Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin

  • Born on
    • April 11th, 1950
William Mills Irwin (born April 11, 1950) is an American actor, clown, and comedian. He began as a vaudeville-style stage performer and has been noted for his contribution to the renaissance of American circus during the 1970s. He has also made a number of appearances on film and television, and he won a Tony Award for his role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf on Broadway. He is also known as Mr. Noodle on the Sesame Street segment Elmo's World, has appeared in the Sesame Street film short Does Air Move Things?, and regularly appeared as a therapist on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


Acting (29 Credits)

2021Lust Life Love
2020Irresistible as Elton Chambers
2017Legion as Cary Loudermilk
2016Confirmation as Senator Jack Danforth
2015South of Hell as Enos Abascal
2015Ricki and the Flash as Single Dad
2014Interstellar as TARS (voice)
2013Monday Mornings as Dr. Buck Tierney
2011Lights Out (2011) as Hal Brennan
2011Higher Ground as Pastor Bud
2008Rachel Getting Married as Paul
2007Across the Universe as Uncle Teddy
2006Lady in the Water as Mr. Leeds
2004The Manchurian Candidate as Scoutmaster
2002Igby Goes Down as Lt. Ernest Smith, Pershing Academy
2002The Laramie Project as Harry Woods
2000How the Grinch Stole Christmas as Lou Lou Who
1999A Midsummer Night's Dream as Tom Snout
1998Illuminata as Marco
1998Just the Ticket as Ray Charles
1997SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground as Bill Irwin (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
1993Silent Tongue as Comic
1993Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as Unnamed Brother #1
1991Scenes from a Mall as Mime
1991Stepping Out as Geoffrey
1991Hot Shots! as Buzz Harley
1990My Blue Heaven as Kirby
1988Eight Men Out as Eddie Collins
1980Popeye as Ham Gravy


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