Noah Bean is perhaps best known for playing the series regular role of Ryan Fletcher on the popular show Nikita, which aired on The CW. He also featured in the Fox series Gang Related and portrayed David Connor, a series regular, on FX's award-winning hit series Damages. Bean's other television credits include recurring roles on the hit ABC series Once Upon a Time, the TNT/Jerry Bruckheimer series Dark Blue and Lipstick Jungle. Prominent guest-starring roles include such series as Cold Case, Private Practice, Fringe, Medium, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Numb3rs, Crumbs, Joan of Arcadia and Law & Order: SVU.
Bean can be seen as the male lead in the romantic comedy feature film The Pill, opposite Rachel Boston. For his work in The Pill, Bean received the New York Emerging Talent Award at the Big Apple Film Festival. Other film credits include Little Murder opposite Josh Lucas; Morning Glory with Rachel McAdams; and the horror satire Hysterical Psycho. In 2005, he appeared in the Marc Forster film Stay with Ewan MacGregor, Ryan Gosling and Naomi Watts.
On the New York stage, Bean starred in a new adaptation of Tennessee Williams' One Arm from acclaimed director Moises Kaufman. He also starred in The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall and in David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face at the Public Theater. Other New York theater credits include starring roles in Kid Simple, Amerika, Crazy Jane on God, Moon Children, Mary Rose, Voyage of the Carcass and The Mapmaker's Sorrow.
Bean's regional theater credits include Othello at the Old Globe opposite Blair Underwood, Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Bus Stop at the Huntington Theater (for which he was nominated for both an Elliot Norton Award and an IRNE Award), Romance, Our Town, A Christmas Carol, The Winter's Tale, Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Love's Labour's Lost.
A native of Mystic, Conn., Bean is a graduate of Boston University's School of Fine Arts. His training also includes the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
You can follow him on Twitter @noah_bean