The John Haymes Newton 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", John Haymes Newton garnered praise for his leading role in a 1990 production of "Out Town" at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. John Haymes Newton's 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 John Haymes Newton more to do as one of the survivors of a plane crash in the Andes.



Returning to the small screen, John Haymes Newton cut a handsome figure as the driver for Eliot Ness in the syndicated series remake of "The Untouchables" (1993-94). He seemed to find his niche when cast as a mysterious stranger who comes to the aid of Cassidy Rae in the Fox primetime soap "Models, Inc." (1994-95). Building on that performance, John Haymes Newton joined the cast of another of the network's serials, "Melrose Place", in 1998, portraying Ryan McBride, an executive who also happened to be the younger brother of restaurateur Kyle McBride (played by Rob Estes).



Born: December 29, 1965 in Chapel Hill, North CarolinaJob Titles: ActorEducation

William Esper Studio, New York, New York, acting

Milestones

1988 Had title role in the syndicated series "Superboy"; left show after one season

1990 Starred in a production of "Our Town" at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre

1991 Film debut in "Cool as Ice", featuring rapper Vanilla Ice

1991 Had featured role in "The Emancipation of Lizzie Stern", a "CBS Schoolbreak Special"

1992 First feature lead as a half-breed martial artist in "Desert Kickboxer"

1993 Co-starred in "Alive", the based-on-fact drama about survivors of a plane crash in the Andes

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"

1998 Joined cast of Fox's "Melrose Place" as Ryan McBride

At age 19, John Haymes Newton moved to NYC to study acting

Born and raised in North Carolina

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

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

Monday, July 26, 2010

John Haymes Newton Movie. THE CHRISTMAS CARD

Hi Everyone,
I"m writing this in hopes their are more people like myself that enjoy a great Christmas movie, One ,that the whole family can sit down with some hot buttered popcorn and not have to worry about the contents of the movie. I'm a person that appreciates a good family story. It covers a little of what"s going on in our world and portrays a close,loving, family. The main theme of this made for T .V .movie is the love story that ensues between Cody (John Newton) and Faith (Alice Evans) Their story begins when he receives a Christmas Card from a tenderhearted, loving woman,  while he' s serving in the war in Afghanistan, He finds the card keeps him going after the loss of a good friend in a bomb attack. He's ordered to take leave and find out what life is like after serving several tours of duty in the army. When on leave, he visits the home of his friend that was killed, than goes on seeing the picturesque town of Nevada City Calif. While riding his motorcycle threw town, he stops at he  local diner, their he meets Faith Spelman (Alice Evans) for the first time. He wants to attend church the next morning which happens to be the church that the Spelman family attends, The usher turns out to be none other than  Luke Spelman (Ed Asner) He takes a liking to Cody (John Newton)  After the service, Luke calls out to Cody just as he's about to drive away on his bike. A car comes racing up the hill headed for Luke, Cody jumps in and saves his life. A greatful Luke, invites him to come home and have dinner with the family. After dinner and a game of touch football, Luke asks Cody where he's going after he leaves, Cody says, "I don't really know" Luke asks Cody to stay and work at the mill that he owns and Cody agrees to stay. The story goes on with Luke planning to make Cody a part of the family. He says it's just for the Christmas Holidays. Of course this a chance for Cody (John Newton) to get to know Faith (Alice Evans) Another person enters the picture, her long time boyfriend Paul, an international wine broker that is mostly international than home with his girl Faith. Paul, (Ben Weber) is not well liked by Luke. Faith's loving mother.,Rosie Spelman  is played by (Lois Nettleton).and Faith's very nice and fun loving,  Uncle Richard is played by (Peter Jason). Paul is home from his travels and becomes aware of the attraction between Faith and Cody. He asks  her to marry him and "she says yes," when Cody finds out about the engagement, he decides that the right thing to do is to leave against the prompting of Luke for him to stay and tell Faith that he loves her.Can't tell you what happens but, if  you like a good Christmas movie as I do, you will be a fan as I am. I haven't mentioned that  I am also a very big fan of John Newton's  Get this movie, get the family together, and make some popcorn while you enjoy a great movie that will warm your hearts. P.S. It doesn't have to be Christmas to enjoy this one. This was Hallmark"s highest rated film as told by Ed Asner in his interview.

