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Nationality
  
American

Role
  
Actor

Name
  
Bill Irwin

Years active
  
1974–present


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Full Name
  
William Mills Irwin

Born
  
April 11, 1950 (age 73) (
1950-04-11
)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Spouse
  
Martha Roth (m. 1990), Kimi Okada (m. 1977–1982)

Children
  
Santos Patrick Morales Irwin

Books
  
Scapin: Adapted from Moliere, Blues And Rag Piano

Movies and TV shows
  
Interstellar, Rachel Getting Married, Dr Seuss' How the Grinch St, Law & Order: Special V, Lady in the Water

Similar People
  
Anne Hathaway, David Shiner, Mackenzie Foy, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jonathan Demme

Occupation
  
Actor, clown, comedian

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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 Sesame Street's "Elmo's World", has appeared in the Sesame Street film short Does Air Move Things?, and regularly appears as a therapist on Law and Order: SVU.

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Early life

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Irwin was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Elizabeth (née Mills), a teacher, and Horace G. Irwin, an aerospace engineer. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1974 and attended Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College the following year. In 1975, he helped found the Pickle Family Circus in San Francisco, California. In 1979, Irwin left the company to pursue stage work.

Creator and writer

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Irwin has created several highly regarded stage shows that incorporate elements of clowning, often in collaboration with composer Doug Skinner. These works included The Regard of Flight (1982), which ran on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in April 1987 for 17 performances. Largely New York (1989), Fool Moon (1993),The Harlequin Studies (2003), and Mr. Fox: A Rumination (2004). Mr. Fox is a production that Irwin has worked on for years, a biography of 19th century clown George Washington Lafayette Fox that also has autobiographical elements. In 2013, he teamed with his occasional partner David Shiner to create and perform in the Off-Broadway "clowning revue-with-music" Old Hats along with actress and musician Nellie McKay. Old Hats won the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Old Hats was revived in New York City in 2016 with Shiner and Irwin returning and a new third performer, musician Shaina Taub, in between sketches Taub performed original songs with a band.

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He adapted Molière's play Les Fourberies de Scapin as a comedy called Scapin, and has played the title role in several productions. He appeared in the play at the Off-Broadway Roundabout Theatre Company Laura Pels Theatre in January through March 1997, after performing in the play at the Seattle Rep. His adaptation allowed him to interpolate his signature clowning routines into the course of the action.

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In 1996, Irwin performed with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps at the 1996 Summer Olympics, in a "band on the run" sequence where he played Dr. Hubert Peterson of the fictitious Federation of United Marching Associations of America.

Actor

Although Irwin is best known for his theatrical clown work, he has also been featured in a number of dramatic plays. Irwin appeared with Steve Martin and Robin Williams in the Lincoln Center Off-Broadway production of Waiting for Godot in 1988, in the role of Lucky. Lucky's only lines consist of a famous 500-word-long monologue, an ironic element for Irwin since much of his clown-based stage work was silent.

He directed the 1998 Roundabout Theatre Company production of A Flea in Her Ear. He appeared in 2002 with Sally Field in the replacement cast of The Goat or Who is Sylvia? In 2005, he starred as George alongside Kathleen Turner in a revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He played Vladimir (Didi) in the 2009 Broadway revival of Waiting for Godot, and Mr. McAfee in the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie. In 2011, he appeared in King Lear at the Public Theatre.

Film and television

Irwin's first featured film role was in 1980, appearing as Harold Hamgravy in Robert Altman's Popeye starring Robin Williams. He has appeared in over 20 films, mainly in supporting roles. Irwin's principal film roles include playing Eddie Collins in Eight Men Out, which tells the true story of the "Black Sox" gambling scandal of 1919, and My Blue Heaven, a 1990 comedy with Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. Irwin tap-danced in a leading role in 1991's Stepping Out with Liza Minnelli, appeared as a mime in the Paul Mazursky film Scenes from a Mall alongside Woody Allen and Bette Midler, and played Charlie Sheen's father in Hot Shots! His authentic vaudevillian skills landed him a role in the Sam Shepard film Silent Tongue in 1994, and he appeared in film adaptations of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Laramie Project and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He played an ex-brain surgeon, house salesman in the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete. In 2006, Irwin played the solitary Mr. Leeds in M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water and had a small role in 2007's Across the Universe. He received critical acclaim for his role as Paul, father to Anne Hathaway's character Kym, in the 2008 drama Rachel Getting Married.

