Tom Noonan

12 Apr 1951

Actor, Director

Tom Noonan (born April 12, 1951) is an American actor and film writer-director. Noonan was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the son of Rosaleen and Tom Noonan, who worked as a dentist and jazz musician respectively. He has an older brother, John F. Noonan, a playwright, and two sisters, Barbara and Nancy. In 1986, Noonan played Francis Dolarhyde, a serial killer who kills entire families, in Michael Mann's Manhunter, the first movie to feature Hannibal Lecter. Another supporting role, and another collaboration with director Michael Mann was in 1995, as Kelso in Heat. He also played Frankenstein in The Monster Squad. During the 1990s, he wrote various plays, including two that he made into movies, What Happened Was... (1994) and The Wife (1995). In the 2000s, Noonan appeared in various other movies, including a widely praised role as Sammy Barnathan in Synecdoche, New York, Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut. Most recently, he originally voiced one of the Wild Things in director Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are, but was replaced by Chris Cooper.


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Filmography (25 titles)

(movie, 2017)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Older Walter)
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Everyone else (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···Late Phases
Genre: Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Father Roger)
(movie, 2009)
···The House of the Devil
Genre: Horror, Mystery
By: Ti West
Role: Actor (as Mr. Ulman)
(movie, 2008)
···Synecdoche, New York
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sammy Barnathan)
(movie, 2007)
···Snow Angels
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mr. Chervenick)
(movie, 2006)
···Seraphim Falls
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Minister Abraham)
(movie, 2003)
···Madness and Genius
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Frank Donovan)
(movie, 2001)
···Knockaround Guys
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Decker)
(movie, 2001)
···The Pledge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gary Jackson)
(series, 2000)
···The Beat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Howard Schmidt)
(movie, 1999)
···The Astronaut's Wife
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jackson McLaren)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Chicago)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kelso)
(movie, 1995)
···The Wife
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1994)
···What Happened Was...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1993)
···Last Action Hero
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Ripper · Tommy Noonan)
(movie, 1990)
···RoboCop 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cain)
(movie, 1989)
···Collision Course
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Scully)
(movie, 1987)
···The Monster Squad
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Frankenstein)
(movie, 1986)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Francis Dollarhyde)
(movie, 1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Varrick)
(movie, 1985)
···The Man with One Red Shoe
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Reese)
(movie, 1980)
···Heaven's Gate
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Western
Role: Actor (as Jake)
(movie, 1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as 2nd Man - Gangster)