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Overview (3)

Born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameNoah Strausser Speer Wyle
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Noah Wyle was born in Hollywood, California, to Marjorie (Speer), an orthopedic head nurse, and Stephen Wyle, an entrepreneur and electrical engineer. He is one of six children. His father's family was Russian Jewish. Noah had early support for his acting ambitions from his stepfather, film restorationist James C. Katz. He had small parts in high school productions (and won an award for a play he wrote).

He participated in a Northwestern University theater program, and was hooked - acting rather than college after high school. After graduation he learned from acting teacher Larry Moss while living in a small apartment on Hollywood Boulevard. His first part was at age 17, in Blind Faith (1990), but after a few good roles he hit a dry spell for two years (no acting, waiting on tables). Then came A Few Good Men (1992) followed by another dry spell in which a return to restaurant work looked like a good option. Television shows seemed possible but Noah steered clear of these because of the 5-year contract commitment. Then came the script for the pilot of ER (1994), and the part of Dr. Carter looked very good. Three auditions later, he had the role.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de> and Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

Family (2)

Spouse Sara Wyle (7 June 2014 - present)  (1 child)
Tracy Warbin (6 May 2000 - 2010)  (divorced)  (2 children)
Parents Marjorie Spiro Katz
Stephen Wyle
James C. Katz

Trade Mark (1)

Always plays the relatable every man and the audience surrogate

Trivia (18)

Went on stage and gave a speech at MacWorld computer trade show posing as Apple Computer interim chief Steve Jobs. Jobs invited Wyle for this joke after seeing him in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999). [July 1999]
In June of 1999, he purchased Bo Derek's ranch in Santa Ynez Valley, California.
Announced his engagement to makeup artist Tracy Warbin [March 1999]
Last name is pronounced "why-lee".
Collects baseball cards, antiques and any bric-a-brac pertaining to the Biblical Noah's Ark.
His least favorite scene on ER (1994) was mouth-to-mouth resuscitation of a dog; his all-time favorite was where he stood in a dark room reading to legendary actor and acting coach Sanford Meisner.
Graduated from The Thacher School in Ojai, California in 1989 and later went on to attend Northwestern University in Illinois where he majored in theater, graduating in 1993.
Artistic Director at The Blank Theatre Company located in Los Angeles, California.
Skipped school at 14 to audition for Milos Forman's Valmont (1989). Although he could ride and fence, at the time he had acted only in school productions. His head shot/resume was a picture from "Our Town" with his other school roles listed on the back. Needless to say, he didn't get the part.
Announced in September of 2004 that he would be leaving ER (1994) at the conclusion of the eleventh season, after appearing on the show for nearly eleven years, to make room for the upcoming generation as well as to spend time with his nuclear family.
Noah's grandfather, Frank Wyle, founded Wyle Laboratories, and Noah's grandmother, Edith Wyle, created The Egg and The Eye, a café and shop in LA, and was an expressionist painter. Noah's grandparents also co-founded the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum. The family surname was originally "Weil". Noah's father's family is of German Jewish, Dutch Jewish, and Russian Jewish descent. Noah's mother's family is of German, English, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant Welsh, Dutch, and French, ancestry.
Godson of Kathryn Grody.
Separated from wife Tracy Warbin in late October 2009.
In Vilnius, Lithuania, filming Guinevere (1994). [September 1993]
Announced his engagement to actress Sara Wyle. [January 2014]
Has three children; with ex-wife Tracy Warbin, son, Owen Strausser was born on 9 November 2002 and daughter Auden on 15 October 2005. Third child, with wife Sara Wyle, daughter Frances Harper was born on 22 June 2015. He and Tracy share joint custody of Owen and Auden.
Has two tattoos; an "O" on his left wrist, referencing his son, Owen. And above it, his daughter's name, Auden.
Stated in a 2018 interview that he started feeling worn-down and less excited by his leading role in "ER" during the show's 9th season in late 2002. As a result, he took on a reduced workload in Season 10, and he and the show's producers agreed that Season 11 would be his last one as a regular (though Wyle did return for guest appearances in Seasons 12 and 15).

Personal Quotes (2)

It's weird, I actually like doing interviews now. Ever since I gave up therapy, it's my only time with a captive audience.
I'm thinking about naming my first son Emmy so I can say I've got one. I want Emmy, Oscar and Tony - and my daughter Grammy.

Salary (1)

ER (1994) $9,000,000 /year(2001)

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