His most notable television roles have been Enrico Ballati, "The Flying Man", on the television series Northern Exposure, Mr. Noodle in the Elmo's World segment of the PBS children's show Sesame Street and the "Dick & Jane" serial killer Nate Haskell on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Irwin was featured in the 1988 music video of "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin (along with McFerrin and Robin Williams). Irwin was also featured in HBO's 1997 production Subway Stories. He has also appeared on The Cosby Show, Saturday Night Live, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Law & Order and Lights Out.

In 2011, Irwin guest starred in the pilot episode of the CBS television drama A Gifted Man. He starred in the 2013 medical drama TNT television series, Monday Mornings, as Buck Tierney. In 2014, he guest starred in the episode "The One Percent Solution" of CBS' Elementary.

Irwin voices the robot TARS in the film Interstellar, and puppeteers the robot in most scenes (those where it is not a computer-generated image).

Irwin is featured in the PBS series Great Performances, in the episode titled "Bill Irwin, Clown Prince", initially broadcast in December 2004.

Irwin regularly appears on the NBC crime series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as therapist, Dr. Peter Lindstrom. Lindstrom normally appears on the show while counseling main character Lieutenant Olivia Benson. Irwin also appeared on the television series Sleepy Hollow playing the character of Atticus Nevins. In 2017, he appeared in the FX superhero TV series Legion.

Personal life

Irwin is married to Martha Roth, an "actress-turned-nurse midwife", whom he met while seeking treatment for a stiff neck. They have a son, Santos Patrick Morales Irwin, who was born in 1990.

Awards and honors

Irwin was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship in 1981 and 1983. In 1984, he was named a Guggenheim Fellow and was the first performance artist to be awarded a 5-year MacArthur Fellowship.

For Largely New York, he won a New York Drama Critics Circle Special Citation in 1988, and an Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award in 1989. This show also received five nominations for Tony Awards.

In 1992, he won an Obie Award for his performance in Texts for Nothing. Together with David Shiner he won a special Tony Award for Live Theatrical Presentation in 1999 for their show Fool Moon. In 1993, this show already had won a Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" and an Outer Critics Circle "Special Achievement" Award.

In 2000, the Jazz Tap Ensemble, Los Angeles received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) "for a commission of a new work by Bill Irwin." In 2004, the Signature Theatre Company, New York, received a $40,000 NEA grant for "the world premiere production of 'Mr. Fox: A Rumination' by Bill Irwin."

In 2005, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his appearance as George in the revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

Irwin received a 2008 CFCA Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in Rachel Getting Married.

In 2010, The New Victory Theater presented Irwin with the first-ever New Victory Arts Award. He was honored for "bringing the arts to kids and kids to the arts." Nathan Lane and Jonathan Demme spoke at the ceremony.

Irwin is also on the board of The New 42nd Street, Inc.

Filmography

Actor
-
Best Place (post-production) as
Scott
2023
Rustin (completed) as
A.J. Muste
2022
Spoiler Alert as
Bob
2013
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) as
Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- A Final Call at Forlini's Bar (2022) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Post-Graduate Psychopath (2021) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- The Longest Night of Rain (2020) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Genes (2017) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Heartfelt Passages (2016) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- A Misunderstanding (2016) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Transgender Bridge (2015) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Intimidation Game (2015) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Post-Mortem Blues (2014) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Downloaded Child (2014) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Wednesday's Child (2014) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Psycho/Therapist (2014) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Dissonant Voices (2013) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Internal Affairs (2013) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- American Tragedy (2013) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Imprisoned Lives (2013) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
- Surrender Benson/Imprisoned Lives (2013) - Dr. Peter Lindstrom
2018
This Is Us (TV Series) as
Dr. Spencer
- The Train (2022) - Dr. Spencer
- Super Bowl Sunday (2018) - Dr. Spencer
2022
The Dropout (TV Mini Series) as
Channing Robertson
- Old White Men (2022) - Channing Robertson
- Green Juice (2022) - Channing Robertson
- Satori (2022) - Channing Robertson
- I'm in a Hurry (2022) - Channing Robertson
2022
The Andy Warhol Diaries (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Andy Warhol
- Loving the Alien (2022) - Andy Warhol (voice)
- 15 Minutes (2022) - Andy Warhol (voice)
- Collab: Andy & Basquiat (2022) - Andy Warhol (voice)
- A Double Life: Andy & Jon (2022) - Andy Warhol (voice)
- Shadows: Andy & Jed (2022) - Andy Warhol (voice)
- Smoke Signals (2022) - Andy Warhol (voice)
2022
The Gilded Age (TV Series) as
Cornelius Eckhard
- Face the Music (2022) - Cornelius Eckhard
2020
Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series) as
Su'Kal
- Kobayashi Maru (2021) - Su'Kal
- That Hope Is You, Part 2 (2021) - Su'Kal
- Su'Kal (2020) - Su'Kal
2021
New Amsterdam (TV Series) as
Calvin Bennett
- Fight Time (2021) - Calvin Bennett
- Things Fall Apart (2021) - Calvin Bennett
- This Is All I Need (2021) - Calvin Bennett
2021
Lust Life Love as
Richard
2020
Irresistible as
Elton Chambers
2019
Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration (TV Special) as
Mr. Noodle
2019
Wolverine (Podcast Series) as
Jason Wyngarde
- Deal with the Devil (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
- Greenhaven is Everywhere (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
- The Proposition (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
- Welcome to Greenhaven (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
- Blood on the Bayou (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
- Riverboat Revival (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
- Into the Swamp (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
- The Cold Blooded (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
- The Forgotten (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
- Among the Missing (2019) - Jason Wyngarde
2017
Legion (TV Series) as
Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 27 (2019) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 26 (2019) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 25 (2019) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 24 (2019) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 23 (2019) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 22 (2019) - Cary Loudermilk (credit only)
- Chapter 21 (2019) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 20 (2019) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 19 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 18 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 17 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 16 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 15 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 14 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 13 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk (credit only)
