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George Wendt

George Wendt at the 41st Emmy Awards
Born October 17, 1948

George Robert Wendt (born October 17, 1948) is an American actor best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... Hillary Norman Norm Peterson was a character on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by George Wendt. ... Cheers was an American situation comedy produced by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with Paramount Television for NBC. Cheers was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. ...


He was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He was kicked out of University of Notre Dame after a lack of studying resulted in a semester with a 0.00 GPA. He was more successful at the Jesuit Rockhurst College in Kansas City where after applying himself, he graduated with a B.A. in economics. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Campion Jesuit High School was a Jesuit-run boarding school for boys in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, named for the Jesuit martyr Edmund Campion. ... Sign seen in Prairie du Chien, WI on entering from Iowa. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... “GPA” redirects here. ... This article is about Rockhurst University. ... Nickname: City of Fountains Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ...


He is also an alumnus of The Second City which he discovered shortly after college. A viewing had inspired him to join and on his first day of employment, he showed up promptly at 11:30AM as he was instructed. The woman working there handed him a broom and said "Welcome to the theater, kid"; thus, his first job in showbiz was sweeping up cigarette butts off the floors. Second City was also where he met his future wife, Bernadette Birkett, who was to later play the voice of Norm's never-seen wife, Vera, on Cheers. The Second City Logo The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


In 1989, Wendt appeared as the eponymous protagonist in a BBC TV dramatization of Ivan Goncharov's novel Oblomov. He has also appeared twice (two episodes were made from one day's filming) on the original British edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway?. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (June 18, 1812 – September 27, 1891; June 6, 1812 – September 15, 1891, O.S.) was a Russian novelist best known as the author of Oblomov (1859). ... Oblomov (first published: 1858) is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov. ... Whose Line Is It Anyway? (sometimes abbreviated to Whose Line?) is a short form improvisational comedy show. ...

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Saturday Night Live

George Wendt first appeared on the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live in a Season 11 (1985–1986) episode where he shared hosting duties with director Francis Ford Coppola. (Coppola only appeared on the episode in sketches that pertain to a running gag throughout the episode where Coppola, Lorne Michaels, and then-writer/castmember Terry Sweeney work to "retool" SNL's sketches for better ratings, a reference to SNL's ratings being so low in the 1985-1986 season due to the young, inexperienced cast Lorne hired that Brandon Tartikoff considered cancelling the show.) Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ...


In the early 1990s, Wendt made cameo appearances on several episodes of SNL as Bob Swerski, one of the Chicago Superfans (along with castmembers Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Robert Smigel, and one-time host, Joe Mantegna). Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from his feature film Taxi Driver. ... Bill Swerskis Superfans was a recurring sketch on the American sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live. ... Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian. ... This article is about the actor. ... Robert Smigel (born February 7, 1960) is an American humorist, animator and performer best known for his Saturday Night Live animations and as the puppeteer behind Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. ... Joe Mantegna as Detective Will Girardi in Joan of Arcadia Joe Mantegnas character, Fat Tony in The Simpsons Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr. ...


Also, Wendt is the uncle of current SNL writer and cast member Jason Sudeikis. Jason Sudeikis (born September 18, 1975) is an American actor and comedian. ...


Life After Cheers

George Wendt has since appeared as himself on Seinfeld and has reprised the character Norm Peterson on the The Simpsons as well as the Frasier episode "Cheerful Goodbyes". Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, running a total of nine seasons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Frasier is a popular American situation comedy television series that starred Kelsey Grammer. ...


He appeared in several episodes of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch as the title character's boss. He also was the host of the A&E reality show, House of Dreams in 2004. In January 2006, Wendt was seen again on television screens as part of the cast of Modern Men. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is the name of an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. ... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Modern Men is an American comedy television series which premiered Friday, March 17, 2006 on The WB. The series was created by writers Ross McCall & Aaron Peters, and Marsh McCall, who was a showrunner on Just Shoot Me. ...


In May 2006, Wendt was seen yet again on television. He made several appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien where he performed short skits to the audience's delight. His appearance on Late Night was in all likelihood due to the fact that the show was having a week long event in his hometown of Chicago where he is beloved. Late Night with Conan OBrien is an American late night talk show on NBC, that is also syndicated world-wide. ...


He starred in a 2006 episode of Masters of Horror entitled "Family", directed by John Landis. Wendt performed alongside Richard Thomas in Twelve Angry Men in October 2006 in the Eisenhower Theater in Washington, DC. After the show opened, Wendt was interviewed by local movie critic Arch Campbell for a piece on the NBC Washington affiliate WRC. Wendt was asked, "What should people do when they see you around town?" After hesitating for a moment, Wendt held his thumbs up and replied, "If their impulse is to buy me a beer, then by all means, follow that impulse." In Spring 2007, Wendt performed in Twelve Angry Men in Los Angeles. Masters of Horror is an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network. ... Family is the first episode of the second season of Masters of Horror. ... John Landis (born August 3, 1950 in Chicago) is an American movie actor, director, writer, and producer. ... Disambiguation: for other people of the same name, see Richard Thomas. ... 12 Angry Men is a 1957 film which tells the story of one lone juror who holds out against the other eleven members of the jury because he is not convinced that the defendant is guilty. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ... WRC-TV NBC4 is an NBC owned and operated television station in Washington, DC. Owned by NBC Universal, the station broadcasts its analog signal on channel 4 and its digital television signal on channel 48. ...


Pop culture references

  • Wendt is mentioned in an episode of the animated television series Animaniacs by survey takers who are bothering the Warner Brothers and Dot while they are in a shopping mall. The survey takers go through just about every variation of a question concerning Wendt, beans and movies before the Warners are able to get rid of them.
  • Wendt is among the thespians who participated in a poster campaign touting live theatre in Chicago. Other celebrities included John Mahoney and Martha Plimpton.
  • Wendt starred as Private Roche in a 1982 episode of M*A*S*H, where he suffered from having a pool ball stuck in his mouth for much of the episode.

Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, usually referred to as the shorter title Animaniacs, is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. ... A questionnaire is a research instrument consisting of a series of questions and other prompts for the purpose of gathering information from respondents. ... Animaniacs logo, featuring Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, plus Pinky and the Brain. ... McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Swindon, England, a shopping mall built within a disused railway engine works. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Plimpton at the New York premiere of Miramaxs Kill Bill: Volume 1 Martha Plimpton (born Martha Carradine on November 16, 1970, in New York City) is former model turned actress who was born to famous actor parents Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. ...

External links

  • George Wendt cast bio on The WB
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NAME Wendt, George
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Wendt, George Robert
SHORT DESCRIPTION Comedic actor
DATE OF BIRTH October 17, 1948
PLACE OF BIRTH Chicago, Illinois, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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George Wendt Interview (6417 words)
Wendt: First descent of the Bio-Bio, my cousin was with the Park Service down there and he had written me for a number of years about this river that he thought could just be really exciting to run.
Wendt: This trip has been set up with a number of geologic survey people that are primarily focused, as I understand it, on the debris transport studies to look at debris flows that have come out of many of the side canyons of Grand Canyon over time.
Wendt: Well, one experience that I had in river running, which I guess is my biggest claim to fame, is that in 1965 I was at the mouth of Warms Springs, up in Dinosaur National Monument when it had a very major debris flow coming out of the canyon.
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