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Born: April 9, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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2000:
Cast as the long-dead firefighting father of a contemporary detective in the supernatural-themed "Frequency"
2008:
Cast in the ensemble film "Vantage Point" as a Secret Service agent
2010:
Co-starred in the apocalyptic thriller "Legion"
1980:
Co-starred with his brother Randy in Walter Hill's "The Long Riders"
2008:
Joined Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page and Thomas Haden Church in the indie feature "Smart People"
2006:
Portrayed the U.S. President in Paul Weitz' "American Dreamz"
2004:
Starred in a remake of the 1965 film "The Flight of the Phoenix"
2004:
Starred with Scarlett Johansson and Topher Grace in the comedy "In Good Company," directed by Paul Weitz
2009:
Co-starred as Hawk, the team leader in the live action film adaptation of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
2005:
Co-starred with Rene Russo in the remake of "Yours, Mine and Ours," a comedy about a blended family
1993:
Co-starred with then-wife Meg Ryan in "Flesh and Bone"
2002:
Portrayed a high school baseball coach in the fact-based feature "The Rookie"
1983:
Reprised his TV role in the sequel "Bill on His Own" (CBS)
1996:
Starred as a medieval knight in "Dragonheart"
1978:
Made his small-screen debut in "Are You in the House Alone?"
1981:
Appeared in the CBS TV-movie "Bill" alongside Mickey Rooney
2001:
Co-starred in the HBO adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning play "Dinner With Friends"
1998:
Co-starred in the remake of Disney's "The Parent Trap"
:
Formed Summers/Quaid Productions with Cathleen Summers
1981:
Wrote songs for and sang on screen in "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia"
2000:
Had pivotal role as a lawyer in "Traffic"
1998:
Made directorial debut with made-for-cable TV-movie "Everything That Rises" (TNT); also starred
2004:
Played a climatologist who tries to find a way to save the world in Roland Emmerich's "The Day After Tomorrow"
1999:
Portrayed a past his prime football quarterback in Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday"
1987:
Won acclaim for his performance in "The Big Easy"; directed by Jim McBride
2011:
Was cast in the remake of "Footloose," inspired by the 1984 dance drama starring Kevin Bacon
2012:
Joined the ensemble cast of romantic comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
2012:
Co-starred with Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana in romantic drama "The Words"
2012:
Cast opposite Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel in romantic comedy "Playing for Keeps"
2017:
Starred in the family drama "A Dog's Purpose"
2017:
Starred as Michael Lennox on Amazon's "Fortitude"
1994:
Earned praise for his performance as Doc Holliday in Lawrence Kasdan's epic "Wyatt Earp"
1975:
Made his first screen appearance in an uncredited bit part in "Crazy Mama"
1983:
Gained good notices for his turn as the cocky astronaut Gordon Cooper in "The Right Stuff"
2005:
In November, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1969:
Began career as an impressionist in Houston nightclubs at age 15
1989:
Portrayed singer Jerry Lee Lewis in the biopic "Great Balls of Fire," also directed by Jim McBride
1984:
Starred opposite his brother Randy in the off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "True West"
2002:
Appeared with Julianne Moore in the drama "Far From Heaven"; received Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Supporting Actor
1977:
Made his credited acting debut in "9/30/55," directed by James Bridges
1979:
Landed his breakthrough screen role as Mike, the high school jock, in "Breaking Away"
2010:
Portrayed President Bill Clinton in HBO's "The Special Relationship"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
2011:
Co-starred in "Soul Surfer," playing the father of Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack when she was 13 years old
2012:
Played Sheriff Ralph Lamb on crime drama "Vegas"
2015:
Was cast as Samuel Brukner on auction-house drama "The Art of More"
2018:
Portrayed President George W. Bush on the third season of "American Crime Story"

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