Norbert Weisser

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9 July 1946 Germany
Norbert Weisser, born in Neu-Isenburg Germany, came to Los Angeles in 1966 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, We Tell Stories and the Padua Hills Playwrights' Festival where he originated the role of Trickster through collaboration 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, Mac Heath in "The Three Penny Opera" and Eddy in "Mary Barnes" at the Odyssey Theatre L.A. (for which he received a Drama Logue Award for: best supporting actor), Decius in "Julius Cesar" at the Matrix Theatre L.A., 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 and most recently 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. He directed Mednick's "The Coyote Cycle" in San Francisco at the Magic Theatre and "Heads" at the Los Angeles Marc Taper Forum's New Works Festival. His motion picture credits include: Midnight Express, Heavens Gate, The Thing, Android, Three Amigos, Walker, Chaplin, Hocus Pocus, The Road to Wellville, Schindler's List, Pollock and Around the Bend. Some of his television credits are: The Incident, Seeds of Tragedy, Amelia Earheart, Riders of the Purple Sage, My Antonia, From the Earth to the Moon, Alias, Navy NCIS and ER. He writes screenplays with Thomas Morris and Don Keith Opper and is currently producing two Albert Pyun films, Infection and Cool Air, to be released at the end of 2005. 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.
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