Birth Name: Francis Vincent Vennera
Date of Birth: March 27, 1947
Place of Birth: Herkimer, New York, U.S.
Date of Death: July 7, 2021
Place of Death: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Chick Vennera was an American actor, voice actor, dancer, and singer. He was known for his roles in the films Thank God It’s Friday, Yanks, High Risk, The Milagro Beanfield War, McBain, and The Terror Within II, and the animated series Animaniacs. He often played characters of Hispanic descent.
Chick was the son of Victoria and Francesco/Frank Vennera. His parents were born in New York, both of them to Italian immigrants. He served in the Signal Corps and the Special Services in Vietnam. He was married to Suzanne E. Messbauer, until his death, and had one child.
Chick’s paternal grandfather was named Vincenzo/Vincent Vennera.
Chick’s paternal grandmother was named Concetta Vitale.
Chick’s maternal grandfather was named Luigi Guido.
Chick’s maternal grandmother was named Marie/Maria Balzano.
Genealogy of Chick Venerra – https://www.familysearch.org
Papa was the maiden name of his maternal step – grandmother. His stepmother was named Victoria Costanzo; his mother was named Victoria Guido. Coincidentally, both of their mothers were named Marie/Maria.