Jack Quaid is probably on his way to make a name for himself in the business. But what else do you expect from the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan?
But he didn’t get to ride on the success of his parents. Dennis and Meg wouldn’t even let him audition until he was 18. According to him, “They said, ‘Let’s focus on school and having a childhood.’ On a set, someone will get you a coffee instantly, and that’s not how life works. I feel like it was so valuable to have that time to be a kid.”
But now that he’s all grown up, he has started doing some serious work.
His first major gig was in The Hunger Games. In the movie, he also played a role of Marvel, a Career Tribute from District 1. The character was that of an antagonist.
He later landed a role in HBO period drama, Vinyl. A show created by Terence Winter, Rich Cohen, Martin Scorsese, and Mick Jagger. The received moderately positive reaction but got canceled although it was stated to be renewed for a second season.
He also appeared in Dwayne Johnson starrer, Rampage, the comedy horror Tragedy Girls and Steven Soderbergh directed heist comedy, Logan Lucky.
But recently, Jack has made an impression with his new venture, Plus One.
The rom-com follows Alice (played by Maya Erskin who also stars in the Hulu series, Pen15) and Ben (played by Jack Quaid), who decide to attend the weddings of their friends as each other plus one. The movie, directed by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer, received a fantastic response at the Tribeca Film Festival and ended up winning the Narrative Audience Award. The movie is about to be released on June 14, 2019.
Quaid is also set to appear in the upcoming superhero drama series, The Boys. The show was developed by Seth Rogan, Eric Kripke, and Evan Goldberg.
From what we know, the show is set in a world where superheroes are branded and monetized by corporations for profits, and some of these heroes, aren’t as heroic as the ones we are familiar with. In the show, Quaid plays the character of Hughie, an average guy who gets recruited in the vigilante group, ‘the boys’, which is dedicated to combatting the ‘real heroes’ and their abuse of power and position.
The show which was also screened at the Tribeca Film Festival received a good response.
The show starts streaming on July 26, 2019.
Way to go, Jack.