Date of Birth: May 1987
At a time when most people were just getting their acting careers started, Noah Reid was a veteran of the stage as well as the big and small screen. He began acting professionally at age eight, and hasn't stopped working since. Reid was the original voice of Franklin in the popular animated children's series Franklin the Turtle and provided the voice for Gunther in the animated series Jane and the Dragon. He starred in the children's television series Strange Days at Blake Holsey High and played Terry Fox's brother Darrell in the made-for-television movie Terry. Other film and television credits include roles in Soul Food, In a Heartbeat, Pippi Longstocking and Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Reid's impressive theatre credits read like someone's twice his age and include roles at the world-renowned Stratford Festival, the critically-acclaimed Soulpepper and Blyth Festival, as well as Theatre Aquarius. Award-winning playwright, actor and director Morris Panych hand-picked Reid to star in the challenging role of Lowell in the world premiere of his play The Trespassers at Stratford. Panych subsequently asked Reid to appear in a staging of his hit play Parfumerie at Soulpepper.
An accomplished musician, Reid also composed the music for this production. A highlight of Reid's young career was playing Chip the Cup in a stage production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast which ran in Toronto. The busy young actor completed high school at the Etobicoke School of the Arts (Toronto) and is a graduate of the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada (Montreal).