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 28)
OccupationActor
Years active2012–present
Parent(s)Meg Ryan
Dennis Quaid
RelativesRandy Quaid (uncle)

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

Early life[edit]

Quaid was born on April 24, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.[1] He is the only child of actors Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid.[2]

Career[edit]

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]

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]

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 Hugh "Hughie" Campbell.[8] The series was released July 2019 and renewed for a second season.[9]

Personal life[edit]

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

He has been in a relationship with actress Lizzy McGroder since July 14, 2016.[11][12]

Filmography[edit]

Film and video game 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
2014 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Dirhael Video game: voice role and motion capture performance
2015 Running Wild Eric
2015 Ithaca Marcus Macauley
2016 Vineland Cole
2017 Tragedy Girls Jordan Welch
2017 Logan Lucky Fish Bang
2018 Rampage Connor
2018 Smallfoot Pilot Voice role
2019 Plus One Ben King
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Mrs. Jack Episode: "The Blind Date"
2016 Vinyl Clark Morelle Main role; 9 episodes
2017 Workaholics Clark Episode: "Party Gawds"
2019–present The Boys Hugh "Hughie" Campbell Main role; 8 episodes
2019–2020 Harvey Girls Forever! Richie Rich Main voice role; 27 episodes
2020 Star Trek: Lower Decks Ensign Brad Boimler Main voice role

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. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Jack Quaid And Eve Hewson Need Fan Funding for New Movie". femalefirst.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (October 29, 2015). "'Vinyl', 'Girls' & 'Togetherness' Get February Premiere Dates On HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (May 12, 2017). "The Exchange Boards Horror-Comedy 'Tragedy Girls' – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Lawrence, Derek (September 13, 2017). "Tragedy Girls trailer: Social media obsession turns deadly". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 6, 2018). "'The Boys': Jack Quaid To Star In Amazon Superhero Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (2016-01-28). "Spin City: Jack Quaid Talks 'Vinyl,' Scorsese". WWD. Penske Media Corp. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Lizzy McGroder on Instagram: "Happy 3 years to US. Love you @jack_quaid 💗"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  12. ^ "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.

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