Jim Norton

Active - 1971 - 2019  |   Born - Jan 4, 1938 in Dublin, Ireland  |   Genres - Science Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Fantasy

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  • Took drama and elocution lessons as a child.
  • Got his start in show business as a 10-year-old soprano on an Irish radio show.
  • His father opened one of the first delicatessens in Dublin.
  • Early in his career he was afraid that he would be typecast in Irish parts and for a long time refused to take them.
  • Starred on Broadway as Finian in a 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow.
  • Has done the readings for audio books of James Joyce's Ulysses, The Dubliners, Finnegan's Wake and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
  • Has been in several productions of playwright Conor McPherson works, including The Weir, a role the author specifically wrote for Norton, and The Seafarer, for which he won a Tony in 2008 for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.
  • Sister started the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School in Dublin.