After a short-lived success he quit showbiz and worked as a barman at the Haven Holiday Camp in Weymouth.
He now has four kids and works as a manager at the town's Lakeside Bowling Alley.
Noddy was a member of the Geordie youth club for five years from 1990 to 1995, and certainly caused a stir as the first gay teenager in a children's drama.
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In groundbreaking scenes he kissed his best mate Gary on the cheek but his advances were rebuffed, with Gary breaking of their friendship.
The actor said he received fan mail from kids going through similar stages in life.
He told Attitude magazine: "About a month or two after the episode had aired, I received a letter from a young lad about 15 or 16 saying he was going through the same (thing) as Noddy and if he hadn't watched that episode on that day then he would have continued to think he was the only one going through it.
"He said he honestly felt like committing suicide but after seeing the show and the helpline number on the end credits, he called, got advice and was now much happier.
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"He'd told his parents and friends who supported him and he'd even managed to find a boyfriend.
"If my storyline upset 10,000 people but helped one person then I see it as a monumental success."