Actor Noah Emmerich

Noah Nicholas Emmerich (born February 27, 1965) is an American actor and director who is best known for his roles in films such as Beautiful Girls (1996), The Truman Show (1998), Frequency (2000), Miracle (2004), Little Children (2006) and Super 8 (2011). From 2013 to 2018 he starred as FBI agent Stan Beeman on the FX series The Americans, for which he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2019.

Early life

Emmerich was born on February 27, 1965, in New York City, New York. His mother, Constance, is a concert pianist; and his father, André Emmerich (1924–2007), was a gallery owner and art dealer. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, André had emigrated from Nazi Germany with his family, who relocated first to Amsterdam, Netherlands, and then to New York in 1940. His aunt had been a classmate of Anne Frank. Noah’s family is Jewish, from Germany and France on his father’s side and from Hungary and Romania on his mother’s. He has two older brothers: Toby Emmerich, a screenwriter and current chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group; and Adam Emmerich, a partner at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

Noah Emmerich attended the Dalton School and learned to play the trumpet as a youth. He studied the Meisner technique of acting privately under Ron Stetston, an actor/director who is currently senior member of the acting staff at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he majored in History. He sang in the “Yale Spizzwinks(?)” an a cappella singing group; another member performing with him in the group was actor Joshua Malina.



Emmerich had his first starring role in the film Beautiful Girls, which earned him positive reviews from audiences and critics. He had supporting roles in such movies as The Truman Show, Life, and Frequency.

In the 2000s, Emmerich began to star in more dramatic films, such as Julie Johnson, Beyond Borders, Little Children, Pride and Glory and many more. He played the main antagonist, Colonel Nelec, in J. J. Abrams’s film Super 8, which earned positive reviews from critics and was a box office success.

Most notably, he played assistant coach Craig Patrick in the 2004 film Miracle.

In 2016, Emmerich portrayed Bill Hammond in the western Jane Got a Gun.


Emmerich started his career doing guest roles in television series such as NYPD Blue and Melrose Place.

Beginning in the 2000s, Emmerich began to portray more prominent guest roles on television series such as Monk, White Collar[better source needed] and The Walking Dead, which earned him a Saturn Award nomination.

His most notable role in a television series is as FBI Agent Stan Beeman on the FX series The Americans. The series has earned positive reviews from critics and Emmerich earned a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for his performance. The series ran for six seasons ending in May, 2018. Emmerich made his directorial debut on episode 7 of season three of the series, entitled “Walter Taffet”. He again directed episode 5 of season four.

In September 2019, Emmerich starred in Netflix limited series The Spy, as the Israeli Mossad recruiting agent Dan Peleg.

On October 23, 2019, it was announced that Emmerich was cast as Kick Grabaston in the Netflix comedy series, Space Force.

Personal life

Emmerich was married to actress Melissa Fitzgerald from 1998 to 2003. On April 26, 2014, Emmerich married actress and producer Mary Regency Boies (daughter of the lawyers David and Mary Boies) at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York. He lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.

He is not related to director Roland Emmerich.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Last Action Hero Rookie
1994 Laura Sobers Dale Short film
1996 Beautiful Girls Michael “Mo” Morris
1997 Cop Land Deputy Sheriff Bill Geisler
1998 The Truman Show Louis Coltrane / Marlon
1999 Life Stan Blocker
1999 Crazy in Alabama Sheriff Raymond
1999 Tumbleweeds Vertis Dewey
2000 Love & Sex Eric
2000 Frequency Gordo Hersch
2001 Julie Johnson Rick Johnson
2002 Windtalkers Private Chick
2003 Beyond Borders Elliot Hauser
2004 Miracle Craig Patrick
2004 Cellular Jack Tanner
2006 Little Children Larry Hedges
2007 Joulutarina Nikolas English dub
2008 Pride and Glory Francis Tierney, Jr.
2010 Sympathy for Delicious Rene Faubacher
2010 Trust Al Hart
2010 Fair Game Bill Johnson
2011 Super 8 Colonel Nelec
2011 Warrior Dan Taylor
2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Francis “FX” Xavier
2013 Blood Ties Lt. Connellan
2016 Jane Got a Gun Bill Hammond
2017 The Wilde Wedding Jimmy Darling
TBA The Good Nurse Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Flying Blind Ronald Episode: “The Long Goodbye”
1993 Precious Victims Patrolman Television film
1994 NYPD Blue Eddie Episode: “Serge the Concierge”
1994 Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Cop #1 Television film
1995 Melrose Place Sam Bennett Episode: “Love and Death 101”
1995 If Someone Had Known Officer Ed Hurt Television film
1996 Smoke Jumpers Rhino Television film
2000 The West Wing Bobby Zane Episode: “Take This Sabbath Day”
2000 Wonderland Johnny Episode: “Spell Check”
2005 Sometimes in April Lionel Quaid Television film
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Officer Pete Breslin Episode: “Ripped”
2009 Monk Roderick Brody Episode: “Mr. Monk and the Bully”
2009–2010 White Collar Garrett Fowler 5 episodes
2010 The Walking Dead Dr. Edwin Jenner Episodes: “Wildfire” and “TS-19”
2010–2011 Backwash Sgt. Benjamin Belter 5 episodes
2013–2018 The Americans Stan Beeman 75 episodes
2015 Master of None Mark Episode: “The Other Man”
2016–2019 Billions Freddy Aquafino 3 episodes
2019 The Hot Zone Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax 6 episodes
2019 The Spy Dan Peleg 6 episodes
2020 Space Force Kick Grabaston Recurring role


Year Title Notes
2015–2017 The Americans 3 episodes
2017–2018 Billions 2 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2011 Saturn Awards Best Guest Starring Role on Television The Walking Dead Nominated
2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Americans Nominated
2019 Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

External Links

Actor Noah Emmerich – Wikipedia

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