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Birthdate :October 1, 1950
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Randy Quaid Timeline
1973Nominated for an Oscar at the age of 21 for his work with Jack Nicholson in The Last Detail (1973).
1973Arrived in Hollywood, worked on Hollywood Boulevard as a janitor and within one year was nominated for an Oscar for The Last Detail (1973).
1975Was considered for the role of Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975);.
1983Daughter, Amanda Quaid (born May 29, 1983) with ex-wife, Ella Jolly.
1987Along with his brother Dennis Quaid, he attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Other celebrities attending the school at the same time included Brent Spiner ("Data" from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), although he used his adopted name, Brent Mintz) and Cindy Pickett from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). Another significant member of Bellaire High School was Coach Knoblauch, who is the father of Chuck Knoblauch, professional Major League baseball player who played for the Minnesota Twins from 1991-1997, the New York Yankees from 1998-2001, and the Kansas City Royals in 2002.
1988He met his wife Evi in 1988 when he was shooting Bloodhounds of Broadway in New York. Evi, 24 at the time, was a production assistant assigned to drive actors to the set.
1989Met his wife, Evi Quaid, on the set of Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989).
1989He and wife Evi were married at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California in 1989. Coincidentally, 20 years later in 2009, they were arrested for allegedly defrauding the innkeeper, conspiracy, and burglary after allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 bill at the same hotel after an extended stay there in June 2009. Later it was learned the credit card used was over charged by 73,000 dollars.
1994In 1994, he lived in a home in Santa Monica, but when an earthquake destroyed it he flew to New York, checked into the Carlyle Hotel and stayed for close to a year before relocating back to Los Angeles.
1999Was directed by wife Evi Quaid in The Debtors (1999).
1999Played the character of Doc Holliday in the movie Purgatory (1999) (TV). His brother, Dennis Quaid, played the same character in the movie Wyatt Earp (1994).
2000He and his wife filed for bankruptcy in 2000, owing the I.R.S. $412,000; the state of California had several tax liens against them totaling more than $207,000.
2003Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 7, 2003, at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard. At a Screen Actors Guild awards show, he revealed that the star was near the site of the Roosevelt Hotel, where the promising actor first arrived off a bus from Houston three decades before.
2004Sings in the animated movie Home on the Range (2004).
2004Was the Voice of Capitol One Credit cards 2004-2010.
2005Cast in The Ice Harvest (2005) when Harold Ramis called him and asked him to do it, just as he did when he asked him to do the first "Vacation" film for him that he also directed.
2006Milos Forman cast Quaid as the "King of Spain" in Goya's Ghosts (2006) after seeing his work as Tom Parker in Elvis (2005) (TV) with Jonathan Rhys Meyers by phoning him and saying, "You are a great actor. You must be my King or I must repaint Goya".
2006Filed a lawsuit against Focus Features and producers David Linde and James Schamus in March 2006, claiming he was fleeced into working cheaply by the filmmakers' assertion that Brokeback Mountain was "a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money." Brokeback Mountain, whose three Oscars included best director for Ang Lee, topped $82 million at the domestic box office. Quaid had been seeking at least $10 million but later dropped the lawsuit in May of 2006. "The circumstances of him dropping the suit are as mysterious as the circumstances under which he filed his claim," a Focus Features spokeswoman said at the time.The NYT Stated Focus had agreed to pay an undisclosed settlement.
2008Attended the 43rd Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. [July 2008]
2008He was banned for life from the Actors' Equity Association as the result of fellow actors official complaints about his behavior during the 2007 run of "Lone Star Love" -- a retelling of The Merry Wives of Windsor set in the 1860s in which Randy was cast as Colonel John Falstaff -- at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. He was also fined $81,572 by the union for his actions in Seattle, the equivalent of two weeks' salary for the cast; all 26 members of the cast brought charges against Quaid, maintaining that he "physically and verbally abused his fellow performers and that his oddball behavior forced the show to close." Another major issue was Randy's costume, over which he insisted he had final approval (he dyed his hair beet red and wore a codpiece the size and shape of an official N.F.L. football). Reacting to Equity's decision, Quaid said, "I am guilty of only one thing: Giving a performance that elicited a response so deeply felt by the actors and producers with little experience of my creative process that they actually think I am Falstaff.". 
2008Colored his hair red and rented a fake full length fur coat from Universal for the "Slam Dance" opening night for his film Real Time (2008), the second film to be featured at "Slam Dance" starring Randy Quaid.
2010In a plea bargain, he was found not guilty of skipping out of a $10,000 hotel bill, while his wife, Evi Quaid, was sentenced to a misdemeanor [April 28, 2010].
2010An arrest warrant was issued for Randy and his wife, Evi Quaid, for failure to show up at a Santa Barbara, California court for an unpaid hotel bill [April 14, 2010].
2011Has an Australian cattle dog named Doji.