Chick Vennera Biography, Wiki, Death, Cause Of Death, Movies, Net worth, Wife, The Golden Girls

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Who is Chick Vennera?

Chick Vennera born on March 27, 1947 was an American actor, known for his role as Joe Mondragon, in Robert Redford’s The Milagro Beanfield War, among other movies. He also often served as a voice double for Joe Pesci.

Chick Vennera Death, Cause Of Death

Chick Vennera died on Wednesday at home at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer.

The star was best known for dancing on top of parked cars in the 1978 disco movie Thank God It’s Friday starring Donna Summer, Debra Winger and Jeff Goldblum.

And Chick also had a recurring role on the popular and long-running sitcom The Golden Girls starring Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.

His daughter Nicky Vennera confirmed his passing on Thursday.

The star had a wide ranging career but he was most beloved for one character: he made a lasting impression as the club goer known as The Leatherman who danced his way over several parked cars in the comedy Thank God It’s Friday which is better known for its music than its plot.

Chick Vennera Biography, Wiki

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 a year. He continued as a performer and appeared in the 1978 film Thank God It’s Friday where he performed a dance routine on top of several cars. His acting career continued throughout the 1980s and 1990s, 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 was Pesto on Warner Bros. Animation/Amblin Entertainment’s hit animated series Animaniacs. Prior to his death, Vennera taught acting.

Chick Vennera Films/Movies

YearTitle
1978Thank God It’s Friday
1979Yanks
1981High Risk
1988The Milagro Beanfield War
1991The Terror Within II
1991McBain
1997Time Under Fire
1999Wakko’s Wish
1999Final Voyage
2000Intrepid
2005Glass Trap
Chick Vennera Films/Movies

Chick Vennera Television Works

YearTitle
1978-1980Vega$
1985-1987The Jetsons
1986Foofur
1986Diff’rent Strokes
1989The Golden Girls
1993-1998Animaniacs
1996-1997The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
1998JAG
2000That’s Life
2000Batman Beyond
2002-2004Static Shock
Chick Vennera Television Works

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