Hometown: Toronto, ON
Noah Reid stars in The CW’s new summer series “Backpackers.” He plays newly engaged Ryan, who decides to backpack across Europe in an attempt to get over a serious case of cold feet.
One of Canada’s most versatile young performers, Reid is a familiar face on both the Canadian screen and stage. He recently starred in the Canadian premiere of George F. Walker’s latest work “Dead Metaphor,” in Toronto. Other theatrical credits include “Red,” “Jitters,” “Parfumerie,” “The Trespassers,” “Three Sisters” and “Bartholomew Fair.” He portrayed Chip in Disney’s theatrical performance of “Beauty and the Beast,” which ran in Toronto and on Broadway. He was also a recipient of the prestigious John Hirsch Award, given to the most promising actor in the Stratford Festival in 2009.
Reid’s television credits include a starring role on “Strange Days at Blake Holsey High,” and guest roles on “Cracked,” “Alphas,” “Three Inches,” “The Firm,” “Rookie Blue” and the miniseries “Titanic.” His feature work includes “Pride of Lions,” “Old Stock” and “Score: A Hockey Musical.”
He attended Etobicoke School of the Arts, and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Reid is classically trained in piano and casually plays the accordion.
He currently lives in Toronto.