George Wendt

George Wendt

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1948-10-17 (73 years old)

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Biography

George Robert Wendt Jr. (born October 17, 1948) is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Norm Peterson on the television sitcom Cheers (1982–1993), which earned him six consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Wendt has also appeared in the films Fletch, Gung Ho, Dreamscape, House, Forever Young, Hostage for a Day, Man of the House, and Lakeboat.

Personal Life

Wendt is married to Bernadette Birkett, and has three children: Hilary, Joe, and Daniel.

Early Life

George Robert Wendt Jr. was born in the Beverly neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Loretta Mary (née Howard) and George Robert Wendt, an officer in the Navy and a realtor. He is one of nine children, with six sisters—Nancy, Karen, Mary Ann, Kathryn, Loretta, and Marti—as well as two brothers, Tom and Paul. His maternal grandfather was photographer Tom Howard. Wendt is of Irish and one quarter German descent.He attended Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He was expelled from the University of Notre Dame after he received a 0.00 GPA the first semester of his junior year. He later attended the Jesuit Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri, where he graduated with a B.A. in economics. Wendt is an uncle of actor and former SNL writer and cast member Jason Sudeikis, his sister's son.

Filmography

All 121

Movies 83

TV Shows 38

Self 16

Voice 3

Producer 1

Douglas Smarts
Americanish (2021)

Americanish (2021)

Movie
Father Mahoney
Aliens, Clowns & Geeks (2021)

Aliens, Clowns & Geeks (2021)

Movie
10
Manny O'Quinn
Christmas 9 to 5 (2019)

Christmas 9 to 5 (2019)

Movie
Pops
Bliss (2019)

Bliss (2019)

Movie
6
Thomas Zabriski
VFW (2019)

VFW (2019)

Movie
Jim
The Climb (2019)

The Climb (2019)

Movie
Big Lou
Grand-Daddy Day Care (2019)

Grand-Daddy Day Care (2019)

Movie
Grandpa Clancy (voice)
Fancy Nancy (2018)

Fancy Nancy (2018)

TV Show
5.5
Eduardo
The Independents (2018)

The Independents (2018)

Movie
Hacked Support Group Member / Polio
Bill Nye Saves the World (2017)

Bill Nye Saves the World (2017)

TV Show
Testimonial
Sandy Wexler (2017)

Sandy Wexler (2017)

Movie
6
Mommy I Didn't Do It (2017)

Mommy I Didn't Do It (2017)

Movie
Self
'85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History (2016)

'85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History (2016)

Movie
Self
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows (2016)

Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows (2016)

Movie
Buzzy
Clipped (2015)

Clipped (2015)

TV Show
Mr. Claus
Merry In-Laws (2012)

Merry In-Laws (2012)

Movie
Mr. Destiny
A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)

A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)

Movie
Mr. Henderson
The Seven Year Hitch (2012)

The Seven Year Hitch (2012)

Movie
Henry 'Hank' Shae
Franklin & Bash (2011)

Franklin & Bash (2011)

TV Show
Himself
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements (2011)

Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements (2011)

Movie
Dominick (archive footage)
The Women of SNL (2010)

The Women of SNL (2010)

Movie
Yoder
Hot in Cleveland (2010)

Hot in Cleveland (2010)

TV Show
8
Santa Claus
Santa Buddies (2009)

Santa Buddies (2009)

Movie
5.73
Self
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2009)

Celebrity Ghost Stories (2009)

TV Show
Santa
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008)

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008)

Movie
Tiny
Less Than Kind (2008)

Less Than Kind (2008)

TV Show
Mr. Flynn
Bryan Loves You (2008)

Bryan Loves You (2008)

Movie
Chuck
Unnatural Causes (2008)

Unnatural Causes (2008)

Movie
Himself
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men' (2008)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men' (2008)

Movie
Santa Claus
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular (2007)

Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular (2007)

Movie
Harold
Saturday Morning (2007)

Saturday Morning (2007)

Movie
Mickey
LA Blues (2007)

LA Blues (2007)

Movie
Santa Claus
Santa Baby (2006)

Santa Baby (2006)

Movie
Harold Thompson
Family (2006)

Family (2006)

