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.
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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.
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”.
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.
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.