood everywhere.
Dennis Quaid: I could never hold a job for more than three months, which works out well because that's how long a movie shoots.
Dennis Quaid: There are three things being a celebrity is good for: raising money for charity, dinner reservations and tee times.
Dennis Quaid: I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted.