Noel Roeim Fisher
March 13, 1984
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Noel Roeim Fisher (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.
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. 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.
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. 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. In 2014 Vanity Fair named his relationship with Cameron Monaghan's Ian Gallagher the best-written gay couple on television. Though Fisher is straight, his sexuality is often questioned in interviews. He has responded to the controversy:
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. 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".
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. He starred in the limited CBS series The Red Line and had a recurring role in the Hulu series Castle Rock. He also had roles in: Bones, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Conners.
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.
|1999||Abuse of Trust||Young Sheldon Kennedy||Television film|
|2000||2gether||Skate Park #1||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|
|2009||A Dog Named Christmas||Todd McCray||Television film|
|2011||Battle Los Angeles||Pfc. Shaun Lenihan|
|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|
|A Yeti Adventure||Simon Picard||Voice|
|2019||Justice League vs. the Fatal Five||Brainiac 5||Voice|
|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"|
|2004||Two and a Half Men||Freddie||Episode: "Camel Filters and Pheromones"|
|Cold Case||Jerry Kasher||Episode: "The Plan"|
|Huff||Sam Johnson||3 episodes|
|Renegadepress.com||Vince||Episode: "Too Cool"|
|Fillmore!||Bri-Dog||Voice, episode: "A Dark Score Evened"|
|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|
- ^ Fisher, Noel [@noel_fisher] (March 13, 2015). "Thank you for all the birthday love! From the bottom of my heart... t.co/6SfjY7V8BN" (Tweet). Retrieved January 25, 2021 – via Twitter.
- ^ 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.
- ^ "The Sheldon Kennedy Story - Movie (1999)". LocateTV. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
- ^ Nededog, Jethro (May 25, 2012). "'Hatfields & McCoys' Star Noel Fisher: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Me". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
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- ^ title=The Best-Written Gay Couple on Television Is Hiding on a Guilty-Pleasure Show |url=https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2014/03/best-written-gay-couple-on-shameless |publisher=Vanity Fair
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- ^ "Youtube". Alamo Drafthouse Live. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ Petski, Denise (June 13, 2018). "'Catch-22' Casts Harrison Osterfield; Noel Fisher Heads To 'Castle Rock'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
- ^ Falcone, Dana Rose (July 19, 2017). "See Shameless Star Noel Fisher & Wife Layla Alizada's Gorgeous First Wedding Photo!". People. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
- Noel Fisher at IMDb