Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle


6/4/1971, Hollywood, California, USA

Birth Name

Noah Strausser Speer Wyle


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Noah Wyle was born Noah Strausser Speer Wyle on June 4, 1971, in Hollywood, California. He was the middle child of three raised by parents Stephen Wyle, an electrical engineer, and Marjorie Speer, an orthopedic nurse. His parents divorced when Wyle was six. His mother, with whom the…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Noah has been nominated for five Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards: from 1997-2001 he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his work on ER. He won in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

    • One of Noah best friends since high school is actor J. P. Manoux. They both attended the Thatcher School in Ojai, California.

    • Noah met make-up artist Tracy Warbin in 1996. They were married on May 6, 2000, and have two children: son Owen, born November 9, 2002; and daughter Auden, born October 15, 2005.

    • Noah has a dog named May to remind him of his wedding anniversary.

    • Noah has been nominated for a Saturn Award twice: once in 2005 for his role in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, and once in 2007 for his role in The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines.

    • He devotes much of his free time to his work as a member of the Human Rights Watch Council and to the international non-profit organization Doctors of the World.

    • He dated Sherry Stringfield, his fellow ER cast member, during the first season of the series.

    • Noah was the spokesperson for the national campaing "Cover the uninsured week" in 2004.The object was to decrease the number of Americans without health insurance.

    • Noah's all-time favorite ER scene was when he stood in a dark room and read to legendary actor/acting coach Sanford Meisner, who portrayed a terminally ill patient in the Season 1 episode "Sleepless in Chicago."

    • He has been nominated for five Emmy awards.

    • Noah cited the desire to spend more time with his family as the reason he left ER.

    • According to the Guinness World Records 2005 Special 50th Anniversary Edition, Noah Wyle ostentated a "Highest paid TV drama actor per episode" record during the 2003/04 season, earning approximately $400,000 per episode.

    • Noah is a vegan.

    • His fencing skills were displayed in the ER episode "Secrets and Lies."

    • He is an Artistic Producer at the Blank Theatre Company in Los Angeles, California, and also serves on its board of directors.

    • He bought Bo Derek's ranch in San Ysidro, California in June 1999.

    • He is a fairly good fencer and horse rider.

    • His least favorite scene on ER was one in which he performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a dog.

    • Noah collects baseball cards, antiques, and any bric-a-brac pertaining to the Biblical Noah's Ark.

    • Noah is 6'1".

    • Noah was the only original starring cast member of ER to remain on the show for all of the first eleven seasons.

  • Quotes

    • Noah Wyle: (on his fame) It's funny. Some days I don't even notice it. Most of the time, people are complimentary. And I'm an actor who loves compliments, so I find it very gratifying. And then there are days when you just don't wanna be the guy on the TV show. You just want to hide. (Cosmo, 1997)

    • Noah Wyle: (Comparing himself to his ER character John Carter) Carter has a strong moral backbone and is sweet, romantic, funny and self-effacing. I'm sure a lot of people think, "What an ideal guy. Love to find a guy like that." Noah Wyle ain't him. He's trying. But he's just a different guy. At the end of the day, John Carter is going to be in the television archives and Noah Wyle is still going to be walking around the earth. And I hope when that day comes, I'm ready to be me.

    • Noah Wyle: I made a vow that I won't be gone for 80-hour weeks.

    • Noah Wyle: (about the sitcom Scrubs) They've got the great benefit of having eight years of our storytelling to make fun of. I wish that I could sort of slip them some story lines because I know I've got some good ones for them.

    • Noah Wyle: It's weird, I actually like doing interviews now. Ever since I gave up therapy, it's my only time with a captive audience.

    • Noah Wyle: We've got goats, chickens, horses, dogs, cats, two emus and five pot-bellied pigs. We just keep collecting these animals. I think when you are named Noah, you are destined for a certain way of life.

    • Noah Wyle: I'm a guy who never wanted to hold a steady job, because I was worried about the monotony.

    • Noah Wyle: Boy, oh, boy, people get jaded fast. I got nominated for an Emmy.

    • Noah Wyle: I've learned that it's everything I ever wanted but never knew I did. It's the best. I know [my son] will have struggles in his life, get hurt or teased. But my dream for him is that he retains the spirit he has right now. It's so beautiful.

    • Noah Wyle: I'm thinking about naming my first son Emmy so I can say I've got one. I want Emmy, Oscar and Tony - and my daughter Grammy.