Noel O’Neil was born in Cork, Ireland and moved to New York in his late teens where he studied acting with both Lee Strasberg and Herbert Berghof. Noel gained his acting experience via the New York stage in productions such as: The Hostage, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Come Back Little Sheba, Little Moon of Alban and of Mice and Men.
Noel is also an award-winning playwright. To his credit are the following full length plays: Last Bus to Contrition, The Picture House, and Confetti from Graceland and several one act plays including: A Day in the Life, The Potato Eaters, Heaven’s Above and Holly & Ivy.
He is currently a Lecturer at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University. Noel also teaches acting for the Perth Actors Collective Theatre Workshop, Stage Door and Frog Management.
Noel has appeared on the Hollywood screen in movies such as “Salem’s Lot” and “The Great Raid” and most recently in the ABC documentary series Constructing Australia, which is based on the pipeline constructed in Western Australia by Irish engineer C.Y. O’Connor.