Quade passed away in his sleep at his home in Rosamond, California on Sunday (09Aug09), according to his wife Gwen. He was 71.
The actor began finding work as a character actor in Hollywood in the 1960s, landing numerous TV and movie roles, including the part of Sheriff Biggs in the 1977 U.S. TV miniseries Roots.
He is best known as the motorcycle gang leader Cholla in the 1978 Eastwood movie Every Which Way But Loose and its 1980 sequel Any Which Way You Can.
He is survived by his spouse, six children and 10 grandchildren.