Randy Quaid Net Worth

Randy Quaid Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Randy Quaid net worth is
$1 Million

Randy Quaid Wiki Biography

Randy Rudy Quaid, simply known as Randy Quaid, is a famous American voice actor, film producer, musician, as well as an actor. Over the years, Randy Quaid has portrayed a number of memorable characters in television, yet perhaps his most popular performance was in Peter Werner’s film called “LBJ: The Early Years”, where he played the role of the 36th President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson. The movie came out in 1987 and featured a cast of Patti LuPone, Morgan Brittany, Pat Hingle and Barry Corbin. For his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson, Randy Quaid received a Golden Globe award, as well as a nomination for an Emmy Award. In 1983, Randy Quaid made his first appearance in the comedy film series called “National Lampoon’s Vacation”, where he co-starred alongside Chevy Chase and Anthony Michael Hall. Quaid reprised his role as Eddie Johnson in the third installment of the series, which came out in 1989. Overall, the movie grossed more than $71 million in the box office and was met with positive reviews from the critics. Randy Quaid also starred in a 2003 sequel to the series entitled “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure”, where he played the main character. Another one of Randy Quaid’s memorable appearances was in a 2005 romantic drama film starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal “Brokeback Mountain”, which was praised by many critics and won numerous awards, among which were Golden Globe Awards, MTV Movie Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.

Randy Quaid Net Worth $1 Million

A well-known actor, how rich is Randy Quaid? According to sources, Randy Quaid’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million – it has diminished over time due to his many legal issues.

Randy Quaid was born in 1950, in Houston, Texas, where he studied at the University of Houston. It was in the university where he was noticed by a film historian and director Peter Bogdanovich, who gave Quaid an opportunity to star in his drama film called “The Last Picture Show”. In his debut film, Randy Quaid co-starred alongside Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges – who received an Academy Award nomination for his role in the movie – Cybill Shepherd and Ellen Burstyn. Quaid then went on to appear in Alan Parker’s “Midnight Express”, Dean Devlin’s “Independence Day” with Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum, altogether starringd in more than 90 films, as well as numerous theatre and television productions.

In addition to acting, Quaid also created a band entitled “Randy Quaid & The Fugitives”, with whom he recorded a single called “Star Whackers”.

Even though Quaid led a fairly successful career, it has been overshadowed by various legal issues. In 2009, Randy Quaid was arrested for burglary, and faced similar charges a year later. Quaid was also charged several times for misdemeanor, conspiracy and fraud, and had to spend a lot of money in order to pay bonds issued by courts.

