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Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid

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Born: October 1, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1968:
Film acting debut "Targets"
1971:
Played one of Cybill Shepherd's suitor's in "The Last Picture Show"
1972:
TV acting debut, "Getting Away From It All" (ABC)
1973:
Earned an Oscar nomination for his role as the dumb sailor tutored in the ways of the world by Jack Nicholson in "The Last Detail"
1978:
Had a supporting role in "Midnight Express"
1980:
First role in a TV miniseries, "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones" (CBS)
1980:
Was featured with brother Dennis in Walter Hill's Western, "The Long Riders"
1983:
Offered a fine comic turn as Cousin Eddie in "National Lampoon's Vacation"
1984:
Appeared Off-Broadway with brother Dennis in Sam Shepard's "True West"
1984:
Earned an Emmy nomination for his role as Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell in the CBS remake of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1985:
Joined one season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a regular cast member
1987:
Earned an Emmy nomination for portraying Lyndon Johnson in the TV biography "LBJ: The Early Years" (NBC)
1989:
Reprised role of Cousin Eddie in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
1990:
Reprised his "Last Picture Show" role in the sequel, "Texasville"
1991:
First starring role in a TV series, "Davis Rules" (ABC, 1991; CBS, 1992)
1994:
Co-starred in Ron Howard's "The Paper"
1996:
Delivered memorable turn as a crop duster who aids in the fight against invading aliens in "Independence Day"
1996:
Played the lovable Amish bowler Ishmael in "Kingpin," alongside Woody Harrelson
1997:
Reprised his role as Cousin Eddie in "Vegas Vacation"
1998:
Played a serial killer in "Last Rites"
1998:
Had a supporting role in the action film, "Hard Rain"
2001:
Played a loser father in "Not Another Teen Movie"
2003:
Starred in the short-lived series, "The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire" (CBS)
2004:
Appeared on stage playing the starring role of Frank in Sam Shepard's "The God of Hell"
2005:
Earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations portraying 'Colonel' Tom Parker in the CBS' minseries, "Elvis"
2005:
Cast opposite John Cusack in the "Ice Harvest," a dark comedy directed by Harold Ramis
2005:
Cast in the Ang Lee Western, "Brokeback Mountain," opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger
2007:
Portayed King Carlos the IV in Miles Forman's "Goya's Ghosts"
2008:
Starred in the comedy, "Ball's Out: The Gary Houseman Story," alongside Seann William Scott

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