This gallery features photos of a sexy, young, Dennis Quaid, mainly from his teenage years to early 20’s, when he starred in movies like Breaking Away, Our Winning Season, The Long Riders, Gorp, All Night Long, Caveman and The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia. Born on April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas, Quaid has an older brother, Randy, who is also a well-known actor, and his third cousin is performer Gene Autry. He studied dance and Mandarin at Bellaire High School and focused on drama at the University of Houston. When his brother won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1973 movie The Last Detail, Dennis dropped out of college and moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. He had difficulty finding work, but landed a role in the movie Breaking Away. During the early 1990s, he struggled with a cocaine addiction and anorexia nervosa. He has starred in popular movies Any Given Sunday, Frequency, The Rookie, Far From Heaven, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Day After Tomorrow, Wyatt Earp, and The Parent Trap. Enjoy these photos of young Dennis Quaid.