- Chapter 12 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 11 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 10 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 9 (2018) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 8 (2017) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 7 (2017) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 6 (2017) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 5 (2017) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 4 (2017) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 3 (2017) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 2 (2017) - Cary Loudermilk
- Chapter 1 (2017) - Cary Loudermilk (credit only)
2018
The Unsilent Picture (Short) as
Dr. Geoffrey Crayon
2017
Doubt (TV Series) as
Arbitration Judge / Judge
- Faith (2017) - Arbitration Judge
- Pilot (2017) - Judge
2017
Julie's Greenroom (TV Series) as
Bill Irwin
- Mash-Up: The Musical (2017) - Bill Irwin
- Send in the WOW (2017) - Bill Irwin
2016
Quarry (TV Series) as
Harlowe
- Seldom Realized (2016) - Harlowe
2016
Confirmation (TV Movie) as
Jack Danforth
2015
Sleepy Hollow (TV Series) as
Atticus Nevins
- Sins of the Father (2016) - Atticus Nevins
- Novus Ordo Seclorum (2015) - Atticus Nevins
- The Art of War (2015) - Atticus Nevins
- This Red Lady from Caribee (2015) - Atticus Nevins
2016
Elmo's World: Elmo Wonders as
Mr. Noodle
2015
South of Hell (TV Series) as
Enos Abascal
- Take Life Now (2015) - Enos Abascal
- Blood Relations (2015) - Enos Abascal
- I See You (2015) - Enos Abascal
- The One That Got Away (2015) - Enos Abascal
- South of the Border (2015) - Enos Abascal
- White Noise (2015) - Enos Abascal
- Demons Are Forever (2015) - Enos Abascal
- Judge and Fury (2015) - Enos Abascal
2015
Sesame Street: Play All Day with Elmo as
Mr. Noodle
2015
Ricki and the Flash as
Single Dad
2015
Identity Theft (Short) as
Mark
2015
Kern: Show Boat (Video) as
Cap'n Andy Hawks
2014
Frozen on Broadway: First Look (Short) as
Director
2014
Interstellar as
TARS (voice)
2014
Blue Bloods (TV Series) as
Cardinal Brennan
- Excessive Force (2014) - Cardinal Brennan
- Burning Bridges (2014) - Cardinal Brennan
2014
Sesame Street: Elmo's World - All About Animals as
Mr. Noodle
2014
Elementary (TV Series) as
Richard Balsille
- The One Percent Solution (2014) - Richard Balsille
2013
Monday Mornings (TV Series) as
Dr. Buck Tierney
- Family Ties (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney
- Wheels Within Wheels (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney (credit only)
- Truth or Consequences (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney
- One Fine Day (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney (credit only)
- Communion (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney
- The Legend and the Fall (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney
- Forks Over Knives (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney
- Who's Sorry Now? (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney
- Deus Ex Machina (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney
- Pilot (2013) - Dr. Buck Tierney
2012
Sesame Street: Elmo's Magic Numbers as
Mr. Noodle
2012
Sesame Street: Elmo's World - Favorite Things (voice)
2011
Sesame Street: Silly Storytime (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2011
Sesame Street: Bye-Bye, Pacifier! Big Kid Stories with Elmo (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2011
A Gifted Man (TV Series) as
Ron Vinetz
- Pilot (2011) - Ron Vinetz
2008
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) as
Nate Haskell
- In a Dark, Dark House (2011) - Nate Haskell
- Cello and Goodbye (2011) - Nate Haskell
- Father of the Bride (2011) - Nate Haskell
- Targets of Obsession (2011) - Nate Haskell
- Shock Waves (2010) - Nate Haskell
- Meat Jekyll (2010) - Nate Haskell
- Doctor Who (2010) - Nate Haskell
- One to Go (2009) - Nate Haskell
- 19 Down (2008) - Nate Haskell
2011
Lights Out (TV Series) as
Hal Brennan
- War (2011) - Hal Brennan
- Sucker Punch (2011) - Hal Brennan
- Rainmaker (2011) - Hal Brennan
- Cut Men (2011) - Hal Brennan
- Crossroads (2011) - Hal Brennan
- The Comeback (2011) - Hal Brennan
- Bolo Punch (2011) - Hal Brennan
- Cakewalk (2011) - Hal Brennan
2011
The Good Wife (TV Series) as
Fred Medkiff
- Ham Sandwich (2011) - Fred Medkiff
2011
Elmo's World: Penguins and Friends (Video)(voice)
2011
Higher Ground as
Pastor Bud
1991
Sesame Street (TV Series) as
Mr. Noodle / Professor Television / Air Mime / ...
- Up in the Air (2010) - Mr. Noodle
- Jack Grows His Own Beanstalk (2010) - Mr. Noodle
- Abby's Tricycle (2010) - Mr. Noodle
- The Counting Booth (2010) - Mr. Noodle
- The Planet G (2010) - Mr. Noodle
- Jack's Big Jump (2009) - Mr. Noodle
- Squirmadega Car Race (2009) - Mr. Noodle
- Elmo Finds a Baby Bird (2009) - Mr. Noodle
- Bears Try to Hibernate (2009) - Mr. Noodle
- Wild Nature Survivor Guy (2009) - Mr. Noodle
- Frankly, It's a Habitat (2009) - Mr. Noodle
- Sock Chaos at the Laundromat (2008) - Mr. Noodle
- The Golden Triangle of Destiny (2008) - Mr. Noodle
- Grouch News Network! (2007) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Sleeping Grouchy (2007) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- The Tutu Spell (2007) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- A New Helper At Hoopers Store (2007) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- The Bookaneers (2007) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Abby Cadabby Comes to Sesame Street (2006) - Mr. Noodle
- Mexico on Sesame Street (2005) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Who'll Replace the Big Bad Wolf? (2005) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- The Adventures of Little Big Bird: Part 2 (2005) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Big Bird, Snuffy and Friends Hike (2005) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Snuffy's Invisible, Part 2 (2004) - Mr. Noodle
- Telly Joins the Letter of the Month Club (2004) - Mr. Noodle
- Little Furry Red Monster Parade (2004) - Mr. Noodle
- Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (2004) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Hurricane, part 5: The Final Twig (2001) - Mr. Noodle
- Hurricane: Part 2 (2001) - Mr. Noodle
- The Alphabet Explorers (2001) - Professor Television
- Baby Bear Forms a Reading Club (2000) - Mr. Noodle
- Big Bird wants someone to walk around the block with him (1999) - Mr. Noodle
- The USS Terrific (1999) - Mr. Noodle
- The Ding Along (1999) - Mr. Noodle
- Telly Barks (1998) - Mr. Noodle
- Wearing Papa Bear's Hat (1998) - Mr. Noodle
- Monster Day (1998) - Professor Television
- Jerome Moves to Sesame Street (1997) - Professor Television
- Are You My Brother? (1997) - Professor Television
- Stinky's Smelly Flower (1996) - Mr. Noodle
- Ruthie Dances (1993) - Air Mime
- Cyranose De Bergerac Undergoes Sensitivity Training (1992) - Air Mime
- Floyd the Fluter-tooter needs a new home (1991) - Random Guy
2010
Goldstar, Ohio (Short) as
Chief Jeff 'Goob' Garver
1999
Elmo's World (TV Series) as
Mr. Noodle
- Frogs (2009) - Mr. Noodle (credit only)
- Violins (2007) - Mr. Noodle (credit only)
- Mouths (2007) - Mr. Noodle
- Doctors (2006) - Mr. Noodle
- Penguins (2006) - Mr. Noodle
- Friends (2006) - Mr. Noodle
- Cameras (2005) - Mr. Noodle
- Feet (2004) - Mr. Noodle
- Games (2001) - Mr. Noodle (credit only)
- Water (1999) - Mr. Noodle (credit only)
- Music (1999) - Mr. Noodle (credit only)
2009
Elmo and Friends: The Letter Quest and Other Magical Tales (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2008
Life on Mars (TV Series) as
Dr. Schwahn
- Tuesday's Dead (2008) - Dr. Schwahn
2008
Rachel Getting Married as
Paul
2008
Law & Order (TV Series) as
Ellison Conway
- Bogeyman (2008) - Ellison Conway
2007
Across the Universe as
Uncle Teddy
2007
Raving (Short) as
Dito
2007
Elmo's World: What Makes You Happy? (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2007
Dark Matter as
Hal Silver
2006
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) as
Nate Royce
- Masquerade (2006) - Nate Royce
2006
Elmo's World: Pets! (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2006
Lady in the Water as
Mr. Leeds
2006
Elmo's World: Reach for the Sky (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2005
Elmo Visits the Doctor (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2005
Elmo's World: Food. Water & Exercise (Video) as
Mr. Noodle (credit only)
2004
The Manchurian Candidate as
