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Norbert Weisser

Norbert Weisser
Born (1946-07-09) July 9, 1946 (age 69)
Neu-Isenburg, Germany
Years active 1977–present

Norbert Weisser (born July 9, 1946) is a German-born American film and theatre actor who is best known for his many roles in Albert Pyun-directed films.

Weisser is a founding member of the Odyssey Theater and the Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, where he developed the role of Trickster in Murray Mednick's epic seven-hour The Coyote Cycle. He has played roles in theaters throughout Europe and the US, including Broadway, where he played Rode opposite Ed Harris in Ronald Harwood's Taking Sides at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. Most recently he played Oskar in John O'Keefe's Times Like These in San Francisco, Albany, New York and Los Angeles, where he received an Ovation Award, an LA Weekly Theater Award and an LA Drama Critics Circle nomination for his performance.

Weisser has directed plays at the Magic Theater in San Francisco and at the Mark Taper Forum's New Playwrights Festival in Los Angeles.

Recently he produced two Albert Pyun films, Infection and Cool Air. He is the father of fellow actor Morgan Weisser, who starred in both movies.

Weisser's television credits include: Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight, Riders of the Purple Sage, My Antonia, From the Earth to the Moon, Alias, The Agency, NCIS, ER, Breaking Bad, and Ghost Whisperer.

In 2014, Weisser appeared in a commercial for Pepsi's new "Mini"-style can.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Midnight Express Erich
1982 Android Keller
1982 Thing, TheThe Thing Norwegian Pilot
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie Soldier No. 1 (segment #1)
1986 Three Amigos German's Friend
1987 Down Twisted Alsandro Deltoid
1987 Walker Prange
1989 Deceit Bailey / Farnsworth III
1990 Captain America Alaskan surveyor
1991 Rocketeer, TheThe Rocketeer Zeppelin Pilot
1992 Chaplin German Diplomat
1993 Schindler's List Albert Hujar
1993 Hocus Pocus Thackery's Father
1994 Road to Wellville, TheThe Road to Wellville Dr. Spitzvogel
1996 Adrenalin: Fear the Rush Cuzo
1997 Omega Doom The Head
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Dr. Werner von Braun (mini-series)
2000 Pollock Hans Namuth
2001 Ticker Dugger
2004 Around the Bend Walter

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