Norberto Barba

Norberto Barba (born September 12, 1963) is an American television and film director. He is known for his work on Grimm and the Law & Order franchise.

Norberto Barba
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Barba at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1963-09-12) September 12, 1963 (age 57)
OccupationTV and film director
Years active1992–present
AwardsALMA Award (nominations)
Outstanding Director of a Television Drama or Comedy for:

Biographical detailsEdit

A native of the Bronx, New York, Barba studied at Regis High School in New York City. He also spent two years at Columbia University and later went to USC School of Cinematic Arts. After earning his degree, he became a director fellow at the American Film Institute, where he earned his postgraduate degree in film production.

Barba made his directorial debut in 1992 with the short film Chavez Ravine, which tells the story of a father and son struggling to defend their home against city developers planning to build Dodger Stadium in the mid-1950s. In addition, he directed Blue Tiger (1994) and Solo (1996), before specializing as a director/producer for television programs.

His television credits include series such as New York Undercover, Level 9, Resurrection Blvd., American Dreams, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs, CSI: NY, Blade: The Series, Fringe, Grimm, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Threshold, Kojak and Medical Investigation, as well in Apollo 11: The Movie (1996).

Barba is a three-time ALMA Award nominated and also served in a Psychological Operations unit of the U.S. Army Special Forces.[citation needed]

He departed his position as executive producer and director on NBC's Grimm after Season Five to pursue other directing opportunities.