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Ben Vereen ("Chicken" George)
Ben Vereen is a triple-threat actor, dancer and singer whose talent has touched generations. After graduating from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts, Ben pursued his passion for the stage and won a Tony for his role in Pippin in 1973. On the small screen, Ben gave life to the character "Chicken" George in Roots.

Today, Ben has a recurring role as Wayne Brady's father on How I Met Your Mother. Ben and his band are also touring the country, entertaining with songs from his first live CD, Steppin' Out Live. He is active on the lecture circuit. Learn more at BenVereen.com.
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FROM: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy
Published on January 16, 2012

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