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Noonan, Tom 1951–(Richmond Arrley, Ludovico Sorret)

NOONAN, Tom 1951
(Richmond Arrley, Ludovico Sorret)


PERSONAL


Born April 12, 1951, in Greenwich, CT; father, a dentist and jazz musician; brother of John Ford Noonan (a playwright); married Karen Young (an actress), c. 1988 (divorced); children: Wanda, one son. Education: Attended Yale University.


Addresses: Office Paradise Theatre Company, Genre Pictures, 64 East Fourth St., New York, NY 100038903. Agent Innovative Artists Talent Agency, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; Patty Woo, HWA Talent Representatives, 220 East 23rd St., Suite 400, New York, NY 10010.


Career: Actor, director, writer, composer, editor, and executive. Paradise Theatre Company, New York City, founder and executive director, beginning 1982. Columbia University, member of film faculty, 200001; teacher of workshops on acting, play writing, screen writing, directing, and filmmaking. Guitarist and song-writer; also worked as a bouncer.


Awards, Honors: Obie Award, Village Voice, 1994, for stage version of Wifey; Grand Jury Prize, dramatic category, and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, both Sundance Film Festival, 1994, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best first screenplay, 1995, and Silver Hugo Award, Chicago International Film Festival, all for What Happened Was ... ; nomination for Grand Jury Prize, dramatic category, Sundance Film Festival, 1995, for The Wife.


CREDITS


Film Appearances:

Man in park, Willie and Phil, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1980.

Gangster and second man, Gloria, Columbia, 1980.

Jake, Heaven's Gate (also known as Johnson County Wars ), United Artists, 1980.

Ferguson, Wolfen, Warner Bros., 1981.

Paddy, Easy Money, Orion, 1983.

Daryl Potts, Eddie Macon's Run, Universal, 1983.

Frank Holtzman, Best Defense, Paramount, 1984.

Reese, The Man with One Red Shoe, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1985.

Varrick, F/X (also known as F/XMurder by Illusion and Murder by Illusion ), Orion, 1986.

Francis Dollarhyde, Manhunter (also known as Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lecter ), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Tom Goes to the Bar (short film), Cinecom International, 1986.

Frankenstein, The Monster Squad, TriStar, 1987.

Man in diner, "A Ghost," Mystery Train, Orion Classics, 1989.

Scully, Collision Course (also known as East/West Cop ), Recorded Releasing/Rich International, 1989.

Cain, Robocop 2, Orion, 1990.

BoneDaddy, 1991.

Ripper and himself, Last Action Hero, Columbia, 1992.

Michael, What Happened Was..., Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994.

Kelson (some sources cite Kelso), Heat, Warner Bros., 1995.

Jack, The Wife, Artistic License, 1996.

Chicago, Phoenix, Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Mickey Hounsell, Wang Dang, 1999.

Jackson McLaren, The Astronaut's Wife, New Line Cinema, 1999.

Mort Stein, The Opportunists, First Look Pictures Releasing, 2000.

Butler, The Photographer, HBO, 2000.

Gary Jackson, The Pledge, Warner Bros., 2001.

Anders, Bullet in the Brain (short film), 2001.

Sheriff Decker, Knockaround Guys, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Himself, A Constant Forge: The Life and Art of John Cassavetes, 2001.

(Uncredited) Joshua Taft, Eight Legged Freaks, Warner Bros., 2002.

Byron Bradley, The Egoists, April Films, 2003.


Film Director:

BoneDaddy, 1991.

What Happened Was..., Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994.

(And sound designer) The Wife, Artistic License, 1996.

Wang Dang, 1999.


Film Editor; As Richmond Arrley:

BoneDaddy, 1991.

What Happened Was..., Samuel Goldwyn, 1994.

The Pesky Suitor, 1995.

The Wife, Artistic License, 1996.

Wang Dang, 1999.


Television Appearances; Movies:

Bo, Rage!, NBC, 1980.

Mr. Y., The 10 Million Dollar Getaway, USA Network, 1991.

