Noah Strausser Speer Wyle is an American film, television, and theatre actor. He is known for his roles as Dr. John Carter in ER and as Tom Mason in Falling Skies. He has also played Steve Jobs in the docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley , Dr. Kenneth Monnitoff in Donnie Darko , and Flynn Carsen in The Librarian franchise.Early lifeWyle, the middle of three children, was born in Hollywood, California, the son of Marjorie , a registered orthopedic head nurse, and Stephen Wyle, an electrical engineer and entrepreneur. His father was Jewish and his mother Episcopalian, and he was raised fairly nondenominationally, around both faiths. Wyle's parents divorced in the late 1970s, and his mother later married James C. Katz, a film restorationist with three children of his own from a previous marriage.