Noel Fisher

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Noel Fisher
Noel Roeim Fisher

(1984-03-13) March 13, 1984 (age 39)[1]
Years active1999–present
(m. 2017)

Noel Roeim Fisher[2] (born March 13, 1984) is a Canadian actor. He is known for his portrayal of Mickey Milkovich on the Showtime series Shameless, as well as his portrayal of Cael Malloy on the FX series The Riches. He played Ellison "Cotton Top" Mounts in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries Hatfields & McCoys as well as Vladimir, a 1,500-year-old vampire in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and X-Men: Evolution where he voiced the character Todd “Toad” Tolansky. He also has had roles in shows such as Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Lie to Me, Bones, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Early life[edit]

Fisher was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He began his acting career at the age of 14 in the television film The Sheldon Kennedy Story.[3] During his time as a young actor in Vancouver, he was encouraged to "take many different classes" and "fell in love" with piano, which he studied for eight years.[4]


Fisher began his acting career at age 14. He debuted in 1999 with The Sheldon Kennedy Story, a sports drama film about ice hockey player Sheldon Kennedy. He also starred as Freddie in Season 1 of Two and a Half Men in 2004. His performance landed Fisher his first Gemini Awards nomination. He gained a second nomination with the TV series Godiva's in 2005.[5] He played Brian Gibbons in Final Destination 2 in 2003, one of his first roles in an American film. From 2007, Fisher became more known by the public due to the FX series The Riches, portraying Cael, the conniving and clever son of parents played by Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver.

Fisher has received critical acclaim for playing Mickey Milkovich, a gay thug character on Shameless from 2011 to 2021.[5] In 2014 Vanity Fair named his relationship with Cameron Monaghan's Ian Gallagher the best-written gay couple on television.[6] Though Fisher is straight, his sexuality is often questioned in interviews. He has responded to the controversy:[7]

I don't look at Mickey as a gay character. I look at him as a person, who happens to be gay. I think it's weird how we, as a society, try to put the LGBT community in a box, when in fact, they are just people. They have the same complexities as you and me. That's how I look at Mickey, as a complex person.

In 2017 Fisher starred in the National Geographic docu-series The Long Road Home. He played Pfc. Tomas Young, the Iraq war veteran who famously became a war protester after being paralyzed during an ambush only days after being sent to fight overseas.[8] Fisher told creator Mikko Allanne he would not accept the part unless he could meet with Young's family; "That's how committed he was to doing it right".[9]

Fisher played Ellison "Cotton Top" Mounts in the award-winning miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (miniseries) as well as Vladimir, a 1.500-year old vampire in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. In May 2020, he starred opposite Tom Hardy in the Al Capone biopic Capone as Junior, Capone's son.[10] He starred in the limited CBS series The Red Line and had a recurring role in the Hulu series Castle Rock.[11][12] He also had roles in: Bones, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Conners.

Personal life[edit]

Since November 2004, Fisher has been in a relationship with actress Layla Alizada. The couple were engaged in 2014, and on July 15, 2017, were married.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Abuse of Trust Young Sheldon Kennedy Television film
2000 2gether Skate Park #1 Television film
Ratz James Television film
High Noon Billy Television film
2001 Valentine Tulga Gang Member #1
Freddy Got Fingered Pimply Manager
Max Keeble's Big Move Troy McGinty
2002 I Was a Teenage Faust Tom Television film
Killer Bees! Dylan Harris Television film
2003 Agent Cody Banks Fenster
A Guy Thing Acne-Faced Teen
Final Destination 2 Brian Gibbons
Lightning: Bolts of Destruction Jeremy Landis Television film
A Wrinkle in Time 16 yo "IT" boy Television film
Thanksgiving Family Reunion Buzz Hodge Television film
2006 Pope Dreams Pete
2007 After Sex Jay
2008 Red Danny McCormack
2009 A Dog Named Christmas Todd McCray Television film
2011 Battle Los Angeles Pfc. Shaun Lenihan
Commerce Pete Short
Thule Ann. Jim Parker Short
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Vladimir
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Voice and motion capture
2015 Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Gogo Shoto Voice
2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Michelangelo Voice and motion capture
2018 Racetime Zac Voice
A Yeti Adventure Simon Picard Voice
2019 Justice League vs. the Fatal Five Brainiac 5 Voice
2020 Capone Junior


