Ned Liebl

Biography

Ned Liebl was born the youngest of eight children to Edmund (a doctor) and Patricia (a nurse), in Madison, WI. His comfort in front of the camera originated at an early age as he was the frequent subject of the family's 8mm home movies. At age nine, he created and starred in his first fictional film, an 8mm film titled "Ned's War". His first stage performance was at age nine in a children's theater production of "Bye Bye Birdie". He played the role of Albert, which was originated on Broadway by his future friend and mentor, Charles Nelson Reilly. Ned also started playing the piano and composing at an early age, creating his first composition at age seven. Soon, however, athletics would dominate his youth, as he excelled in hockey, football, and baseball. In college, Ned reconnected with his love for acting and music. He played drums and sang in the indie-band, "True Vine Holiness", and joined the Ark Repertory Theatre (former members include Joan Cusack and Chris Farley). He also received a degree in physics and a minor in history at the University of Wisconsin. But acting was his paramount passion and he went on to perform with Chris Farley and his brothers Kevin and John, in the improvisational troupe "Mixed Nuts". He was then cast in his first professional play, "Without Pity". After several other theater productions, he moved to New York to further his dramatic studies. On Broadway Ned met Charles Nelson Reilly and Julie Harris, both of whom would later recommend Ned to producer Marvin Worth to play James Dean in "The James Dean Story". Shortly after Ned came out to Los Angeles, however, Marvin Worth passed away, and the project was shelved. The project was later made into the TV movie "James Dean", starring James Franco. Remaining in Los Angeles, Ned dove into two of his other artistic passions, composing and sculpting. While studying figure sculpting with renowned sculptor Robert Cunningham at Santa Monica College, he acquired a key to the piano practice rooms. After sculpting class, he would slip into an open piano room, and over the coarse of a year he composed and recorded his epic piano sonata "Life". In 2004 he starred in the award winning short film "Limb from Limb", and the improv mockumentary "The Sheboygan Improv Festival" along with David Spade. In 2005. Ned made his television debut as the star of the television drama "Guilty or Innocent?". And in 2010, after several acclaimed theater and independent film productions, he made his studio feature film debut as Saint, a vigilante priest, in Sony Pictures' film "Cross", with Michael Clarke Duncan, and Danny Trejo.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Cross Wars – free full movie download February 7, 2017