In his first television series, Quaid stars in the CBS drama series for Vegas. Directed by James Mangold, Quaid plays 'Ralph Lamb,' a former cowboy who becomes the sheriff of Las Vegas in 1962, who reshapes the police department, and brings law and order to a town run by mobsters and small time crooks. The series co-stars Michael Chiklis and Jason O'Mara and debuts Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
This Fall, Quaid stars in Ramin Bahrani's film At Any Price, alongside Zac Efron and Heather Graham, which will have its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, as well as screening at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. He will also be seen be seen in THE WORDS, opposite Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons and Olivia Wilde. The film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled for national release on September 7, 2012.
Quaid has also completed production on Gabriele Muccino's Playing For Keeps, in which he co-stars with Gerard Butler, Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel and Catherine Zeta-Jones which is scheduled to be released on December 7, 2012. His recent films Soul Surfer and Footloose were both released in 2011.
In 2010, Dennis starred in the Sony Screen Gems fantasy-thriller, Legion, alongside Paul Bettany. He also portrayed 'President Bill Clinton' in the HBO movie, The Special Relationship, directed by Richard Loncraine, for which Dennis received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Award nominations.
Quaid began acting in high school and studied theater at the University of Houston. Soon after his arrival in
Hollywood, he landed the plum role of a working-class tough in Breaking Away.
Quaid received honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and The Independent Spirit Awards as Best Supporting Actor of the Year and also garnered nominations for a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actor's Guild Award for his performance in the critically acclaimed 2002 film, Far From Heaven.