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Tom Noonan stars in AMC's "Hell on Wheels," as the Reverand Nathaniel Cole, and DirecTV's Audience Network's "Damages," as Detective Victor Huntley.

On the big screen, Noonan recently starred in Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York," opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton and Michelle Williams. Noonan previously worked with Kaufman in the sound play "Anomalisa," which Kaufman wrote and directed and also starred David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Tom Noonan has acted in nearly fifty film projects including "Manhunter," "Last Action Hero," "Heat," "Robocop 2," "The Pledge," "Knockaround Guys," and the award-winning shorts "Bullet in the Brain" by David Von Ancken and "Tom Goes to the 19 Bar" by Dean Parisot. Noonan was more recently seen in the Spirit Award nominated "Madness and Genius" by Ryan Eslinger as well as David Gordon Green's "Snow Angel," David Von Ancken's "Seraphim Falls" and Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are." Noonan also works now and again on TV, having been seen in "The Beat" and "The Jury," both directed by Barry Levinson.

Noonan also appeared in the original New York stage productions of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize winning "Buried Child" (Obie for Best Play), Michael Weller's "Split," F. X. Kroetz' "Farmyard" (Obie for Best Play), Harvey Fierstein's "Spookhouse," Len Jenkink's "Five of Us" (Obie for Best Play), Herb Liebman's "The Breakers," and "A Poster of the Cosmos" (another Obie winner), written especially for Noonan (and dedicated to him) by playwright Lanford Wilson.

As a filmmaker, Noonan has made three movies. His first, "What Happened Was.".. (1994) won the Grand Jury Prize at The Sundance Film Festival for best narrative feature, and he won the Waldo Salt Award for his screenplay. It also won the Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival, was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards including Best First Screenplay in 1995, and was distributed theatrically by the Goldwyn Company. His second feature, "The Wife," was in competition at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. It was released theatrically in 1996 and was named one the 10 Best Movies of the Decade by Art Forum Magazine. His third feature, "Wang Dang," premiered at the 2004 Hamptons Film Festival. Previous to his movies, Noonan worked extensively in New York theater as well as a director (and producer) in television.

In addition to writing his three features, Noonan has written over thirty screenplays (five produced), forty teleplays (three produced), an unpublished novel "Must Have," and two collections of short stories, "Agog" and "Amygdala." He was awarded the 1995 Obie Award for his play "Wifey," and chosen a New York Foundation for the Arts Screenwriting Fellow in 1998 for his script "Bone Daddy." He has also written more than two dozen plays with the last produced one being "What the Hell's Your Problem?: An evening with Dr. Bob Nathelson." He has also written the scores and songs for numerous plays, independent movies (including all of his own) and television shows.

As a teacher, Noonan works out of his Paradise Theater Company/Genre Pictures Film Collective in Manhattan which is a center for the production of new American plays and independent films. He also teaches acting, writing, and directing as part of Choices Theatre Project, of which he is the Artistic Director. Noonan is a frequent guest lecturer at universities here and abroad, and was a faculty member of Columbia University's graduate film department years 2000/2001 and Yale University, where he taught in 2002/2003. He is currently Professor of Film at New York University, both graduate and undergraduate.


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Age: 65 years old
Birthday: April 12, 1951
Height: 6' 6"
Birthplace: Greenwich, CT
Wife: Karen Young

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