Chicago, Phoenix, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Willard Fenway, John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III (also known as John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South, Book III and North and South III ), ABC, 1994.


Television Appearances; Episodic:

Lacey, "The Odds," Tales from the Darkside, 1984.

Brandon Thornton, "The Making of a Martyr," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989.

"The Moving Finger," Monsters, 1991.

John Lee Roche, "Paper Hearts," The XFiles, Fox, 1996.

Zephyr Dillinger, "Abra Cadaver," C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 2002.

Malcolm Bruce, "Graansha," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2003.


Appeared as Howard Schmidt, "The Beat Goes On," an episode of The Beat, UPN.


Television Appearances; Other:

Frank Price, Early Edition (pilot), CBS, 1996.


Also appeared in Midtown.


Television Producer; Movies:

Red Wind, USA Network, 1991.


Television Director; Episodic:

"The Bargain," Monsters, 1990.

"Malcolm," Monsters, 1990.


Stage Appearances:

Split, offBroadway production, 1977.

Tilden, Buried Child, Theatre for a New City, Theatre De Lys (now Lucille Lortel Theatre), 19781979, then Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Sepp, Farmyard, Theatre for a New City, New York City, 1981.

Rube Janik, Spookhouse, Playhouse 91, New York City, 1984.

What Happened Was..., Paradise Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Wang Dang, 1998.

Man in video, Intrigue with Faye, Acorn Theatre, New York City, 2003.


Also appeared in The Breakers, Five of Us, The Invitational, and Marathon '88, all New York City, and in A Poster of the Cosmos.


Stage Work:

Producer and director, What Happened Was..., Paradise Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Producer and director, Wifey (also known as The Wife ), Paradise Theatre, 1994.

Director, Wang Dang, 1998.

Director, What the Hell's Your Problem? An Evening with "Dr. Bob " Nathelson, Paradise Theatre, 2002.


Also producer of Hitting Town, Hoover, Queer and Alone, Two by Bose, and Xmas Concert '92, all Paradise Theatre.


WRITINGS


Screenplays:

BoneDaddy, 1991.

What Happened Was... (based on Noonan's play of the same name), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994, later published in the magazine Scenario.

The Wife (based on his play), Artistic License, 1996.

Wang Dang (based on his play), 1999.


Film Scores; As Ludovico Sorret:

BoneDaddy, 1991.

What Happened Was..., Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994.

The Wife, Artistic License, 1996.


Also wrote the score for Romance.


Television Movies:

Red Wind, USA Network, 1991.


Television Episodes:

"The Bargain," Monsters, 1990.

"Malcolm," Monsters, 1990.


Television Scores; As Ludivoco Sorret; Miniseries:

John Jakes' Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III, ABC, 1994.


Television Scores; As Ludovico Sorret; Episodic:

"The Odds," Tales from the Darkside, 1984.

"The Bargain," Monsters, 1990.

"Malcolm," Monsters, 1990.


Stage Plays:

What Happened Was..., Paradise Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Wifey (also known as The Wife ), Paradise Theatre, 1994.

Wang Dang, 1998.

Weekend at Bob's, 1998.

Wunderkinder, 1999.

When We Fall, 1999.

Wake Up and Go to Sleep, 2000.

Waiting, 2001.

What the Hell's Your Problem? An Evening with "Dr. Bob " Nathelson, Paradise Theatre, 2002.

Waltz, 2002.

Whoopee, 2002.


Other plays include Starring Beck Falcone and Swallow.


Stage Scores; As Ludovico Sorret:

What Happened Was..., Paradise Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Wifey (also known as The Wife ), Paradise Theatre, 1994.

Wang Dang, 1998.

Also composer for The Breakers, New York City; Flow My Tears; Goodbye and Keep Cold; and My Hollywood Uncle.


Other:

Author of an unpublished novel, Must Have, and the short story collections Agog and Amygdala.


OTHER SOURCES


Electronic:

Tom Noonan/Genre Pictures, http://www.tomnoonan.com, August 8, 2003.

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