Fred Wellisch earned a BA in History and an MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a JD from the John Marshall Law School. His areas of specialization are criminal and constitutional law, dramatic literature, and acting and directing. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and has performed with Steppenwolf, A Red Orchid, Eclipse, Strawdog, Profiles and Lyric Opera of Chicago. His interests include classical music and playing the piano. He is a member of the SNL Resident Faculty.