Peter Van Norden



    AMT ARTISTS                                   BRADY, BRANNON & RICH

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THE ACCUSED                                                   AN INNOCENT MAN

POLICE ACADEMY 2                                         GIGLI

NAKED GUN 2 ½                                            HARD TO HOLD                                                                

LOVE HURTS                                                     RAY’S MALE HETEROSEXUAL DANCE HALL

DON’T CALL ME FRANKIE (Cannes Film Fest. ‘93)  (1988 Academy Award - Best Live Action Short)

WEST VIRGINIA                                      HUNKY DORY


THE STAND (Stephen King Mini-Series)

9-1-1                                                               IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (2 episodes)

WITHOUT A TRACE                                       NASH BRIDGES

E.R. (2 episodes)                                                   DOUBLE SWITCH (MOW)

HILL ST. BLUES                                                 NEWHART (2 episodes)

L.A. LAW (recurring)                                            MATLOCK

MURDER, SHE WROTE (recurring)                     ST. ELSEWHERE (2 episodes)

LIFE GOES ON (recurring)                                   FAMILY TIES (2 episodes)



ST. JOAN (with Lynn Redgrave - Circle-in-the-Square)                    MACBETH (Lincoln Center Beaumont Thr.)

LITTLE JOHNNY JONES (with Donny Osmond – Alvin Thr.)   ROMEO AND JULIET (Circle-in-the-Square)

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (Circle-in-the-Square) 

Off-Broadway – NYC

TOP SECRET: BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS - NY Thr. Workshop (2010); LA Theatre Works; 6 city tour of China (2013); 3 city tour of China (2011); NPR - "The Play's the Thing" (2009); National Tour (2009)

HAMLET (with Kevin Kline)                                JUNGLE OF CITIES (with Al Pacino)

HENRY V (with Meryl Streep - dir. Joe Papp)         SHAKESPEARE’S CABARET

HAMLET (with Sam Waterston)                            CSC REPERTORY (2 seasons)

Los Angeles

HAMLET – Antaeus Thr. Co. – 2022 – “Polonius: and “1st Gravedigger” SINGING REVOLUTION – Broadwater Thr., LA

RED INK - Playwright’s Arena at Atwater Thr. Co.- (2020) – 2020 OVATION AWARD NOMINEE for BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – La Mirada Theatre Co. (2019)

HENRY IV (standby to Tom Hanks as ‘Falstaff,’ performing the role several timess – L.A. Shakespeare Center – 2018) 1776 – ‘Ben Franklin’ – La Mirada Theatre Co. (2019)

THE HOTHOUSE (Antaeus Thr. Co.–2018) – WINNER 2018 OVATION AWARD for BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA TAKING SIDES (Rubicon Thr. Co. – 2017)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (‘Scrooge’ – Rubicon Thr. Co. – 2015-17) (Ensemble Thr. Co. on-line version, 2021) AN OAK TREE (Odyssey Thr., LA)

COPPENGAGEN (Rubicon Thr. Co. – 2015)          GOD BLESS YOU MR. ROSEWATER (The Matrix)

SERRANO (Matrix Thr. – 2014-15)       FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER (Malibu Playhouse - 2014)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE ('Shylock' - LA Shakespeare Center - 2014)  LOOT (Back Stage West Garland Award - 1997 - Outstanding Performance)

THE LIAR (Antaeus Co. - 2013)                         MACBETH (Antaeus Co. - 2012)

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (The Blank Thr. Co. - 2011 and 1994)      POST OFFICE (Mark Taper Forum – 2009)

AMERICAN TALES (Antaeus Co. - 2008)         TUG OF WAR (Getty Villa – 2007)

THE WILD PARTY (Blank Thr. Co. – 2005)      THE WASPS (The Getty Villa – 2006, The Lost Colony, 2009)

DINAH WAS (Ovation Award nominee - 2004 - Best Featured Actor in a Musical)   WILDE…AND WONDERFUL (one-man show – 1995 - Drama-Logue Award - Acting)

THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK (Antaeus – 2000 - L.A. Weekly Award - Best Ensemble THE FANTASTIKS (Blank Thr. Co. - 1994 - Ovation Award - Best Production)

CUBA AND HIS TEDDY BEAR (1988 - Drama-Logue Award - Acting)


KING CHARLES III (Arizona Thr. Co. – 2016 – first American actor to play the title role)

THE SUNSHINE BOYS (Arizona Thr. Co.)                  CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (Ensemble Thr. Co.-Santa Barbara)

CYMBELINE (Dan Sullivan - Old Globe)                   LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST (Roger Rees - Old Globe)

THE ODD COUPLE (San Jose Rep.)                      HAIRSPRAY (San Diego Rep.)               

NIXON’S NIXON (Seattle Rep./San Jose Rep. - Drama-Logue Award - Acting)     ART (San Jose Rep

DON QUIXOTE (title role - Flying Karamazov Bros. – San Diego Rep.) MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS (Intiman - Seattle)    

THE MAGIC FIRE (Jack O’Brien - Old Globe/Berkeley Rep./Guthrie   MISALLIANCE (Irene Lewis – Center Stage, Baltimore)    

MAJOR BARBARA (Timi Near – San Jose Rep. --)   Bay Area Drama Critics Circle Award – Best Actor, 2005)


Training The Neighborhood Playhouse (1973-75) - Sanford Meisner, Richard Boone, William Esper, Peter Gennaro



The Tempest - William Shakespeare -  Shakespeare Center of LA