Noah Wyle Wiki

Fans of the series “ER” know him as John Carter, a bright medical student who becomes a confident leader, and one of the best doctors at Chicago’s County General Hospital. His name is Noah Wyle, and his role in this romantic drama brought him five Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Besides the aforementioned role, Noah Wyle is known for starring in “The Librarian” trilogy, which brought him three Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Saturn Award nominations for Best Actor on Television.

If you ever wondered what happened to him and what he is doing now, keep on scrolling, and you will find out some interesting facts about this American actor.

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Early life, family, and education

His birth name is Noah Strausser Speer Wyle, and he was born and raised in Hollywood, California USA. Noah celebrates his birthday on 4 June, so his zodiac sign is Gemini, and the year of his birth is 1971, which makes him aged 51, as of 2022.

Noah comes from a family of Russian-Jewish and Episcopalian descent; his mother Marjorie was an orthopedic head nurse, and his father Stephen was an electrical engineer. The two divorced in 1979, and Marjorie later married James C. Katz, who was a film restorationist. Noah was raised alongside his two siblings and James’ three children from his previous marriage.

Having an interest in arts from an early age, Noah performed in school plays and even wrote his own play for which he won an award.

Speaking of his educational background, he attended The Thacher School, in Ojai, California, and during his junior year, participated in a theatre arts program at Northwestern University. Upon matriculating from high school in 1989, Noah didn’t go to college, but took classes with acting teacher Larry Moss.

Roles in movies

Noah made his acting debut playing a small role as a Young Man in the 1984 movie “Lust in the Dust”, however, his role was uncredited. In 1991, he was cast to play the lead role of Ask in “Crooked Hearts” opposite Peter Berg and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Noah followed with his role as Corporal Jeffrey Barnes in the 1992 thriller drama “A Few Good Men”, also starring Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise, and which was nominated for four Oscars for Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Nicholson).

In the following year, Noah was seen as Emil in “Swing Kids” which followed the story of a group of teenagers who adored the forbidden music in Nazi Germany, and the movie won the American Choreography Awards, USA for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film.

In 1994, Noah portrayed Lancelot in the TV movie “Guinevere” before he was cast to play Finnegan in “There Goes My Baby”, in the same year. His next role came in 1997 when he was seen as Warren in “The Myth of Fingerprints”, followed by his role as Poe in “Can’t Stop Dancing” in 1999.

The early 2000s saw Noah in “Donnie Darko” (2001), a science-fiction mystery that followed the story of a troubled teenager plagued by visions of a man in a rabbit suit who manipulated him into committing a series of crimes. The stars of the movie were Jake Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, and Jena Malone, and it had 16 award nominations and won 12.

Next, Noah acted in “Scenes of the Crime” (2001), “Enough” (2002), “White Oleander” (2002), and “Fall of Knipple” in 2003.

In the following year, he was seen starring as Flynn Carsen in “The Librarian: Quest for the Spear”, and he reprised his role in the 2006 sequel “The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines” and “The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice” in 2008. The trilogy followed the story of a bookworm whose life changes after he receive a mysterious invitation to become The Librarian, whose role was to protect historical and magical items stored in a secret space below the ‘real’ library.

Concurrently, he was seen in “The Californians” (2005), “Nothing But the Truth” (2008), and “An American Affair” (2008). In 2010, Noah had supporting roles in “Below the Beltway” and “Queen of the Lot”.

In the following years, Noah acted in “The World Made Straight” (2015), “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” (2017), and the 2017 TV movie “Perfect Citizen”, which was his most recent movie role.

Roles in series

Noah made his first television appearance portraying Eric in the 1990 TV mini-series “Blind Faith”, and then four years later, he was cast to play his most notable television role to date, as John Carter in “ER”. He co-starred in 254 episodes of all 15 seasons of the series, which was aired until 2009; the series had 370 award nominations and won 156, including 23 Primetime Emmys.

Concurrently, he had a guest role in an episode of the popular sitcom “Friends” in 1995, and he was seen as Doctor Corburn in “Sesame Street”, in 1996.

From 2011 until 2015, Noah starred as Tom Mason in “Falling Skies”, an action drama about survivors of an alien attack on earth who gather together to fight back. For his performance in the series, Noah was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television, in 2012, ’13 and ’14.

Concurrently, from 2014 until 2018, Noah reprised his role as Flynn Carsen in the series “The Librarians”, and next, he was seen as Daniel Calder in “The Red Line”, while his most recent role was his portrayal of Harry Wilson in the crime drama “Leverage: Redemption” in 2021.

What is Noah doing now?

Along with his television and movie career, Noah is an artistic producer of The Blank Theatre Company, and he also appears on stage.

However, his fans will be happy to hear that Noah is starring in the new movie “At the Gates” released on 6 September 2022 in France, and that he’s also landed the lead role of Tom Beaumont in the announced drama “A Dolphin in Our Lake”, which was already nominated for the MovieGuide Award for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplay.

Love life and wife

Noah was romantically linked to various celebrity women, however, it is known that from 2000 until 2010 he was in a marriage with make-up artist Tracy Warbin, whom she met on the set of the movie “The Myth of Fingerprints”. They have two children together, son Owen who was born on 9 November 2002, and daughter Auden Wyle born on 15 October 2005, who seems to follow in her father’s footsteps; she was seen on the small screen alongside Noah in the series “Leverage: Redemption”.

Noah and Tracy separated in 2009, and their divorce was finalized in 2010.

In the following year, Noah met his future wife, Sara Wells, during a production at The Blank Theatre Company, and they began dating soon afterwards.

They exchanged their wedding vows in June 2014 in a secret ceremony at their ranch, and on 22 June 2015, they welcomed their daughter, Frances Harper Wyle.

Sara was also seen co-starring with Noah in “Leverage: Redemption”. She took his last name and now goes by the name Sara Wyle.

Net worth

According to reports, while he was on “ER”, he had an estimated salary of $9 million per year, and as someone who has over 50 acting credits to his name, he certainly accumulated a decent amount of money thanks to his acting talent. As of September 2022, Noah’s net worth has been estimated at over $25 million.

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