Chick Vennera

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Chick Vennera
Born(1947-03-27) March 27, 1947 (age 67)
Herkimer, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1973–present
 
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Chick Vennera
Born(1947-03-27) March 27, 1947 (age 67)
Herkimer, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1973–present

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.

Professional career[edit]

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 from 1973.

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 fims 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 hit animated series Animaniacs. Vennera now teaches acting.

Selected Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1978Thank God It's FridayMarv Gomez
1979YanksDanny
1988The Milagro Beanfield WarJoe Mondragon
1991McBainRoberto Santos
1999Wakko's WishPestoVoice
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1978-1980Vega$Mitch Costigan
1985-1987The JetsonsAdditional voices
1986FoofurSamVoice
1989The Golden GirlsPepe/Enrique3 episodes
1993-1998AnimaniacsPestoVoice
1996-1997The Real Adventures of Jonny QuestLorenzoVoice
1998JAGBenny Turpin2 episodes
2000That's LifeLuciano
2002-2004Static ShockFerrettVoice
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009BayonettaEnzo[1]Voice

Personal life[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bayonetta Developer Commentary Part 56". platinumgames.com. February 6, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 

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