WTF Happened to Randy Quaid?

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

In our latest WTF series, we take a look at some of our favorite stars and filmmakers who have seemingly disappeared or altered their careers over the years to the point that begs the question; WTF happened? Now, before you think we're just picking on celebrities or running some gossip rag stuff, think again! We take a fun (and sometimes funny), researched and fair approach, looking at all angles that led our subject to wherever they are now (which isn't necessarily a bad place at all). If anything, it answers the question on where these fine folks went, how they got there and where you can find 'em now.

This week we take a look at the strange journey of actor Randy Quaid, who has made a career out of being a goofy, obnoxious, yet affable character actor, occasionally dipping his toe into more serious fare. Brother to Dennis, Randy has followed in his brother's Hollywood footsteps, albeit with a lean into supporting roles and non-heroic types, but nonetheless leaving a lasting impression, particularly in films like INDEPENDENCE DAY, CHRISTMAS VACATION, QUICK CHANGE, DAYS OF THUNDER, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and KINGPIN. In his later years, Quaid kept busy in Hollywood, but also found himself in trouble with the law and all sorts of other shenanigans that feel like they'd be part of a movie he's acting in. Nonetheless, we've enjoyed Quaid's antics onscreen (less so offscreen) and wanted to find out just WTF happened to him. Enjoy!


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