Brian Norris is a proven multi-talent in the entertainment industry as an actor, creator and coach.
Brian opened The Norris Studio after 11 years as Lead Teacher at John Rosenfeld Studios and Actor Salon. This new studio is a boutique studio for film and television actors who want to focus on their craft and the business of their careers. To that end, The Norris Studio offers craft and business classes and private coaching to help you level up your entire acting career.
A working actor for over 25 years, Brian is recognized most for his recurring roles on the final season of AMC’s acclaimed drama Halt and Catch Fire, Hulu’s original noir drama series Reprisal, and Neil Labute’s DirecTV debut series Full Circle. Brian started his career as a child actor, making his television debut in San Francisco on the CBS hit Nash Bridges. Notable recent credits also include New Amsterdam (NBC), S.W.A.T. (CBS), Into The Dark (Hulu), Masters of Sex (Showtime), Longmire (A&E), Castle (ABC), Veronica Mars (CW), Mad Men (AMC), Community (NBC), and the comedy feature film A Thousand Words starring Eddie Murphy. Brian has voiced numerous video games and commercials, including hundreds of spots as Wendy’s Fast Food National Campaign Voice for 5 years. Brian is currently recurring on ABC's General Hospital and soon you'll able to see him in both season two of HBO's Perry Mason and in the political thriller feature 88, which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Originally from Northern California, Brian moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA’s prestigious School of Theater, Film and Television. He emerged a powerhouse on stage, earning an LA Weekly Award ‘Best Actor’ nomination for starring as Jimmy Swan in the world premiere of Samuel Brett Williams’s dark comedy The Woodpecker. He also proudly worked with Rogue Machine Theater on the west coast premiere of Adam Rapp's Bingo with The Indians and the world premiere of Henry Murrays's Treefall.
Always intrigued with storytelling, Brian expanded his skillset into creating projects. He first started this journey as writer, director and producer of stage productions as co-founder of The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble. Later, he pivoted into the indie film world, directing several festival shorts including the relationship drama Nothing Personal and the horror-comedy Square.