Who is Jack Quaid?
Jack Quaid is an American voice, television and film actor, who introduced himself to the public with the role of Marvel in the film “The Hunger Games” (2012), while he’s probably best known as Hughie Campbell in the TV series “The Boys” (2019-2022).
Jack Quaid Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Jack Henry Quaid was born on 24 April 1992, in Los Angeles, California, USA, to parents award-winning actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan; they were married from 1991 until 2000, when they separated and officially divorced in July 2001. In an interview, he spoke about his childhood, saying that he was aware of what was happening, and that his growing up wasn’t normal.
Interested in acting from an early age, he was on film sets throughout his childhood and later teenage years. During high school, he performed stand-up comedy, and was a member of multiple comedy sketch groups. As a result, after high school, Jack enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, which he attended for three years.
His parents didn’t let him pursue acting until he turned 18. As a result, Jack made his debut appearance in 2012 as Marvel in the BAFTA-winning sci-fi action-adventure film “The Hunger Games”, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. His role was only a minor one, but he appeared in the sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013) in a flashback scene.
Before reprising the role of Marvel, he portrayed Danny in the award-winning comedy-drama film “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway”, which starred Tanna Frederick, Judd Nelson, and Jack Heller.
He didn’t want any help from his A-star parents, and chose to pave his own way in the Hollywood world, continuing his career with roles in a few short films, including “It Don’t Come Easy”, “Backyard Portal”, and “After Lilly”, all in 2013.
Jack appeared in the 2014 comedy-drama film “Just Before I Go”, with Seann William Scott, Olivia Thirlby and Garret Dillahunt in the lead roles in. The same year, he became a member of the troupe Sasquatch Sketch Comedy. Alongside Danny Jolles, Zachary Webber and others, he appeared in numerous sketches, which reached the broader public through webisodes.
He still struggled to secure any prominent roles, but continued to build his portfolio with minor roles. In 2015, Jack appeared in Melanie Shaw’s comedy-drama film “Running Wild”, starring Zoe Worth, Alden Ehrenreich, and Zachary Webber.
The same year, he appeared in his mother’s directed war-drama film “Ithaca”, about a fourteen-year-old telegram messenger, Homer Macauley, and how he lived his teenage days during the war. The film starred Alex Neustaedter, Meg Ryan and Sam Shepard, based on the novel “The Human Comedy” by William Saroyan.
In 2016, Jack starred in all 10 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated musical drama series “Vinyl”, with Bobby Cannavale, Paul Ben-Victor and P.J. Byrne as the main stars in the series created by Rich Cohen, Mick Jagger, and Martin Scorsese.
Concurrently, he featured in a couple of independent films, including the romantic drama “Aberrant”, while in 2017, he co-starred with Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp in the award-winning horror comedy film “Tragedy Girls”, directed by Tyler MacIntyre. The same year, he had a minor role in the action-comedy film “Logan Lucky”, which starred Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig.
Rise to Prominence
In 2018, he was Connor in the sci-fi action-adventure film “Rampage”, while the following year he secured his first starring role, as Ben in the award-winning romantic comedy-drama film “Plus One”, co-starring Maya Erskine, written and directed by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer.
The same year, Jack was chosen for his most prominent role to date, as Hughie Campbell in the black comedy superhero series “The Boys”, based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. His character is a member of The Boys, a vigilante group led by Billy Butcher, portrayed by Karl Urban. Other stars include Erin Moriarty, Anthony Starr and Dominique McElligott, among others; so far, he’s starred in all 24 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series.
Recently, he appeared in the fifth installment of the horror-mystery film franchise “Scream” (2022), while one of his upcoming projects is the historical biopic about the American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, entitled “Oppenheimer”, directed by Christopher Nolan; the film is scheduled to premiere in 2023.
In addition to his work on screen, Jack is praised as a voice actor. He made his debut in 2014 as the voice of Dirhael in the video game “Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor”, then in 2018, he voiced Pilot in the animated adventure-comedy film “Small Foot”. In 2019 and 2020, he voiced several characters in the TV series short “Harvey Girls Forever!”, some of which include Richie Rich and Radtor the Dudical.
In 2020, he was announced as the voice of Ensign Brad Boimler in the TV animated action-adventure series “Star Trek: Lower Decks”; Jack is now working on the animated series “My Adventures with Superman”, in which he will voice the main protagonist, Clark Kent/ Superman. The series is set to premiere in 2023.
As of mid- 2022, Jack Quaid’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned through his successful acting career, during which he’s appeared in more than 45 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Single
When it comes to his personal life, Jack hasn’t shared much about it. According to reports, he was in a relationship with actress Lizzy McGroder from 2016 until 2021. Since their break-up, Jack hasn’t introduced a new girlfriend to the public, so he’s assumed to be single at the time.
He resides in Los Angeles, California.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actor has dark brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at the height of 6ft 1ins (1.85m), while he weighs approximately 154lbs (70kgs); his vital statistics are unknown, but he has an average figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Jack is a massive fan of video games, sharing his enthusiasm with the public when he received the Nintendo Switch as a gift from his girlfriend. One of his favorite video games is “The Last of Us”, and he’s eagerly awaiting its sequel.
Jack is known for his humanitarian work, and has been a UNICEF ambassador. Most recently, he has stressed all the wrongs that are being executed in Ukraine, and has called for donations for Ukraine children and all those affected by war.