George Wendt

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Actor

Birth Date: October 17, 1948

Age: 75 years old

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

A hefty, curly-haired supporting player, George Wendt gained national recognition as Norm Peterson, the beer-swilling accountant-turned-housepainter-and-sometime-decorator on the long-running NBC sitcom "Cheers" (1982-93), parlaying his sudsmeister image into a run as pitchman for a national brewery. A native of Chicago, Wendt spent two years traveling throughout Europe and North Africa after earning a degree in economics, before returning home and enrolling in the Second City comedy troupe's acting workshop. Graduating to their company, he performed with the group from 1974-80. The NBC comedy pilot featuring Second City players, "Nothing But Comedy," brought him to Los Angeles where he made his feature debut in "My Bodyguard" (1980).

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A History of the World in Six Glasses

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Docuseries
2023

Christmas With the CampbellsStream

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Movie
2022

Americanish

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Douglas Smarts
Movie
2021

The Mayor of Rush Street

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Show
2020

Stealing a Survivor

Actor
Mister Martin
Movie
2020

For Madmen Only: The Stories of Del Close

Self
Movie
2020

Peyton's Places

Actor
Reality
2019

Grand-Daddy Day Care

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Lou
Movie
2019

Bliss

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Pops
Movie
2019

Christmas 9 to 5

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Manny O'Quinn
Movie
2019

The ClimbStream

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Jim
Movie
2019
90%

I Lost My Body

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Georges
Movie
2019

VFW

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Thomas Zabriski
Movie
2019

Aliens, Clowns & Geeks

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Father Mahoney
Movie
2019

Fancy NancyStream

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Grandpa
Series
2018

Fancy NancyStream

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Grandpa
Series
2018

The Independents

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Eduardo
Movie
2018

Mommy, I Didn't Do It

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J.D. Pierce
Movie
2017

Wake Up America!

Actor
Richard
Show
2016

Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows

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2016

Clipped

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Buzzy
Show
2015

Fresh Off the BoatStream

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Harv
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2015
94%

KirstieStream

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2013
35%

The GoldbergsStream

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Lenny Frank
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2013

Comedy Bang! Bang!Stream

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2012

Merry In-Laws

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Mr. Claus
Movie
2012

The Seven Year Hitch

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Mr. Henderson
Movie
2012

A Christmas Wedding Date

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Mr. Destiny
Movie
2012

PortlandiaStream

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Series
2011
94%

Your Pretty Face is Going to HellStream

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2011

Harry's Law

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2011
43%

Hot in ClevelandStream

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Yoder
Series
2010

Santa BuddiesStream

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Santa Claus
Movie
2009
20%

Wanna Bet?

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2008

Bryan Loves You

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Mr. Flynn
Movie
2008

Unnatural Causes

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Chuck
Movie
2008

L.A. Blues

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Movie
2007

Saturday Morning

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Harold
Movie
2007

Modern Men

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Tug Clarke
Show
2006

Santa Baby

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Santa Claus
Movie
2006

Masters of HorrorStream

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2005

The Colbert Report

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Talk
2005

Ghost WhispererStream

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2005

Edmond

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Pawn Shop Guy
Movie
2005

Kids in America

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Coach Thompson
Movie
2005

Rock Me Baby

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2003

Last Comic Standing

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Reality
2003

My Dinner With Jimi

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Bill Uttley
Movie
2003

King of the Ants

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Duke
Movie
2003

My Beautiful Son

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Howard
Movie
2002

Teddy Bears' Picnic

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General Edison (Pete) Gerberding
Movie
2002

TV Funhouse

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Series
2000

Madigan Men

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Show
2000

Pooch and the Pauper

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Sheldon Sparks
Movie
2000

The Prime Gig

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Archie
Movie
2000

Lakeboat

Actor
First Mate Collins
Movie
2000

Wild About Harry

Actor
Frankie
Movie
2000

Alice in Wonderland

Voice
Fred Tweedledee
Show
1999

Family Guy

Guest Voice
Norm Peterson
Show
1999

Family GuyStream

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Norm Peterson
Series
1999

Alice in WonderlandStream

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Fred Tweedledee
Movie
1999
33%

Outside Providence

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Joey
Movie
1999

BeckerStream

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Series
1998

Rupert's Land

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Ivan Bloat
Movie
1998

Héroe del Espacio

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Keller
Movie
1997

Welcome to Planet Earth II

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Charlie
Movie
1997

Los Aliens están Entre Nosotros

Actor
Movie
1997

The Price of Heaven

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Sam
Movie
1997

Alien Avengers II

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Charlie
Movie
1997

Space Truckers

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Keller
Movie
1997

Spice World

Actor
Martin Barnfield
Movie
1997
35%

The LoveMaster

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Therapist
Movie
1997

Anarchy TV

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Abbey Archer
Movie
1997

Sabrina the Teenage WitchStream

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Series
1996

Spin CityStream

Guest Star
Series
1996
69%

Good Company

Guest Star
Show
1996

Alien Avengers

Actor
Charlie
Movie
1996

The Naked Truth

Actor
Series
1995
64%

The George Wendt Show

Actor
George Coleman
Show
1995

Man of the House

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Chet Bronski
Movie
1995

Columbo: Strange Bedfellows

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Graham McVeigh
Movie
1995

Shame II: The Secret

Actor
Movie
1995

Bye Bye BirdieStream

Actor
Harry Mac
Movie
1995

Hostage for a Day

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Warren Kooey
Movie
1994

FrasierStream

Guest Star
Norm Peterson
Series
1993
95%

The Building

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Show
1993

Forever Young

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Harry Finley
Movie
1992

Guilty by Suspicion

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Bunny Baxter
Movie
1991

WingsStream

Guest Star
Series
1990

The SimpsonsStream

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Norm Peterson
Series
1989
85%

SeinfeldStream

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Himself
Series
1989
89%

Tales From the Crypt

Actor
Series
1989
82%

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Actor
Show
1988

Un flic au collège

Actor
Movie
1988

Plain Clothes

Actor
Chet Butler
Movie
1988

Gung Ho

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Buster
Movie
1986

The Twilight Zone

Actor
Series
1985

FletchStream

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Fat Sam
Movie
1985
77%

House

Actor
Harold Gorton
Movie
1985

Garfield in the Rough

Voice
Ranger 2
Show
1984

The Ratings Game

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Mr. Sweeney
Movie
1984

Dreamscape

Actor
Charlie Prince
Movie
1984

Thief of Hearts

Actor
Marty Morrison
Movie
1984

No Small Affair

Actor
Jake
Movie
1984

Journey's End

Actor
Movie
1983

CheersStream

Actor
Norm Peterson
Series
1982
87%

CheersStream

Director
Series
1982
87%

Making the Grade

Actor
Gus Bertoia
Show
1982

Hart to HartStream

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Series
1979

TaxiStream

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The Exterminator
Series
1978

AliceStream

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Series
1976

Saturday Night LiveStream

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Series
1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

Host
Series
1975

M*A*S*HStream

Guest Star
Pvt. La Roche
Series
1972

ColumboStream

Guest Star
Graham McVeigh
Series
1971
84%

Today

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