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Chick Vennera

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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1973–2011

Name  Chick Vennera
Role  Actor
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Born  March 27, 1947 (age 68) (1947-03-27) Herkimer, New York, U.S.
Movies and TV shows  Animaniacs, The Milagro Beanfield, Thank God It's Friday, Yanks, Body Chemistry 4: Full Ex
Similar People  Andrew Stevens, Jim Wynorski, Gary Graver, Stewart Raffill, Julie Carmen

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Chick Vennera (born March 27, 1947) is an American actor known for his role as Joe Mondragon, in Robert Redford's The Milagro Beanfield War, among other movies.


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Early life

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Vennera was born in Herkimer, New York on March 27, 1947.

Professional career

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After serving in the US Army Signal Corps, Vennera embarked on a career as an actor and dancer. He was also a musician, playing several instruments. His first acting role of note was in the Broadway production of Grease, having toured with the musical for two years.

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He continued as a performer and appeared in the 1978 film Thank God It's Friday where he performed the now-famous dance routine on top of several cars. His acting career continued throughout the 1980s and 1990s, with him appearing in many films and television series. In 1989, he appeared in three episodes of The Golden Girls.

Vennera also ventured into voice acting in the 1980s with roles on Hanna-Barbera programs. However, his most notable role is Pesto on Warner Bros. Animation/Amblin Entertainment's hit animated series Animaniacs. Vennera now teaches acting.

Personal life

Vennera spent time in the U.S. Army signal corps, where he won the Third Army Entertainment Contest. He also spent time as a musician, playing in various nightclubs in Los Angeles.


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