He wrote and performed the song "Closer to You" in the film The Big Easy (1987).Quaid also has a pilot's license and owned a Cessna Citation.Their attorney said the newborns will "be fine now," but Quaid filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer, Baxter Healthcare, claiming that packaging for the two doses of heparin are not different enough.In May 2008, the Quaids testified before the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asking U. Congress not to preempt the right to sue drug manufacturers for negligence under state law.In 2009, Quaid guest starred in an episode of Sponge Bob Square Pants, playing Mr. In 2017, he starred in A Dog's Purpose as Ethan, billed as "a celebration of the special connection between humans and their dogs".For his role in Far from Heaven (2002) he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.There have been extensive stories about Quaid's past abuse of cocaine. Which is a bad place to be." Later in the interview he said, "But I saw myself being dead in about five years if I didn't stop." Quaid lends his name to the annual "Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend" (formerly the "Jiffy Lube/Dennis Quaid Charity Classic") in Austin.In a candid 2002 interview with Larry King on his talk show, after King asked about his motives for using drugs, Quaid responded, "Well, you got to put it in context. That was back during the time where, you know, drugs were going to expand our minds and everybody was experimenting and everything. The golf tournament attracts numerous celebrities with the proceeds split among local children's charities.
After the filming of The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, Quaid went to Cleveland Browns Stadium to dedicate Davis's jersey. I remember magazine articles in 'People' Magazine of doctors saying, it is not addicting. But it got to the point where I couldn't have any fun unless I had it.During their long married life, Quaid and Meg have had a son, Jack Quaid, who is a famous actor of the present time.After that, Quaid had an affair with several other actresses, Andie Mac Dowell, Shanna Moakler, Cynthia Garrett & Anna Poche from 2001 to 2003.He is also a one-handicap golfer, and in 2005, he was named as the top golfer among the "Hollywood set" by Golf Digest magazine.Quaid and his half brother Buddy Quaid have owned the 37-acre Big Daddy placer mining claim in Park County, Montana.