53 comments:

JohnNewtonFan said...

I loved the Christmas Card!

Captin said...

I thought John Haymes Newton was absolutely brilliant in the chrismas card. I would recomend watching Goodbye America John Newton is Great in That also.

Net Movie Blogger said...

I Love The Christmas Card - it's a wonderful Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie! I wish they would make more like it!

By the way, John Newton is also in the Hallmark Movie, Lies Between Friends. It's a Mystery.

I have more details about it on my blog:
http://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2010/01/murder-among-friends.html

He is just as Handsome in that Movie, and I won't give the story away, but I prefer him much more in The Christmas Card!

Have fun with your new Blog! BTW, I became your 1st Follower!

Net Movie Blogger
http://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/

JohnNewtonFan said...

Iv'e been waiting for the movie Lies Between Friends. When was it on?

Anonymous said...

I watched it several times this past holiday season, and thought it was a fantastic story about love and healing. The acting was first-rate, the scenery breathtaking - and I can't wait for a sequel.

JohnNewtonFan said...

Hi Anonymous, Great to hear your comment. Thanx for loving the movie as I do. Look for some other blogs soon on and other topic from yours truly. cjg

Anonymous said...

Love this movie! John Haymes Newton and Alice Evans are great in it!

Anonymous said...

BIG FAN!-APRIL 12,2012-11;50 PM. I AM JOHN'S TRUE BIGGEST FAN .I HAVE THE 'DVD OF THIS MOVIE SINCE IT 1'ST CAME OUT&IHAVE SEEN IT EVERY DAY SINCE[ALMOST]I JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT.HE IS A GREAT ACTOR AND AVERY HANDSOME MAN.I CAN TELL THAT HE HAD A STRICT UPBRING HE KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS TO DO WITH HIS LIFE A VERY WELL BEHAVED GENTLE MAN.LOVE HIM WISH THE BEST FOR HIM.

Anonymous said...

WHAT ELSE CAN ISAY ABOUT JOHN NEWTON EXCEPT THAT I WOULD LOVE IF HE WOULD DO MORE MOVIES OR TV SERIES BECAUSE HE DOES HAVE GREAT TASTE.IHAVE ALL OF HIS DVD'S AND VCR'S & I CHERISH EVERYONE OF THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT STUPID FILMS[SUCH AS]VAMPIRES;PEOPLE EATING ANIMALS AND ALL OF THOSE OTHER STUPID MOVIES.

Anonymous said...

I love this movie so much I watch it everytime i have a chance I got an extra one..

Anonymous said...

Great movie!!! Getting in the mood for Christmas and this movie is my first one for the year. ;)

Anonymous said...

I love this movie and watch it often...I'm watching it right now :)

Kathy said...

I LOVE THE CHRISTMAS CARD!!! I watch this movie a few times every year. John, if you periodically read our comments I want you to know that your role in this film inspired me to get involved in sending packages to soldiers in Afghanistan. Getting involved was great for our family. I also come from NC (Hickory). This is a timeless movie that has made a lasting impact on so many people. My granddaughter's first pic with Santa was taken at the church in Nevada City. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

"Christmas Card" is now my most favorite Xmas movie, ever. It was fantastically casted and the music and scenery were fabulous!! John Newton and Alice Evans were wonderful. I bought the DVD and watch it many times. I also watch the Hallmark Channel movie where it is on several times during the Xmas season. It is really heartwarming at the end. FANTASTIC ENDING!!!! Anyone would love to be in such a wonderful family as the Spelmans.
Too bad they couldn't do a follow-up to the movie. How about a Christmas wedding?

Jackie said...

I've seen this movie so many times I've almost got it memorized. . Love it!

Anonymous said...

Me too, watching it now on TV

Anonymous said...

LoveAllTheCommentsMadeAboutTheMovieAndActor. AgreeWithTheRequestForASequel. WatchTheMovieEveryTimeIt'sOn.

Judiann/Colorado Spgs. said...

Well, I have to say..this is probably my favorite Christmas movie...Christmas in July on Hallmark this week..and I have seen it 4 times(THIS WEEK)...Im afraid one day Hallmark will remove it..with new films..My son and I watched it last Christmas, he remembers it and agrees it was a great movie..a great cast..and John Newton was perfect in that role.He's been blessed ! Hope Hallmark casts him in some future movies SOON...

