Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin

  • Highest Rated: 95% Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2004)
  • Lowest Rated: 23% Just the Ticket (1999)
  • Birthday: Apr 11, 1950
  • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Bill Irwin certainly qualifies as one of the most unique figures in show business; attempts to compare him to other talent invariably conclude with the observation that there is no one else like Irwin, a testament to his overarching individuality. A native of Santa Monica, Irwin spent periods of his youth in Southern California and Oklahoma, then attended Oberlin College (as a theater arts major) and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Clown College in Florida, where lessons learned in slapstick, pantomime, comedic improvisation, and graceful balletic would continue to inform his art and style throughout his life. Following said education, he spent various periods of time in dramatic ensembles (such as the prestigious Kraken ensemble) and circuses (such as the Frisco-based Pickle Family Circus) and racked up a litany of theatrical accomplishments that included Broadway performances in Waiting for Godot (opposite Steve Martin and Robin Williams) and Accidental Death of an Anarchist (opposite Jonathan Pryce), a critically acclaimed turn in Fool Moon (with the Red City Ramblers), and many other highlights. Meanwhile, on television, Irwin built up a substantial audience of young people with his wordless portrayal of Mr. Noodle (opposite the late Michael Jeter) on the "Elmo's World" segments of Sesame Street. Irwin's feature appearances include A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), Igby Goes Down (2002), Lady in the Water (2007), and Rachel Getting Married (2008), and Higher Ground (2011).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Circus Kid Actor 2018
83% Confirmation John Danforth 2016
No Score Yet Elmo's World: Elmo Wonders Actor 2016
65% Ricki And The Flash Single Dad 2015
No Score Yet Elmo's World: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Actor 2015
72% Interstellar TARS $158.8M 2014
No Score Yet Growing Hope Against Hunger Mr. Noodle 2013
71% Never Stand Still Actor $14.2K 2012
81% Higher Ground Pastor Bud $0.9M 2011
No Score Yet Elmo's World: Penguins and Friends Actor 2011
84% Rachel Getting Married Paul $12.8M 2008
40% Dark Matter Hal Silver 2008
53% Across the Universe Uncle Teddy $24.4M 2007
No Score Yet Raving Actor 2007
25% Lady in the Water Mr. Leeds $42.3M 2006
80% The Manchurian Candidate Scoutmaster $65.8M 2004
No Score Yet The Truth About Miranda Actor 2004
95% Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Actor 2004
No Score Yet Elmo's World - Families, Mail and Bath Time Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Wild, the Weird, the Wacky and the Women Actor 2003
76% Igby Goes Down Lt. Smith $4.7M 2002
92% The Laramie Project Harry Woods 2002
51% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Lou Lou Who $259.1M 2000
No Score Yet Stanley's Gig Jules 2000
40% Illuminata Marco 1999
67% William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Tom Snout 1999
23% Just the Ticket Ray Charles 1999
No Score Yet Subway Stories Bill Irwin 1997
38% Silent Tongue Comic 1994
No Score Yet Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter Actor 1991
No Score Yet Stepping Out Geoffrey 1991
83% Hot Shots! Buzz Harley 1991
32% Scenes from a Mall Mime 1991
71% My Blue Heaven Kirby 1990
86% Eight Men Out Eddie Collins 1988
29% A New Life Eric 1988
60% Popeye Ham Gravy 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Mr. Noodle
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
77% Sleepy Hollow
2013-2017
Atticus Nevins
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Dr. Lindstrom Dr. Peter Lindstrom Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2001
  • 1999
0% South of Hell
2015
Enos Abascal
  • 2015
95% Elementary
2012
Richard Balsille
  • 2014
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Cardinal Brennan
  • 2014
  • 2010
52% Monday Mornings
2013
Buck Tierney
  • 2013
66% A Gifted Man
2011-2012
Ron Vinetz
  • 2011
90% Lights Out
2011
Hal Brennan
  • 2011
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Fred Medkiff
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Nathan Haskell Nate Haskell
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Ellison Conway
  • 2008
72% Life on Mars
2008-2009
Dr. Schwahn
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Nate Royce
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Adventures of Pete & Pete
1993-1996
The Broker
  • 1995
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Enrico Bellati
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Eddie Bartholomew
  • 1987

QUOTES FROM Bill Irwin CHARACTERS

Romilly
Brand?
TARS
Step back professor, step back!
TARS
Cooper, we are...lined up.
Cooper
Initiating spin!