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George Wendt was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 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 ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Hollywood Reboot (pre-production)
Officer George
 2015 Buzzy's (TV Series) (completed)
Buzzy
- Episode #1.10 (2015) ... Buzzy
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... Buzzy
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... Buzzy
- Episode #1.9 (2015) ... Buzzy
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Buzzy
 2014 Verdene and Gleneda (TV Series short)
Uncle Beanie
- A Town Called Peculiar (2014) ... Uncle Beanie
 2014 Kirstie (TV Series)
Duke
- Thelma's Ex (2014) ... Duke
 2013 Portlandia (TV Series)
George Heely
- Off the Grid (2013) ... George Heely
 2012 Merry In-Laws (TV Movie)
Mr. Claus
 2012 A Christmas Wedding Date (TV Movie)
Mr. Destiny
 2012 Kickin' It (TV Series)
Uncle Blake
- Kickin' It on Our Own (2012) ... Uncle Blake
 2012 The Seven Year Hitch (TV Movie)
Mr. Henderson
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Franklin Chickory
- American Girl (2011) ... Franklin Chickory
 2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Yoder
- Where's Elka? (2011) ... Yoder
 2010 The Stay-At-Home Dad (TV Series)
Gerard Gold
 2010 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
George the Plumber
- The Children's Parade (2010) ... George the Plumber
 2010 Less Than Kind (TV Series)
Tiny
- Road Trip (2010) ... Tiny
 2010 Cubed (TV Series)
George Wendt
 2009 Santa Buddies (Video)
Santa Claus
 2009 Opposite Day
Corporate Exec #1
 2007-2009 Family Guy (TV Series)
Norm Peterson
- Three Kings (2009) ... Norm Peterson (voice)
- Road to Rupert (2007) ... Norm Peterson (voice)
 2008 Bryan Loves You
Mr. Flynn
 2008 Unnatural Causes
Chuck
 2007 Saturday Morning
Harold
 2007 LA Blues
Mickey
 2007 Imperfect Union (TV Movie)
Duke
 2006 Guy Walks Into a Bar (TV Movie)
 2006 Santa Baby (TV Movie)
Santa Claus
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
Harold Thompson
- Family (2006) ... Harold Thompson
 2006 Modern Men (TV Series)
Tug / Tug Clarke
- Give 'Til You Learn (2006) ... Tug
- Timmy Can You Hear Me? (2006) ... Tug Clarke
- Pilot (2006) ... Tug
 2005 The Life Coach
George
 2005 Edmond
Pawn Shop Owner
 2005 As Seen on TV (Short)
Donald
 2004 Rock Me, Baby (TV Series)
Monty
- Not-So-Grand Parents (2004) ... Monty
 2004 House of Dreams (TV Series)
Host
 1991-2003 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Bob Swerski
- Halle Berry/Britney Spears (2003) ... Bob Swerski (uncredited)
- John Goodman/Tragically Hip (1995) ... Bob Swerski (uncredited)
- Danny DeVito/Bon Jovi (1993) ... Bob Swerski (uncredited)
- Tom Arnold/Neil Young (1992) ... Bob Swerski (uncredited)
 2003/I King of the Ants
Duke Wayne
 2003 My Dinner with Jimi
Bill Uttley
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Norm Peterson
 2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic
General Edison 'Pete' Gerberding
 2002 Becker (TV Series)
Frank
- V-Day (2002) ... Frank
 2001 Robertson's Greatest Hits (TV Movie)
Tom Robertson
 2001 Strange Relations (TV Movie)
Howard
 2001 Odessa or Bust (Short)
The Chef
 2001 Prairie Dogs (Short)
Actor
 2001 The Gift of the Magi (Short)
Shopkeeper
 2000 Wild About Harry
Frankie
 2000 The Prime Gig
Archie
 2000 The Pooch and the Pauper (TV Movie)
Sheldon Sparks
 2000 The List (TV Series)
Guest Host
- Episode dated 22 June 2000 (2000) ... Guest Host
 2000 Lakeboat
First Mate Collins
 2000 Garage: A Rock Saga
Pitching Coach
 1999 Outside Providence
Joey
 1998 Rupert's Land
Ivan Bloat
 1998 Alien Avengers II (TV Movie)
Charlie
 1998 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (Video)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1998 Anarchy TV
Abbey Archer
 1997 Alien Avengers (TV Movie)
Charlie
 1997 The Lovemaster
Therapist
 1997 The Price of Heaven (TV Movie)
Sam
 1996 Spin City (TV Series)
