Chick Vennera
Date of Birth
Mar 27, 1952
Birth Place:
Herkimer, NY

Biography

One of the last alumni of the late, lamented Pasadena Playhouse, actor Chick Vennera made his first off-Broadway appearance in Jockeys, for which he won the Theatre World Award. Nearly always cast in ethnic parts in films, Vennera's most notable movie assignment was director Robert Redford's The Milagro Beanfield War (1988). He was cast as poverty-stricken Joe Mondragon, whose reluctance to sell...