Norbert Weisser
Born (1946-07-09) July 9, 1946 (age 75)
Years active1968–present

Norbert Weisser (born July 9, 1946) is a German-born actor, playwright, theatre director, and producer.[1]

Based in Venice, California, he is a founding member of Odyssey Theater Ensemble, the ProVisional Theater, and the Padua Playwrights Festival. A long-time collaborator of Murray Mednick, he originated the role of the Trickester in the playwright's epic seven-hour Coyote Cycle, and has starred in numerous American and European theatrical productions, including opposite Ed Harris in Ronald Harwood's Taking Sides[2] and John O'Keefe's Times Like These, where he received an Ovation Award, an LA Weekly Theater Award and an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award nomination for his performance. He has also directed plays at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco and at the Mark Taper Forum.[3][4]

Besides his extensive stage work, Weisser is also a prolific film and television actor, with over 90 credits to his name. Chiefly a character actor, he has starred in well-known and acclaimed films including Midnight Express, The Thing, Chaplin, Schindler's List, and Pollock, and numerous titles directed by Albert Pyun. He had a memorable guest role in Madrigal (a fifth season episode of Breaking Bad), reprised in Better Call Saul, and had provided voice-over and motion capture to a number of video games such as Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.[4][5]

Theatre credits

Year Title Role Venue Notes
1970-1972 The Threepenny Opera Mac Heath Odyssey Theater Ensemble
1978 Julius Caesar Decimus Brutus The Matrix Theatre Company
1982-1983 Mary Barnes Eddie Odyssey Theater Ensemble
1983 Eminent Domain Victor Salt The Matrix Theatre Company
Black Hole in Space David Reed MET Theater
1984-1985 The Coyote Cycle The Trickster Randall Davey Audubon Estate

LA Theater Works

1985 Three Sisters Vershinin Dallas Theater Center
1993 The Ramp Friederich South Coast Repertory
1996 Taking Sides Helmuth Rode Brooks Atkinson Theatre
2000 The Coyote Cycle The Trickster Vineyard Playhouse
2001 See Under: Love Neigel Traveling Jewish Theater
2002 Times Like These Oskar Weiss Padua Playwrights
2003 Danny Boy Mr. Jones Mark Taper Forum
2004-2005 Times Like These Oskar Weiss Traveling Jewish Theater

Capital Repertory Theatre

2006 Clown Show for Bruno Bruno Schulz Irish Repertory Theatre (22nd Street)
2007 Silent Partners Hans Eisler The Workmen's Circle
2009 Charles’ Story Todd Pacific Resident Theatre
2010 The Fire Raisers Gottlieb Biedermann Odyssey Theater Ensemble
2012 Way to Heaven The Commandant
2013 The Kepler Project Johannes Kepler Morrison Planetarium
2016 The Gary Plays / Charles’ Story Todd Atwater Village Theater
2017 Krapp's Last Tape Krapp The Odyssey Theater



Year Title Role Notes
1978 Midnight Express Erich
1980 Heaven's Gate Linus Uncredited
1982 The Thing Norwegian
Android Keller
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie German Soldier (segment "Time Out")
1984 City Limits Bolo
1985 Radioactive Dreams Frank Sternwood
1986 Three Amigos Nico
1987 Down Twisted Alsandro Deltoid
Walker Jared Prange
1988 Sweet Lies Bill
From Hollywood to Deadwood Peter Mueller
1989 The Radicals Michael Sattler
The Secret of the Ice Cave Dr. Victor Talbot
1990 Deceit Bailey / Farnsworth III
Captain America Alaskan Surveyor
Midnight Cabaret Tony
1991 The Rocketeer Zeppelin Pilot
1992 Chaplin German Diplomat
1993 Hocus Pocus Mr. Binx
Arcade Albert Kroll
Schindler's List Unterscharführer Albert Hujar
1994 The Road to Wellville Dr. Spitzvogel
1995 The Killers Within Bernhard Hiller
1996 Adrenalin: Fear the Rush Cuzo
Nemesis 3: Prey Harder Edson
Omega Doom The Head
Nemesis 4: Death Angel Tokuda
1997 Blast Lead Commando
Crazy Six Jerzy
1998 Sorcerers Lord Manor
1999 The Learning Curve Usher
2000 Pollock Hans Namuth
2001 Ticker Dugger
2004 Around the Bend Walter
2005 Invasion Dr. Franks
2006 Cool Air Deltoid
2008 Road to Hell Interrogator Farnsworth
2009 Angels & Demons Dr. Kozcinsky
2010 Tales of an Ancient Empire Xuxia
Being Killed Geoffrey's dad
2014 One Weekend Grandfather
2019 She's in Portland Rex
The Laundromat Alwin Giordano


Year Title Role Notes
1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Gurt 2 episodes
The Deadly Triangle Ernst Haag Television film
McNamara's Band Engineer
1978 Keefer Vorst
1979 Barnaby Jones Hans Mueller Episode: "The Protectors"
Lou Grant Robert Bovic Episode: "Bomb"
Beggarman, Thief Egon Hubisch Television film
1982 The Greatest American Hero Yuri Petchernec Episode: "It's All Downhill from Here"
Tales of the Gold Monkey Hanus 2 episodes
1983 AfterMASH Henry Smith Episode: "Klinger vs. Klinger"
1984 Masquerade Lohmann Episode: "Sleeper"
1985 Stark Powell Television film
Knight Rider Fredo Lureni Episode: "Knight Racer"
1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King German Officer in Play Episode: "All the World's a Stage"
Hunter Craig Borson Episode: "Change Partners and Dance"
1987 Spies Werner Episode: "Right or Rong"
1989 A Peaceable Kingdom Rudy Farrell Episode: "Reunion"
1990 The Incident Riefenstahl Television film
1991 Under Cover Doctor Episode: "War Game"
Seeds of Tragedy Gunter Television film
1992 In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion John Singer
Northern Exposure Reinhart Episode: "The Three Amigos"
1994 Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight KLM Mechanic Television film
1995 My Antonia Otto
Inseln unter dem Wind Wagner 4 episodes
1996 Riders of the Purple Sage Deacon Tull Television film
Und tschüss! In Amerika Wagner
Deutschlandlied Lt. Chuccle Miniseries
1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Farfegnuton Voice, Episode: "Side by Side/Hooked on Phobics"
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Dr. Wernher von Braun Miniseries
Brimstone Martin Benedict Episode: "Repentance"
2001 Alias Jeroen Schiller Episode: "Doppelgänger"
2002 The Agency Konrad Episode: "The Understudy"
2004 NCIS Johannes Rutger Episode: "Left for Death"
ER Dr. Adler Episode: "Time of Death"
2006 Ghost Whisperer Patrick Roth Episode: "The Curse of the Ninth"
2008 Gemini Division Albert Dresner 6 episodes
2012 Breaking Bad Peter Schuler Episode: "Madrigal"
2020 Better Call Saul Peter Schuler Episode: "JMM"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Voice
2004 Call of Duty: Finest Hour
2014 Wolfenstein: The New Order Enemy Soldier Voice
2017 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Adolf Hitler Voice


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  2. ^ "Norbert Weisser". Playbill. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Norbert Weisser Fansite". Retrieved June 18, 2019.
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  5. ^ "Norbert Weisser | LATW". Retrieved June 18, 2019.