Randall Rudy 'Randy' Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an American actor nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA and an Academy Award for his role in The Last Detail. Quaid also won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years, but he's perhaps best known for his roles in the National Lampoon's Vacation movies as well as Brokeback Mountain and Independence Day. Randy Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Juanita Bonniedale 'Nita' (nee Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. Randy attended Pershing Middle School and Bellaire High School. He is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid, and has a half brother, Buddy John Quaid. Quaid has appeared in over 90 movies.