Noble Willingham

Biography: Noble Willingham has appeared in more than 30 feature films, including: Up Close and Personal, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Chinatown, Good Morning, Vietnam, City Slickers, City Slickers II, and The Distinguished Gentleman. He was born in the small town of Mineola, Texas, east of Dallas. After graduating from North Texas State College, he earned a master's degree in educational psychology from Baylor University.
Willingham was a teacher before following his long-time dream of becoming an actor. He auditioned for a part in the film The Last Picture Show, which was filmed in Texas. He won the role, which led to another, in Paper Moon. On television, Willingham had a recurring role in the series Home Improvement and appeared as a guest star in the series Murder, She Wrote and Northern Exposure, both on CBS, and Quantum Leap. He appeared in the television film Men Don't Tell on CBS. His additional television film credits include: Woman With a Past, The Alamo, and Unconquered.
Noble Willingham has appeared in more than 30 feature films, including: Up Close and Personal, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Chinatown, Good Morning, Vietnam, City Slickers, City Slickers II, and The Distinguished Gentleman. He was born in the small town of Mineola, Texas, east of Dallas. After graduating from North Texas State College, he earned a master's degree in educational psychology from Baylor University.
Willingham was a teacher before following his long-time dream of becoming an actor. He auditioned for a part in the film The Last Picture Show, which was filmed in Texas. He won the role, which led to another, in Paper Moon. On television, Willingham had a recurring role in the series Home Improvement and appeared as a guest star in the series Murder, She Wrote and Northern Exposure, both on CBS, and Quantum Leap. He appeared in the television film Men Don't Tell on CBS. His additional television film credits include: Woman With a Past, The Alamo, and Unconquered.

Willingham has a daughter, Stori. His birthday is August 31, 1931. Noble Willingham died Saturday January 17, 2004 at his home in Palm Springs California. Survivors include his wife, Patti; a daughter, Stori Willingham; and a grandson, Noble Willingham of Mineola.
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Noble Willingham's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 77 Paper Moon
Lowest Metascore: 22 South of Heaven, West of Hell
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
9 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
22 South of Heaven, West of Hell Dec 15, 2000 Sheriff Harris 5.7
43 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Jun 10, 1994 Clay Stone tbd
37 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Feb 4, 1994 Riddle 7.2
45 The Distinguished Gentleman Dec 4, 1992 Zeke Bridges tbd
52 The Last Boy Scout Dec 13, 1991 Sheldon Marcone tbd
70 City Slickers Jun 7, 1991 Clay Stone tbd
67 Good Morning, Vietnam Jan 15, 1988 Gen. Taylor 7.0
68 The Howling Apr 10, 1981 Charlie Barton tbd
77 Paper Moon May 9, 1973 Mr. Robertson tbd