Birth Name: Randy Quaid
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Born Randall Rudy Quaid on Oct. 1, 1950, Quaid and his younger brother Dennis - who would go on to be the heartthrob actor of the two - were raised in the suburbs of Houston, TX. While a drama student at the University of Houston, Quaid was discovered by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, who gave him an uncredited role in his directorial debut, "Targets" (1968). But it was Bogdanovich's adaptation of Larry McMurtry's "The Last Picture Show" (1971) that positioned the director as one of the top filmmaker's of the era, and Quaid as an engaging newcomer with promise. The ensemble piece about post-war life in a small Texas town earned an Oscar for Best Picture. A successful combination in their first...
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