Noah Watts (Nickels and Bones)

Noah Watts is an enrolled member of The Crow Tribe and a descendant of the Blackfeet nation. He was born in Livingston, Montana, and grew up in Bozeman, Montana. At the age of 17, while a senior in high school, Noah’s first professional audition landed him a role in the film The Slaughter Rule. After filming for The Slaughter Rule was complete, he took three weeks off from school to act in the Chris Eyre film Skins. He graduated Bozeman High School in May 2001 and soon won a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in Los Angeles. During his first semester at AADA, Noah was offered a part in a Chris Eyre film titled Skinwalkers as a teenage gang-leader and suspected murderer—a role far different from the shy, devoted son he played in Skins. In the Southwest Repertory Company’s production of the play The Indolent Boys, written by N. Scott Momaday, Noah played the role of a young Native man in a boarding school in the 1800s, who was being trained to be a Christian missionary, but is conflicted between his Native culture and the Christian religion inculcated. In the spring of 2005, Noah was cast in Native Voices at the Autry’s Native American adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet entitled Kino and Teresa, written by James Lujan (Taos Pueblo), where he played the villain Eladio (an adaption of Tybalt). In 2006, Noah also took part in an independent film entitled The Last Beyond as Joe Running Elk, a young man in the Great Depression who began a life of adventure outside the law after losing his job working on the railroad. Native Voices at the Autry cast Noah as the lead character in Salvage written by Diane Glancy (Cherokee) and directed by Sheila Tousey (Menominee, Stockbridge Munsee) in 2008. The play, set in Browning Montana, was remounted in 2009 for Borderlands Origins Festival in London England at The Riverside Studios. He has appeared in the network television shows Sons of Anarchy, CSI: Miami, The Glades and Ringer. In 2012, Noah performed his first major voice acting role as RatonhnhakĂ©:ton (or Connor Kenway), the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed III, a top selling video game franchise, for whom he also provided motion capture and facial animation. He reprised the role as a supporting character in Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, also in 2012, as well as a cameo appearance in a DLC chapter for 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. In 2015 Noah worked on a dark comedy web series called Wave directed by Ian Skorodan. Recently Noah has worked on a new voice over project for a notable video game called Assasins Creed Nexus where he reprises the role of Connor Kenway from Assassins creed 3. He has also worked on another video game titled Hunter: Call of the Wild. While working on these projects Noah discovered a new passion, songwriting and recording music. Noah has been hired as a composer for a film titled Four Quarters, written by Diane Glancy (Cherokee). He has also been hired as a guitarist for several Los Angeles based bands and has begun writing and producing for his own band Nickels & Bones. With the help of talented musicians he has finished three albums, is currently working on a fourth, and has been hired to play numerous shows in Los Angeles, Phoenix and New York City.