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George Wendt

George Robert Wendt III was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to Loretta Mary (Howard) and George Robert Wendt, who was a realtor and navy officer. He attended a strict Jesuit prep school and then dropped out of Notre Dame University after a few uneventful years. He worked with the Windy City's famed Second City comedy troupe from 1974-1980. He is best known for playing Norm Peterson on the hit televison series, Cheers (1982). He is married to actress Bernadette Birkett, who provided the rare offscreen voice of Norm's unseen wife Vera. The couple have two sons and a daughter. They met while working at the Second City in Chicago.

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Oct 17, 1948 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Columbo 1971-03-01
Latest Project:
Series Kirstie 2013-12-04

Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Cheers
Kirstie Unknown 2013-12-04
Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown 2012-06-01
Harry's Law Unknown 2011-01-17
Portlandia Unknown 2011-01-11
Franklin & Bash Unknown 2011-06-01
Kickin' It Unknown 2011-06-13
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
Less Than Kind Unknown 2008-10-13
Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown 2008-10-25
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
The Green Green Grass Unknown 2005-09-09
Masters of Horror Unknown 2005-10-28
Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Last Comic Standing Unknown 2003-06-10
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Unknown 2002-01-13
TV Funhouse Unknown 2000-12-06
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Becker Unknown 1998-11-02
Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Unknown 1996-09-27
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Wings Unknown 1990-04-19
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Birds of a Feather Unknown 1989-10-16
Cheers Norm Peterson / ... 271 episodes, 1982-1993 1982-09-30
St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-08-25
Taxi Unknown 1978-09-12
Soap Unknown 1977-09-13
Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Columbo Unknown 1971-03-01