A Look at Canadian Actor and Musician Noah Franklin
Noah Franklin acknowledges it can be challenging to maintain such long, curly blond locks; but all his hard work paid off. This time around he donated it for Locks of Love, which provides hairpieces to children suffering from cancer or other medical conditions.
Early Life and Education
Though Noah Franklin may have had a reputation as being somewhat inflexible, his five siblings lived comfortably within this four-room center chimney house.
Noah Franklin always knew he wanted to become an airline pilot, inspired by both his uncle who worked for an airline and his parents taking him to airports where they watched planes land and take off.
At age 16, Noah enrolled at Yale. This was an exciting period: The Boston Tea Party had recently occurred and General Burgoyne was imprisoned at Saratoga. Noah met many notable individuals among his classmates at Yale. Noah began dating Rebecca Greenleaf of Boston during their two year courtship; unfortunately the war soon broke out!
Reid hails from Toronto and studied at Etobicoke School of the Arts. Since childhood, he has been acting and has appeared in multiple TV series such as Strange Days at Blake Holsey High and Naturally Sadie. Additionally, in 2005 he played Terry Fox and his marathon run for cancer research in a TV movie entitled Terry.
Noah Franklin currently works as the strength and conditioning coach at Memphis. He has been part of their staff for seven seasons – beginning his tenure in 2012 as a graduate assistant during spring camp and later transitioning into an associate director position before ultimately being elevated to director in 2015.
Achievement and Honors
John Hope Franklin received the American Philosophical Society’s highest honor in recognition of his tireless efforts in saving African-American history from its place of obscurity through scholarship, teaching and public service. Additionally he founded Brooklyn College’s Department of History as well as being at the forefront of efforts against racism.
Noah has received numerous awards for his music and writing; The Speller of the Universe received the National Book Award for Children’s Literature in 1998. Noah has performed throughout the world with orchestras and other groups at major venues.
In his hometown of Franklin, he hosts “Hometown Radio Show” on WAKM radio and serves as community liaison for Leadership Franklin. Additionally, he acts as mentor for Leadership Franklin classes, giving them letters prior to every program day and then meeting afterwards to share experiences and reflect.
Noah Franklin is an American football coach and former player currently working at the University of Memphis as Director of Sports Performance. Prior to that he worked for Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions as Director of Athletic Performance before playing college football at Oklahoma State. Additionally he holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion as well as being certified by CSCCa.
He is married to Taylor Franklin and currently resides in East Memphis, Tennessee with their two children. In addition, he donates his hair annually to Locks of Love – which provides donated locks of hair to people suffering from alopecia areata and other medical conditions – this being his fourth year doing so. Additionally, he sponsors several young children as well as volunteering his services at his church, serving on committees, and being active member in his military community.
Noah Reid boasts an impressive resume for acting and voice-acting as well as musical performance. Beginning at four, with a toy keyboard he eventually progressed to real pianos before leading orchestras internationally before turning seven years old.
He has since gone on to take various roles on television and film. However, his most significant part came in 2017 when he was cast as Patrick Brewer in Schitt’s Creek until it ended its run in 2020.
Noah has since made guest appearances on various shows and is set to reprise his role of Micah Sanders on the Heroes Reborn miniseries. Additionally, Noah is an accomplished musician having released several albums under his own name as well as boasting an avid following online.