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Norberto Barba
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Roles: Executive Producer
First Episode Directed: "Bears Will Be Bears"
Last Episode Directed: "The Beginning of the End"
Episodes Directed: 17
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Norberto Barba is an American television and film director. He is known for his work on Grimm and the Law & Order franchise.

His sons, Raoul and Sebastian, both had co-star roles during season 4. Raoul portrayed one of the Kallikantzaroi in "The Grimm Who Stole Christmas", and Sebastian portrayed one of the boys at the Iron Hans camp in "Iron Hans".

He left Grimm after season 5 after serving as an executive producer and director since "Bears Will Be Bears".[1] Working on FX's show The Strain has been one his new ventures since being a part of Grimm.

Biographical details[]

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 as 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 is currently an executive producer and director on NBC's Grimm.


  • ALMA Award (nominations)
    • Outstanding Director of a Television Drama or Comedy for:
      • 2002 - Resurrection Blvd - Episode Diez y Ocho
      • 2006 - Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Episode Tru Love
      • 2008 - Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Episode Depths