A famous actor, Randy Quaid has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Full NameRandy Quaid
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 1, 1950
Place Of BirthHouston, Texas, United States
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor, Musician, Film Producer
EducationUniversity of Houston, Bellaire High School, Pershing Middle School
SpouseEvi Quaid (m. 1989), Ella Jolly (m. 1980–1989)
ChildrenAmanda Quaid
SiblingsDennis Quaid, Buddy John Quaid, Brandy Quaid
NicknamesRandall Rudy Quaid , Randy Randall Rudy Quaid , Randy
AwardsGolden Globe Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor(1987), Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor (2005)
Music Groups“Randy Quaid & The Fugitives”
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor (1973), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor(1984), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor (1987, 2005), Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead (1989), Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor (2005)
Movies“The Last Picture Show” (1971), “The Last Detail” (1973), “Midnight Express” (1978), “Independence Day” (1996), "Brokeback Mountain" (2005), "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1984), "Elvis" (2005
TV ShowsNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure, The God of Hell, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Guyana Tragedy (1980), A Streetcar Named Desire (1984), The Last Picture Show, Saturday Night Live (1985-1991),LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
1Texas accent
2Towering height and broad frame
3Wacky, larger-than-life characters
Goya's Ghosts (2006)$1,000,000
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)$1,250,000
Kingpin (1996)$2,250,000
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)$1,000,000 and 5% Gross
1I love playing characters that are bigger than life and maybe have a darker side they present to the world. Those are good characters.
2When I was a kid and the carnival would come to the shopping center, I'd go down and talk to all the people running the rides. I like that whole lifestyle, moving from town to town in a nomadic existence.
1Quaid no longer speaks to his younger brother Dennis do to a real estate deal gone horribly wrong, in Montecito California.
2As of 2014, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Last Picture Show (1971), Bound for Glory (1976), Midnight Express (1978) and Brokeback Mountain (2005).
3Cousin of Bo Brinkman. First cousin once removed of Corbett Tuck and Dakota Brinkman.
4Quaids Father William Rudy Quaid left the family after Randy Quaid moved to Hollywood giving Quaid a step sister named Brandy Quaid and stepbrother named Buddy Quaid.
5Uncle of Zoe Grace Quaid, Boone Quaid and Jack Quaid.
6Was the voice of Capital One Credit cards from 2004-2010.
7He and his wife filed for bankruptcy in 2000, owing the I.R.S. $412,000; the state of California had several tax liens against them totaling more than $207,000. The State Was Paid In full in 2005 and The IRS debt was settled. And the case was closed in 2004.
8Moved to Los Angeles, California on his 21st birthday.
9He and his wife lived for long stretches of time in high-end hotels such as the Bel-Air, and the Carlyle, in New York.
10Has an Australian cattle dog named Doji Quaid. [2011]
11He was banned for life from the Actors' Equity Association as the result of fellow actors' official complaints about his behavior during the 2007 run of "Lone Star Love" -- a retelling of The Merry Wives of Windsor set in the 1860s in which Randy was cast as Colonel John Falstaff -- at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. He was also fined $81,572 by the union for his actions in Seattle, the equivalent of two weeks' salary for the cast; all 26 members of the cast brought charges against Quaid, maintaining that he "physically and verbally abused his fellow performers and that his oddball behavior forced the show to close." Another major issue was Randy's costume, over which he insisted he had final approval (he dyed his hair beet red and wore a codpiece the size and shape of an official N.F.L. football). Reacting to Equity's decision, Quaid said, "I am guilty of only one thing: Giving a performance that elicited a response so deeply felt by the actors and producers with little experience of my creative process that they actually think I am Falstaff.". [2008]
12Filed a lawsuit against Focus Features and producers David Linde and James Schamus in March 2006, claiming he was fleeced into working cheaply by the filmmakers' assertion that Brokeback Mountain (2005) was "a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money." Brokeback Mountain, whose three Oscars included Best Director for Ang Lee, topped $82 million at the domestic box office. Quaid had been seeking at least $10 million but later dropped the lawsuit in May of 2006. "The circumstances of him dropping the suit are as mysterious as the circumstances under which he filed his claim," a Focus Features spokeswoman said at the time. The NYT Stated Focus had agreed to pay an undisclosed settlement.
13Has applied for refugee status in Canada with his wife.
14Ex-brother-in-law of P.J. Soles and Meg Ryan.
15Brother-in-law of Kimberly Buffington Quaid.
16An arrest warrant was issued for Randy and his wife, Evi Quaid, for failure to show up at a Santa Barbara, California court for an unpaid hotel bill on April 14, 2010. In a plea bargain, he was found not guilty of skipping out of the bill, while Evi was sentenced to a misdemeanor on April 28.
17Played two real-life, ceremonial colonels. Tom Parker and Harland Sanders.
18Cast in The Ice Harvest (2005) when Harold Ramis called him and asked him to do it, just as he did when he asked him to do the first "Vacation" film for him that he also directed.
19Married his wife, Evi Quaid, Three times, once in Monticeto, California, once in Hollywood close to his favorite hotel and Walk of Fame star, and once in Toronto, Canada since becoming a Refugee claimant. They were married at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California in 1989. 20 years later in 2009, they were arrested for allegedly defrauding the innkeeper, conspiracy, and burglary after allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 bill at the same hotel after an extended stay there in June 2009. Later it was learned the credit card used was overcharged by $73,000.
20Nominated for an Oscar at the age of 21 for his work with Jack Nicholson in The Last Detail (1973).
21A full 5 inches taller than his brother, Dennis Quaid.
22Colored his hair red and rented a fake full length fur coat from Universal for the "Slam Dance" opening night for his film Real Time (2008), the second film to be featured at "Slam Dance" starring Randy Quaid.
23Milos Forman cast Quaid as the "King of Spain" in Goya's Ghosts (2006) after seeing his work as Tom Parker in Elvis (2005) with Jonathan Rhys Meyers by phoning him and saying, "You are a great actor. You must be my King or I must repaint Goya".
24Was considered for the role of Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975);.
25In 1994, he lived in a home in Santa Monica, but when an earthquake destroyed it he flew to New York, checked into the Carlyle Hotel and stayed for close to a year before relocating back to Los Angeles.
26Enjoys painting in his spare time.
27Met his wife, Evi Quaid, on the set of Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) in New York. Evi, 24 at the time, was a production assistant assigned to drive actors to the set and assist the costume designer .
28Randy Quaids Fathers name is William Rudy Quaid ,who told Quaid he is a first cousin, twice removed, of performer Gene Autry. Gene's maternal grandparents, Andrew Clinton Ozment and Margaret Malinda Pierce, were also Quaids paternal great-great-grandparents. Quaid is also Rumored to be a cousin of Richard Harris. Randy Quaid has no way of knowing if this is true or not.
29Father of 7 Frozen embryos with Wife Evi Quaid they have one child, Amanda Quaid, from ex-wife Ella Jolly's former Marriage.
30Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard on October 7, 2003. At a Screen Actors Guild awards show, he revealed that the star was near the site of the Roosevelt Hotel, where the promising actor first arrived off a bus from Houston three decades before.
31Randy Quaid Went to College at the University Of Houston.
32Played the character of Doc Holliday in the movie Purgatory (1999). His brother, Dennis Quaid, played the same character in the movie Wyatt Earp (1994).
33Was directed by wife Evi Quaid in The Debtors (1999).
34Arrived in Hollywood, worked on Hollywood Boulevard as a janitor and within one year was nominated for an Oscar for The Last Detail (1973).
35Older brother of Dennis Quaid. Quaid Has Not spoken to Dennis in over 20 years due to a property dispute.


Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach2009Coach Lew Tuttle
Real Time2008Reuban
Goya's Ghosts2006King Carlos IV
Blade: The Series2006TV SeriesMelvin Caylo
Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure Island2006Captain Flint
Texas Ranch House2006TV Mini-SeriesNarrator (2006)
Category 7: The End of the World2005TV MovieTornado Tommy Dixon
The Ice Harvest2005Bill Guerrard
Brokeback Mountain2005Joe Aguirre
Elvis2005TV Series'Colonel' Tom Parker
Category 6: Day of Destruction2004TV MovieTornado Tommy Dixon
Back by Midnight2004Eli Rockwood
5ive Days to Midnight2004TV Mini-SeriesIrwin Sikorski
Disney Sing Along Songs: Home on the Range - Little Patch of Heaven2004Video short
Home on the Range2004Alameda Slim (voice)
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure2003TV MovieEddie Johnson
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire2003TV SeriesChief Hank Shaw
Grind2003Jock Jensen
Carolina2003/ITheodore 'Ted' Mirabeau
Kart Racer2003Vic Davies
Black Cadillac2003Charlie
Milwaukee, Minnesota2003Jerry James
The Adventures of Pluto Nash2002Bruno
Frank McKlusky, C.I.2002Madman McKlusky
The Grubbs2002TV SeriesMike Grubb
Not Another Teen Movie2001Mr. Briggs
The Day the World Ended2001TV MovieDr. Michael McCann
Night Visions2001TV SeriesMichael Doyle
The Kennedys2001TV MovieJim Kennedy
The Thin Blue Lie2000TV MoviePhil Chadway
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle2000Cappy von Trapment
Mail to the Chief2000TV MoviePresident A. Thorton Osgood II
Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits2000VideoRoadie
The Debtors1999
Streets of Laredo1999TV Mini-SeriesJohn Wesley Hardin John Weley Hardin
Last Rites1999TV MovieJeremy Dillon
Purgatory1999TV MovieDoc Woods / Doc Holliday
P.U.N.K.S.1999VideoPat Utley
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns1999TV Mini-SeriesJack Woods
Bug Buster1998General George S. Merlin
Sands of Eden1998TV MovieLenny
Hard Rain1998Sheriff Mike Collins
Gun1997TV SeriesBill Johnson
Vegas Vacation1997Cousin Eddie
Get on the Bus1996Tennessee State Trooper (uncredited)
Independence Day1996Russell Casse
The Siege at Ruby Ridge1996TV MovieRandy Weaver
Moonshine Highway1996TV MovieSheriff Miller
Last Dance1996Sam Burns
Woman Undone1996TV MovieAllan Hansen
Aventures dans le Grand Nord1995TV SeriesWhip
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning1995TV MovieDetective Steve Carella
Bye Bye Love1995Vic Damico
Curse of the Starving Class1994Taylor
Next Door1994TV MovieLenny Benedetti
Roomates1994TV MovieJim Flynn
Major League II1994Johnny (uncredited)
The Paper1994Michael McDougal
Freaked1993Elijah C. Skuggs
The Ren & Stimpy Show1993TV SeriesAnthony's Dad
Murder in the Heartland1993TV Mini-SeriesElmer Scheele
Frankenstein1992TV MovieThe Monster
Davis Rules1991-1992TV SeriesDwight Davis
Saturday Night Live1985-1991TV SeriesVarious Ronald Reagan Ed McMahon ...
Texasville1990Lester Marlow
Cold Dog Soup1990Jack Cloud
Quick Change1990Loomis
Days of Thunder1990Tim Daland
Bangles Greatest Hits1990Video shortTruck Driver (uncredited)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation1989Eddie
Martians Go Home1989Mark Devereaux
Bloodhounds of Broadway1989Feet Samuels
Out Cold1989Lester
Parents1989Nick Laemle
Dead Solid Perfect1988TV MovieKenny Lee
Caddyshack II1988Peter Blunt
Moving1988Frank / Cornall Crawford
Evil in Clear River1988TV MoviePete Suvak
No Man's Land1987Lieutenant Vincent Bracey
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentaryCpl. Kevin Macaulay (voice)
LBJ: The Early Years1987TV MovieLyndon Baines Johnson
Sweet Country1987Juan
The Wraith1986Sheriff Loomis
Fool for Love1985Martin
The Slugger's Wife1985Moose Granger
The Wild Life1984Charlie
A Streetcar Named Desire1984TV MovieHarold 'Mitch' Mitchell
National Lampoon's Vacation1983Cousin Eddie
Cowboy1983TV MovieEvan Coleman
Inside the Third Reich1982TV MoviePutzi Hanfstaengel
The Luck of Roaring Camp1982ShortKentuck
Of Mice and Men1981TV MovieLenny Small
The Long Riders1980Clell Miller
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones1980TV MovieClayton Ritchie
To Race the Wind1980TV MovieChet Watson
The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang1979TV MovieGrat Dalton
Midnight Express1978Jimmy Booth
The Choirboys1977Dean Proust
Three Warriors1977Ranger Quentin Hammond
Bound for Glory1976Luther Johnson - Migrant Worker
The Missouri Breaks1976Little Tod
Breakout1975Hawk Hawkins
The Great Niagara1974TV MovieCarl Grant
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz1974Virgil
The Last Detail1973Meadows
Paper Moon1973Leroy
Lolly-Madonna XXX1973Finch Feather
What's Up, Doc?1972Professor Hosquith
Getting Away from It All1972TV MovieHerbie
Night Gallery1972TV SeriesJohn (segment "The Late Mr. Peddington")
The Last Picture Show1971Lester Marlow


