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Thanks guys...yes, it was a pleasure to work opposite the lovely and incredibly talented @LanaParrilla -glad the episode was enjoyed #OUAT

—Noah Beansrc

Noah Bean is the American actor who portrays Daniel Colter on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Noah Bean was born on August 20,[1] 1978[2] in the village of Mystic, Connecticut[3] to Ruth Crocker, an author, and Richard Robert Bean, a builder.[4] He attended Boston University's School of Fine Arts and spent time at the Huntington Theatre Company performing in stage productions.[5] Noah has trained with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[6]

His career took off in 2007 when he won the role of Dr. David Connor in the first season of the FX series Damages, starring Glenn Close, whom Noah calls an inspiration and mentor. Before being cast on Damages, he appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ed, Joan of Arcadia, and Numb3rs and in a variety of television commercials.[7]

Other television credits include recurring roles on the Turner Network series Dark Blue, and NBC comedy-drama Lipstick Jungle, as well as guest-star roles on such series as Cold Case, Private Practice, Fringe, Medium, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Crumbs.[8]

He was the male lead in the romantic comedy feature film The Pill, opposite Rachel Boston. For his work in The Pill, Noah received the New York Emerging Talent Award at the Big Apple Film Festival; the film received a number of other awards on the festival circuit and was released theatrically in December 2011. Other recent film credits include Ghost of New Orleans opposite Josh Lucas, Morning Glory with Rachel McAdams, and the horror satire Hysterical Psycho, which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in April 2009. He appeared in the Marc Forster film Stay with Ewan MacGregor, Ryan Gosling, and Naomi Watts and the independent feature “Black Marigolds”. His most notable role to date on television is the recurring character of Ryan Fletcher on The CW's Nikita.[8]

On the New York stage, Noah starred in a new adaptation of Tennessee WilliamsOne Arm, from acclaimed director Moisés Kaufman, at the New Group in the summer of 2011. He also starred in The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall, a new play by Sam Forman, directed by Sam Gold; The play itself was produced by Noah’s theater company, Stage 13, which he co-founded with Dan Fogler and several other New York-based actors. Previously he starred in David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face, a wild satire about cultural identity, at the Public Theater.

Other New York theater credits include starring roles in Kid Simple, Amerika, Crazy Jane on God, Moon Children, Mary Rose, Voyage of the Carcass, and The Mapmaker’s Sorrow. His regional theater credits include Lanford Wilson’s classic Fifth of July at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Bus Stop at the Huntington Theater (for which he was nominated for both an Elliot Norton Award and an IRNE Award), Romance, Our Town, A Christmas Carol, The Winter’s Tale, Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Love’s Labour’s Lost.[9]



Year Title Role
1998 Willaimstowne Tom
2005 Stay Clerk / Student Guide
2009 Peter and Vandy Andrew
2009 Hysterical Psycho Chuck
2010 Morning Glory First Date
2011 Ghost of New Orleans Paul Marais
2011 The Pill Fred
2012 The Break-Up Tour Mike
2012 Ex-Girlfriends Tom
2012 Beneath the Sheets Dave
2013 Black Marigolds Ryan Cole
2016 Lemon Barry
2017 Curvature Wells
2017 My 'Friend' Mick Niall
2019 The Report Martin Heinrich
20?? MAD? Josh


Year Title Role
2000–01 Ed Tim Cooper
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Show Store Clerk
2003 Joan of Arcadia Officer Osbourne
2005 Numb3rs Desk Clerk
2006 Crumbs Paul
2007–12 Damages David Connor
2008 Medium Charles Winters
2008 The Verdict Nick
2008 Lipstick Jungle Noah Mason
2008 Private Practice Shawn
2009 Fringe FBI Agent
2009 The Cleaner Michael Zellman
2009 Dark Blue Scott Mueller
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Art Sloan
2010 Cold Case Dan Palmer
2010–13 Nikita Ryan Fletcher
2012 Once Upon a Time Daniel Colter
2014 Gang Related Jason Manning
2015–16 12 Monkeys Aaron Marker
2016 Elementary Craig Crismond
2016 Vinyl David Bowie
2017 Shut Eye Foster Hilburn
2017 Civil Ted Wagman


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 TwitterLogo.svg @noah_been (Noah Bean) on Twitter. "Thank you to all out there in twitterland for your kind words & birthday wishes. I'm flattered and humbled. Give someone a hug today for me."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chavez, Paul (February 8, 2014). 'Our hearts are bursting': Lyndsy Fonseca announces birth of daughter Greta Lilia with husband Noah Bean. Daily Mail. “Lindsy and Noah, 39, co-starred in The CW action series Nikita together.”
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stone, Natalie (February 8, 2018). Nikita Costars Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean Tied the Knot — See the Exclusive Photos from Their Wedding!. People. “[...] The TV couple said “I do” in front of 160 guests at Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Shonington, Connecticut, which is not far from Bean’s hometown of Mystic.”
  4. Richard Robert "Rick" Bean. Legacy (June 7, 2015).
  5. Terrill, Lauren (March 7, 2011). Nikita's Noah Bean. Boston Common. “[...] The Huntington. It’s been great, it’s sort of like a homecoming because The Huntington Theatre was our main stage theater when I was in drama school at Boston University.”
  6. Crocker, Ruth W. (March 21, 2016). The Noah Bean to David Bowie Transformation. Ruth W Crocker. “[...] Noah graduated from Boston University with a BFA in Acting and attended the Royal Shakespeare Academy along the way, as well as the London Academy of Music and Drama.”
  7. Noah Bean: An Actor to Watch. BU TODAY (September 9, 2010).
  8. 8.0 8.1 Noah Bean Filmography. FamousFix. Retrieved on January 5, 2019.
  9. Noah Bean – (Character). Syfy. Retrieved on January 5, 2019.
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