Movie
Tug Clarke
Modern Men (2006)

Modern Men (2006)

TV Show
George
The Life Coach (2005)

The Life Coach (2005)

Movie
Masters of Horror (2005)

Masters of Horror (2005)

TV Show
10
Coach Thompson
Kids in America (2005)

Kids in America (2005)

Movie
Santa
The Colbert Report (2005)

The Colbert Report (2005)

TV Show
6.27
Pawn Shop Owner
Edmond (2005)

Edmond (2005)

Movie
Self
Situation: Comedy (2005)

Situation: Comedy (2005)

TV Show
Monty
Rock Me Baby (2003)

Rock Me Baby (2003)

TV Show
Duke Wayne
King of the Ants (2003)

King of the Ants (2003)

Movie
Himself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

Movie
Bill Uttley
My Dinner with Jimi (2003)

My Dinner with Jimi (2003)

Movie
General Edison 'Pete' Gerberding
Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

Movie
George Lopez (2002)

George Lopez (2002)

TV Show
4.5
Shopkeeper
The Gift of the Magi (2001)

The Gift of the Magi (2001)

Movie
Howard
My Beautiful Son (2001)

My Beautiful Son (2001)

Movie
Frankie
Wild About Harry (2000)

Wild About Harry (2000)

Movie
Carl
Madigan Men (2000)

Madigan Men (2000)

TV Show
Sheldon Sparks
The Pooch and the Pauper (2000)

The Pooch and the Pauper (2000)

Movie
6
Collins
Lakeboat (2000)

Lakeboat (2000)

Movie
Archie
The Prime Gig (2000)

The Prime Gig (2000)

Movie
Joey
Outside Providence (1999)

Outside Providence (1999)

Movie
Fred Tweedledee
Alice in Wonderland (1999)

Alice in Wonderland (1999)

Movie
Norm Peterson (voice)
Family Guy (1999)

Family Guy (1999)

TV Show
6.12
Ivan Bloat
Rupert's Land (1998)

Rupert's Land (1998)

Movie
Policeman (uncredited)
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998)

Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998)

Movie
4.26
Audience Member (uncredited)
Monty Python: Live at Aspen (1998)

Monty Python: Live at Aspen (1998)

Movie
Abbey Archer
Anarchy TV (1998)

Anarchy TV (1998)

Movie
Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley (1998)

Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley (1998)

Movie
Film Producer
Spice World (1997)

Spice World (1997)

Movie
5.19
Charlie
Alien Avengers II (1997)

Alien Avengers II (1997)

Movie
Therapist
The Lovemaster (1997)

The Lovemaster (1997)

Movie
Sam
Blessed Assurance (1997)

Blessed Assurance (1997)

Movie
Mike Shelby
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)

TV Show
6.91
Dan Donaldson
Spin City (1996)

Spin City (1996)

TV Show
7
Charlie
Alien Avengers (1996)

Alien Avengers (1996)

Movie
Keller
Space Truckers (1996)

Space Truckers (1996)

Movie
Harry MacAfee
Bye Bye Birdie (1995)

Bye Bye Birdie (1995)

Movie
Les Polanski
The Naked Truth (1995)

The Naked Truth (1995)

TV Show
George Coleman
The George Wendt Show (1995)

The George Wendt Show (1995)

TV Show
Chet Bronski
Man of the House (1995)

Man of the House (1995)

Movie
Lumberyard Clerk
The Little Rascals (1994)

The Little Rascals (1994)

Movie
5
Warren Kooey
Hostage for a Day (1994)

Hostage for a Day (1994)

Movie
Norm Peterson
Frasier (1993)

Frasier (1993)

TV Show
5.35
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV Show
6
Harry Finley
Forever Young (1992)

Forever Young (1992)

Movie
6
Himself - Dad in video
Michael Jackson: Live in Bucharest - The Dangerous Tour (1992)

Michael Jackson: Live in Bucharest - The Dangerous Tour (1992)

Movie
George Wendt
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)

The Larry Sanders Show (1992)

TV Show
Bunny Baxter
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

Movie
Dr. Jack Erheart
Masters of Menace (1990)

Masters of Menace (1990)

Movie
Self
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special (1990)

