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


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

Sunday, August 15, 2010

John Haymes Newton in Goodbye America

Although John Haymes Newton is not listed as one of the main characters in this film, he plays a very important part. The U.S. Navy is preparing to turn it's last navel base in the Philippines over to the local authorities. Among those assigned to prepare for the turnover, are three navy seals.

Lt. William Hawk (John Haymes Newton) Lt. Paul J Bladon (Alexis Arquette) and Lt. John Stryzack (Corin Nemic) Their are other notable actors in the movie, Michael York plays Arquette's father. He immediately interfears in his sons life, and so it goes between father and son. Another actor that makes his mark in this movie is James Brolin barkeep and owner of the local hangout. The three take liberty and head for the bar and enjoy the company of some the local girls. John (Corin Nemic) has a father that raised John to be narrow minded hard head. He (Corin Nemic) snaps and kills one of the local low life's.

The story goes on with John also being arrested for the attack on an underage girl. He escapes jail and becomes an armed fugitive intent on murdering everyone, even his friends.Hawk (John Haymes Newton)can't reason with his friend. An explosive chase ensues and tests the limit of friendship and patriotism. Hawk must chose between his once close friend and his duty to his country.

Can't tell you anymore without ruining the end but, theirs a lot more to this story worth viewing. Also some great scenes between Corin Nemic and John Newton. This movie has some violence and some language issues . It's up to you as to who may watch this movie in your home.


Anonymous said...

I am a John Haymes Newton Fan I thought Goodbye america was good I thought the christmas card was his best move. I have been a fan of john haymes newton from the superboy days. I thought john newton played a great part though the graphics were kind of lame. Its worth watching if you are a john haymes newton fan like me.

JohnNewtonFan said...

Hey there, I'm so glad to hear from a Newton fan. Hope to hear from you again.

# 1 fan

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to John Haymes Newton.

Anonymous said...

My daughter gave me a special gift for my 69th birthday. She gave me the movie, "The Christmas Card. She is a nurse in the USAF and has been to Iraq and returned home safely. I have watched the movie every day for a week!!! A heart-warming movie brought to true-life by Ed Asner, Alice Evans, John Newton, Peter Jason and the late beloved Lois Nettleson.

gypsiny said...

I can't tell you how excited I am to have found this site. I saw the movie the Christmas Card for the very first time this year and fell in love with John and the movie. Have not been able to find anything about him with substance until I found this blogsite.
Thank you so much for putting this all together as I would love to follow John's career and have a way to interact/communicate with him from time to time.
So thank you for your efforts!! I am over the moon!!

gypsiny said...

Does anyone know where we can find out something more recent as to what John has been doing? I know he hasn't disappeared from the scene, but it seems as if he hasn't done anything recent in the past couple of years!
He must be doing something!