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Randy Quaid rejected by Canada after escaping vandalism charge

The actor and his wife fled to Canada in 2010 after being arrested for causing $5000 damage of a home they rented in Santa Barbara.
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Canadian immigration officials deny actor Randy Quaid's request to stay permanently in the country. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Randy Quaid has been turned down by Canada for permanent resident status.

The actor and his wife fled to Canada in 2010 after being arrested for causing $5000 damage of a home they rented in Santa Barbara.

Quaid and his wife have sought to stay in Canada, claiming that they are being hunted by "Hollywood star-whackers," reported the Washington Post.

They filed for protection under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act after residing in Vancouver.

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He says that he's being hunted by the same people who killed Heath Ledger and David Carradine.

A Canadian government official confirmed the news on Sunday, reported the Associated Press.

Randy Quaid is the older Brother of actor Dennis Quaid.

Quaid won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Lyndon Johnson in NBC's LBJ: The Early Years.

He is, however, best known for his roles in National Lampoon's vacation movies.

Quaid is originally from Houston, Texas.

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