Anonymous said...

This is one of my all-time favorite Hallmark Movies!!!
Watching it right now.
Is there a passibility that there could be a sequel to this story?

Fran Trice said...

Will John Newton ever read these comments? I hope so 'cause he is loved as a wonderful actor and The Christmas Card is my favorite Christmas movie of all times. I've watched it 20 or 30 times a season for at least the last 5 years and I own a DVD of the movie also. I hope to find some of the DVD's of movies he has made. Luv U, John








Sandi said...

I loved this movie so much when I first saw it I had to buy it! I really wish they'd make a sequel to it! I love John Newton, and Alice Evans. It's my favorite Hallmark Christmas movie!

maximo ortiz said...

I watched this movie for the first time last week on You Tube and it made my Christmas complete!

Brenda Johnson said...

Absolutely one of the best movies I have ever seen! I watch it all the time! Gifted actor! I've owned the DVD since it came out! I wish he would appear in more movies or shows. Best wishes for him!

Unknown said...

I love this film.

Unknown said...

I love this film.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Chistmas Move with great actors/actress.
How about a sequel.

HallmarkHappy said...

Sequel!!!!!

Young at Heart said...

Made in 2006, and this is still my favorite Hallmark movie! Except for White Christmas, maybe my favorite altogether. Ed Asner and John Newton make this movie believable in such a warm but realistic way. YES, a sequel would be marvelous--it would definitely save me from pressing the replay button, yet again, but what the heck, it's 8 years and counting, and the replay button works just fine. Thanks to this wonderful cast for "taking us" to a happy, joyful and PEACEFUL place--with sweet romance thrown in. Thumbs up to, Christmas Card!

Deborah Rouse said...

I loved the movie A Christmas Card!

Monica said...

John Newton: This year 2015 brought me to Hallmark and there I saw The Christmas Card. Your thoughtful, sensative, loving portrayal of Cody Cullen is the best I have ever seen. Your are a rich talent and I hope you will return to Hallmark for another great performance , your fans miss you. But today Dec. 29...I wish you the happiest of birthdays ever.

Anonymous said...

Is there any chance that a sequel to the Christmas Card movie will ever be thought of we all want to know how the life with Faith and Cody could turn out.

Anonymous said...

Is Hallmark going to make another Christmas Movie to add the Christmas Card so we can see what happened to you and faith after you won her over,I would love to see a movie that follows that one same people and place,I loved it so much I got it on DVD.

Loretta Lauer said...

I absolutely love this movie I only wish they would make a sequel to it where Cody and Faith continue the family business and start a family of their own. Keep wishing...

Anonymous said...

I loved the Christmas Card!! I also wish there would be a sequel - just to see how Cody and Faith continue the business and start a family of their own. All the original characters would be great to see in this sequel Thanks, John and Alice for a great entertaining movie.

Jane Hayes said...

I love the movie. My parents watch it every time it is on. I think it is funny how the uncle seems to say quite a few of his lines too early. He responds before the other actor says their line. Hysterical, how they just left it that way.

Anonymous said...

I love this movie!!! Someone please tell me, who is the girl in the kitchen with the glasses and green sweater.

Unknown said...

The Christmas card is my favorite favorite favorite movie. My husband and I are new Harley motorcycle riders and would like to know what model bike you rode in the movie

Justin Rodgers said...

I absolutely love the Christmas Card. Wonderful cast and a great story!! I would love to see a sequel be made. Just one of those perfect holiday movies that make you feel as if you're part of it.

Gramma Hammy said...

The Christmas Ccard

Unknown said...

love the Christmas card. I think a sequel is needed to see where cody and faith are now.

Anonymous said...

The Christmas Card is on right now and I am watching it during the Christmas in July celebration on Hallmark. It's one of my favorite Christmas movies and love John Newton and Alice Evans in it. I wish there was a sequel to it. Would love to see how their story evolves!!

Jane Barton said...

That would be great to have a sequel.

Anonymous said...

I watch The Christmas Card every time I see it on tv and it is on Netflix, plus I have the dvd. My husband just goes outside when he sees me watching it. He knows how much I love it. It is on right now. Thank you for such a wonderful movie.

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Anonymous said...

I love this movie too...I thought I was the only one who noticed the girl in the kitchen...would love to know who she is too.

