Dennis Quaid has had a long and successful career in film, tickling the ivories as Jerry Lee Lewis in "Great Balls of Fire!," taking flight as astronaut Gordon Cooper in "The Right Stuff," landing a spot on the major league roster as pro baller Jimmy Morris, and, yes, even playing Lindsay Lohan's dad in "The Parent Trap." Now 58, the Houston native is trying something new: television.
The project Quaid selected -- "Vegas" -- debuts tonight on CBS and tells the story of Sin City in the 1960s -- when cowboy country was taken over by neon, feathers, and mobsters. The actor plays Ralph Lamb, who was the real-life sheriff of Las Vegas, and he takes on the gangsters overrunning his Nevada city. Rounding out the cast on the hour-long drama are some other heavies, including Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O'Mara, and James Russo. Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote "Casino" (both the book and the screenplay for the Martin Scorsese film), is an executive producer.
Yahoo! TV caught up withRead More »from Yahoo! TV Q&A: Dennis Quaid takes a gamble on TV in ‘Vegas’: ‘I had been looking for something to do in television’