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Creator / Noah Antwiler

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Shockingly not related to David Hayter, believe it or not.

Noah Antwiler (born December 27, 1980) is an Illinois (formerly Arizona)-based actor, comedian, writer and host of the award-winning Video Review Show The Spoony Experiment.

Aside from The Spoony Experiment, Antwiler also hosts Counter Monkey, a series in which he recounts various stories from his Tabletop Game days & offers various insights into the mindset of both the players & the GMs, and appeared in all the various anniversary specials of Channel Awesome before he left in summer 2012.

Works featuring Noah Antwiler:

Tropes about his work:

  • Acting for Two: Besides the basic 'exaggerated snarker persona' he puts on as "The Spoony One", Noah portrays a number of different characters on the show, some one-off and some recurring:
  • Arch-Enemy: Dixie Carter. And he's not an Unknown Rival, either, as she's shot back.
  • Creator Breakdown: Sadly, and repeatedly. He had undiagnosed Bipolar II for years. Everyone thought that he just had depression and was put on antidepressants. He still seems to suffer from bouts of depression likely caused by that, which can turn him into a royal jackass even off-camera. To his credit, he admits that this is no excuse and tries to make up for it whenever possible.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Raw Bell Peppers. During his Hell's Kitchen: The Game review, he took a bite into one, and the outtake after the credits show him trying to keep it down, even after he spit it out.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In the second part of his Transformers review with his brother, Noah asks "Who the fuck has movie posters on their walls, really.", even though they're sitting in front of movie posters. In fact, Noah has so many movie posters that nearly all his reviews have appropriate posters for that review in the background.]]
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: After watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I. Has stated he rarely drinks, but this seems no longer to be the case as he seems to drink fairly regularly now.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Noah has a good range for impersonations, his Christopher Walken is incredible, and he does a damn good Hulk Hogan Hoakogan, Ultimate Warrior, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: His brother Miles is reportedly much different from Noah.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Between him and his brother, Miles, he's definitely the red one: loud, boisterous, and a lover of the spotlight. Miles is quiet, probably more responsible, and the voice of reason.
  • Schedule Slip: Noah's myriad health issues and personal problems tend to get in the way, so much so that he doesn't even bother creating a tentative schedule for his videos any more. Or even update, which has made his fanbase reduce a lot.
  • Shout-Out: Tons, both to pop culture and other Channel Awesome personalities.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Would go gay for David Wenham's voice.
  • What Could Have Been: In 2014, Noah made an announcement that he would be in active pre-production on a movie once Patreon pledges reached that goal. More than five years have passed and nothing has been heard on such a project ever since.
  • We Used to Be Friends:
    • Was thick as thieves with Jason "Lord Kat" Pullara, until Jason got several interview offers rescinded by association with Channel Awesome, and zeroed in on Spoony screaming "Betrayal!" on a convention floor as the main culprit, which Jason still won't completely let go of nearly a decade later.
    • Unlike most of the former CA producers, he left the site years before ChangeTheChannel and, despite the ugliness surrounding his departure, was still on good terms with the Walkers. That said, he revealed on Twitter that he hadn't spoken to them in a long time, not because of a falling out, because of a gradual parting of ways. He even admitted to missing working with them. The same applies to Lewis Lovhaug, Brad Jones and Joe Vargas.