George Wendt

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Biography

  • Birth Name: George Robert Wendt
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/17/1948, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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George Wendt Fast Facts:
  • Grandfather Tom Howard, a news photographer, snapped the infamous 1928 picture of murderer Ruth Snyder at the moment of her execution in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison. It appeared on the New York Daily News' front page.
  • Met his wife while both were members of Chicago's Second City comedy troupe.
  • Made his film debut in 1980's My Bodyguard.
  • Also played his beer-swilling Cheers character, Norm, on St. Elsewhere, The Tortellis, The Simpsons, Wings, Frasier, and Family Guy.
  • Is one of three original cast members to have appeared in all 273 episodes of Cheers; Ted Danson and Rhea Perlman are the other two.
  • Played Macaulay Culkin's father in Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video. Also appeared in videos for Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" and Soul Asylum's "Black Gold."
  • George Wendt Relationships:
  • Jason Sudeikis - Nephew
  • Tom Wendt - Brother
  • George R. Wendt Sr. - Father
  • Loretta Wendt - Mother
  • Mary Ann - Sister
  • Loretta Jolivette - Sister
  • Paul Wendt - Brother
  • Andrew - Stepson
  • Tom Howard - Grandfather
  • Daniel Wendt - Son
  • Hilary Wendt - Daughter
  • Joe Wendt - Son
  • Joshua - Stepson
  • Bernadette Birkett - Wife
  • Marti Doherty - Sister
  • Kathryn Sudeikis - Sister
  • Karen - Sister
  • Nancy Wendt Healy - Sister
  • George Wendt Awards:
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO (BA in Economics, 1971)

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