RADNOR, Pa. - "ER" star Noah Wyle sounds ready for a career move. Wyle, a cast member for eight years, may try something else when his contract expires after the 2003-2004 season.
"I think most actors are born with a drop of gypsy blood, in that they like to be jacks-of-all-trades but masters of none," the 31-year-old actor said in this week's TV Guide. "And I've been sort of a master of this one trade for a very long time. So the need to do something different is definitely growing within me."
Wyle is also disappointed that his character hasn't grown much since being stabbed and developing a drug habit in the sixth season.
"He's been the utility player that you can plug into anybody else's story line as a reactive character or a sympathetic character to allow the audience to see through his eyes," Wyle said. "There have been a lot juicier roles on the show."
Last season, CBS's "CSI" knocked "ER" from its perch as TV's top-rated drama.