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Offbeat character actor Tom Noonan started off his career in various theater troupes that utilized his skills as a guitarist and composer. A graduate from Yale's acting school, he founded the Paradise Theatre in 1983, which was instrumental later in his growth as an artist. Gravitating toward film and TV in the 80s, he began appearing regularly in... See full bio »

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Heat Kelso
Anomalisa Everyone else
Last Action Hero
Last Action Hero Ripper / Tommy Noonan
Synecdoche, New York
Synecdoche, New York Sammy Barnathan


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 2017 Dimension 404 (TV Series) (pre-production)
- Bob (2017) ... Bob
 2017 Wonderstruck (post-production)
Older Walter
 2016 Roadside Picnic (TV Series) (pre-production)
Dr. Kirill
- Pilot ... Dr. Kirill
 2015-2016 12 Monkeys (TV Series)
Pallid Man
- Hyena (2016) ... Pallid Man
- Emergence (2016) ... Pallid Man
- Paradox (2015) ... Pallid Man
 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Tom
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... Tom
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Tom
 2015 Anomalisa
Everyone else (voice)
 2014 How and Why (TV Movie)
Man in Black Parka
 2014 The Shape of Something Squashed
Douglas Whymper
 2014 The Leftovers (TV Series)
- Guest (2014) ... Casper
 2014 Late Phases
Father Roger Smith
 2013 The Blacklist (TV Series)
The Stewmaker
- The Stewmaker (No. 161) (2013) ... The Stewmaker
 2012 Skinhead Requiem (Short)
 2012 The Pilgrim & the Private Eye (Short)
 2012 Tom Works Nights (Short)
 2011 Bar Karma (TV Series)
- Man Walks Out of a Bar (2011) ... Caleb
 2011 The Cape (TV Series)
Preston Holloway
- The Lich: Part 2 (2011) ... Preston Holloway
- The Lich: Part 1 (2011) ... Preston Holloway
 2010 Louie (TV Series)
Dr. Haveford
- God (2010) ... Dr. Haveford
 2010 Stoney (Short)
Charles Stoney
 2010 Bright Falls (TV Series)
- Off the Record (2010) ... Hal (voice)
- Time Flies (2010) ... Hal (voice)
- Oh Deer (2010) ... Hal (voice)
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Jake Berlin
- Confession (2008) ... Jake Berlin
 2008 Magritte Moment (Short)
 2007 June Weddings (Short)
 2007 Kidnapped (TV Series)
- Do Unto Others (2007) ... Gibson
 2007/I Snow Angels
Mr. Chervenick
 2006 Ice Cream Ants (Short)
The Thinker
 2006 Mercy Seed (Short)
 2005 They're Made Out of Meat (Short)
 2005 The Roost
Horror Host
 2005 A Buck's Worth (Short) (voice)
 2005 Jonny Zero (TV Series)
- No Good Deed (2005) ... Chucky
 2005 Pedalfoot (Short)
Walter Drexler
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Marty McMahon
- The Honeymoon Suite (2004) ... Marty McMahon
 2004 Hair High
Principal (voice)
 2003 Madness and Genius
Frank Donovan
 2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Malcolm Bryce
- Graansha (2003) ... Malcolm Bryce
 2003 The Egoists
Bryon Bradley
 2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
- Abra Cadaver (2002) ... Zephyr
 2002 Eight Legged Freaks
Joshua Taft (uncredited)
 2001 Bullet in the Brain (Short)
 2000 The Photographer
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
Howard Schmidt
 1999 Wang Dang
Mickey Hounsell
 1998 Phoenix
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
John Lee Roche
- Paper Hearts (1996) ... John Lee Roche
 1996 Early Edition (TV Series)
Frank Price
- Pilot (1996) ... Frank Price
 1995 Heat
 1995 The Wife
 1994 What Happened Was...
 1993 Last Action Hero
Ripper / Tommy Noonan
 1991 Monsters (TV Series)
Howard Mitla
- The Moving Finger (1991) ... Howard Mitla
 1991 The 10 Million Dollar Getaway (TV Movie)
Mr. Y
 1990 RoboCop 2
 1989 Mystery Train
Man in Arcade Diner (segment "A Ghost")
 1989 Collision Course
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Brandon Thorton
- Making of a Martyr (1989) ... Brandon Thorton
 1986 F/X
 1985 Tom Goes to the Bar (Short)
 1984 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Bill Lacey
- The Odds (1984) ... Bill Lacey
 1984 Best Defense
Frank Holtzman
 1983 Easy Money
 1983 Eddie Macon's Run
Daryl Potts
 1981 Wolfen
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
 1980 Gloria
2nd Man - Gangster
 1980 Willie & Phil
Man In Park
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Richmond Arrley | Mr. Noonan | Lodovico Sorret | Ludovico Sorret


6' 6" (1.98 m)

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I've always been a know-it-all. I drive a lot people a bit crazy. But I can't seem to help it. When I was a little kid no matter what my parents told me I would always argue - even if I agreed with them. And I've always been a show-off. As I've gotten older I've found ways to be more subtle about it, but that's the way I am. I suppose that has something to do with why I write and direct. See more »


He and his fellow Heat (1995) cast member, Ted Levine, have both played villains caught with the help of Hannibal Lecter. Noonan played Francis "Tooth Fairy" Dolarhyde in Manhunter (1986), and Levine played Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). See more »


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