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…more
George is 5'8" tall.
George's favorite movies are The Godfather and The Godfather II. His favorite line from a movie is "Take the gun, leave the cannoli." He loves the book Grapes of Wrath and the TV show The Honeymooners.
George Wendt played a character named Norm Peterson on 6 shows: Cheers (1982), St. Elsewhere (1982), The Tortellis (1987), The Simpsons (1989), Wings (1990), and Frasier (1993).
George is an avid Notre Dame football fan and Chicago Cub fan.
George is one of three original actors that played in all 273 episodes of Cheers. Rhea Perlman and Ted Danson are the other two.
George is only one of 4 different actors who has played his character in six different shows.
George grandfather was Tom Howard who was the most famous new reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
George graduated from Rockfurst College, in Kansas City, Missouri.
George played Macaulay Culkins father in the Michael Jackson video Black and White.
George is married to Bernadette Birkell and they have 3 children together.
George was born George Wendt I.
George appeared on the game show Lingo in 2005. He was playing to win money for his favorite charity.
George was the producer of several episodes on Cheers.
George was the co producer of the production of a film titled King of the Ants.
George revived his character of Norm for appearances on St. Elsewhere.
George was the policeman in the movie Dennis the Menace Strikes Again.
Madigan Men the TV series, is where George called home for many episodes.
On the TV series Becker George can also be found doing his comedy.
George has made many appearances on Saturday Night Live throughout his career.
George was the Pawn shop guy in the movie Edmond in 2005.
George can be seen as playing Coach Thompson in the movie Kids in America.
George is in the movie titled Saturday Morning.
George is filming a TV series titled Modern Men where he will play Tug.
George was born on October 17, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois.
George is the uncle of SNL writer/cast member Jason Sudeikis.
George has also named Norm on The Simpsons.
George's catchphrase on Cheers was when he entered the bar, and everyone greeted him with, "Norm!"
George attended Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana for 2 years.
George Wendt: (about his favorite comedian George Carlin) He's so outrageous. He doens't hit on all the cylinders all the time for me, but he's just so courageous.
George Wendt: My look hasn't changed in 30 years.
George Wendt: 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.
George Wendt: It's really an honor to help raise a memorial for the guys who fell in the line of duty.
George Wendt: I not only get recognized - I get recognized from behind.