Noah Strausser Speer Wyle (born June 4, 1971, Hollywood, California U.S.) is an American TV and film actor, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. John Carter on the television drama ER.
Wyle was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People magazine in 2001.
Wyle, the middle of three children, was born in Hollywood, California, to Marjorie (Speer), a registered orthopedic head nurse, and Stephen Wyle, an electrical engineer . Noah’s parents eventually split in the late seventies and his mother later remarried to James C. Katz, a film restorationist  with three children of his own from a previous marriage. Wyle’s paternal grandparents, Edith and Frank Wyle, founded the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum. Edith Wyle was an expressionist painter who also created The Egg and The Eye, an innovative café and shop on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles, which soon became the preferred hangout for artists, travelers and dreamers . Wyle was raised in a Reform Jewish home. He was educated at The Thacher School in Ojai, California, and graduated with the class of 1989. Wyle participated in a theater arts program at Northwestern University after his junior year of high school and appeared in high school plays even winning an award for a play he wrote. After graduation he studied with acting teacher Larry Moss while living in a small apartment on Hollywood Boulevard.
Wyle was first seen in the Paul Bartel film "Lust in the Dust" (a western exploitation/parody which starred Tab Hunter, Lainie Kazan and Divine) as an extra in the local gang running the small town of Chile’ Verde.
His later parts were a mini-series and featuring in the movie Crooked Hearts (1991) in 1990. In 1993 he worked in another feature, "There Goes My Baby." After appearing in several local plays in Los Angeles, he was cast in the box-office hit "A Few Good Men," in which he played a Marine jeep driver who testified in court. Wyleu2019s big break came when he was given the pilot script for ER. He also appeared in the feature "Swing Kids" as a leader in the Hitler Youth, and in the independent movieThe Myth of Fingerprints with Roy Scheider, Blythe Danner and Julianne Moore. Additionally, he starred as Lancelot opposite Sheryl Lee in the TV movie Guinevere. Recently, Wyle starred in the original film, “The Librarian: Quest for the Spear” with Sonya Walger and in its sequel "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines" opposite Gabrielle Anwar. His other work has included a critically-acclaimed turn as Steve Jobs in the Emmy nominated “Pirates of Silicon Valley” (1999). He has also appeared in several feature films including: “White Oleander” opposite Renée Zellweger, “Enough” opposite Jennifer Lopez, the independent feature “Donnie Darko,” as the President’s interpreter in the 2000 live-television production of “Fail Safe,” and in the independent film, “The Californians.”
Wyle was the only major cast member of ER to have been with the show since its inception (1994) when he left after its eleventh season (2005). His performances on the show earned him Emmy Award nominations in each of its first five seasons. As part of an ensemble) he was nominated several times for the Screen Actors Guild Award, he was recognized with three Golden Globe nominations as Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television and won the 2001 TV Guide Award for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Wyle left the series at the end of the 2004-2005 season, although he returned in guest appearances for four episodes in each of the next two seasons. He stated that he left because he wanted to spend more time with his family and friends and to make room for the upcoming generation.
Along with his film and TV career, Noah has also been making some theater moves. Among others he appeared in a Los Angeles stage production of The 24th Day with Peter Berg in 1995, and with The Blank Theatre Company,he did the play "The Who", and more recently he did "Lobster Alice", with Nicholas Brendon, where he played surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, as a producer he will premiere "Missouri Waltz" soon.
In the year 2000 Wyle was also featured in the U.S. Got Milk? advertising campaign, which tries to rise consciousness to the importance of milk.
According to the Guinness World Records 2005 Special 50th Anniversary Edition, Wyle became the holder of a "Highest paid TV drama actor per episode" record during the 2003/04 season, earning approximately $400,000 per episode. While on ER, Wyle’s estimated salary was $9 million a year.
