George R. Wendt
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George R. Wendt

George Robert Wendt III (born October 17, 1948) is an American actor and comedian, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers. Following his success of Cheers . Wendt starred in the short-lived The George Wendt Show, which featured him as a garage mechanic with a radio show, based on the NPR radio show Car Talk. From November 6, 2013 to January 19, 2014 Wendt starred in Never Too Late, a comedy with his wife, actress Bernadette Birkett, at New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas. In this play, Wendt plays a successful lumber yard owner who is king of his castle and whose life is going exactly the way he wants until his wife comes back from a doctor appointment with some big news. In 2015, Wendt starred opposite his former Second City co-star Tim Kazurinsky in Bruce Graham's new comedy Funnyman at Northlight Theatre. The same year, Wendt appeared in the TBS sitcom Clipped, which aired for one season. Wendt appeared as Tracy Turnblad's father in a production of Hairspray featuring John Waters and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Baltimore in June 2016. Wendt starred in The Fabulous Lipitones at New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas from November 30, 2016 to February 12, 2017. George provided the voices of Johnny Throat and Punchie in the 1985 animated film The Romance of Betty Boop.