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special (1990)

Movie
Norm Peterson
The Earth Day Special (1990)

The Earth Day Special (1990)

Movie
Wings (1990)

Wings (1990)

TV Show
6.4
Norm Peterson (voice)
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV Show
6.23
Himself
Birds Of A Feather (1989)

Birds Of A Feather (1989)

TV Show
George Wendt
Seinfeld (1989)

Seinfeld (1989)

TV Show
5.99
Tales from the Crypt (1989)

Tales from the Crypt (1989)

TV Show
6.4
Mr. Witten
Never Say Die (1988)

Never Say Die (1988)

Movie
Norm Peterson
Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)

Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)

Movie
5.88
Himself
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988)

TV Show
Chet Butler
Plain Clothes (1988)

Plain Clothes (1988)

Movie
Buster
Gung Ho (1986)

Gung Ho (1986)

Movie
Harold Gorton
House (1986)

House (1986)

Movie
5.51
The Twilight Zone (1985)

The Twilight Zone (1985)

TV Show
7
Fat Sam
Fletch (1985)

Fletch (1985)

Movie
4.75
Johnny Throat / Punchie
The Romance of Betty Boop (1985)

The Romance of Betty Boop (1985)

Movie
5.22
Mr. Sweeney
The Ratings Game (1984)

The Ratings Game (1984)

Movie
Jake
No Small Affair (1984)

No Small Affair (1984)

Movie
Ranger #2
Garfield in the Rough (1984)

Garfield in the Rough (1984)

Movie
Marty Morrison
Thief of Hearts (1984)

Thief of Hearts (1984)

Movie
Charlie Prince
Dreamscape (1984)

Dreamscape (1984)

Movie
6
Young Lust (1984)

Young Lust (1984)

Movie
Ràoul / Member of the Claws
Garfield on the Town (1983)

Garfield on the Town (1983)

Movie
Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Movie
5.27
Injured Man
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again (1982)

Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again (1982)

Movie
St. Elsewhere (1982)

St. Elsewhere (1982)

TV Show
Norm Peterson / Self
Cheers (1982)

Cheers (1982)

TV Show
6.12
Gus Bertoia
Making the Grade (1982)

Making the Grade (1982)

TV Show
Engineer
My Bodyguard (1980)

My Bodyguard (1980)

Movie
Hart to Hart (1979)

Hart to Hart (1979)

TV Show
6.32
A Wedding (1978)

A Wedding (1978)

Movie
Alice (1976)

Alice (1976)

TV Show
7.17
Self - The Host / Ralph Kramden / Various / Self - Host
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36
Pvt. La Roche
M*A*S*H (1972)

M*A*S*H (1972)

TV Show
5.65
Graham McVeigh
Columbo (1971)

Columbo (1971)

TV Show
5.78
Actor
Christmas With The Campbells

Christmas With The Campbells

Movie
Bradley Walden (Neighbor)
Thank You Kindly

Thank You Kindly

Movie
Self - Beer Connoisseur
What's In A Name?

What's In A Name?

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.2
Based on 2.08 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1971
1989
1998
1990
2021

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1948-10-17 (73 years old)

Birth name
George Robert Wendt Jr

Place of birth
Chicago, United States of America

Relatives
Jason Sudeikis

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
George Robert Wendt III, George R. Wendt

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2 Movies
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4 Movies
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2 Movies
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Bob Costas
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6 TV Shows
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1 Movie
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3 Movies
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6 TV Shows
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1 Movie
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1 Movie
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1 Movie
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1 Movie
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3 Movies
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1 Movie
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6 TV Shows
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Dana Carvey worked together with George Wendt in:
3 Movies
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1 Movie
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Larry Miller
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Larry Miller worked together with George Wendt in:
1 Movie
4 TV Show
Bob Odenkirk
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Bob Odenkirk worked together with George Wendt in:
5 TV Shows
Jeremy Piven
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Jeremy Piven worked together with George Wendt in:
1 Movie
4 TV Show
Bob Newhart
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Bob Newhart worked together with George Wendt in:
1 Movie
4 TV Show
George Wyner
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1 Movie
4 TV Show
Rob Schneider
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1 Movie
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