Born in Herkimer, New York, Chick Vennera's career in entertainment began at a very young age. With a professional career in film, television, and stage spanning over 40 years, some of his highlights include Yanks, The Milagro Beanfield War, Thank God It's Friday, Last Rights, and High Risk.
He has worked with some of the most respected industry professionals, including, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Gere and John Schlesinger. Chick is an Emmy Award winner and Academy Member.
After teaching with other organizations for over 15 years, Chick wanted a place to showcase the actors that he was training, through plays and films. A larger space was needed and The Renegade Theatre and Film Group was born in 2009.
Chick's teaching methods, through years of study, has made it simpler for his students to understand the philosophies from such luminaries as Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner - all original members of The Group Theatre and all disciples of Stanislavsky.