Graham McVeigh

George Wendt

EPISODE 65


Columbo Villains -  Graham McVeigh

Last Words to Columbo: "Will that do it for you?!"



In 'Strange Bedfellows' George Wendt plays Graham McVeigh. In the episde McVeigh has had enough of his brother Teddy's gambling habits, which have landed him in serious debt to his bookie. Graham decides to get rid of both Teddy and the bookie by devising an elaborate plan. He first ensures Teddy suffers a significant loss at the racecourse by drugging his own horse, a guaranteed winner, causing it to lose. Graham then frames Bruno for Teddy's murder and invites him to his house under the pretense of collecting Teddy's debts. He then kills Bruno and claims self-defense. Lieutenant Colombo, the famous detective, begins to uncover inconsistencies in Graham's story, including finding mice in a restaurant bathroom.
George Wendt is an American actor born on October 17, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his role as Norm Peterson in the popular television sitcom "Cheers," which aired from 1982 to 1993. Wendt appeared in all 275 episodes of the show and was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the character. In addition to "Cheers," Wendt has had a successful career in television, film, and theater. He has appeared in numerous television shows, including "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons," and "Frasier," among others. Wendt has also acted in several films, including "Gung Ho" (1986), "Forever Young" (1992), and "Man of the House" (1995). Wendt is also a prolific stage actor, having appeared in many Broadway and off-Broadway productions. He has appeared in several productions of the play "Art," and has also played the role of Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman." In 2017, he starred in the Broadway production of the musical "The Play That Goes Wrong."