Scoutmaster
2004
The Truth About Miranda as
Emile
2003
Elmo's World: Head to Toe with Elmo! (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2002
Elmo's World: Happy Holidays! (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2002
Igby Goes Down as
Lt. Smith
2002
Elmo's World: Wake Up with Elmo (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2002
The Laramie Project (TV Movie) as
Harry Woods
2001
Elmo's World: The Wild Wild West (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2001
Elmo's World: Birthdays, Games & More! (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2000
How the Grinch Stole Christmas as
Lou Lou Who
2000
Elmo's World: Flowers, Bananas & More (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2000
Elmo's World: Singing, Drawing & More! (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2000
Elmo's World: Dancing, Music, and Books (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
1999
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland: Sing and Play Video (Video) as
Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
1999
A Midsummer Night's Dream as
Tom Snout
1998
Just the Ticket as
Ray Charles
1998
Illuminata as
Marco
1998
3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) as
Pickles
- Pickles and Ice Cream (1998) - Pickles
1997
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie) as
Bill Irwin (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
1996
Mary Chapin Carpenter: Let Me Into Your Heart (Music Video) as
Romantic Interest
1995
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (TV Series) as
The Broker
- 35 Hours (1995) - The Broker
1994
Water Ride (Short) as
The Man in the Gray Hat
1994
Monte Video (TV Series) as
Clown
- Erntedankfest (1994) - Clown (as Fool Moon)
1993
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as
Unnamed Brother #1 (uncredited)
1993
Tribeca (TV Series) as
Gene Kelly Clone
- The Loft (1993) - Gene Kelly Clone
1993
Manhattan by Numbers as
Floyd
1993
Great Performances (TV Series) as
Master of Ceremony
- Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1993) - Master of Ceremony
1993
Silent Tongue as
Comic
1991
Northern Exposure (TV Series) as
Enrico Bellati
- On Your Own (1992) - Enrico Bellati
- Get Real (1991) - Enrico Bellati
1992
The Last Mile (TV Short) as
The Maestro
1991
Stepping Out as
Geoffrey
1991
Hot Shots! as
Buzz Harley
1991
Scenes from a Mall as
Mime
1990
The Circus (TV Movie) as
Pierrot The Clown / Miranda's Father
1990
My Blue Heaven as
Kirby (as William Irwin)
1988
Bobby McFerrin: Don't Worry, Be Happy (Music Video) as
Bill Irwin
1988
Eight Men Out as
Eddie Collins
1988
A New Life as
Eric
1987
The Cosby Show (TV Series) as
Eddie Bartholomew
- The Show Must Go On (1987) - Eddie Bartholomew
1983
The Regard of Flight (TV Movie) as
Performer
1980
Saturday Night Live (TV Series) as
The Dancing Man
- David Carradine/Linda Ronstadt/Cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance' (1980) - The Dancing Man (uncredited)
1980
The Dancing Man (TV Short) as
The Dancing Man
1980
Popeye as
Ham Gravy, the Old Boyfriend
1979
Struck by Lightning (TV Series)
- Frank Meets the Press (1979)
Writer
2016
Old Hats
1983
The Regard of Flight (TV Movie)
Soundtrack
2018
Legion (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chapter 10 (2018) - (performer: "The Tra La La Song" - uncredited)
1997
American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Vaudeville (1997) - (performer: "Tea for Two" - uncredited)
Thanks
2016
Mascots (special thanks)
2015
Inside 'Interstellar' (Video documentary) (special thanks)
2002
The Guys (special thanks)
Self
2022
Made in Hollywood (TV Series) as
Self
- Violent Night/Slow Horses/Echo 3 (2022) - Self
2021
Festpocalypse! (Video) as
Self
2019
It Takes a Lunatic (Documentary) as
Self
2018
The Great Buster (Documentary) as
Self
2018
Ballet Now (Documentary) as
Self
2016
Circus Kid (Documentary) as
Self
2016
Old Hats as
Self
2016
100 Monologues (TV Series short) as
Self - Performer
- Fried Egg Deal (2016) - Self - Performer
2014
Showing Up (Documentary) as
Self
2012
The Stages of Edward Albee (Documentary) as
Self
2012
Never Stand Still (Documentary) as
Self
2011
Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco (Documentary) as
Self
2009
Broadway Beat (TV Series) as
Self
- Burn the Floor/Meet the Cast: Superior Donuts/Bye Bye Birdie in Rehearsal (2009) - Self
