Actor Dennis Quaid learned firsthand just how much young children despise clowns, after getting a job as one.

The ANY GIVEN SUNDAY star, 51, took on the job of an amusement park clown before hitting success in Hollywood, and he was far from impressed with the icy reception he got from youngsters.

He says, "I learned one thing when I was a clown at AstroWorld. Kids hate clowns...

"They kick you and hit you and spit at you and throw their Cokes at you. It's a terrible job."

04/08/2005 11:33