Year Title Role Notes
2000 2gether: The Series Gary Long Episode: "Waved"
Just Deal Short Kid Episode: "The Right Question"
2000–01 You, Me and the Kids Aaron 10 episodes
2000–2003 X-Men: Evolution Toad Voice, 26 episodes
2001 The Outer Limits Brae Episode: "Lion's Den"
Andromeda Breyon Episode: "Music of a Distant Drum"
Sk8 Alex Episode: "The Map"
2002 Glory Days Robbie McNiel Episode: "The Devil Made Me Do It"
2002–2004 Hamtaro Stan English dub
2004 Two and a Half Men Freddie Episode: "Camel Filters and Pheromones"
Cold Case Jerry Kasher Episode: "The Plan"
Huff Sam Johnson 3 episodes Vince Episode: "Too Cool"
Fillmore! Bri-Dog Voice, episode: "A Dark Score Evened"
2005–06 Godiva's TJ 19 episodes
2006 Medium Brian, Jessie Andrews Episode: "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Standoff Owen Johnson Episode: "Peer Group"
2007–08 The Riches Cael Malloy 20 episodes
2008 Life John Armstrong Episode: "Find Your Happy Place"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Milo Episode: "Reunion"
The Mentalist Travis Tennant Episode: "Seeing Red"
2009 Bones Teddy Parker Episode: "The Hero in the Hold"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit CSU Tech Dale Stuckey 4 episodes
2010 The Pacific Pvt. Hamm Episode: "Okinawa"
Terriers Adam Fisher, Amnesiac Episode: "Missing Persons"
Lie To Me Brian Episode: "The Canary's Song"
Dark Blue Pete Episode: "Jane Wayne"
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Jason Wheeler Episode: "One Shot Kill"
2011–2021 Shameless Mickey Milkovich 71 episodes
2012 Hatfields & McCoys Ellison "Cotton Top" Mounts 3 episodes; Mini-series
The Booth at the End Dillon 5 episodes
2016–17 Justice League Action Klarion the Witch Boy Voice, 2 episodes
2017 Fear the Walking Dead Willy Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"
The Long Road Home Pfc. Tomas Young 8 episodes; Mini-series
2018 Castle Rock Dennis Zalewski 6 episodes
2019 The Red Line Officer Paul Evans Main role
2020 The Conners Ed Conner Jr. 3 episodes
2022 The Calling Zack Miller 4 episodes


  1. ^ Fisher, Noel [@noel_fisher] (March 13, 2015). "Thank you for all the birthday love! From the bottom of my heart..." (Tweet). Retrieved January 25, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Fisher, Noel [@noel_fisher] (November 22, 2011). "Must...keep...calculating *falls over in a heap*...too...many...receipts *dies* Noel Roeim Fisher 1984-2011 RIP: Taxes Suck" (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2021 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "The Sheldon Kennedy Story - Movie (1999)". LocateTV. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  4. ^ Nededog, Jethro (May 25, 2012). "'Hatfields & McCoys' Star Noel Fisher: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Me". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Horwitz, Simi (May 22, 2012). "Noel Fisher Breaks Out in 'Twilight,' 'Shameless,' 'Hatfield & McCoys'". Backstage.
  6. ^ title=The Best-Written Gay Couple on Television Is Hiding on a Guilty-Pleasure Show |url= |publisher=Vanity Fair
  7. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  8. ^ Ng, Philiana (October 5, 2017). "Watch the Chilling New Trailer for Nat Geo's 'The Long Road Home' Event Series (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Youtube". Alamo Drafthouse Live. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 26, 2018). "Noel Fisher, Tilda Del Toro Join Josh Trank's Al Capone Film 'Fonzo'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 11, 2018). "'Magnum P.I.', 'God Friended Me' & 'The Red Line' Dramas Get CBS Series Orders". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (June 13, 2018). "'Catch-22' Casts Harrison Osterfield; Noel Fisher Heads To 'Castle Rock'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  13. ^ Falcone, Dana Rose (July 19, 2017). "See Shameless Star Noel Fisher & Wife Layla Alizada's Gorgeous First Wedding Photo!". People. Retrieved August 7, 2017.

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