• 9 July 1946
  •  Germany

Norbert Weisser


Norbert Weisser, born in Neu-Isenburg Germany, came to Los Angeles in the late 60s and began acting in the LA Experimental theatre scene of the 60s and 70s. He became a founding member of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the ProVisional Theatre and the Padua Hills Playwrights' Festival where he originated the role of Trickster with playwright Murray Mednick in the epic seven hour "Coyote Cycle." Some of his roles in theatre include: Rode in Ronald Harwood's "Taking Sides" at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway, Mack the Knife in "The Three Penny Opera" and Eddy in "Mary Barnes" at the Odyssey Theatre L.A. (for which he received a Drama Logue Award), Fredric in "The Ramp" at the South Coast Repertory Theatre, Vershinin in "The Three Sisters" at the Dallas Theatre Center TX, Neigel in "See Under Love" at the ATJT in San Francisco, Oscar in John O'Keefe's "Times Like These" in San Francisco, Albany, NY and Los Angeles where he received an Ovation Award, an LA Weekly Award and an LA Drama Critics Circle nomination for best actor in a leading role. Most recently he played Biedermann in The Arsonist at the Odyssey Theatre LA. He directed plays in San Francisco at the Magic Theatre and at the Los Angeles Marc Taper Forum's New Works Festival. His motion picture credits include: Midnight Express, Heaven's Gate, The Thing, Three Amigos, Chaplin, Schindler's List, Pollock and Angels and Demons. Some of his television credits are: The Incident, Seeds of Tragedy, Amelia Earhart, Riders of the Purple Sage, My Antonia, From the Earth to the Moon, Alias, ER, Ghost Whisperer and Navy: NCIS. He has written screenplays with Thomas Morris and Don Keith Opper and produced two Albert Pyun films, Infection and Cool Air. Weisser is represented by SDB Partners in LA. He lives with his wife in Venice, California. They have a son, Morgan Weisser, who is also an actor.