‘The Parent Trap’

Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 3, 2008

Who played the dad in the movie The Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan?
—Carol Adams, Billings, Mont.


Dennis Quaid was the daddy in the middle of identical twin daughters, both played by Lohan—then 12 years old—in the 1998 remake of the 1961 Disney comedy. A Hollywood veteran, Quaid, 54, has more than 60 movie and TV roles to his credit, including such memorable characters as Alamo fighter Sam Houston (The Alamo), baseball pitcher Jimmy Morris (The Rookie), piano pounder Jerry Lee Lewis (Great Balls of Fire), Old West icon Doc Holliday (Wyatt Earp) and Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper (The Right Stuff).