Dan Donaldson
- The High and the Mighty (1996) ... Dan Donaldson
 1996 Space Truckers
Keller
 1995 Bye Bye Birdie (TV Movie)
Harry MacAfee
 1995 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
Les Polonsky (1997)
 1995 Shame II: The Secret (TV Movie)
 1995 Columbo (TV Series)
Graham McVeigh
- Strange Bedfellows (1995) ... Graham McVeigh
 1995 Man of the House
Chet Bronski (Chief Running Horse)
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Norm Peterson
- Fear of Flying (1994) ... Norm Peterson (voice)
 1994 The Little Rascals
Lumberyard Clerk
 1994 Hostage for a Day (TV Movie)
Warren Kooey
 1993 The Building (TV Series)
Cappucino Guy
- The Waiting Game (1993) ... Cappucino Guy
 1992 Roc (TV Series)
Stan Mason
- The Stan Who Came to Dinner (1992) ... Stan Mason
 1991 Black or White (Video short)
Father
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Mr. Crosswhite
- The Reluctant Vampire (1991) ... Mr. Crosswhite
 1991 Guilty by Suspicion
Bunny Baxter
 1990 Wings (TV Series)
Norm Peterson
 1990 Masters of Menace
Dr. Jack Erheart
 1989 Cranium Command (Short)
Stomach
 1989 Day by Day (TV Series)
Stan
- Fraternity (1989) ... Stan
 1988 Never Say Die
Mr. Witten
 1987 Plain Clothes
Chet Butler
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Barney Schlesinger (segment "The World Next Door")
- The After Hours/Lost and Found/The World Next Door (1986) ... Barney Schlesinger (segment "The World Next Door")
 1986 Gung Ho
Buster
 1985 Fletch
Fat Sam
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Norm Peterson
- Cheers (1985) ... Norm Peterson
 1985 The Romance of Betty Boop (TV Movie)
Johnny Throat / Punchie (voice, as George R. Wendt)
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie)
Mr. Sweeney
 1984 No Small Affair
Jake
 1984 Garfield in the Rough (TV Short)
Ranger #2 (voice)
 1984 Thief of Hearts
Marty Morrison
 1984 Dreamscape
Charlie Prince
 1983 Journey's End (TV Movie)
 1983 Garfield on the Town (TV Short)
RĂ oul (voice)
 1983 Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show (TV Movie)
Norm Peterson (uncredited)
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 4 (TV Movie)
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Ticket Agent (uncredited)
 1982 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Pvt. La Roche
- Trick or Treatment (1982) ... Pvt. La Roche
 1982 Making the Grade (TV Series)
Gus Bertoia
- Enter Miss Right (1982) ... Gus Bertoia
- Guess Who's Coming to Class? (1982) ... Gus Bertoia
- Shepherd's Pie Syndrome (1982) ... Gus Bertoia
- Teach Me Tonight (1982) ... Gus Bertoia
- Marriage, Dave Style (1982) ... Gus Bertoia
 1982 Alice (TV Series)
Monty
- Monty Falls for Alice (1982) ... Monty
 1981 Taxi (TV Series)
The Exterminator
- Latka the Playboy (1981) ... The Exterminator
 1981 Soap (TV Series)
Counterman
- Episode #4.15 (1981) ... Counterman
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Sergeant Tate
- Murder Is a Drag (1981) ... Sergeant Tate
 1980 Somewhere in Time
Student
 1980 My Bodyguard
Engineer
 1980 Bronco Billy
Bartender (uncredited)
 1978 A Wedding
Caterer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(10/07) Stage: Took over the role of Edna Turnblad -- originated by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein) -- in the Broadway production of the musical "Hairspray". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

George R. Wendt

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Improvising is best left to those who really love it. Improvising itself is kind of fun, but the apprehension before the improv is not. I don't think that fast; I can't write that fast. Some people can look at a bunch of suggestions and can come up with a premise, but that was never my long suit.

Trivia:

Attended University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana for 2 years. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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