Norbert Leo Butz

American actor

Norbert Leo Butz

Facts of Norbert Leo Butz

Name Norbert Leo Butz
Birth Name Norbert Leo Butz
Date of Birth January 30, 1967
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Gender Female
Birth Country St. Louis, MO
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession American actor and singer
Net worth $1 Million
Salary $30,000
Marital Status Married
Spouse Michelle Federer (m. 2007)
Children 2
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Height ‎5' 7" (1.7 m)
Weight 75 KG
Father Norbert Butz
Mother Elaine Butz
Siblings Teresa Butz
Education Bishop DuBourg High School
Movies Dan in Real Life


American actor, Norbert Leo Butz rose to prominence with his amazing character, Clay in the romantic comedy-drama movie, Dan in Real Life. He also grabbed the attention of millions with his portrayal of Steve in the biographical thriller drama film, Fair Game.

Butz was born as Norby Kitty on 30th January 1967 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He is one of the 11 children of Elaine Bourisaw Butz, a homemaker and Norbert Butz, Sr., who both were devout Catholics.

Norbert grew up with his six older brothers, including Jim Butz and three younger sisters. Unfortunately, one of his sisters, Teresa Butz died on 19th July 2009, after a mugger raped and stabbed her and her partner, Jennifer Hopper in Seattle, Washington, D.C.

On the other side, Butz attended a private Roman Catholic high school, Bishop DuBourg High School. He also performed in theatrical plays at Cor Jesu Academy and Nerinx Hall, local all-girls Catholic high schools. 

Butz later graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre degree from Webster University’s The Conservatory of Theatre Arts. He then received a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre from The University of Alabama’s Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Professional Actor Training Program. Moreover, Webster University honored him with an honorary degree in 2013.

Salary & Net Worth

Norbert Leo Butz began his career from Broadway theatre, where he first acted as Roger Davis in play Rent in 1997. He later portrayed in other plays, Thou Shalt Not, Wicked, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Is He Dead? Speed-the-Plow, Dead Accounts, etc. He, further, appeared in TV shows, Law & Order, Bloodline, Mercy Street. His film credits are Dan in Real Life, Luce, etc.

Norbert is recurrently appearing in the role, Craig Maddox in the sci-fi drama series, Debris. As of now, his salary is $30,000 per episode from the TV show. He also received $25,000 per episode from the web series, Trust as Gordon Getty in 2018, while starring with Francesco Colella, Nicola Rignanese, and Niccolo Senni. His net worth is $1 Million in 2020.

On the other hand, Butz received various awards and rewards throughout his acting career. He is the recipient of two Outer Critics Circle Awards and one Tony Awards. Her other awards include Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award, and so on.

Relationship Status

The 53-year-old, Norbert is married for the two times and currently living with his second wife, Michelle Federer, an actress. The couple first met on the set of Wicked in 2003 and after having a sweet interaction, they became romantically involved.

The duo got engaged after dating for an overall four years when Butz proposed to Michelle for marriage in February 2007. The bridegroom then united as husband and wife in a low-key ceremony on 23rd July 2007.

Norbert Leo Butz and his Wife, Michelle Federer (m. 2007)
Norbert Leo Butz and his Wife, Michelle Federer (m. 2007)
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Following four years in marriage, the pair finally welcomed their first child, a daughter, Georgia Teresa on 2nd January 2011, who weighed 6 lbs, 11 ounces and 19.5 inches tall. Not just that, Butz is also parenting two daughters, Clara Virginia and Maggie Lou after his divorce settlement with first estranged wife, Sydney Butz.


5 feet 7 inches tall, Norbert is an animal lover, who is focusing on supporting anti-poaching and hunting endangered species. He adopted two pet dogs, including a Cockapoo breed, Otis, and a Labradoodle breed, Gordy.

Pets, Cockapoo breed, Otis, and a Labradoodle breed, Gordy
Pets, Cockapoo breed, Otis, and a Labradoodle breed, Gordy
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Just in a similar case, a Labradoodle dog breed’s price varies from $2,500 to $3,000. But, it can be easily found at a fair cost of $2,750. Likewise, a Cockapoo dog breed prices from the lower hand of $900 to the higher percentile of $2,500 at a local pet shop.

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