Dennis Quaid (born April 9, 1954, in Houston, Texas) acted in Breaking Away (1979) by Peter Yates, The Right Stuff (1983) directed by Philip Kaufman from the 1979 book by Tom Wolfe, Innerspace (1987) with Meg Ryan, The Big Easy (1987) with Ellen Barkin. He played Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire! (1989) by Jim McBride, Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp (1994) by Lawrence Kasdan with Kevin Costner. He acted in Dragonheart (1996), The Parent Trap (1998) by Nancy Meyers, Any Given Sunday (1999) by Oliver Stone, Frequency (2000), The Rookie (2002), Far from Heaven (2002) by Todd Haynes with Julianne Moore, Good Company (2004) and American Dreamz (2006) by Paul Weitz, Smart People (2008), Vantage Point (2008), Playing for Keeps (2012) by Gabriele Muccino, A Dog’s Purpose (2017) by Lasse Hallström, American Underdog (2021), The Tiger Rising (2022) with Queen Latifah. He played US President Ronald Reagan in Reagan (2022).
On television Quaid played Bill Clinton in The Special Relationship (2010), a sheriff in the series Vegas (2012-2013).