Who is Randy Quaid and what is his net worth in 2018? Randy Quaid is an actor who has appeared in many films and television shows. He has successfully portrayed the role of Lyndon Johnson in the television series ‘LBJ: The Early Years’ in 1987. He gained prominence after appearing in the 1973 film ‘The Last Detail’. Quaid has appeared in many television series including Streetcar Named Desire, Saturday Night Live, and Davis Rules. He has also appeared in many films like Brokeback Mountain, Not Another Teen Movie, Last Dance, Frankenstein, Days of Thunder, Parents, Kingpin, and Independence Day. He has appeared in television movies and has also appeared in stage plays.
Randy Randall Rudy Quaid was born on October 1, 1950, in Houston, Texas. He was born to parents William Rudy Quaid and Juanita Bonniedale “Nita”. His mother was a real estate agent and his father was an electrician. His younger brother is actor Dennis Quaid. He is also the cousin of Gene Autry. Quaid was raised in Bellaire, Texas.
When he was in high school, Quaid took a drama class. He decided to pursue a career in acting after listening to the lectures in his drama class. He attended the University of Houston where he continued with his acting classes. He was sent to do an audition for ‘The Last Picture Show’ by his teacher which subsequently became his debut movie.
In Mar 1980, Randy Quaid married former model Ella Marie Jolly. The couple has a daughter named Amanda Marie. They divorced in 1989. In 1989, he married Evi Motolanez in Montecito, California. He currently lives in Canada.
Randy Quaid was first discovered by Peter Bogdanovich when he was in college. He gained prominence after appearing in ‘The Last Picture Show’ in 1971. He has also appeared in Bogdanovich’s other films like ‘Paper Moon’ and ‘What’s Up, Doc?’ In 1973, he appeared in the critically acclaimed film ‘The Last Detail’. In 1976, Quaid was seen in the film ‘The Missouri Breaks’. He then appeared in ‘Midnight Express’, ‘Cold Dog Soup’, ‘Martians Go Home’, and ‘Breakout’.
In 1987, Quaid was seen in ‘LBJ: The Early Years’ as President Lyndon Johnson. He appeared in the film ‘Frankenstein’ in 1992. This was followed by ‘Kingpin’ and ‘Independence Day’. In 2005, he appeared in the Oscar nominated film ‘Brokeback Mountain’. He then appeared in the independent film ‘Real Time’ in 2008. He was a part of the TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1985. In 1991, he was seen in ‘Davis Rules’. In 2005, Quaid appeared in the miniseries ‘Elvis’ on CBS.
He then went on to appear in ‘Category 7: The End of the World’. Following that, he lent his voice in ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’. In 2006, he narrated ‘Texas Ranch House’ on PBS. In 2004, he was seen in the stage production ‘The God of Hell’. He has also appeared on another stage production called ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’.
In 1973, Randy Quaid was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1987, he won the Golden Globe Award for ‘LBJ: The Early Years’. He has also received three Primetime Emmy nominations and a BAFTA nomination. He has been nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, Satellite Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Net Worth of Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid has appeared in a number of films and television series. He has won numerous nominations for his performance in the entertainment industry. Randy Quaid’s net worth is an estimated at $1.5 million. Despite acting in films including TV films and stage shows, the actor does not have a good wealth. He has been involved in many legal issues including charges of burglary.
He has also defrauded an innkeeper and got arrested for the issue. In 2010, he was arrested in Canada along with his wife. He was also briefly arrested in 2013. Quaid was last seen in ‘Star Whackers’ in 2011 for which he was also the producer.
Randy Quaid despite winning multiple awards and nominations could not have a financially secured career. He was arrested in Montreal, Canada for not checking his non-resident. He has planned to make Vermont his permanent home as his wife was raised there.