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Noah Wyle

Highest Rated:   100% Fail Safe (2000)
Lowest Rated:   16% An American Affair (2009)
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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 YEAR
63% The World Made Straight
  • Actor
2015
80% Snake & Mongoo$e
  • Art Spear
2013
29% Queen of the Lot
  • Aaron Lambert
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
  • Flynn Carsen
  • Producer
2008
59% W.
  • Don Evans
2008
81% 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
No Score Yet The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
  • Flynn Carsen
2004
No Score Yet What Babies Want
  • Narrator
2004
91% Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
  • Actor
2004
50% Scenes of the Crime
  • Seth
2003
70% White Oleander
  • Mark Richards
2002
22% Enough
  • Robbie
2002
86% Donnie Darko
  • Prof. Monnitoff
2001
100% Fail Safe
  • Buck
2000
89% 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
38% Swing Kids
  • Emil Lutz
1993
81% 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
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. John Carter John Carter
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Actor
85% Falling Skies
2011-2015
  • Director
  • Tom Mason
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
86% The Librarians
2014
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Flynn Carsen
  • Producer
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice

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