Norman Korpi Biography
Norman Korpi is an American painter, filmmaker, fashion designer, and reality television star who is famous for being an original member and roommates on the first season of The Real World, which was an MTV reality show.
Norman Korpi Career
Williamston, Michigan is his native home. Just at an early age, he started painting artwork on buildings in the city and when he was done with his ninth mural, area artists were advising him to attend a specialized high school for the arts. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied painting and photography and in 1985, he became a Presidential Scholar in Arts.
After he graduated proudly, one of his sculptures made from locally felled trees was a permanent part of the collection at the Grand Traverse Center for the Performing Arts. He also attended New York City where he studied photography and in 1988, he received a full fellowship at Yale’s Norfolk program.
In 1992, he co-developed a clothing and furnishings design firm which is known as Gouda, that was named after Norman and Kim’s Great Dane. He shares Gouda with Kim Baker and Bruce Winter. Furthermore, they had a jacket outerwear line, called State to State, which with due time became enough to be sold at outlets such as; Bloomingdales, and Sharper Image. The jackets were worn in public by people including Barbara Bush and rapper Yo-Yo.
In May of 1992, Norman was selected as one of the cast members on MTV’s The Real World, which has since become an ingenious television show. In 1993, Norman worked with an ad agency called Aviso. The collabo was officiated to create a series of commercials for Chevrolet- Geo Trackers, Storm, and Metro.
Furthering his interest in television, Norman began pitching television shows and reality-based concepts. A year after being introduced to Marvin Schwam, a former Cooper Union graduate, he became one of the founders of Gay Entertainment Television.
Being the first openly gay man on commercial television, Norman, was part of a national revolution helping to bring quality television and respect to the gay community and beyond.
He also played a part in bringing companies like Miller Beer and Jaguar to advertise on the highly watched and conversational gay network. Norman wrote, produced, and was a co-host on getting’s Party Talk, and helped create Marko’s Style and Inside Out.
Currently, GET has entered the New York Stock Exchange looking to create the first national gay network. In 1994, Norman moved to Los Angeles to expand GET. After finding Los Angeles, to be a community where so many talents can be brought together, Norman and a group of equally talented art directors and production designers formed “The Art Department”. It is a group that gives rise to a community of artists and filmmakers known by Buzz Magazine as “Baby Bergamot in Santa Monica.
At the same time, he artistically freelanced on productions ranging from The Oscars and the Pacific Design Center to Radio City Music Hall’s half-time show starring Diana Ross for the 30th Super Bowl.
He then formed a partnership with producer, Clint Cowen, in 1999 to create a film and commercial production company called Fruit Films. Through that company, he wrote produced and directed The Wedding Video, released in 2003, starring ten ex-cast members of “The Real World” which has been the hit at the Park City, Utah Digidance Festival and has played at several festivals throughout the country. Prior to been released to the public through TLA video and Warner Bros.
Norman Korpi Age
Korpi is 54 years old as of 2021. He was born on March 6, 1967, in Wakefield, Michigan, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 6th of March every year.
Norman Korpi Family
Korpi is private about his personal life thus, he has not disclosed any information about his parents or those of his siblings, however, this information will be updated when available.
Norman Korpi Relationship
Norman Korpi has been in a relationship with Charles Perez in the year 1992, who has been a talk show host before becoming an actor. As of today, Norman has disclosed his relationship. He is openly gay and has featured this in some of the movies he has been on as a cast. Norman was praised by Heather B for his ability to “be real.” We will update as soon as more information about his current relationship is surfaced to the public.
Norman Korpi Height
Korpi has not disclosed his height as he is private about his personal life.
Norman Korpi Salary
Norman’s salary is estimated to be between $10k to $50k per year.
Norman Korpi Net Worth
According to Net Worth Post, Norman Korpi’s net worth is $300,000.
Norman Korpi Social Media Platforms
He is active on his Twitter, and Instagram pages thus he has 3k followers on Twitter and 12k followers on Instagram.