ER star Noah Wyle plans to have many more children, after enjoying life as dad to one-year-old son Owen.

The 32-year-old actor's first offspring with wife TRACY WARBIN was born in November 2002, and he admits he's since become a changed man.

He says, "I don't think words can possibly describe how much I love fatherhood. It's everything I ever wanted.

"My wife and I plan on having more kids."

Wyle admits he finds it hard to be away from his son even now, telling America's STAR magazine, "It pains me that I have to go to work and we don't get to see each other. But very few fathers have an opportunity to work for a few years while their kids are this young and then have the freedom to spend the bulk of their time with them through their adolescence. That's the game plan."

Wyle enjoys spending time on the San Ynez, California ranch he and his make-up artist wife bought from Bo Derek in 1999 - and he makes sure his son can join in on the fun too.

He adds, "I got him a little rake, and he does raking beside me."

04/03/2004 13:47