Chick Vennera

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Chick Vennera
Born(1947-03-27) March 27, 1947 (age 66)
Herkimer, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1973–present
 
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Chick Vennera
Born(1947-03-27) March 27, 1947 (age 66)
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 appearing in many fims and television series. In 1989 he appeared in three episodes of The Golden Girls. Vennera now teaches acting.

Selected Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1978Thank God It's FridayMarv Gomez
1979YanksDanny
1988The Milagro Beanfield WarJoe Mondragon
1991McBainRoberto Santos
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1975The JetsonsVarious voices
1989The Golden GirlsPepe/Enrique3 episodes

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.

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