Tom Noonan

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
Tall (6'6"), lanky and balding, Tom Noonan is a veritable one-man movie studio, serving as producer, director, writer, editor, composer and, on occasion, star of a handful of well-received independent features. Born and ... Read more »
Born: 04/11/1951 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

12 Monkeys 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hell on Wheels 1999 - 2000, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Phases 2014 (Movie)

Father Roger (Actor)

The Blacklist 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Damages 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cape 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Follow the Prophet 2010 (Movie)

Brother John (Actor)

Louie 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The House of the Devil 2009 (Movie)

Mr. Ulman (Actor)

Where the Wild Things Are 2009 (Movie)

Wild Thing (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snow Angels 2008 (Movie)

Mr Chervenick (Actor)

Synecdoche, New York 2008 (Movie)

Sammy Barnathan (Actor)

The Alphabet Killer 2008 (Movie)

Captain Gullikson (Actor)

Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Kidnapped 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seraphim Falls 2007 (Movie)

Minister Abraham (Actor)

Hair High 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Principal (Actor)

Jonny Zero 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Roost 2005 (Movie)

The Horror Host (Actor)

The Jury 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knockaround Guys 2002 (Movie)

Sheriff Decker (Actor)

Madness and Genius 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Pledge 2001 (Movie)

Gary Jackson (Actor)

The Beat 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Opportunists 2000 (Movie)

Mort Stein (Actor)

Bullet in the Brain 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Astronaut's Wife 1999 (Movie)

Jackson McLaren (Actor)

Phoenix 1998 (Movie)

Chicago (Actor)

Early Edition 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wife 1996 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Heat 1995 (Movie)

Kelson (Actor)

What Happened Was... 1994 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

Ripper (Actor)

Collision Course 1990 (Movie)

Scully (Actor)

Robocop 2 1990 (Movie)

Cain (Actor)

Mystery Train 1989 (Movie)

Man in Diner (Actor)

The Monster Squad 1987 (Movie)

Frankenstein (Actor)

F/X 1986 (Movie)

Varrick (Actor)

Manhunter 1986 (Movie)

Francis Dollarhyde (Actor)

Tom Goes to the Bar 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Man With One Red Shoe 1985 (Movie)

Reese (Actor)

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

Holtzman (Actor)

Easy Money 1983 (Movie)

Paddy (Actor)

Eddie Macon's Run 1983 (Movie)

Daryl Potts (Actor)

Rage 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Wolfen 1981 (Movie)

Ferguson (Actor)

Gloria 1980 (Movie)

2nd Gangster (Actor)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Willie & Phil 1979 (Movie)

Man in Park (Actor)

The Photographer (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

The Wife 1996 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

The Wife 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

What Happened Was... 1994 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

What Happened Was... 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

BoneDaddy 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wife 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

What Happened Was... 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Editor (1)

The Wife 1996 (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (1)

Red Wind (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Tall (6'6"), lanky and balding, Tom Noonan is a veritable one-man movie studio, serving as producer, director, writer, editor, composer and, on occasion, star of a handful of well-received independent features. Born and raised in Connecticut, he dropped out of Yale and moved to Boston before eventually settling in Manhattan where he began his showbiz career as a musician and composer. Switching to acting, Noonan first came to prominence as the star of Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" in 1978. In films, he achieved notoriety as a serial killer in Michael Mann's taut "Manhunter" (1986). Using his towering, eccentric look, at once fragile and terrifying, Noonan went on to create a galaxy of screen villains, most memorably in "F/X" (1986), "RoboCop 2" (1990) and "Last Action Hero" (1993).

Relationships

John Ford Noonan Actor

Brother

Tom Noonan

Father
Also performed as a Jazz musician

Rosaleen Noonan

Mother

Wanda Noonan

Daughter
Born c. 1994 mother, Karen Young

Karen Young Actor

Wife
Married c. 1992 divorced

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut
Enrolled as a pre-med student; dropped out in sophomore year

Milestones

2009

Lent his voice to Spike Jonze's live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are"

2008

Co-starred in Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, "Synecdoche, New York"

2007

Co-starred with Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan in the western, "Seraphim Falls"

2005

Starred in the horror film, "The Roost"

2001

Co-starred in the Sean Penn directed film, "The Pledge"

1999

Wrote and directed the film adaptation of his play, "Wang Dang"

1998

Premiered new play "Wang Dang"

1996

Directed and co-starred in the feature film, "The Wife"; also edited, scored and adapted from his play "Wifey"

1994

Wrote and directed the stage play "Wifey"

1994

Wrote, directed, produced and acted in the film version of "What Happened Was..."

1992

Wrote, directed and acted in the stage version of "What Happened Was..."

1991

Wrote and produced the USA Network TV-movie "Red Wind"

1990

Played criminal mastermind Cain in "Robocop 2"

1987

Cast as Frankenstein in "Monster Squad"

1986

Delivered a memorably chilling performance as a serial killer in Michael Mann's "Manhunter"

1982

Founded Paradise Theater Company

1980

Made screen acting debut in "Willie & Phil"

1978

Came to prominence in Sam Shepard's "Buried Child"

1977

Off-Broadway debut in Michael Weller's "Split"

Began acting in stage productiions

Moved to Boston after dropping out of Yale

Bonus Trivia

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Website is www.tomnoonan.com

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"I tell jokes all the time and nobody ever gets them. They all think I'm this weirdo off on Mars, but I like fringy, weird, nonverbal, quiet, tiny little things, those powerful interchanges between people, things that go unsaid, that people know are happening all the time but nobody wants to talk about. That's what I want to make movies about." - Noonan to The New York Times, Aug. 11, 1996

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