First gaining recognition as a pianist, child actor Noah Gray-Cabey gained success on the small screen with his award winning portrayal of Franklin Aloysius Mumford on the ABC popular family comedy “My Wife and Kids” (2003-2005) and gifted Micah Sanders on the Emmy nominated series “Heroes” (2006-2009). He won Young Artist Awards for both shows and an additional TV Land Award for the latter. Gray-Cabey has also appeared as a guest on a number of TV shows, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “CSI: Miami,” “Grey's Anatomy” and “Ghost Whisperer.” He made his feature film acting debut in M. Night Shyamalan's “Lady in the Water” (2006).
As a pianist, Gray-Cabey toured with the New England Symphonic Ensemble and performed at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Queensland Conservatory, and the International String Convention in Brisbane.
Gray-Cabey has actively supported Action In Music (A.I.M), which is a project his parents began hoping to help children develop their musical gifts and offer them chances to perform in other countries. The money collected from concerts is donated to orphanages and hospitals in those countries.
Childhood and Family:
Born on November 16, 1995, in Chicago, Illinois, Noah Gray-Cabey was raised in Newry, Maine, by Shawn Cabey, a composer and conductor, and Whitney Gray. Like his father, Noah is a piano prodigy. Beginning to play the piano by the time he was 18 months old, Noah learned to play the instrument by ear. He was often able to memorize where his dad's fingers went on the piano after a single performance and could play the same piece. By age 4, the gifted child had performed in several venues throughout New England and Washington. He spent the following year traveling to Jamaica for his first tour with the famous New England Symphonic Ensemble. In 2001, he made a name for himself by being the youngest soloist ever to perform with an orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. He also became a veteran of the Queensland Conservatory and the International String Convention in Brisbane.
Noah is a passionate fencer. He also enjoys video games and watching films. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles with his parents and three siblings (two brothers and a sister). He has two dogs, named Teddy and Virginia, and a cat named Senor Gato.
My Wife and Kids
Thanks to his talent with the piano, Noah Gray-Cabey was featured in several TV shows, including the CBS documentary show “48 Hours” (2001), “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (2002), “Ripley's Believe It or Not” (2003), “The Oprah Winfrey Show” (2003), “The Wayne Brady Show” (2003) and “Big Time” (2004). He quickly made the jump to acting and in 2002, the young thespian made an auspicious debut by playing Franklin Aloysius Mumford on the ABC sitcom “My Wife and Kids,” starring Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin. Joining the show in the third season, the gifted piano virtuoso was handed a Young Artist award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger. He remained with the show until its finale in May 2005.
Gray-Cabey went on to make a guest appearance as Stevie Valdez in a 2004 episode of “CSI: Miami,” Shawn Beglight in a 2006 episode of “Grey's Anatomy” and Jameel Fisher in a 2006 episode of “Ghost Whisperer.” He ventured to the big screen with the supporting role of Joey Dury in “Lady in the Water” (2006), a thriller written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, which starred Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Back to television, Gray-Cabey scored another big breakthrough with his regular role of Micah Sanders, Niki and D.L.'s young son who could communicate with and control digital technology, on the NBC science fiction series “Heroes” (2006-2009). For his good acting job, he picked up a 2007 Young Artist award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger and TV Land's Future Classic Award, an honor he shared with costars Masi Oka, Leonard Roberts, Zachary Quinto, Santiago Cabrera, Jack Coleman and creator/executive producer Tim Kring, among others.
Gray-Cabey will soon costar with Sharon Leal and Oded Fehr in the TV film “Limelight” (2009).
TV Land: Future Classic Award, “Heroes,” 2007
Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger, “Heroes,” 2007
Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger, “My Wife and Kids,” 2006