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Noah Bean: An Actor to Watch

Live Chat with Bus Stop star today at 1 p.m.


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In the 10 years since Noah Bean left BU, the young actor has appeared on several network television shows, helped found an artists group, and worked on a series with Glenn Close. Bean (CFA’00) is currently playing randy, rambunctious but lovesick and inexperienced cowboy Bo Decker in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of William Inge’s Bus Stop.

The 32-year-old Bean’s career took off in 2007 when he won the role of Dr. David Connor in the first season of the FX series Damages, starring Close, whom Bean calls an inspiration and mentor. His Damages character is found stabbed to death in the bathtub, then returns for the rest of the season in flashbacks. Before being cast on Damages, he appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ed, Joan of Arcadia, and Numb3rs and in a variety of TV commercials. He is also a founder of the NYC-based Stage 13, an ensemble of artists that grew out of BU’s College of Fine Arts. Stage 13’s three artistic directors, as well as many founding and current members, were CFA classmates.

Ask Bean about his BU years, how he landed his stage and screen roles, his work with Stage 13, and what it’s like to go up against a major star like Glenn Close.

The live chat with Noah Bean begins today at 1 p.m. To ask questions, use the Twitter hashtag #buChats or post questions right in the comments section below.


14 Comments on Noah Bean: An Actor to Watch

  • kcornuelle on 09.27.2010 at 11:56 am

    What crazy jobs have you done to support your acting?

  • amlaskow on 09.27.2010 at 12:54 pm

    What advice do you have for students who are hoping to get an agent?

  • amlaskow on 09.27.2010 at 12:56 pm

    What’s your favorite BU memory?

  • graceko on 09.27.2010 at 1:06 pm

    Do you think BU readily equipped you for your acting career?

  • amlaskow on 09.27.2010 at 1:07 pm

    What do you like most about your job?

  • Anonymous on 09.27.2010 at 1:11 pm

    Difference between stage and tv

    What’s the biggest difference between acting for TV and for the stage?

  • Anonymous on 09.27.2010 at 1:14 pm

    If you weren’t an actor, what would you like to be?

  • Anonymous on 09.27.2010 at 1:17 pm

    If could star in a movie with any two Hollywood stars (one male, one female), who would you choose?

  • Anonymous on 09.27.2010 at 1:18 pm

    Which fellow Bus Stop cast member did you bond with the most while working on the show?

  • Tom on 09.27.2010 at 1:18 pm

    In the future, are you looking to further your career on stage and on television, or are you interested in movies as well?

  • Anonymous on 09.27.2010 at 1:20 pm

    How did you know that you wanted to pursue acting as a career? Was there anyone particularly influential in your life to influence that decision?

  • Anonymous on 09.27.2010 at 1:25 pm

    What is the favorite show you’ve ever done/part you’ve ever played?

  • Anonymous on 09.27.2010 at 1:28 pm

    Do you have any other hidden talents besides acting?

  • Blake on 09.27.2010 at 1:32 pm

    Boston audiences

    Do you think the specific craft training you received has in any way affected the jobs you are offered?

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