Wyle was linked to several women during ER´s first seasons including Samantha Mathis, "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston and ER co-star Sherry Stringfield. While filming The Myth of Fingerprints in 1996, he met make-up artist Tracy Warbin. After proposing to her on Valentine´s Day 1999, they married on May 6, 2000. Together they have a son Owen Strausser Speer Wyle (9 Nov 02) and daughter Auden Wyle ( 15 Oct 05). Tracy being pregnant with Auden was announced on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The Wyle family are vegetarians.
Wyle bought Bo Derek’s ranch in Santa Ynez Valley, California, in June 1999, for approximately $2.5 million. In 2006, it was reportedthat the Wyles like the ranch so much that they’re selling their five-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom in-town house so they can spend more time in the country. They listed their Los Feliz (Los Angeles) home at close to $4.4 million. The traditional-style house was designed by architect Paul Williams, was built in 1934 and has a theater, a detached guest house-office and a landscaped yard with city views, a pool, a koi pond, a patio and a fire pit.
In 1999, Wyle made an appearance during the beginning of Steve Jobs’ Macworld Expo Keynote presentation, initially pretending to be Jobs. When the audience caught on, Jobs himself appeared and began to banter with Wyle. It was a practical joke by Jobs and Wyle in light of the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, although he was erroneously credited and introduced as "Noah Wylie" by Jobs .
Wyle devotes much of his free time to the international non-profit organization Doctors of the World and to his work as a member of the Human Rights Watch Council. Wyle also serves as the voluntary artistic producer of the Blank Theatre Company in Hollywood, which stages annual young playwrights festival and whose alumni include Ed Asner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, D.B. Sweeney, James Kerwin, Amber Benson, Megan Henning, Travis Schuldt, Warren Davis, Grant Show, and Nicholas Brendon. He also recently acquired Second Stage Theater in Hollywood, where the company has mounted numerous successful productions.
Wyle was the spokesperson for The Cover the Uninsured campaign in 2004, which had as Honorary Co-Chairs former Presidents Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter. The Cover the Uninsured Week is annually held in the United States of America and focuses attention on the plight of nearly 44 million Americans who go without health care coverage. The campaign includes several events among different communities, health and enrollment fairs, press conferences and business seminars all over the U.S.
美国情事/An American Affair(2009) Mike Stafford
真相至上/Nothing But the Truth(2008) Avril Aaronson
布什/W.(2008) Don Evans
图书馆员：圣杯的诅咒/The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice(2008) Flynn Carsen
探险奇兵2: 所罗门王的宝藏/The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines(2006) Flynn Carsen
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope(2005) Himself
加州故事/The Californians(2005) Gavin Ransom
图书馆员：寻找命运之矛的探险/The Librarian: Quest for the Spear(2004) Flynn Carsen
白色夹竹桃/White Oleander(2002) Mark Richards
第54届黄金时段艾美奖颁奖典礼/The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards(2002) Himself
死亡幻觉/Donnie Darko(2001) Prof. Kenneth Monnitoff
罪案现场/Scenes of the Crime(2001) Seth
核战爆发令/Fail Safe(2000) Buck
硅谷传奇/Pirates of Silicon Valley(1999) Steve Jobs
To Life! America Celebrates Israel’s 50th(1998) Himself
秘密风暴/The Myth of Fingerprints(1997) Warren
青春岁月/There Goes My Baby(1994) Michael Finnegan
老友记/Friends(1994)Dr．Rosen(season 1 episode 17)
急诊室的故事/ER(1994) Dr. John Carter (249 episodes, 1994-2006)
摇摆狂潮/Swing Kids(1993) Emil Lutz
义海雄风/A Few Good Men(1992) Cpl. Jeffrey Barnes
偷腥家族/Crooked Hearts(1991) Ask
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1989) Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
滚滚红尘欲望不休/Lust in the Dust(1985) Young man (uncredited)
图书馆员：圣杯的诅咒/The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice(2008) producer
探险奇兵2: 所罗门王的宝藏/The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines(2006) producer
秘密风暴/The Myth of Fingerprints(1997) associate producer