Jack Quaid

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Jack Quaid
Jack Quaid by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Quaid at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Jack Henry Quaid

(1992-04-24) April 24, 1992 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2012–present
Parents
RelativesRandy Quaid (uncle)

Jack Henry Quaid (born April 24, 1992)[1] is an American actor. He made his acting debut with a minor role in the dystopian film The Hunger Games (2012) before his breakout role as vigilante Hughie Campbell in the Amazon Prime Video superhero series The Boys (2019–present). Among other roles, he was part of the main cast of HBO's Vinyl (2016) and has had numerous voice acting roles such as Brad Boimler in Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020–present). He played Richie Kirsch in the slasher film Scream (2022).

Early life[edit]

Quaid was born on April 24, 1992, in Los Angeles, California,[1] to actors Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid.[2] He was President of the Bad Movie Club at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California,[3] and later he attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for three years.[4]

Career[edit]

In 2012, Quaid made his film debut as Marvel in the film The Hunger Games.[5] In an interview, he explained his experience while filming: "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, he reprised Marvel for a flashback scene in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in a cameo appearance.

Following his involvement with the Hunger Games franchise, Quaid took part in a series of independent films, including his own film Roadies, which was funded through donations on the crowdsourcing website Indiegogo.[6] During this time, he was part of the sketch comedy troop Sasquatch Sketch, which was active from 2013 to 2017,[7] produced dozens of comedy videos, and performed live in the Los Angeles area.[8] Quaid also acted in other comedic webseries and shorts.

Quaid appeared in the main cast of the short-lived HBO television series Vinyl, which premiered in February 2016.[9] 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.[10][11]

On March 6, 2018, Deadline announced that Quaid was cast as Hugh "Hughie" Campbell, the lead role of the Amazon drama series The Boys.[12] The series premiered in July 2019. Since its debut, it has been renewed for a second, third, and fourth season.[13][14] In late 2018, Quaid and his fellow The Boys co-star Erin Moriarty both appeared in the music video for Creedence Clearwater Revival's song "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?".[15]

In July 2019, Variety announced that Quaid was cast as Ensign Brad Boimler in the new CBS All Access animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks.[16] This follows his voice acting role on the Netflix animated series Harvey Girls Forever!. In the same year, Quaid starred in romantic-comedy Plus One. In September 2020, he was cast in the fifth Scream film,[17][18] which was released on January 14, 2022.[19][20]

Quaid was cast in Christopher Nolan's upcoming historical epic Oppenheimer, scheduled for release on July 21, 2023.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Quaid resides in Los Angeles, California. He was in a relationship with actress Lizzy McGroder from 2016 to 2021.[22][23]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Hunger Games
The World is Watching: Making the Hunger Games Himself Documentary
Just 45 Minutes from Broadway Danny
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Cameo
2014 Just Before I Go Dylan
2015 Running Wild Eric
Ithaca Marcus Macauley
2016 Aberrant Cole Formerly known as Vineland
2017 Tragedy Girls Jordan Welch
Logan Lucky Fish Bang
2018 Rampage Connor
Smallfoot Pilot Voice role
2019 Plus One Ben King
2021 Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One Alberto Falcone Direct-to-video
Voice role[24][25]
2022 Scream Richard "Richie" Kirsch
2023 Oppenheimer Post-production

Television[edit]

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Mrs. Jack Episode: "The Blind Date"
2016 Vinyl Clark Morelle 10 episodes
Main role
2017 Workaholics Clark Episode: "Party Gawds"
The Tap Warren Michaels Episode: "Pilot"
2019–present The Boys Hughie Campbell 24 episodes
Main role
2019–2020 Harvey Girls Forever! Richie Rich 27 episodes
Main voice role (seasons 2–4)
2020–present Star Trek: Lower Decks Ensign Bradward "Brad" Boimler 30 episodes
Main voice role
2020–2021 The Ready Room Himself 3 episodes
Aftershow
2020 Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun Clyde Whittings Episode: "'Lympics"
2021 Solar Opposites Tanner, various Episode: "The Rad Awesome Terrific Ray"
Uncredited
Voice role[26]
Solos Zen Episode: "SASHA"
Voice role
2023 My Adventures With Superman Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman Voice role[27]

Video games[edit]

Video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Dirhael Video game; voice role and motion capture performance
2017 Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Web series[edit]

