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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 March 1946New York, USA
Date of Death 3 October 1994Culver City, California, USA  (melanoma)
Nickname Dick Hertz

Mini Bio (1)

Dennis Wolfberg was born on March 29, 1946 in New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Stand Up America (1987), Quantum Leap (1989) and The Clairvoyant (1982). He was married to Jeannie McBride. He died on October 3, 1994 in Culver City, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Jeannie McBride (? - 3 October 1994) (his death) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Facial contortions and slice-of-life stand-up comedy style

Trivia (4)

Father of three sons.
He appeared at clubs in Washington, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Florida and New York, and a representative said he was twice named America's top male comic in votes by club-goers and owners nationwide. In 1990 he won an American Comedy Award as best male stand-up.
Became a fixture on "The Tonight Show" and starred in an HBO special in early 1992. He also had a recurring role as a strange scientist on NBC's "Quantum Leap," and in April 1993 "Entertainment Tonight" aired "A Day in the Life of Dennis Wolfberg," focusing on his relentless touring schedule.
He taught for 12 years in the NYC school system. Both in the northeast Bronx at P.S. 71 and later in the South Bronx before leaving for a full-time comedy career in 1979. Though he battled cancer for at least two years, he continued to work through the end of August. At the time of his death, he was negotiating a deal for his own TV show. Buried in Hillside Memorial Cemetery.

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