Star Whackers2011Documentary producer
The Debtors1999executive producer


Home on the Range2004performer: "Yodle-Adle-Eedle-Idle-Oo", "1812 Overture" uncredited, "Die Walkürie The Valkyrie, Act 3: Ride of the Valkyries" uncredited
Martians Go Home1989performer: "If Everyone Would Stay On Their Own Planet"


Mojave Moon1996thanks


Good Morning America1989-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Star Whackers2011DocumentaryHimself
Access Hollywood2009TV SeriesHimself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Moving Image Salutes Will Smith2007TV MovieHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
The Family Truckster2003Video documentary shortHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase2002TV MovieHimself
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal'2001Video documentaryHimself - L.A. Premiere
American Experience2000TV Series documentaryHimself / Narrator
George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire2000DocumentaryHimself / Narrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favorite Motion Picture Actress
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Tonight with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHimself
Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion1996TV Movie documentaryRussell Casse (footage from 'Independence Day')
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas1991DocumentaryHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1986TV SeriesHimself / Eskimo / Various
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
The New Show1984TV SeriesHimself / Various
Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Merv Griffin Show1974TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Uncle Howard2016/IDocumentaryHimself
XXI Premios Anuales de la Academia2007TV SpecialKing Carlos IV (uncredited)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryLester Marlow (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryVarious
Spotlight on Location: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle2001Video shortCappy von Trapment
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryRussell Casse
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV SpecialPresident Ronald Reagan (uncredited)
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car1992TV MovieCoach Dobbs
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialYuppie (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialGuest on 'You can pick your friends' ('smut' segment) (uncredited)

Won Awards

2009VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting Actor in a Canadian FilmReal Time (2008)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionElvis (2005)
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 7 October 2003. At 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
2000Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTelevision Feature FilmPurgatory (1999)
1989Best ActorFantafestivalParents (1989)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionLBJ: The Early Years (1987)
1980Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaThe Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (1979)

Nominated Awards

2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastBrokeback Mountain (2005)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBrokeback Mountain (2005)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionElvis (2005)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceBrokeback Mountain (2005)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesElvis (2005)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieElvis (2005)
2002Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorThe Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
1993Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorFreaked (1993)
1990Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadParents (1989)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialLBJ: The Early Years (1987)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialA Streetcar Named Desire (1984)
1975BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Last Detail (1973)
1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Last Detail (1973)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - Motion PictureThe Last Detail (1973)

2nd Place Awards

2006COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleBrokeback Mountain (2005)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleBrokeback Mountain (2005)

Known for movies

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