In "The Americans," Noah Emmerich plays an FBI counterintelligence agent who's seeking out KGB spies, but it's not his first time playing a member of the force. In "Cop Land," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Backwash," and "White Collar," Noah also played men with badges.
"I think I look like a big Irish cop," he says. "It's a typecasting thing." He insists that in actuality, he couldn't be further from his "typical" role. "I'm Jewish," he says. "The irony of playing the Irish cop! My father's a refugee from Germany."
While Noah's used to playing a cop on the screen, one thing that's harder to get used to is the vulnerability that comes along with doing love scenes.
"I find, weirdly, the more intimate moments to be between takes, because sometimes you're in a compromising position," Noah says. "You're unnaturally close to someone who is not your lover. That's a weirdly intimate space."
To find out the soap star Noah would most want to do a love scene with, check out this episode of "Daily Shot."