Known for his intense role in TV, George Wendt is one of the most popular actors in the Hollywood industry. He has a long TV history of playing comical characters, specifically in the series “Cheers”. With it, he got over 6 nominations for outstanding actor in a comedy series. Let us learn a lot more about George Wendt and his life of TV excellence.
Early life and family members
He was born in the year 1948, on the 17th of October. His hometown was Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. His father’s name was George Robert Wendt and his mother’s name was Loretta Mary. His origins belong to German and Irish. He also has a sister named Kathryn Wendt. Surprisingly, she is also the mother of the actor and comedian, Jason Sudeikis. This is all about his family members and his early life.
George father, George Robert Wendt, has worked as an officer in the Navy and realtor. George is one of nine children in his family, and he has six sisters: Mary Ann, Nancy, Karen, Marti, Kathryn, and Loretta. He has two brothers, and their names are Paul and Tom. His maternal grandfather, Tom Howard, is a photographer. He belongs of Irish and One-quarter German descent.
Educational life and career
He was a bit fond of education. In the beginning, he went to the Campion High School in the region of Prairie Du Chien. Then, he got enrolled at the University of Notre Dame. Sadly, he couldn’t stay in college due to very low grades. He eventually left the college and got admitted into the Jesuit Rockhurst College in Kansas City. From there, he got his Bachelor’s in Economics.
He got to be a member of the “The Second City” group. He got his debut on the stage after a hard time and did his best in the film “A Wedding”. Then he continued with minor roles, like in “My Bodyguard” and tried his best to get the main role. He got his first major role in the series “Cheers” and got over 6 awards nominations for his excellence. He gained worldwide recognition due to one single role and that was all for him. He also appeared in other shows and movies like “the Simpsons”, “Wings”, “Dreamscape” and the horror film “House”.
George Wendt’s successful acting career
George Wendt acted in the television series Making the Grade as Gus Bertoia in 1982, and from 1982 to 1993, he acted in the television series Cheers as Norm Peterson. In 1983 and 1984, he worked as a voice artist in the television series Garfield on the Town and Garfield in the Rough. In 1985, he worked as a voice artist for the series The Romance of Betty as Boop, and from 1986 to 1991, he worked as a host for the television show Saturday Night Live. From 1991 to 2003, he acted as Bob Swerski in the series Saturday Night Live.
George acted in many television films such as Bye Bye Birdie, Alien Avengers, Alice in Wonderland, Robertson’s Greatest Hits, Imperfect Union, Eddie’s, and many others. In 2015, George acted in the television series Clipped as Buzzy, and from 2018 to 2020, he acted as a voice artist for the animated television series Fancy Nancy. Recently in 2020, George acted in the film Stealing a Survivor as Mister Martin, and in 2022, he acted in the film Christmas With the Campbells as Robert. In 2019, George acted in the television film Christmas 9 to 5 as Manny O’Quinn.
Social media presence
He doesn’t use social media at all. Being a man from the 1960s, he seems to be less acquainted with technology and seems to be better far away from it. there are several accounts made on his name on social media. And like usual, most of them are fake. He spends most of his free time with his family.
Awards and Nominations of George Wendt
George Wendt has acted in many successful films and television series but has not won any awards or honours for his acting. He has been nominated for over six Primetime Emmy Awards as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for acting in many films. Besides the above award, he has been nominated for many awards, and many people have appreciated his acting.
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Personal life and relationships
He is married to the beautiful and adorable Bernadette Birkett. She is also an actress and has worked in the Hollywood industry for quite a time. The two got married in 1978, 8th of July, and have been together since then. Their happy life also got filled with 3 more children. Birkett is also known for her TV series show “Its Garry Shandling’s show”. Both George and Bernadette are together and are not separated at all.
Net worth in 2021
George is quite rich on his own. He has earned a lot of fortune from his insane acting career. He was also famous in his time due to his great comedic timing. George Wendt’s net worth is $45M in 2021.
The Body Measurements of George Wendt
George Wendt will stand 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm in height, and his weight is 120 kg or 264 lbs. Talking about his body measurements, his chest size is 46 inches, his waist is 38 inches, and his biceps size is 16 inches. His hair colour is brown, and his eye colour is blue. George will wear a shoe size 8 US.
George Wendt Hobbies and Interests
George’s main hobby is travelling, and he has travelled to many countries so far for his acting and also for vacation, so far, he has travelled to the countries like London, Dubai, and many other European countries. His dream destination is London and Chicago. George main hobbies is acting, but he will do more things in his free time. His favourite colour is blue and black, and he will always use to read different types of foods; his favourite food is pizza and seafood. George loves reading books, and in his free time, he uses a lot of books.