Now and then during his career, the actor has also made his living in both radio and television, and he continues occasionally to lend his voice to documentary voice-overs on public television.
A writer as well as an actor, his own comic novel, "Nailing It," was released as an audiobook in 2005, in a recording voiced by Norman himself. Earlier, for over 25 years he toured coast to coast presenting live performances of his his own writing for the stage before audiences all over the United States and in Canada, mainly on college and university campuses and often in the company of his late actress wife, Sandra.
During a career stop in New York City, he and Sandra acted together, and Norman directed, to critical acclaim, and later the couple lived for many years in the tiny 300-year-old harbor village of Orient, New York, on Long Island's East End. In Orient, they bought the village's abandoned l926 ice cream parlor, still complete with its original marble fountain, ornate mirrored backbar, and oiled maple floors, named it The Ice Cream Works, added a tiny stage, and in it served up intimate “Theatre in The Works” performances of his material and that of others—as well as what Norman insists were “the world's best hot-fudge sundaes” before and after the show.
Norman now makes his home on a brick-paved alley in the downtown historic district of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he has his own home studio in his apartment, though he also commutes frequently to New York, and elsewhere, to record and, occasionally, to perform live.