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‘Cheers’ Star George Wendt Embraced Jack Nicholson’s Attitude on Being Recognized in Public

Geroge Wendt, who played Norm on the classic TV show Cheers, decided to be like Jack when he was in public. We mean Jack Nicholson here. The famed movie actor seemingly did not mind being noticed when out among the non-Hollywood crowd. Nicholson’s attitude about this did ring a bell for Wendt during his show’s incredible run on NBC and in reruns today.
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‘Cheers’ Star George Wendt Recalled Getting ‘Beat Up’ the Day Before an Audition

Cheers star George Wendt has enjoyed a long and interesting career in Hollywood. But not all his experiences have been as positive as his time on classic TV. For example, Went once went out to enjoy a couple of brews ala Norm one night, and some angry drunks decided to start some trouble and throw some punches. To make matters worse, the barbarity went down on the eve of an important audition.
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‘Cheers’ Star George Wendt Recalled His Earliest Jobs in a Newsroom

We first met George Wendt’s Norm Peterson when he first bellied up to the Cheers bar in the early 1980s. From that Classic TV moment on, Wendt became a familiar face in homes all across the world, portraying our favorite beer drinking regular at the famous Boston-based pub. Wendt’s Norm Peterson has become so synonymous with the Cheers legacy that the moment a crowd full of beer drinkers simultaneously exclaims “Norm!” almost anyone knows it is Wendt’s beloved character that inspired the tradition.
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How ‘Cheers’ Star George Wendt Launched His Career on ‘M*A*S*H’

People have watched the classic TV show Cheers and loved George Wendt as Norm Peterson. But he appeared on M*A*S*H, too. It happened to be as a private named La Roche. In the episode, La Roche gets a pool ball in his mouth as a joke. But this is not a joke, either, as the private has to look to one Charles Emerson Winchester III, played by David Ogden Stiers, to help him out. As you may recall, Charles’ bedside manner wasn’t the friendliest among the doctors of the 4077th.
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George Wendt Brings His Family To The Show (Feat. Jason Sudeikis) | Late Night with Conan O’Brien

(Original airdate: 12/29/98) George Wendt attempts to do his interview with Conan and have a holiday dinner with his family at the same time. Subscribe to watch more Team Coco videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi7GJNg51C3jgmYTUwqoUXA?sub_confirmation=1. Watch more Late Night clips https://classic.teamcoco.com/. FOLLOW TEAM COCO ON SOCIAL. Team Coco on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/teamcoco. Team Coco...
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Jason Sudeikis, George Wendt, Rosario Dawson Lead All-Star ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Benefit Reading For Ed Asner Family Center

Jason Sudeikis and Rosario Dawson will lead an all-star virtual online table read of the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life to benefit The Ed Asner Family Center (TEAFC), which promotes mental health and enrichment programs to children with special needs and their families. The one-night-only event is set for Dec. 5, with a cast that also includes Mark Hamill, Martin Sheen, Mandy Patinkin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Phil Lamarr, Ben Mankiewicz, Ron Funches, Ed Harris, and Sudeikis’ real-life uncle George Wendt. The Cheers actor will play Uncle Billy to Sudeikis’ George Bailey. The Asner benefit is presented in partnership with Turner Classic...
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George Wendt, legend in open water swimming, drowns at event

George Wendt, a beloved Fenwick High School teacher and legendary Chicago swimmer, died after drowning in Lake Michigan Sept. 11 during the 30th annual Big Shoulders Open Water Classic. Wendt, a 73-year-old from River Forest, was found “unresponsive after swimming in the water” around 9 a.m. in the 800 block...
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Chicago Swimming Icon George Wendt Dies During Big Shoulders Race

George Wendt was a legend in the Chicago swimming scene. He died after suffering a heart attack during the Big Shoulders Swim in Lake Michigan on Saturday. Current photo via Eric Johnson. George F Wendt, a champion Masters swimmer, died after suffering a heart attack during the Big Shoulders Swim...
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■ My friend Pat Finn always reminds me what the audition was for Cheers: I needed to look like a guy who wanted to have another beer. ■ Norm is just me with better writing. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of actors who could have delivered on the absolute gems that I was handed on a silver platter every Wednesday morning.
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