Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle

  • Highest Rated: 100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 16% An American Affair (2009)
  • Birthday: Jun 4, 1971
  • Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA
  • Best known in the mid-'90s for playing the earnest but often fumbling Dr. John Carter on the hit television drama ER, Noah Wyle has also appeared in a few feature films, notably Swing Kids in which he played a chillingly ardent member of the Hitler Youth. The son of an electrical engineer and an orthopedic nurse, Wyle was raised in Hollywood. He attended a boarding school and, while growing up, dreamed of becoming a basketball player. Lacking the height and the necessary skill, he turned toward acting. After graduation, he had the opportunity to go to college, but turned it down in favor of studying acting with Larry Moss. Wyle supported himself by working as a busboy and gained experience on stage, a venue he dearly loves. In 1990, he landed his first television role, albeit a very small one, in the NBC miniseries Blind Faith. In 1991, he made his feature film debut as the contented son Ask in the family drama Crooked Hearts (1992). More supporting roles followed, including a turn as Sir Lancelot in Guinevere, a made-for-cable look at the famed Arthurian queen as told from a feminist perspective. In 1997, Wyle starred in the independent drama The Myth of Fingerprints as a 23-year-old who has trouble getting over a breakup with his girlfriend. He had a memorable turn as Steve Jobs in the made-for-TV docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley in 1999, and two years later he was in the cult favorite Donnie Darko. In 2004 he finished his work as a regular on ER after 11 years on the hit program, though he would return for the series finale three years later. Though he worked steadily, he returned to episodic TV for the scci-fi series Falling Skies.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Stan Pottinger $0.8M 2017
53% Shot Mark Newman 2017
100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary Prof. Monnitoff $0.3M 2017
60% The World Made Straight Actor 2015
80% Snake & Mongoo$e Art Spear 2013
31% Queen of the Lot Aaron Lambert $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Below the Beltway Hunter Patrick 2010
16% An American Affair Mike Stafford 2009
No Score Yet The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice Producer Flynn Carsen 2008
58% W. Don Evans $25.6M 2008
82% Nothing But the Truth Avril Aaronson 2008
No Score Yet The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines Producer Flynn Carsen 2006
No Score Yet The Californians Gavin Ransom 2006
No Score Yet The A.C.L.U. Freedom Files Actor 2006
60% The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Flynn Carsen 2004
No Score Yet What Babies Want Narrator 2004
90% Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut Actor $0.6M 2004
50% Scenes of the Crime Seth 2003
68% White Oleander Mark Richards $16.3M 2002
22% Enough Robbie $39.2M 2002
87% Donnie Darko Prof. Monnitoff 2001
100% Fail Safe Buck 2000
90% Pirates of Silicon Valley Steve Jobs 1999
60% The Myth of Fingerprints Warren 1997
No Score Yet There Goes My Baby Finnegan 1994
No Score Yet Guinevere Lancelot 1994
53% Swing Kids Emil Lutz 1993
82% A Few Good Men Cpl. Jeffrey Barnes 1992
No Score Yet Crooked Hearts Ask Warren 1991
No Score Yet ER John Carter 1990
No Score Yet Boy of Pigs Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

72% The Red Line
2019
Daniel Calder
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
89% The Librarians
2014-2018
Executive Producer Director Producer Flynn Carsen
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
79% Falling Skies
2011-2015
Director Tom Mason
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dr. John Carter John Carter
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
  • 2000
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1995

QUOTES FROM Noah Wyle CHARACTERS

Flynn Carson
I think it only fair to warn you that I am a librarian.
Flynn Carsen
Well then, we better call the police.
Charlene
Oh yeah, call the police. Tell them about the Spear of Destiny, the golden goose, the lost Ark. Enjoy your stay in the psych ward. I understand Thorazine comes in vanilla now.
Flynn Carsen
[after being told that he has to fly a helicopter with no prior experience] The main principles are lift and thrust...
Flynn Carsen
[fiddles with controls] Easy as pie.
Flynn Carsen
[helicopter starts malfunctioning and flying erratically] Horrible! Horrible! High-velocity pie of death!
Flynn Carsen
Where are the Marines?
Judson
[pulls back shirt to reveal Marine tattoo over heart] Semper Fi.