|Born||Christopher Scott Noll
August 22, 1976
Hackettstown, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Shilpa Shah Noll|
When Chris was 10 years old he attended the Saint Thomas Choir School in Manhattan. While there he sang with the St. Thomas Boys Choir and Carly Simon on the song "Let the River Run", which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the film Working Girl, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song-Motion Picture (1989), and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically For A Motion Picture (1989).
After moving to Allendale, New Jersey, he attended the Northern Highlands Regional High School from 1990 to 1994, where he starred in many plays and musicals. While there, he infamously broke into the school's TV studio and broadcast a pirate television signal on the local public access television station.
In the summer of 1993 Chris attended the New Jersey Governor's School of the Arts for Acting.
From 1994 to 1998, he attended American University in Washington, D.C. and received a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre - Performance. He starred in several plays and musicals as well as the improvisational comedy troupe "Mission: IMPROV-able". He hosted his own late night talk show Midnight with Chris Noll on the student run campus television station ATV. Midnight still holds the record as the longest running comedy program in the station's history.
After graduating from college, Chris moved to Hollywood. He was quickly cast as Barry opposite Jonathan Mangum on Strip Mall on Comedy Central. After that show wrapped he created, wrote, produced, and starred in The Chris Wylde Show Starring Chris Wylde on Comedy Central. He hosted the game show Taboo based on the popular board game and starred in Filmfakers on AMC. On Filmfakers, Chris reunited with his Strip Mall cast mate Allison Dunbar (The Sopranos).
Chris guest-starred on a memorable 2002 episode of Trading Spaces and in 2007 was voted their Funniest Home Owner.
Chris was the top center square for a week on Hollywood Squares, played Ricky for multiple episodes on General Hospital, and guest-starred on sitcoms Just Shoot Me!, Watching Ellie, Jonas L.A., Pair of Kings, Good Luck Charlie, and A.N.T. Farm.
In 2005, Chris hosted the Discovery Health Channel show Is Your House Out to Get You? where he delivered important and serious messages about the common dangers in the home in a lighthearted and fun way.
Wylde's first film role was in Clint Eastwood's Space Cowboys playing Jason, the birthday boy. His scene was also the big screen debut of actor Jon Hamm. Wylde was cast alongside Johnny Knoxville in a memorable scene from Coyote Ugly which appeared in all the film's trailers and commercials. Both Space Cowboys and Coyote Ugly opened in theaters on the same day, August 4, 2000. Wylde's other films include: All's Faire in Love, Echo, Evolution, Fred: The Movie, Joe Dirt, Lucky Bastard, My Date With Drew, My First Mister, The Revenant, Spring Break Lawyer, Coffee, Kill Boss, and The Ten.
Reviews for his work in The Revenant:
Chris Wylde gives the standout perf here as Joey, the living half (for a while, at least) of "The Revenant's" principal duo. A stoner weasel, Joey is very sorry that his friend Bart (the terrific David Anders) was killed during a sneak attack in Iraq. But he's not so sorry that he won't sleep with Bart's girlfriend, Janet (Louise Griffiths), right after the funeral, or that he won't hit Bart in the head with a baseball bat when the supposed-to-be-dead guy shows up at his door one night.
Wylde has a scruffy wit not unlike a young Michael Keaton, and he and Anders make a winning pair as they tool around L.A., killing gangsters and guzzling booze and blood.
Chris Wylde is truly a revelation. I’ve not seen his previous works, but I want to see many, many more. His look, his timing and his delivery are all spot on and he owns every great line.
But there’s no doubt that the heart of the film lies with the standout performances from Wylde and Anders.
Particularly polished is the acting. David Anders has a nice, gaunt, haunted look as the thirsty corpse and as his friend Chris Wylde has the messy, motormouthed energy of a young Steve Buscemi. They have a good chemistry, too, sparring like real friends (and maybe reminding you, just a bit, of “An American Werewolf in London”).
Wylde and Anders spar like mismatched screwball-comedy adversaries entangled in a fine bromance.
Wylde, alternating between pilled-up chill and manic, pop-eyed panic, is particularly good.
Reviews for his work in All's Faire in Love:
The only grandly comic turn comes from Chris Wylde as a true fool in royal's clothing, merrily meta-villainous and at times simply lunatic with the period playacting. He's so mesmerizingly weird that you can practically see him on a 16th century stage, giving Globe Theater patrons a "Twelfth Night" Toby Belch for the ages.
Also good is Wylde's Prince Rank, who never steps out of character (except during a cell-phone call, which is itself a pretty good joke) and seems to be channeling every swashbuckling character actor from Basil Rathbone to Bill Nighy, with more than a soupcon of Bette Davis.
As Rank, Chris Wylde is the stand-out in this farce, the one guy who could have made it work as a PG comedy, or as a more gonzo “Role Models” style R-rated raunch-a-thon.
Chris Wylde has starred in several campaigns. He played Buddy Mignon and sang, "Four Times the Steak!" for Taco Bell, he was the Digiorno Delivery Guy for three years. He starred alongside Jane Lynch in several commercials for Comcast. Wylde was the voice of Buster the talking dog/CEO of Petco. He was part of the legendary pair Alan and Jerome in the Fox Sports NBA Live the Game campaign, which were the most award winning commercials of the year. Wylde played The Beast in the Del Taco Feed the Beast campaign. Wylde has also starred in spots for Verizon, Toyota, Corona Light, Wendy's, Sprite, Bell South, Monday Night Football, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, La-Z-Boy, Budweiser, Heineken, Riff, Alltell, California Cheese, The Espy's, Jiffy Lube, State Farm, Ritz, and multiple others.
While in D.C., Chris starred as Woof in Hair, alongside Tracie Thoms. The show was initially supposed to have a 6 week run of 4 shows a week at the Studio Theatre but sold-out so quickly they added "extensions" and ended up performing 8 shows a week for 6 months. Hair would go on to win the Helen Hayes Award for Best Resident Musical. Chris performed with the cast at the Kennedy Center.
Chris Wylde's first role, after graduating and moving to Hollywood, was starring as Lucio in William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, at the Morgan Wixson Theater on Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, California. He starred alongside Henry Dittman who still remains one of his closest friends (Chris was the best man at his wedding).
In the summer of 2013, Chris was featured in a one-act comedy The Third Date at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. He played the role of Helmer.
Chris wrote, created and starred in the popular web series Dadholes.
Between December 3 of 2013 and December 4 of 2013 Chris' YouTube channel featuring the series gained popularity after links were featured on http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/
His 3 episodes of Dadholes received over half a million views in 24 hours.
More information is available at http://www.dadholes.tumblr.com/
- Strauss, Robert. "IN PERSON; Hide Those Children. A Jersey Guy's on TV.", The New York Times, July 22, 2001. Accessed February 11, 2011. "On Aug. 5 at 11:30 p.m., The Chris Wylde Show Starring Chris Wylde, a 24-year-old who grew up as Chris Noll in Belvedere, Verona and Allendale, will premiere as the first late-night show on the cable network Comedy Central... So far, I think, the most famous person out of Northern Highlands Regional High School is Vinnie Testaverde's niece, he said."