Teresa Midlands said...

Anonymous Said.
I Love this Movie. Also.
I am repeating the words if all the People before me . I would however Love to Know if it will be on True Movies this year as it was not on last year 2016. It was such a disappointment as I watched every time that it was on the year before 2015. That was the First year I ever saw it . I Love it, Love it.
Can I be told if it will be on this year on True Movies this year 2017. I do hope so. I among so many other people. I !ove TRUE MOVIES AS IT IS A STATION THAT THE FAMILY CAN WATCH TOGETHER. THERE IS NOTHING IN IT THAT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR FAMILY VIEWING. WELL DONE true Movies for Showig such Great Fr,ms.
Please put my mind at ease & tell me if it will be on this year 2017.
True Movies have started their Christris Movies & as yet there is no sign of THE CHRISTMAS CARD OR ANOTHER WONDERFUL MOVIE IS A GRANDPA FOR CHRISTMAS. WILL YE BE SHOWING THIS FILM ALSO PLEASE.

WILL YOU PLEASE TELL US IF THE CHRISTMAS CARD WILL BE ON THIS YEAR 2017. I spend a lot of time in bed . I was involved in a bad TraffIC ACCIDENT 46 years ago & I HAVE TRUE MOVIES ON ALL THE TIME. I TRUELY LOVE THIS STATION. ........THANK YOU FOR GOOD HEALTHY FILMS THAT CAN BE WATCHED BY YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE. PLEASE ANSWER ME IF IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO DO SO. SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS ALSO WERE DISAPPOINTED LAST YEAR WHEN IT DID NOT APPEAR ON OUR SCREENS. A GRANDPA FOR CHRISTMAS IS ANOTHER WONDERFUL FILM THAT SO FAR THIS YEAR HAS NOT YET APPEARED YET.
ON OUR SCREENS EITHER.
I EMPLORE OF YOU TO ANSWER ME IF POSSIBLE. I DEARLY LOVE IT. I WILL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON THIS PAGE FOR A REPLY FROM YOU . GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU THAT BRING US THESE GREAT MOVIES. .
IF IT IS AT ALL POSSIBLE TO HAVE A SEQUEL TO A CHRISTMAS CARD IT WOULD BE FANTASTIC. PLEASE WILL YE TRY AND BRING IT TO US.
I WISH YOU ALL AT TRUE MOVIES A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS. I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHERE TO SEND YOU GUYS A CHRISTMAS CARD WITH A THANK YOU FOR THE LOVELY FILMS YE BRING US.
LOVE ALWAYS TO YOU ALL
FROM A VERY LOYAL VIEWER WITH LOVE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜. ☕️☕️☕️ ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ. ☘☘ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ☘ ☘ ☘ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Trish kelley-Baird said...

I LOVE THE IS MOVIE, "THE CHRISTMAS CARD". SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A SEQUEL TO IT. HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR HIM IN OTHER MOVIES BUT CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ANY. IT WAS ON HALLMARK LAST NIGHT AND AGAIN TODAY AT 5 PM MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE OF ALL TIME. JOHN NEWTON IS A GREAT ACTOR AND WE SHOULD SEE MORE OF HIM. PLEASE ! ! !

Veronica Ratliff said...

This is my favorite Hallmark Christmas movie ever! Please make a sequel. Love the characters and and the scenery is breathtaking. Would love to see the next phase of the story.

Helene said...

I have on DVR I can watch anytime. Please have sequel.

Mary-Ann said...

Mary-Ann from Vermont

The movie, The Christmas Card is my all time favorite Hallmark movie due to all of the actors, yet mostly, John Newton. The main reason is due to the content of the story and the ending, which touches me every time I watch it. Even though I have the DVD, I make sure I watch the movie when on TV so Hallmark can continue to play it for years to come and touch the hearts of soldiers and Veterans of this country and the love of family.

Please make a sequel that will continue to inspire the love for Cody & Faith. Nevertheless, the love for family and the Veterans respect for this country.

Warm regards.

Anonymous said...

Watch every it year! I love the Christmas Card! Wish did some more hallmark movies!

Kim

Unknown said...

there needs to be a part 2 where they get married an have kids with same actors i love that movie i have watched it so many times.

Kathy Foster said...

there needs to be a part 2 where they get married an have kids with same actors i love that movie i have watched it so many times.