Noah Wyle

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Wyle in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Noah S. Wyle

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 4, 1971

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – German, English, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Welsh, Dutch, and French

Noah Wyle is an American actor. He starred in the series ER and The Librarian.

He is the son of Marjorie and Frank Wyle. His stepfather was film historian and restorationist James C. Katz. Noah’s father is Jewish. His mother is Episcopalian.

Noah is married to Sara Wells. He has two children with his former wife, make-up artist Tracy Warbin; and a daughter with Sara.

He is a cousin of artist Sonia Romero. His father and her mother were siblings.

Noah’s paternal grandfather was Frank Strausser Weil/Wyle (the son of Clarence Harry Weil/Wyle and Frances/Fannie Strausser). Frank was born in Illinois. Clarence was born in Illinois, the son of Henry Weil, a Jewish emigrant who was born in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany; and of Hannah/Henni May, who was born in Virginia, to German Jewish parents. Noah’s great-grandmother Frances was also born in Illinois, the daughter of Frank Strausser and Sophia Gans, and had Dutch Jewish ancestry.

Noah’s paternal grandmother was Edith Natalie Robinson (the daughter of Louis Robinson and Rose C. Rubin). Edith was born in California. Louis was born in Connecticut, to Russian Jewish parents. Rose was born in New York, also to Russian Jewish parents, Nathan Rubin and Ida.

Noah’s paternal grandparents founded the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. Noah’s grandfather Frank founded Wyle Laboratories, and Noah’s grandmother Edith R. Wyle was a prominent artist and arts patron, who created The Egg and The Eye café and shop in L.A.

Noah’s maternal grandfather was Alexander Burns Speer (the son of James Howard Speer and Anna F./Elizabeth Burns). Alexander was born in Pennsylvania. James was the son of Noah Quincy Speer and Ailene Bugher. Anna was the daughter of Alexander C./J. Burns and Sarah Ann McGhee, who were Irish.

Noah’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie Mills (the daughter of George Pemberton Mills and Margaret Daly Shryock). Marjorie was born in Pennsylvania. George was the son of George William Mills and Mary/Marie Pemberton. Margaret was the daughter of Richard Prewitt Shryock and Mary Agnes van Arsdale.

Sources: Genealogy of Noah Wyle –

Noah’s paternal grandfather, Frank Strausser Weil/Wyle, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Noah’s paternal grandmother, Edith Natalie Robinson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. bearboy says:

    I saw him on the show ER and thought he looked a lot like Jason Dohring.

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