Chick Vennera (1947–2021)


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Born in Herkimer, New York, Chick Vennera's career in entertainment had an early start. Beginning dance lessons at the age of three, piano at seven, clarinet and saxophone shortly thereafter, Chick found his passion at a very young age. He continued his musical education throughout high school, singing and playing in nightclubs as well as school ... See full bio »

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(age 74) in Burbank, California, USA

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(1978)
Intrepid Ellerson
(2000)
Vega$ Costigan / Mitch Costigan / Mitch Costigian
(1978-1980)
(1998)

Filmography

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 2009 Bayonetta (Video Game)
Enzo (English version, voice)
 2005 Glass Trap
Paolo
 2002-2004 Static Shock (TV Series)
Ferret
- Power Outage (2004) ... Ferret (voice)
- Static Shaq (2002) ... Ferret (voice)
- The Big Leagues (2002) ... Ferret (voice)
 2002 Stranded (Video)
Vladi
 2001 Air Rage (Video)
Fishman
 2000 That's Life (TV Series)
Luciano
- Saint Bernadette (2000) ... Luciano
 2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Chauffeur
- Ace in the Hole (2000) ... Chauffeur (voice)
 2000 Intrepid
Ellerson
 2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
Bill Mackey
- The Question (2000) ... Bill Mackey
 1999 Final Voyage
Dennis
 1999 Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (Video)
Pesto (voice)
 1999 Active Stealth (Video)
Chiccio
 1997-1999 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Mr. Goth / Mr. Goth (segment "E-Mail")
- E-Mail (1997) ... Mr. Goth
 1999 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
Johnny Roman
- Strip Show (1999) ... Johnny Roman
 1999 Running Red (Video)
Liquor Store Owner
 1999 Fugitive Mind (Video)
Jimmy Morabito
 1999 Prophet (Video)
Salvator
 1999 Tycus (Video)
Stan Alton
 1998 Animaniacs: Ten Pin Alley (Video Game)
Pesto / Solley the Godfeather (voice)
 1998 JAG (TV Series)
Benny Turpin
- People v. Mac (1998) ... Benny Turpin
- Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington (1998) ... Benny Turpin
 1998 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Pesto
- Star Warners (1998) ... Pesto (voice)
 1998 Air America (TV Series)
Mesarigos
- Crosshairs (1998) ... Mesarigos
 1998 Evasive Action
Edward
 1998 Cow and Chicken (TV Series)
Shark #1 / Shark #2 / Salesman #1
- Free Inside/Journey to the Center of Cow (1998) ... Shark #1 / Shark #2 / Salesman #1 (voice)
 1997 Zork: Grand Inquisitor (Video Game)
Hades Beast / House Alarm (voice)
 1997 Time Under Fire
Spitz
 1996-1997 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Lorenzo / Walker / Additional Voices / ...
- To Bardo and Back (1997) ... Lorenzo (voice)
- Alligators and Okeechobee Vikings (1996) ... Walker / Additional Voices (voice)
- Ice Will Burn (1996) ... Gustavo Arollo (voice)
- The Secret of the MOAI (1996) ... Lorenzo / Thug #2 (voice)
- Heroes (1996) ... Lorenzo (voice)
 1996 Alone in the Woods
Perry
 1996 Mad About You (TV Series)
Johnny
- Hot & Cold (1996) ... Johnny
 1996 Night Eyes Four: Fatal Passion (TV Movie)
Alex Stein
 1995 Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (Video)
Freddie Summers
 1995 Kissing Miranda (TV Movie)
Raul Solo
 1995 Pig Sty (TV Series)
Rip
- Iowa vs. New York (1995) ... Rip
 1994 Yakko's World: An Animaniacs Singalong (Video)
Pesto (voice)
 1994 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Colangelo
- Death and Taxes: Part 2 (1994) ... Colangelo
- Death and Taxes: Part 1 (1994) ... Colangelo
 1994 Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III (Video)
Freddie Summers
 1993 Bonkers (TV Series short)
Chick
- Comeback Kid (1993) ... Chick (voice)
- Of Mice and Menace (1993) ... (voice)
 1992 Chavez Ravine (Short)
 1992 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Johnny T Rex
- Extinct Possibility (1992) ... Johnny T Rex (voice)
 1992 Double Threat
Stephen Ross
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Twitch
- Off Balance (1992) ... Twitch (voice)
 1992 Capitol Critters (TV Series)
- Hat and Mouse (1992) ... (voice)
 1991 Runaway Father (TV Movie)
Frank de la Grana (as Chick Vennerra)
 1991 McBain
Roberto Santos
 1991 The Terror Within II
Kyle
 1990 Night Eyes
Shapiro
 1989 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Enrique Mas / Pepe
- All That Jazz (1989) ... Enrique Mas
- Rose Fights Back (1989) ... Enrique Mas
- Fiddler on the Ropes (1989) ... Pepe
 1989 The Karate Kid (TV Series short)
Additional Characters
- My Brother's Keeper (1989) ... Additional Characters (voice)
 1988 Last Rites
Nuzo
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Joe Mondragon
 1987 Kidnapped
Tony Leonard
 1986-1987 Foofur (TV Series)
Sam
- Annabell Gets Framed/Scary Harry (1987) ... Sam (voice)
- Look Homeward, Foofur (1987) ... Sam (voice)
- Fencer Gets Soul/You Bet Your Life (1987) ... Sam (voice)
- Rocki's Big Fib/Bye, Bye, Birdie (1987) ... Sam (voice)
- Annabell Goes Punk/Puppy Love (1987) ... Sam (voice)
 1986 Night Court (TV Series)
Hector Rivera
- The Mugger (1986) ... Hector Rivera
 1986 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Spider
- Arnold's Tangled Web (1986) ... Spider
 1986 Free Ride
Edgar Ness
 1985 Hollywood Beat (TV Series)
Stack
- Fast Hustle (1985) ... Stack
 1985 Hail to the Chief (TV Series)
Raoul - Butler
 1985 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Joe Bram
- Sanctuary (1985) ... Joe Bram
 1985 A Bunny's Tale (TV Movie)
Frankie
 1981 High Risk
Tony
 1980 G.I.'s (TV Movie)
Pvt. Joseph Battaglia
 1978-1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Mitch Costigian / Mitch Costigan / Costigan
- Magic Sister Slayings (1980) ... Mitch Costigian
- Casualty of War (1980) ... Mitch Costigan
- High Roller (1978) ... Costigan
 1979 Yanks
Danny Ruffelo
 1978 The Bastard (TV Series)
Inn Patron (uncredited)
 1978 Thank God It's Friday
Marv Gomez
 1977 Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (TV Movie)
Luis
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini Series)
Humphy Lopez
- Part IV (1976) ... Humphy Lopez
- Part III (1976) ... Humphy Lopez (credit only)
- Part II (1976) ... Humphy Lopez
- Part I (1976) ... Humphy Lopez (credit only)
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini Series)
Davis
- Part 1 (1976) ... Davis
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Norm
- Odds Against Tomorrow (1975) ... Norm
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Rudolfo Cruz
- The Glory Game (1975) ... Rudolfo Cruz
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Roach
- Requiem for a Son (1975) ... Roach
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Other Works:

Played Sonny in a stage production of "Grease" that toured American and Canadian cities from 1973 to 1975.

Alternate Names:

Chick Veneera | Francis Vennera | Chick Vennerra
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