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George Wendt – MovieActors.com

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Wendt in FLETCH.

About George Wendt (1948 – )

George Wendt was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 17, 1948, the son of his parents,Loretta Mary and George Robert Wendt, who worked as a realtor and navy officer.

Tom Howard, George Wendt's Grandfather, was a famous photographer for the Chicago Tribune. Howard photographed the very famous picture of Ruth Snyder, the murderess being executed in the electric chair at Sing Sing in 1927. The photo appeared on the front page of the New York Daily News.

George Wendt attended a strict Jesuit Prep School. He attended Notre Dame University for two years, but was thrown out after his 0.00 GPA he earned his first semester as a junior. Wendt is a graduate of Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri, with a degree in economics..

From 1974 to 1980, George Wendt worked with the Windy City's famed Second City Comedy Troupe; from 1974 to 1980.

In 1978, George married Bernadette Birkett. They have two sons and a daughter. The couple met while working at the Second City in Chicago. George Wendt's wife played the off screen voice of Norm's unseen wife Vera on CHEERS.

In Michael Jackson's video, BLACK & WHITE, George Wendt played Macaulay Culkin's father.

George Wendt is most well-known for his role as Norm Peterson in CHEERS. He played Norm Peterson on six different shows; CHEERS - 1982, ST. ELSEWHERE in 1982, THE TORTELLIS in 1987, THE SIMPSONS in 1989, WINGS in 1990 and FRAISIER in 1993.

Along with Ted Danson and Rhea Perlman, George Wendt was one of the three actors to appear in all 273 episodes of CHEERS.

George Wendt is an avid Notre Dame football fan. George always attends the Notre Dame versus USC game in Pasadena where it is held every two years.

Between the years of 1984 and 1989, George Wendt was nominated for six Emmys for his role as Norm Peterson on CHEERS. In 1999, he was nominated for a Genie Award for RUPERT'S ISLAND.

George Wendt's notable movie credits include...

OPPOSITE DAY (2009)
CLEAN BREAK (2008)
SATURDAY MORNING (2007)
L.A. BLUES (2007)
EDMOND (2005)
THE LIFE COACH (2005)
HOUSE OF DREAMS - TV (2004)
KING OF THE ANTS (2003)
MY DINNER WITH JIMI (2003)
FRASIER (2002)
WILD ABOUT HARRY (2000)
GARAGE:A ROCK SAGA (2000)
OUTSIDE PROVIDENCE (1999)
RUPERT'S LAND (1998)
SPACE TRUCKERS (1996)
THE LITTLE RASCALS (1994)
FOREVER YOUNG (1992)
FLETCH (1985)
MY BODYGUARD (1980)
THE GIFT OF THE MAGI (1980)


George Wendt's notable television credits include...

CLIPPED (TV SERIES 2015)
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (TV MOVIE) (2012)

A COLBERT CHRISTMAS: THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL! (2008)
GUY WALKS INTO A BAR (TV MOVIE) (2006)
SANTA BABY (TV MOVIE) (2006)
MODERN MEN (TV SERIES 2006)
SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (TV SERIES 2001-2002)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (TV SERIES 1991-2003)
ROBERTSON'S GREATEST HITS (TV MOVIES)(2001)

STRtANGE RELATIONS (TV MOVIE) (2001)
MADIGAN MEN (TV SERIES 2000)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (TV MOVIE)(1999)
THE PRICE OF HEAVEN (TV MOVIE) (1997)
DENNIS THE MENANCE STRIKES AGAIN (TV SERIES 1998)
THE GEORGE WENDT SHOW (TV SERIES 1995)
THE SIMPSONS - The voice of Norm Peterson (TV SERIES 1994)
CHEERS (TV SERIES 1982-1 993)

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George Wendt in FOREVER YOUNG (1992).

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George Wendt in FLETCH (1985).