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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
19 October 2005 (USA) See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 25)

Darryl Stephens ... Noah (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rodney Chester ... Alex / ... (17 episodes, 2005-2006)

Christian Vincent ... Ricky (17 episodes, 2005-2006)

Doug Spearman ... Chance (17 episodes, 2005-2006)

Jensen Atwood ... Wade (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
Gregory Kieth ... Trey (13 episodes, 2005-2006)

Jonathan Julian ... Eddie (13 episodes, 2005-2006)

Benjamin Patterson ... Guy (12 episodes, 2005-2006)

Wilson Cruz ... Dr. Junito Vargas (8 episodes, 2005-2006)

Merwin Mondesir ... Dre (7 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
Laurie Lynd (2 episodes, 2006)
Mina Shum (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Patrik-Ian Polk (3 episodes, 2005-2006)

Series Produced by
Carol Ann Shine .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
Marcia Garcia .... post production producer (9 episodes, 2005)
Jason Mandl .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2005)
Jason Pyne .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2005)
Marisa Wahl .... assistant producer (9 episodes, 2005)
Jessica Driscoll .... line producer (8 episodes, 2006)
Dave Mace .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2006)
Eileen Opatut .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2006)
Pamela Post .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2006)

Darryll DiPietro .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Patrik-Ian Polk .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Brent Belke (5 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Rory King (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Christopher Scott Cherot (5 episodes, 2005)
Daria Ellerman (4 episodes, 2006)
Charles Robichaud (4 episodes, 2006)

Phillip J. Bartell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Pamela Azmi-Andrew (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Production Design by
Candi Guterres (9 episodes, 2005)
Joanna Dunn (8 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joanne Leblanc (8 episodes, 2006)

Kurt Meisenbach (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Dwen Curry (1 episode, 2005)
Ken Shapkin (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Makeup Department
Brian Steven Banks .... department head hair stylist (9 episodes, 2005)
Julie E. Washinton .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 2005)

Tonya Cryer .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Debra Frazier-goff .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Stephanie Willis .... additional makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Ian Birkett .... unit manager (8 episodes, 2006)
Nicci Freeman .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 2006)

Paul-Michel Pierre-Benoist .... post-production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joanne Gerein .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2006)

Sloane Lewis .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
R. Andre Miller .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Patricia Dyer Walden .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Tracy Dishman .... assistant property master (9 episodes, 2005)
Greg Young .... propmaker (9 episodes, 2005)
Joseph Fedo .... leadman / props (8 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Gillan .... construction foreman (8 episodes, 2006)
Trevor Oleksy .... best boy greens (8 episodes, 2006)
Jaudi Negri .... prop man (3 episodes, 2005-2006)

Darlene Allen .... laborer (unknown episodes)
Chris Barber .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Mike Bartak .... painter (unknown episodes)
A.J. Blanford .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Warren Drummond .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Victoria B. Fender .... art department production assistant (unknown episodes)
Rebecca T. Haze .... lead set painter (unknown episodes)
Angelo Lovato .... laborer (unknown episodes)
Alex McCarroll .... painter (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Nibler .... property master (unknown episodes)
Sally Sherwood .... painter (unknown episodes)
Heather Shira .... painter (unknown episodes)
Amy R. Strong .... shopper (unknown episodes)
Alessandro Thompson .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Stephen Cheung .... dialogue editor (8 episodes, 2006)
Ian Mackie .... foley artist (8 episodes, 2006)

Joe Eddie Casares .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Ken Dahlinger .... post-production sound / supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Steven D. Grothe .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Abel Schiro .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Rudy Perez Jr. .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Rudy Perez .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2005)

Erik Betts .... stunt double: Alex (unknown episodes)
Charles Taylor .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Ellis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera / first assistant camera (9 episodes, 2005)
Erik Kasson .... key grip (9 episodes, 2005)
John Brown .... lamp operator (8 episodes, 2006)
Julie Kirkwood .... camera operator: "a" camera (7 episodes, 2005)
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (3 episodes, 2005)

Katie Matheson .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Amanda Treyz .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Debe Waisman .... extras casting (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dawn Grey .... assistant costume designer (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Scott Hatcher .... assistant editor (1 episode, 2005)

