The actor knew at an early age he wanted only to act; his father instilled the dream, his mother the drive, and his brother led the way
Dennis Quaid, 63, is an actor and musician who has appeared in more than 70 films, including “The Big Easy,” “The Parent Trap,” “The Right Stuff” and “Traffic.” He currently stars in “I Can Only Imagine” (Lionsgate). He spoke with Marc Myers.
I wanted a German shepherd when I was 9. Instead, my dad came home with a basset hound named Gertrude. She became my constant companion. But five years later, she disappeared.