Randall Rudy Quaid is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. In a career that spans over 30 years, he has appeared in over 90 movies. Peter Bogdanovich discovered him when Quaid was a student at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. He got his first exposure in “The Last Picture Show,” and later appeared in several National Lampoon’s Vacation movies where he proved an impressive scene-stealer as “Cousin Eddie,” the dim-witted, bucolic in-law of Clark Griswold. Quaid was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “The Last Detail” (1973) and won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in “LBJ: The Early Years” (1987). Other movies include “Independence Day,” “Kingpin,” “Not Another Teen Movie,” and “Moving.” He has also appeared in “The Ice Harvest” (2005) and “Brokeback Mountain.”
Quaid has also appeared on stage, including his 2004 starring role in the world premiere of Sam Shepard’s “The God of Hell” produced by the New School University at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York.
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