2000
Charlie Rose (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 12 June 2009 (2009) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 6 June 2005 (2005) - Self - Guest
- Episode dated 17 November 2000 (2000) - Self - Guest
1993
Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- At Work and Play: Lead Actors 2009 (2009) - Self
- Production: Fool Moon (1993) - Self
2009
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Actor
- Slip on a Banana Peel: The Knockabouts (2009) - Self - Actor
- Would Ya Hit a Guy with Glasses?: Nerds, Jerks & Oddballs (2009) - Self - Actor
2009
A Benefit Performance for Barack Obama featuring Toni Morrison (Video) as
Self
2007
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) as
Self
2006
Reflections of Lady in the Water (Video documentary short) as
Self
2006
The 60th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2005
The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
2004
Great Performances (TV Series) as
Self
- Bill Irwin: Clown Prince (2004) - Self
2003
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (Documentary) as
Self
2002
The Moth (TV Series) as
Self (2002)
2001
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Who School (Video short) as
Self
1999
Niagara: A History of the Falls (TV Movie documentary) as
Self - Historian
1999
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Performer & Winner
1986
American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Vaudeville (1997) - Self
- Katherine Anne Porter: The Eye of Memory (1986)
1997
Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 24 November 1997 (1997) - Self - Guest
1997
Sesame Street: Get Up and Dance (Short) as
Self
1994
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #3.10332 (1994) - Self - Guest
1993
Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie) as
Self (segment "New Way to Walk")
1993
The 47th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Performer
1993
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1991
Memorial: Letters from American Soldiers (Documentary short)(voice)
1990
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter (TV Movie) as
Self
1989
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee & Performer
1989
Good Morning America (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 9 May 1989 (1989) - Self - Guest
1988
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1988
The Mondo Beyondo Show (TV Special) as
Self (segment "Frantic Situation")
1988
The Paul Daniels Magic Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #9.7 (1988) - Self
1987
Alive from Off Center (TV Series) as
Self
- As Seen on TV (1987) - Self
1987
The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
1984
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #23.3 (1984) - Self - Guest
1983
Personenbeschreibung (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Bill Irwin - vom Clown, der fliegen wollte (1983) - Self
1982
Saturday Night Live (TV Series) as
Self - Special Guest
- Howard Hesseman/Men at Work (1982) - Self - Special Guest
Archive Footage
2022
MTV 80s - Top 50 Boys Boys Boys: Pop Hits! (TV Special) as
Self (uncredited)
2022
MTV 80s - Top 50 Happy Hits of the 80s! (TV Special) as
Self (uncredited)
2022
MTV 80s - Top 50 1984 Vs 1988! (TV Special) as
Bill Irwin (uncredited)
2016
Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Clowning (2016) - Self
2011
Elmo's World: People in Your Neighborhood (Video) as
Mr. Noodle
2001
Sesame Street (TV Series) as
Mr. Noodle / Air Mime
- Elmo & Zoe's Hat Contest (2008) - Mr. Noodle
- Annual Triangle Toss (2008) - Mr. Noodle
- Max the Magician (2008) - Mr. Noodle
- Leela's Sesame Street Video (2008) - Mr. Noodle
- Rosita Gets Upset at Zoe & Abby (2007) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Elmo Wishes for a Pet Dinosaur (2007) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- The Worm Cup Games (2007) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Telly Helps Gordon Play Golf (2007) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Bob's Deaf Niece Visits Sesame Street (2005) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- The Adventures of Little Big Bird: Part 1 (2005) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Banana in the Stone (2005) - Mr. Noodle (uncredited)
- Hurricane: Part 1 (2001) - Air Mime

References

Bill Irwin Wikipedia