Norbert Leo Butz

Norbert Leo Butz

Highest Rated: 95% Give or Take (2020)

Lowest Rated: 34% Wonder Park (2019)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1967

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Norbert Leo Butz has enjoyed a varied acting career, branching into theater, television, and film. Making his first big audition in 1993 at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (as simply Norbert Butz), he opted to add his middle name as to avoid confusion with his father. After earning his MFA from the Festival, Butz cut his teeth on Broadway, landing a swing role (and, later, the more permanent part of HIV-positive songwriter Roger Davis) in the acclaimed show "Rent." Other theater roles followed, including a stint as Prince Fiyero in "Wicked" (from 2003 to 2004), during which he met his future wife, actress Michelle Federer. Butz gained film experience in low-profile projects like the 2002 thriller "New World Order" and the music-filled drama "West of Here." In 2007, he made his feature film breakthrough as Steve Carell's wisecracking brother Clay in the comedy "Dan in Real Life." In the late 2000s, he also plunged head-first into TV acting, securing one-off roles on the courtroom drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001-11) and the investigative smash "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000-15). Back on the film front, Butz's success has continued with roles in the 2010 CIA thriller "Fair Game" (with star Naomi Watts) and the faith crisis drama "Higher Ground" (2011). Butz's greatest success has been on stage, however, earning three Best Lead Actor Tony Award nominations and winning twice.

Highest rated movies

Give or Take
Good Posture
Better Nate Than Ever
Higher Ground
Fair Game
Greetings From Tim Buckley




83% 76% Better Nate Than Ever Rex (Character) - 2022
40% 52% Flag Day Doc (Character) $423.4K 2021
95% 83% Give or Take Unknown (Character) - 2020
95% No Score Yet Good Posture Neil (Character) - 2019
90% 77% Luce Dan Towson (Character) $2.0M 2019
34% 44% Wonder Park Peanut (Voice) $45.2M 2019
41% 30% The English Teacher Vice Principal Phil Pelaski (Character) $60.2K 2013
72% 46% Greetings From Tim Buckley Hal Wilner (Character) - 2012
70% 75% Disconnect Peter (Character) $1.4M 2012
82% 62% Higher Ground Bill (Character) $841.2K 2011
79% 65% Fair Game Steve (Character) $9.5M 2010
65% 69% Dan in Real Life Clay (Character) $47.6M 2007
No Score Yet 57% Noon Blue Apples Howard Philips (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet West of Here Josiah Blackwell (Character) - 2002


94% 53% The Girl From Plainville Conrad "Co" Roy II (Character) 2022
74% 70% Debris Craig Maddox (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Lochlainn Heeney Jr. (Guest Star) 2019
81% 84% Fosse/Verdon Paddy Chayefsky (Character) 2019
78% 79% Trust Gordon Getty (Character) 2018
62% 75% Bloodline Kevin Rayburn (Character) 2015-2017
73% 82% Mercy Street Dr. Byron Hale (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Detective Kramer (Guest Star) 2011
93% 91% The Good Wife Mr. Medina (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
16% No Score Yet The Deep End Rowdy Kaiser (Character) 2010
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit John Fenwick (Guest Star) 2000