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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 21, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, dancer

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A blond-haired, green-eyed dancer-turned-actor, who seemed right to play contemporary stoners, greasers, grunges and even sweethearts of the 90s, Jack Noseworthy gained national attention playing the lead in "Dead at 21", the first drama series made by MTV, and also oozed sex appeal as the jealous jilted beau in the Bon Jovi music video "Always." By the time he was 17, Noseworthy was out of high school and on the stage as a chorus dancer. He toured in a road company of "Cats", before landing a gig in the original cast of "Jerome Robbins' Broadway". He made theater history when he became the last actor signed for the cast of "A Chorus Line" on Broadway. All his stage work had happened in less than three years, and by 1990, Noseworthy had relocated to Los Angeles. He appeared as the sycophantic student of music teacher Phill Lewis in "Teech", a short-lived 1991 CBS sitcom. That same year, Noseworthy made his TV-movie debut as Suzanne Somers' brother in the flashback sequences of "Keeping Secrets", the story of Somers' alcoholic, dysfunctional family. He was the bag boy whose energy enrages Anne Bancroft in "Mrs. Cage" (PBS, 1992). In 1994, Noseworthy had his best TV chance as Ed, who finds out on his...

A blond-haired, green-eyed dancer-turned-actor, who seemed right to play contemporary stoners, greasers, grunges and even sweethearts of the 90s, Jack Noseworthy gained national attention playing the lead in "Dead at 21", the first drama series made by MTV, and also oozed sex appeal as the jealous jilted beau in the Bon Jovi music video "Always."

By the time he was 17, Noseworthy was out of high school and on the stage as a chorus dancer. He toured in a road company of "Cats", before landing a gig in the original cast of "Jerome Robbins' Broadway". He made theater history when he became the last actor signed for the cast of "A Chorus Line" on Broadway. All his stage work had happened in less than three years, and by 1990, Noseworthy had relocated to Los Angeles. He appeared as the sycophantic student of music teacher Phill Lewis in "Teech", a short-lived 1991 CBS sitcom. That same year, Noseworthy made his TV-movie debut as Suzanne Somers' brother in the flashback sequences of "Keeping Secrets", the story of Somers' alcoholic, dysfunctional family. He was the bag boy whose energy enrages Anne Bancroft in "Mrs. Cage" (PBS, 1992). In 1994, Noseworthy had his best TV chance as Ed, who finds out on his 20th birthday that he is nothing more than a living experiment and will combust before his next birthday in "Dead at 21".

On the big screen, Noseworthy made his debut with a small role in "Encino Man" (1992). In 1993, he was the chain-smoking survivor of an Andes plane crash in "Alive" and in the following year was Stephen Dorff's sidekick in the disastrous "S.F.W." Noseworthy was also the grunge rock neighbor picking on Peter Brady in "The Brady Bunch Movie" (1995) and co-starred with Pamela Lee in "Barb Wire" (1996). In 1997, he twice appeared opposite Kathleen Quinlan in the thriller "Breakdown" and the futuristic "Event Horizon" and later reteamed with "Breakdown" helmer Jonathan Mostow to essay a German-speaking radio operator in the WWII action-adventure flick "U-571" (2000).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Surrogates (2009)
3.
 Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
4.
 Phat Girlz (2006)
5.
 Poster Boy (2004) Anthony
6.
 Undercover Brother (2002) Mr Elias
7.
 U-571 (2000) Wentz
8.
 Clean and Narrow, The (2000) Buddy
9.
 What We Did That Night (1999) Oliver
10.
 Idle Hands (1999) Randy
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Milestones close milestones

1980:
Was understudy in Broadway musical "Peter Pan"; appeared in show over 25 times (date approximate)
1987:
Appeared in a road company of "Cats"
1989:
Was in original cast of "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"
:
Became the last actor hired for Broadway cast of "A Chorus Line"
1990:
Moved to Los Angeles
1991:
Appeared in short-lived series, "Teech"; also made TV-movie debut in "Keeping Secrets"
1992:
Made screen debut with small role in "Encino Man"
1994:
Starred in MTV series "Dead at 21"
1994:
Was featured in the video for the Bon Jovi hit single "Always"
1995:
Co-starred in "The Brady Bunch Movie"
1996:
Appeared opposite Pamela Anderson in "Barb Wire"
1996:
Had recurring role on the TV series "Relativity" (ABC)
1997:
Initial collaboration with director Jonathan Mostow, had supporting role in the thriller "Breakdown"
1999:
Starred opposite Laura Leighton in the independent film "The Clean and Sober"
1999:
Was featured in the horror comedy "Idle Hands"
2000:
Cast as part of the all-star ensemble of the WWII submarine drama "U-571", directed by Mostow; Jon Bon Jovi also featured in cast
2000:
Returned to the stage to star in revival of "Pippin" at New Jersey's Papermill Playhouse
2001:
Had featured role in the stage musical "Sweet Smell of Success"
2002:
Had a recurring role on "Judging Amy" (CBS) as Jason Lobdel
2005:
Starred in the CBS miniseries "Elvis"
2006:
Cast as a politically active gay man in "Poster Boy"
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Education

The Boston Conservatory: Boston , Massachusetts - 1987

Notes

His ancestors were early settlers of Newfoundland, where "Noseworthy" is a common name and widespread family.

"I need to know everything there is to know about who it is that I'm playing. I feel that my responsibility is to convey and absorb a character so someone else can experience something through me and through my work . . . What I would like is the opportunity to play the role in a film where it's very cutting edge and very daring and forces people to think in a direction they may not want to think in." --Jack Noseworthy in SCENE, November-December 1994

Family close complete family listing

father:
Jack Noseworthy.
mother:
Thelma Noseworthy.
sister:
Nancy Noseworthy. Older.
sister:
Debbie Noseworthy. Older.
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