Chick Vennera, a productive entertainer and voice entertainer maybe generally conspicuous for his scene-taking disco dance execution on left vehicles in the 1978 hit satire Thank God It’s Friday, kicked the bucket from malignant growth yesterday at his home in Burbank.
Vennera, who voiced characters for Animaniacs and Batman Beyond, among numerous other series, and showed up during the last part of the 1980s in the common job of Enrique on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, was 74. His demise was affirmed by his girl Nicky Vennera.
Conceived Francis Vennera in Herkimer, New York, the entertainer referred to expertly as Chick Vennera moved to California after secondary school, learning at the Pasadena Playhouse. After a spell in the Army, Vennera got back toward the West Coast to perform musically in dance club and, for a very long time, as a vocalist and artist in the Disney on Parade visit. He additionally visited in the public organization of Grease just as playing out a spell in the melodic on Broadway during the mid 1970s.
Showbiz and Media Figures We’ve Lost In 2021 – Photo Gallery
Vennera started a long and occupied TV vocation with appearances in 1975 on the shows Lucas Tanner and Baretta. He repeated the next year on the miniseries Arthur Hailey’s the Moneychangers and Once an Eagle.
Betty White, Chick Vennera, ‘The Golden Girls’
The entertainer accumulated critical consideration for his exhibition as Marv Gomez, a disco fan clad in a head-to-toe earthy colored cowhide recreation suit in the parody Thank God It’s Friday featuring Donna Summer. In his most essential scene, a stoned Gomez moves on left vehicles outside the disco and plays out an athletic, cartwheeling dance routine to the joy of spectators. “Moving!,” he broadcasts subsequent to falling through the top of one vehicle. “All the other things is bullsh*t!”
Resulting credits would remember a repetitive part for the 1978-81 Robert Urich show series Vega$, just as appearances in such series as T.J. Whore, Diff’rent Strokes and Night Court. In 1979 he was included in the John Schlesinger film Yanks featuring Richard Gere.
In 1988, he was projected in a critical part in Robert Redford’s Milagro Beanfield War, and the next year got back to TV with two jobs in The Golden Girls, the first as a fighter and the second, in a two-scene curve, as a self important correspondent named Enrique Mas.
Vennera had a productive profession during the 1990s as a voice entertainer, dealing with enlivened series including Capitol Critters, Batman: The Animated Series, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain.
He likewise established and educated at Los Angeles’ Renegade Theater and Film Group.
Notwithstanding his little girl, Vennera is made due by his better half Suzanne Vennera.