George Wendt

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George Wendt at the 1989 Emmy Awards

George Wendt (born October 17, 1948 in Chicago , Illinois ) is an American actor .


The best-known role of George Wendt is probably the permanent guest Norm, sitting at the bar and drinking beer, in the television series Cheers . He is the only actor, alongside Ted Danson and Rhea Perlman , to appear in all of the Cheers episodes . Wendt is also the only actor who played the same character - Norm Peterson - in seven different television series: except in Cheers , he played this character in guest appearances

Wendt was nominated for an Emmy six times for his role in Cheers .

Filmography (selection)


  • In the television series M * A * S * H ​​he played a soldier who put a billiard ball in his mouth, but only got it out with medical help.
  • In an episode of the crime series Columbo , he plays a horse breeder who shoots his brother, who keeps getting him into trouble.
  • In a film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland he plays the twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum together with Robbie Coltrane .
  • In Michael Jackson's music video Black or White , Wendt plays Macaulay Culkin's father .
  • As a result, the day of the loving heart of the series Becker , he plays a bartender in a Bahnhofsbar.
  • In the feature film Fletch - The Troublemaker he played the drug dealer Sam.
  • He plays the leading role in an episode of the Masters of Horror series .
  • In an episode of Seinfeld , he plays himself and speaks to George Costanza about the series Cheers.
  • In 2011 he played the Amish Joder in an episode Hot in Cleveland , who when he enters the Armishbar is greeted by everyone present with a "Hello Joda". The bartender at this bar is reminiscent of Woody Harrelson, the cheer's bartender
  • Wendt is also active as a theater actor. In the late 1990s he appeared in Yasmina Reza's play Art at Wyndham's Theater in London . In 2012 he played Dean in the musical version of Stuart Gordon's cult film Re-Animator .
  • In The Nanny series , Fran Fine mentions to Maxwell Sheffield that Anatevka has been reassigned, with George Wendt in the lead role

Web links

Commons : George Wendt  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. APRIL 30TH ONE DAY ONLY SALE NOW LIVE! Get a $ 10 Ticket to Re-Animator the Musical's Opening Weekend! , Accessed April 30, 2012.