Jack Quaid

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Jack Quaid
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Quaid at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Jack Henry Quaid

(1992-04-24) April 24, 1992 (age 27)
OccupationActor
Years active2012–present
Parent(s) Meg Ryan
Dennis Quaid

Jack Henry Quaid (born April 24, 1992) [1] is an American actor. The son of actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, he made his acting debut with a minor role in the science fiction film The Hunger Games (2012). Quaid went on to play the leading role of a vigilante in the Prime Video superhero series The Boys (2019).

Dennis Quaid American actor

Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, some of his notable credits include Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), The Parent Trap (1998), Frequency (2000), Traffic (2000), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Vantage Point (2008), Footloose (2011), Soul Surfer (2011), and The Intruder (2019). For his role in Far from Heaven (2002), he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor among other accolades.

Meg Ryan American actress and producer

Meg Ryan is an American actress and producer. Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1982. Subsequently, she began to appear in supporting roles in films during the mid 1980s like box office hit Top Gun, achieving recognition in independent films such as Promised Land (1988) before her performance in the Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989) brought her widespread attention and her first Golden Globe nomination.

<i>The Hunger Games</i> (film) 2012 film by Gary Ross

The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction-adventure film directed by Gary Ross and based on Suzanne Collins’s 2008 novel of the same name. It is the first installment in The Hunger Games film series and was produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, with a screenplay by Ross, Collins, and Billy Ray. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem, where a boy and a girl from each of the nation's 12 Districts are chosen annually as "tributes" and forced to compete in The Hunger Games, an elaborate televised fight to the death. Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place, and with her district's male tribute, Peeta Mellark, travels to the Capitol to train and compete in the games.

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Early life

Quaid was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actors Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid. [2]

Los Angeles City in California

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California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

Career

In 2012, Quaid made his film debut as Marvel in the film The Hunger Games . [3] In an interview, Quaid explained how he auditioned for the role: "We had torrential downpours, flooding, scorching heat and then a bear would wander onto the set. But it was an amazing bonding experience. We definitely all had a great story to tell about what we did on our summer vacation." He also said that he was warned of a backlash from fans because of his character's dastardly acts: "When I got cast, I was told that people would be spitting on me in the streets."

In 2013, Quaid once again reprised his character, Marvel for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in a cameo appearance. In the same year, Quaid asked fans to help him fund his new film, Roadies, by making donations on the crowdsourcing website Indiegogo. [4] Quaid appeared in the main cast of the short-lived HBO television series Vinyl , which premiered in February 2016. [5]

<i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> 2013 film by Francis Lawrence

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American dystopian science fiction adventure film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel Catching Fire (2009), the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger Games (2012) and the second installment in The Hunger Games film series, produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, with co-production by Lionsgate Films and distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment. Francis Lawrence directed the film, with a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt. Adding to the existing cast, the supporting cast was filled out with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Lynn Cohen, Jena Malone, and Amanda Plummer. Filming began on September 10, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia, before moving to Hawaii. The plot of Catching Fire takes place a few months after the previous installment; Katniss Everdeen and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark have returned home safely after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games. Throughout the story, Katniss senses that a rebellion against the oppressive Capitol is simmering throughout the districts.

Crowdsourcing is a sourcing model in which individuals or organizations obtain goods and services, including ideas and finances, from a large, relatively open and often rapidly-evolving group of internet users; it divides work between participants to achieve a cumulative result. The word crowdsourcing itself is a portmanteau of crowd and outsourcing, and was coined in 2005. As a mode of sourcing, crowdsourcing existed prior to the digital age.

Indiegogo crowdfunding website

Indiegogo is an American crowdfunding website founded in 2008 by Danae Ringelmann, Slava Rubin, and Eric Schell. Its headquarters are in San Francisco, California. The site is one of the first sites to offer crowd funding. Indiegogo allows people to solicit funds for an idea, charity, or start-up business. Indiegogo charges a 5% fee on contributions. This charge is in addition to Stripe credit card processing charges of 3% + $0.30 per transaction. Fifteen million people visit the site each month.

In 2017, he appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy Logan Lucky , and starred as Jordan Welch in the horror comedy film Tragedy Girls , which was released in theaters on October 20, 2017. [6] [7]

Steven Soderbergh 20th- and 21st-century American film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer

Steven Andrew Soderbergh is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the independent cinema movement and among the most acclaimed and prolific filmmakers of his generation.

<i>Logan Lucky</i> 2017 American comedy heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh

Logan Lucky is a 2017 American heist comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh, based on a screenplay by unknown newcomer Rebecca Blunt. Soderbergh came out of retirement to direct the film, and to distribute it independently through his own company Fingerprint Releasing. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston and Sebastian Stan, and follows the Logan family, who plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway and must avoid getting caught by the FBI.

Horror film Film genre

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On March 6, 2018, Deadline announced that Quaid was cast in the lead role of the Amazon drama series, The Boys . He starred in the role of Hughie. [8] The series was released July 2019 and renewed for a second season. [9]

<i>Deadline Hollywood</i> Online entertainment news magazine

Deadline Hollywood, also known as Deadline.com and previously known as the news blog Deadline Hollywood Daily, is an online magazine founded by Nikki Finke in 2006. Owned by Jay Penske since 2009, it is a brand of the Penske Media Corporation. The site is updated several times a day, with entertainment industry news as its focus.

Amazon Studios is a television and film producer and distributor that is a subsidiary of Amazon. It specializes in developing television series and distributing and producing films. It was started in late 2010. Content is distributed through theaters and Prime Video, Amazon's digital video streaming service, and is a competitor to services like Netflix and Hulu.

<i>The Boys</i> (2019 TV series) American superhero web television series

The Boys is an American superhero web television series based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Developed by Eric Kripke for Amazon, it follows the titular team of vigilantes as they fight back against superpowered people who abuse their abilities.

Personal life

Quaid resides in Los Angeles, California. He attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for three years. [10]

Filmography

Film and video game roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
2012 The Hunger Games Marvel
2012The World is Watching: Making the Hunger GamesHimselfDocumentary
2012Just 45 Minutes from BroadwayDanny
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire MarvelCameo
2014 Just Before I Go Dylan
2014 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor DirhaelVideo game: voice role and motion capture performance
2015Running WildEric
2015 Ithaca Marcus Macauley
2016VinelandCole
2017 Tragedy Girls Jordan Welch
2017 Logan Lucky Fish Bang
2018 Rampage Connor
2018 Smallfoot PilotVoice role
2019 Plus One Ben
Television roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
2013Mrs.JackEpisode: "The Blind Date"
2016 Vinyl Clark MorelleMain role
2017 Workaholics ClarkEpisode: "Party Gawds"
2019 The Boys HughieMain role
2020 Star Trek: Lower Decks Ensign Brad BoimlerMain voice role; upcoming TV series

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