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 29)
OccupationActor
Years active2012–present
Partner(s)Lizzy McGroder (2016–2021)
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 had numerous voice acting roles such as Brad Boimler in Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020–present). He is set to star in the upcoming fifth installment of the Scream franchise scheduled for release in 2022.

Quaid was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His parents, Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, are both well-known actors.

Early life[edit]

Quaid was born on April 24, 1992, in Los Angeles, California[1] to actors Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid.[2] He attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for three years.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2012, Quaid made his film debut as Marvel in the film The Hunger Games.[4] In an interview, he 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, 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.[5] During this time, he was part of the sketch comedy troop Sasquatch Sketch, which was active from 2013 to 2017,[6] produced dozens of comedy videos, and performed live in the Los Angeles area.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9][10]

On March 6, 2018, Deadline announced that Quaid was cast as Hugh "Hughie" Campbell, the lead role of the Amazon drama series The Boys.[11] The series premiered in July 2019. Since its debut, it has been renewed for a second and third season.[12][13]

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.[14] This follows his voice acting role on the Netflix animated series Harvey Girls Forever!. In September 2020, he was cast in the fifth Scream film,[15][16] to be released on January 14, 2022.[17][18]

Personal life[edit]

Quaid resides in Los Angeles, California. He was in a relationship with actress Lizzy McGroder from 2016 to 2021.[19][20]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Hunger Games Marvel
2012 The World is Watching: Making the Hunger Games Himself Documentary
2012 Just 45 Minutes from Broadway Danny
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Marvel Cameo
2014 Just Before I Go Dylan
2015 Running Wild Eric
2015 Ithaca Marcus Macauley
2016 Aberrant Cole Formerly known as Vineland
2017 Tragedy Girls Jordan Welch
2017 Logan Lucky Fish Bang
2018 Rampage Connor
2018 Smallfoot Pilot Voice role
2019 Plus One Ben King
2021 Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One Alberto Falcone Direct-to-video; voice role[21][22]
2021 Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two
2022 Scream Richie Kirsch Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Mrs. Jack Episode: "The Blind Date"
2016 Vinyl Clark Morelle Main role; 10 episodes
2017 Workaholics Clark Episode: "Party Gawds"
2017 The Tap Warren Michaels TV pilot
2019–present The Boys Hughie Campbell Main role; 16 episodes
Nominated—MTV Award for Best Hero (2021)
2019–2020 Harvey Girls Forever! Richie Rich Main voice role (seasons 2–4); 27 episodes
2020–present Star Trek: Lower Decks Ensign Bradward "Brad" Boimler Main voice role; 17 episodes
Nominated—Critics' Choice Super Award for Best Voice Actor in an Animated Series (2021)
2020 The Ready Room Himself Aftershow; Episode: "Midseason Special"
2020 Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun Clyde Whittings Episode: "'Lympics"
2021 Solar Opposites Tanner, various Voice role; uncredited[23]
TBA My Adventures With Superman Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman Voice role[24]
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

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. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (2016-01-28). "Spin City: Jack Quaid Talks 'Vinyl,' Scorsese". WWD. Penske Media Corp. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Jack Quaid And Eve Hewson Need Fan Funding for New Movie". femalefirst.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  6. ^ "Sasquatch Sketch Comedy - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  7. ^ "Quick Dish: SASQUATCH Live Show at Westside Comedy 8.3". Comedy Cake. 2016-07-27. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (October 29, 2015). "'Vinyl', 'Girls' & 'Togetherness' Get February Premiere Dates On HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  9. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (May 12, 2017). "The Exchange Boards Horror-Comedy 'Tragedy Girls' – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  10. ^ Lawrence, Derek (September 13, 2017). "Tragedy Girls trailer: Social media obsession turns deadly". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 6, 2018). "'The Boys': Jack Quaid To Star In Amazon Superhero Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Otterson, Joe (July 20, 2019). "'Star Trek: Lower Decks' Casts Jack Quaid (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  15. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (September 1, 2020). "Jack Quaid Cast in 'Scream' Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Miska, Brad (August 28, 2020). "Relaunch of 'Scream' Slashing Into Theaters on January 14, 2022!". BloodyDisgusting. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  18. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 24, 2020). "New Scream Movie From Spyglass Media Will Be Released by Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  19. ^ "Lizzy McGroder on Instagram: "Happy 3 years to US. Love you @jack_quaid 💗"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  20. ^ "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.
  21. ^ Couch, Aaron (March 31, 2021). "'Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One' Sets Voice Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  22. ^ Lane, Carly (May 19, 2021). "'Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two' Trailer Reveals Release Date for R-Rated Conclusion". Collider. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  23. ^ Quaid, Jack (March 27, 2021). "Quaid on Solar Opposites". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  24. ^ 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.

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