Norberto Kerner (b. 1929 - 1999) was a Chilean-born character actor whose career has been spent primarily in New York City. He played Mr. Ortz, a recurring guest character in multiple SESAME STREET episodes: 2 in Season 9, a 1981 episode & a few in the 1982 - 1983 season. In Season 10, he also supplied the voice of Osvaldo, el Gruñón in episode 1316.
Kerner played in Broadway productions My Old Friends (1979) & Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1995), originating the role of Xius, a widower. Off-Broadway, his credits include Don Juan of Seville (1989), & La Carreta (The Oxcart, 1992); of the latter, The New York Times praised Kerner for his performance "as a grandfather who embodies the values [playwright] Marques cherished most."
- ↑ Old School: Volume 3 DVD (2012). Sonia Manzano audio commentary on episode 1316
- ↑ The New York Times "Theater in Review" April 22, 1992, by D.J.R. Bruckner
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