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Noah Bean
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General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: August 20, 1978
Age: 41
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Social Networks: Instagram
Other Information
Height: 5'10¾"
Occupation(s): Actor
Education: Pine Point School
The Williams School
Boston University's College of Fine Arts
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Ruth Crocker (mother)
Richard Robert Bean (father)
Greta Lilia Bean (daughter)
Friends: Rose Byrne
Seth Gabel
Jack Bender
Relationships: Lyndsy Fonseca (wife)
Series Information
Character: Daniel Colter / Daniel
First appearance: The Stable Boy
Last appearance: The Queen Is Dead (uncredited)

Noah Whipple Bean is an American actor best known for his roles as Ryan Fletcher on The CW action-thriller series Nikita, as David Connor on the FX legal drama Damages and his leading performance in the independent film The Pill.

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Prior to his role on Damages, Bean had a number of minor and less notable roles on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ed, Joan of Arcadia, Numb3rs, and Crumbs, the films Williamstowne and Stay, and a number of commercials.

He labels his signing on the role of David Connor on Damages, the fiancé of the protagonist, as being "lucky", praising the script of the show and also the fact that it is shot in New York City, where he is currently living. He also says he was aware that his character dies in the first season and was disappointed but "thrilled" for the opportunity to have a full season. He also summarizes working with Glenn Close, Željko Ivanek and Ted Danson as "a dream come true". Bean returned for guest appearances in one episode each of the show's second, third, and fifth seasons.

Bean has also been involved in theatre, Broadway and off-Broadway. His first role was in Philadelphia Here I Come!, a role which he was offered when the originally cast actor left the show four days before the opening. He co-runs a theatre company, Stage 13, with several other actors, directors and playwrights, including Dan Fogler, in New York, and although he prefers screen acting, he says, "I love the theater and would always go back to do a play if it was an exciting project." He appeared as a guest star in the episode "Ability" of the TV series Fringe. In 2015, he starred as Aaron Marker in Syfy's Science-Fiction series 12 Monkeys.

He was also a series regular on The CW television series Nikita, as CIA Agent Ryan Fletcher.

Personal life

Bean was born in Boston, Massachusetts. As a child, Bean attended Pine Point School and The Williams School in Connecticut. An only child, he describes himself as being so quiet and shy that his school would phone his parents asking whether anything was wrong at home: "I was deathly shy and basically scared of people in general." In high school his mother encouraged him to become involved in drama, which he says helped him open up, "I found when I had a script in my hand I could speak." He later attended Boston University's College of Fine Arts before he was offered his first theatre role by director Michael Ritchie.

The son of Ruth Crocker, an author, and Richard Robert Bean, a housebuilder, Bean hails from Mystic, Connecticut, although he has lived and worked in Los Angeles and is currently living in New York City. He is friends with actor Seth Gabel and director Jack Bender and also says he has come to be good friends with Damages co-actor and on-screen fiancée Rose Byrne.

Bean has been in a relationship with Nikita co-star Lyndsy Fonseca since 2013. In February 2016 Fonseca announced their engagement, and they were married on October 2, 2016. On September 23, 2017 it was announced that Bean and Fonseca were expecting their first baby, a girl, who was born in February 2018, and was named Greta.


Year Title Type Role
1998 Williamstowne Tom
2000 - 2001 Ed TV Series Tim Cooper
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV Series Shoe Store Clerk
2003 Joan of Arcadia TV Series Officer Osbourne
2005 Numb3rs TV Series Desk Clerk
2005 Stay Clerk / Student Guide
2006 Skwod TV Series Logan (voice)
2006 Crumbs TV Series Paul
2007 - 2012 Damages TV Series David Connor
2008 Medium TV Series Charles Winters
2008 The Verdict TV Movie Nick
2008 Lipstick Jungle TV Series Noah Mason
2008 Private Practice TV Series Shawn
2009 Peter and Vandy Andrew
2009 Fringe TV Series FBI Agent
2009 Hysterical Psycho Chuck
2009 The Cleaner TV Series Michael Zellman
2009 Dark Blue TV Series Scott Muller / Scott Mueller
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia TV Series Art Sloan
2010 Cold Case TV Series Dan Palmer
2010 Morning Glory First Date
2010 - 2013 Nikita TV Series Ryan Fletcher
2011 Ghost of New Orleans Paul Marais
2011 The Pill Fred
2012 The Break-Up Tour Short Mike
2012 Ex-Girlfriends Tom
2012 Beneath the Sheets Short Dave
2012 - 2013 Once Upon a Time TV Series Daniel / Daniel Colter
2013 Black Marigolds Ryan Cole
2014 Gang Related TV Series Jason Manning
2015 - 2016 12 Monkeys TV Series Aaron Marker
2016 Elementary TV Series Craig Crismond
2016 Vinyl TV Series David Bowie
2016 12 Monkeys: Recap/Finale TV Movie Aaron Marker
2016 Lemon Short Barry
2016 Civil TV Movie Ted Wagman
2017 Curvature Wells
2017 Shut Eye TV Series Foster Hilburn
2018 My 'Friend' Mick Short Niall
2019 The Report Senator Martin Heinrich
2019 The Enemy Within TV Series Christopher Shepherd
2019 MAD? Josh
2020 9-1-1 TV Series Jeffrey Hudson
2021 King Richard (post-production) Steven
Invasion (filming) TV Series David Barton


  • Noah Whipple Bean hails from Mystic, Connecticut, and is the son of Ruth (Whipple) Crocker, an author, and Richard Robert Bean, a housebuilder. He attended Boston University's College of Fine Arts where he received his BFA and then continued his studies at both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts.
  • His wife, Nikita (2010) co-star Lyndsy Fonseca, is currently pregnant with the couple's first child. The child is due in February 2018.
    • (February 2, 2018) Welcomed daughter, Greta Lilia Bean with wife Lyndsy Fonseca.
  • He attended Boston University's College of Fine Arts before earning a number of small roles in shows like Joan of Arcadia.
  • He co-runs the New York theater company Stage 13.