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General Information

Name:  George Wendt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

George was born in Chicago and lived in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago as a child.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wendt briefly attended Notre Dame and graduated from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri. Upon returning to Chicago he became involved with Chicago's renowned Second City in 1975, leading to appearances on ''Saturday Night Live'' and eventually his most famous character as Norm Peterson in the long lived sitcom ''Cheers''.

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