From his acting debut in 1969 at age 7, Chris went professional in 1976 in the role of "Charlie" in the internationally-broadcast PBS-produced series, "Parent Effectiveness." Since then, he has worked in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and in North and South Carolina, appearing in 47 films, pilots, TV commercials and training films; 33 plays and musicals; and as a print model for ad campaigns appearing in national magazines.A character voiceover artist, Chris created the original voices for over a hundred characters back in the 1980s for San Diego-based International Educational Recordings (a children's record company). He was heard for years as the voices of "Paul, the MUSC Amoco Polar Bear," "Prioleau, the Lowcountry's Richest Golfer" and the ADDY award-winning "Bernice the Administrative Assistant" in spots for the Kirkman Broadcasting family of stations in Charleston, South Carolina, a company for whom he voiced well over a hundred spots.From February 2011 through October 2012, Chris returned to New Mexico, working once again there as a SAG-AFTRA actor in television and film projects including NBC's 1866-era Civil War pilot, "Reconstruction," directed by Peter Horton; the A&E series "Longmire" with Lou Diamond Phillips; "As Cool As I Am" with Claire Danes and Alanis Morissette; HBO Films' "Game Change" with Ed Harris, Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson; the Joss Whedon/Marvel Studios epic, "The Avengers," starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo; USA Network's "In Plain Sight;" "Blaze You Out" with the late Elizabeth Peña; "We're the Millers" with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis; as the Prison Chaplain in the Discovery Channel documentary, "Death Row: The Final 24 Hours," produced by the UK's leading producer of factual television, WAGtv; in the lead role of George the ex-cop in the Rainer Moore short, "The Bend;" and as infamous New Mexico rancher Oliver Milton Lee in the 1896-era Sean Pilcher/Matt Wilson Western, "Among the Dust of Thieves," which premiered January 10, 2013.
Name: Chris Norden
Lives in: Phoenix, Arizona
Occupation: Actor, Art Director, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Marketing/pr, Photographer (Still), Screenwriter and Voice Actor
Among the Dust of Thieves
Film (short) by Sean Pilcher (Drama, Biography and Western) Actor Among the Dust of Thieves is a period western about the last few months of the southwestern legend Colonel Albert Fountain, and his mysterious murder. We jump back and forth between two stories; one: Colonel Fountain's last case pursuing a dangerous gang of cattle rustlers, which ends with his death. The second begins with the discovery of the crime scene, and the increasingly dangerous investigation by an undercover Pinkerton detective, as the murder suspects begin to realize they have drawn unwanted attention. Written by Anonymous
Television by John Coveny (Action, Crime, Drama and Western) Actor Walt Longmire is the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County. Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife's death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady, Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic, a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch, an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time. Written by A&E TV
In Plain Sight
Television by David Maples (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Mary Shannon is a U.S. Marshal in the witness protection program who spends her time relocating federal witnesses.. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary works with her partner, Marshall Mann, to place criminals and innocent witnesses into new lives. When not putting her life on the line to protect federal witnesses, Mary attempts to manage her dysfunctional family, including overly dependent mother, Jinx, and younger sister, Brandi, both of whom live with her. Between work and family, Mary has little time for boyfriend Raphael Ramirez who plays minor league baseball. Written by Anonymous
The Lazarus Man
Television by Michael Ogiens (Western) Actor Shortly after the Civil War, a man pulls himself out of a grave in the South wearing Southern clothing but carrying Northern gold and carrying a US Army revolver. He has no memory save for some gorgeous brunette and being beaten over the head by a man in a derby just before John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln. He calls himself "Lazarus" after the man Jesus resurrected until he can figure out who he is and why he was buried alive and left for dead. Written by Jeff Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thinkin' Things Collection 2
Video Game by Edmark/Carolyn May Actor A second collection of activities designed to stimulate your child's mind. Explore musical notation and rhythm with Oranga Banga's band, match Fripples in a memory-exercising game, see your 2D drawings turned into 3D images, and more.
Thinkin' Things Collection 1
Video Game by Edmark/Carolyn May Actor An educational computer game containing six engaging activities aimed at cultivating your child's problem-solving skills, memory skills, critical thinking and creativity.
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
San Diego Mesa College (San Diego, CA)