John Haymes Newton

Actor
With his muscular physique and dark good looks, John Haymes Newton seemed perfectly cast in the dual role of the teenage Clark Kent and his alter ego "Superboy" in the 1988 syndicated series. But after one season, he ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1965 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Tru Calling 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goodbye America 1997 (Movie)

William Hawk (Actor)

Models Inc. 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Untouchables 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alive 1993 (Movie)

Tintin (Actor)

The Adventures of Superboy 1988 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Cool As Ice 1991 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Desert Kickboxer 1991 (Movie)

Joe Highhawk--Hawk (Actor)

The Emancipation of Lizzie Stern 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Tides (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With his muscular physique and dark good looks, John Haymes Newton seemed perfectly cast in the dual role of the teenage Clark Kent and his alter ego "Superboy" in the 1988 syndicated series. But after one season, he was replaced by another actor and instead began to carve out a career on stage and screen. The native North Carolinian headed to Manhattan at age 19 to study acting and soon found himself headlining a TV series. After leaving "Superboy," Newton garnered praise for his leading role in a 1990 production of "Out Town" at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. His film career did not begin particularly auspiciously, playing a romantic rival to rapper Vanilla Ice, both vying for the affections of Kristin Minter, in "Cool as Ice" (1991) and graduated to leading roles with "Desert Kickboxer/Desert Hawk" (1992), playing a half-breed cop fighting drug dealers in Arizona. The role required the actor do little more than pose and look good while executing low-level martial arts stunts. "Alive" (1993) gave Newton more to do as one of the survivors of a plane crash in the Andes.

EDUCATION

William Esper Studio

New York, New York

Milestones

1998

Joined cast of Fox's "Melrose Place" as Ryan McBride

1997

Had recurring role on "Walker, Texas Ranger" (CBS)

1997

Starred alongside Corin Nemec and Alexis Arquette as Navy SEALs in the feature action adventure "Goodbye America"

1993

Co-starred in "Alive", the based-on-fact drama about survivors of a plane crash in the Andes

1992

First feature lead as a half-breed martial artist in "Desert Kickboxer"

1991

Had featured role in "The Emancipation of Lizzie Stern", a "CBS Schoolbreak Special"

1991

Film debut in "Cool as Ice", featuring rapper Vanilla Ice

1990

Starred in a production of "Our Town" at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre

1988

Had title role in the syndicated series "Superboy"; left show after one season

Born and raised in North Carolina

At age 19, moved to NYC to study acting

Played recurring role of Tony Pagano, the driver for "The Untouchables", in the syndicated series remake

Joined cast of the Fox primetime soap "Models Inc." as a mysterious Good Samaritan to one of the titular beauties

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