Weisser, Norbert

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WEISSER, Norbert


Born in Germany; immigrated to the United States; children: Morgan (an actor). Education: Studied mechanical engineering at a college in Germany. Religion: TaoistBuddhist.

Career: Actor. Odyssey Theatre, founding member; ProVisional Theatre, founding member; Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, Los Angeles, CA, founding member.

Awards, Honors: Los Angeles Ovation Award, best lead actor in a play, 2003, for Times Like These.


Film Appearances:

Erich, Midnight Express, Columbia, 1978.

Norwegian, The Thing (also known as John Carpenter's The Thing ), MCA/Universal, 1982.

Keller, Android, New World Pictures, 1982.

First soldier, "Back There," Twilight Zone: The Movie, Warner Bros., 1983.

Sternwood, Radioactive Dreams, Image Entertainment, 1985.

Bolo, City Limits, Atlantic Releasing, 1985.

German's friend, Three Amigos!, Orion, 1986.

Prange, Walker, Universal, 1987.

Deltoid, Down Twisted, Cannon Films, 1987.

Bill Taft, Sweet Lies, 1988.

Peter Mueller, From Hollywood to Deadwood, Island Pictures, 1989.

Dr. Victor Talbot, The Secret of the Ice Cave, Cannon Films, 1989.

Bailey/Farnsworth III, Deceit, Columbia, 1989.

Michael Sattler, The Radicals, Orion, 1990.

Tony, Midnight Cabaret, Warner Bros., 1990.

Alaskan surveyor, Captain America, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1991.

Zeppelin pilot, The Rocketeer, Buena Vista, 1991.

German diplomat, Chaplin (also known as Charlot ), Live Entertainment, 1992.

Thackery's father, Hocus Pocus, Buena Vista, 1993.

Albert, Arcade, Paramount, 1993.

Albert Hujar, Schindler's List, MCA/Universal, 1993.

Dr. Spitvogel, The Road to Wellville, Columbia, 1994.

Edson, Nemesis III: Prey Harder (also known as Nemesis 3 and Nemesis 3: Timelapse ), Imperial Entertainment, 1995.

Edson, Nemesis 4: Death Angel (also known as Cry of Angels: Nemesis 4 and Nemesis 4 ), Imperial Entertainment, 1995.

Bernhard Hiller, The Killers Within, 1995.

Tsel Tung, Heatseeker, 1995.

Cuzo, Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (also known as Adrenalin ), Miramax, 1996.

Commando rescuer, Blast, Imperial, 1996.

Head, Omega Doom, Columbia TriStar, 1997.

Jerzy, Crazy Six, Weapons of Choice, 1998.

Hans Namuth, Pollock, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Dugger, Ticker, Nu Image, 2001.

Usher, The Learning Curve (also known as Dangerous Seduction ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 2001.

Stephens, More Mercy (also known as Bad Bizness ), Royal Oaks Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ltd. Chuccle, Deutchlandlied, 1996.

Dr. Werner von Braun, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Egon Hurbisch, Beggarman, Thief, NBC, 1979.

Powell, Stark, 1985.

Reifenstahl, The Incident, CBS, 1990.

Gunter, Seeds of Tragedy, Fox, 1991.

Photographer, Keeping Secrets, ABC, 1991.

John Singer, In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (also known as Children of Fury ), NBC, 1992.

KLM mechanic, Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight, TNT, 1994.

Otto, My Antonia, USA Network, 1995.

Deacon Tull, Jane's suitor, Riders of the Purple Sage, TNT, 1996.

Wagner, Und tschuess! In Amerika, 1996.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Vorst, Keefer (also known as Behind the Lines ), ABC, 1978.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Hans Mueller, "The Protectors," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1979.

Bovic, "Bomb," Lou Grant, CBS, 1979.

Yuri, "It's All Downhill from Here," Thee Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1982.

Hanus, "Tales of the Gold Monkey: Parts 1 & 2," Tales of the Gold Monkey, ABC, 1982.

"The Reel World of Frank Buck," Bring 'Em Back Alive, CBS, 1982.

Fredo Lureni, "Knight Racer," Knight Rider, NBC, 1985.

"All the World's a Stage," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986.

Craig Borson, "Change Partners and Dance," Hunter, NBC, 1986.

"Conflict of Interest," Mancusco, FBI, NBC, 1989.

Reinhart Shoulder, "The Three Amigos," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1992.

Martin Benedict, "Repentance," Brimstone, Fox, 1998.

Jeroen Schiller, "Doppelganger," Alias, ABC, 2001.

Konrad, "The Understudy," The Agency, CBS, 2002.

"Left for Dead," Navy NCIS (also known as Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service ), CBS, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Helmuth Rode, Taking Sides, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1996.

See Under: Love, Traveling Jewish Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 2001.

Oskar Weiss, Times Like These, Padua Playwrights, Los Angeles, 2002.

Times Like These, Traveling Jewish Theatre, 2004.

Also appeared in Heads, Padua Hills Playwright Festival; The Coyote Circle, Los Angeles Theatre Works; Eminent Domain, Matrix Theatre; The Three Penny Opera, Odyssey Theatre; as Eddie, Mary Barnes, Odyssey Theatre; Vershinin, Three Sisters, Dallas Theatre Center; Decius, Julius Caesar, Matrix Theatre; Frederic, The Ramp, South Coast Repertory; Macheath, Three Penny Opera.

Stage Director:

Directed The Coyote Circle, Magic Theater, San Francisco, CA; Heads, Mark Taper Forum, New Works Festival.


Video Games:

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Electronic Arts, 2002.