Steve Nguyen .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Don Mann .... music editor (8 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Transportation Department
John Escobedo .... transportation captain (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Other crew
Krista Johnston .... clearances (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dana Graham .... assistant location manager (9 episodes, 2005)
Susan A. Sullivan .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 2005)
Christopher Willey .... development staff (9 episodes, 2005)
Paul A. Birkett .... assistant to producer (8 episodes, 2006)
Vicky Plancher .... assistant: Patrik-Ian Polk (8 episodes, 2006)
Lisa Rerrie .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2006)
Merewyn Wagner .... second assistant coordinator (8 episodes, 2006)
Brian Wilkinson .... office assistant / office production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Trisha Burton .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2006)

Paul Hubber .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Colleen Miller .... production coordinator: re-shoots (unknown episodes)
Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi .... assistant production office coordinator (unknown episodes)
Walter Painter Jr. .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Paul-Michel Pierre-Benoist .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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Noah's car, a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair convertible, belongs to series creator and executive producer Patrik-Ian Polk.See more »
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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Nothing Less Than A Groundbreaker..., 18 December 2005
Author: Christopher T. Chase (cchase@onebox.com) from Arlington, VA.

It really bugs me that with all the hype surrounding BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and the performances of Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, very little love is being shown the landmark series that is NOAH'S ARC. Not to take anything away from the performances of the cast, Ang Lee's note-perfect direction or the milestone that this movie represents, but hey, NOAH "ain't nuthin' to sneeze at", either!

So, "what's the 'T', gurl?" as one of the livelier characters says as his trademark catchphrase. The "T" is a funny, silly, sometimes slap-sticky and very soapy, yet remarkable series for presenting something that mainstream TV (and the media in general) has yet to realize: black gay men not only do exist, (=GASP!=), but the foibles, failings, flings and frenetic friendships that they have are universal - not just to other gay men, but to everyone in general!

Presenting the lives of BGM's in a positive light NEVER seen before on television, NOAH bids us watch as the story of four friends unfolds. Noah (Darryl Stephens), is a cute screenwriter living and working in Santa Monica, CA., crushing heavily on the straight-but-curious hunk Wade (Jensen Atwood), who is also a writer. This raises the eyebrows and the concern of his three closest friends: Chance (Doug Spearman), a buttoned-down English lit professor who is just entering into a monogamous relationship (or so he thinks); Alex (Rodney Chester), the sassy, brassy, divalicious group "mother hen" who works as an AIDS counselor at a local clinic and has been in a LTR with his impossibly gorgeous bodybuilder hubby, Trey (Gregory Keith) for seven years, and finally, hard-bodied and hard-partying Ricky, (Christian Vincent), who considers the concept of monogamy about as necessary in his life as a bad case of leprosy, and sleeps with different men about as fast as Anna Nicole Smith plows through a bag of Lay's potato chips. (Think a black counterpart of Brian on QAF, but with a better body and a bigger...LIBIDO, and you're there!)

Okay, so the 411 on Season One: it has a tendency to lean towards melodramatic exaggeration, but no more or less than any prime-time soap does. The remarkable thing, besides having an all-black cast playing gay black characters as (mostly) positive role models, is that even after all these episodes, I still LIKE them all immensely, for all their faults...even Ricky, who at the end of Season One is nursing a broken heart for maybe the first time in his life, (but you'll have to watch the reruns for the "how" and "why".)

And just getting back to the BROKEBACK accolades for a moment...where's the back-slapping and congrats for THIS cast? True, most of these actors have limited credits, though are definitely not limited in the talent department, and most of them are STRAIGHT! So why aren't they being lauded for their "bravery," for keeping it real in every scene they play, ESPECIALLY the love scenes? It could be said that because NOAH is the first major project for many of them, that they have nothing to lose in giving it their all for these characters. So, what was the excuse for the actors on QAF? For me, the thrill was gone when I reached the end of Season Two for that show. Not only could I not get enough of spending time with Noah and his friends, but I can't WAIT to see what will happen to them next! Being a GBM myself, I have to admit to some bias, but I still think that no one has achieved what writer/director/creator/producer Patrik-Ian Polk has here, and that's even with a non-black cast!

In other words, if you've been waiting for the "black" QUEER AS FOLK, it's here, it's most definitely queer, but you won't mind "getting used to it." Because in a lot of aspects where QAF failed, NOAH succeeds with flying colors. Now I hope that the cast, crew and creator can take the surplus of goodwill and the rep they've built, and run with it right into Season Two!

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