Actor Randy Quaid Denied Canadian Citizenship
Canada doesn’t want Randy Quaid.
Most might remember Quaid, a former Oscar nominee and the brother of Dennis Quaid, best from his role as Cousin Eddie in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, also starring Chevy Chase. Quaid and his wife Evi, who is a Canadian citizen and had sponsored her husband’s residency request, fled to the land up north due to a paranoia that they were being sought after by “Hollywood star-whackers” who were out to kill them, like his friends David Carradine and Heath Ledger.
Immigration Canada has denied Quaid’s request for permanent residence status. His aloof claims for asylum in the country have also been revoked by the federal Refugee Protection Division, leading the troubled actor to appeal.
“Organized crime and its victims are serious issues and can not be tossed off until the claim is heard,” wrote Quaid in his appeal, according to the CBC. “The refugee claims should remain intact as should Evi and Randy Quaid’s heads remain attached to their necks and it is their firm belief that their lives are at stake and being racketeered on.”
The couple will not be extradited back to the U.S., but if they do return to the States on their own free will, they will face prosecution for skipping a court hearing for vandalizing a Santa Barbara, Calif. home they were living in in 2009.