Web Series
Year Title Role Notes
2021 Vought News Network: Seven on 7 with Cameron Coleman Hughie Campbell Episode: "January 2022"
Star Trek: Lower Decks Logs Ensign Bradward "Brad" Boimler 2 episodes
Voice role
2022 Best of the Worst Himself Episode: "Best of the Worst: Plinketto Episode 10"[28]

Music video[edit]

Music video
Year Title Band
2018 "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" Creedence Clearwater Revival

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2019 IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Ensemble Shared with Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell and Elisabeth Shue The Boys Nominated
2020 Best TV Ensemble Shared with Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell and Colby Minifie Nominated
2021 Critics' Choice Super Awards Best Voice Actor in an Animated Series Star Trek: Lower Decks Nominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Hero The Boys Nominated
Pena de Prata Best Ensemble in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or TV Special Shared with Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens, Helen Mirren, Constance Wu, Nicole Beharie and Sanaa Lathan Solos Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richter, Erin (February 16, 2001). "Her Funny Valentine: Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan tied the knot 10 years ago". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  2. ^ Kellogg,b Jane (March 11, 2012). "Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid's Teen Son Makes Film Debut in 'The Hunger Games'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Best of the Worst: Plinketto #10". Red Letter Media. April 23, 2022. Event occurs at 7m38s – via YouTube. When I was in high school, I used to be President of the Bad Movie Club.
  4. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (2016-01-28). "Spin City: Jack Quaid Talks 'Vinyl,' Scorsese". WWD. Penske Media Corp. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Ng, Philiana (April 19, 2011). "'Hunger Games' Casts Two More Tributes: Jack Quaid and Leven Rambin join Lionsgate's film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' trilogy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Jack Quaid And Eve Hewson Need Fan Funding for New Movie". femalefirst.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  7. ^ "Sasquatch Sketch Comedy - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  8. ^ "Quick Dish: SASQUATCH Live Show at Westside Comedy 8.3". Comedy Cake. 2016-07-27. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (October 29, 2015). "'Vinyl', 'Girls' & 'Togetherness' Get February Premiere Dates On HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (May 12, 2017). "The Exchange Boards Horror-Comedy 'Tragedy Girls' – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  11. ^ Lawrence, Derek (September 13, 2017). "Tragedy Girls trailer: Social media obsession turns deadly". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 6, 2018). "'The Boys': Jack Quaid To Star In Amazon Superhero Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (July 19, 2019). "'The Boys' Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon; Aya Cash Closes Deal As Stormfront". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
  14. ^ White, Peter (July 23, 2020). "'The Boys' Renewed At Amazon For Season 3, Streamer Sets Aisha Tyler-Hosted Aftershow – Comic-Con@Home". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  15. ^ "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?". December 11, 2018 – via YouTube.
  16. ^ Otterson, Joe (July 20, 2019). "'Star Trek: Lower Decks' Casts Jack Quaid (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  17. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (September 1, 2020). "Jack Quaid Cast in 'Scream' Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  18. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 1, 2020). "'Scream': Jack Quaid To Star in Spyglass Media Group and Paramount's Horror Relaunch". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  19. ^ Miska, Brad (August 28, 2020). "Relaunch of 'Scream' Slashing Into Theaters on January 14, 2022!". BloodyDisgusting. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  20. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 24, 2020). "New Scream Movie From Spyglass Media Will Be Released by Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  21. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 15, 2022). "The Boys Star Jack Quaid Joins Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  22. ^ "Lizzy McGroder on Instagram: "Happy 3 years to US. Love you @jack_quaid 💗"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  23. ^ "As the son of rom-com royalty, Jack Quaid is making a name for himself in 'Plus One'". Los Angeles Times. 2019-06-12. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  24. ^ Couch, Aaron (March 31, 2021). "'Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One' Sets Voice Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  25. ^ Lane, Carly (May 19, 2021). "'Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two' Trailer Reveals Release Date for R-Rated Conclusion". Collider. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  26. ^ Quaid, Jack (March 27, 2021). "Quaid on Solar Opposites". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-04-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  27. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (May 19, 2021). "'My Adventures With Superman': Jack Quaid-Fronted Animated Series Gets Two Season Order From HBO Max & Cartoon Network". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  28. ^ "Best of the Worst: Plinketto #10". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2022-04-22.

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