November 23, 1917|
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Died||January 10, 2000
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Occupation||Director, actor, television producer, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Helena deCastro Palomino
Areta (m. 1967 - his death)
Early life and career
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Newland began his career as a teenager in vaudeville. After moving to New York City to study acting, he served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, he signed with Warner Bros. but was relegated to playing bit parts. By the early 1950s, Newland began to focus solely on television roles, appearing in several episodes of Studio One, The Philco Television Playhouse, Tales of Tomorrow, Kraft Television Theatre, and Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.
In 1959, Newland became the host and director of the paranormal television series One Step Beyond. The series ended its run in 1961 and Newland later hosted its short-lived counterpart The Next Step Beyond in 1978.
Following the demise of his One Step Beyond, Newland directed one of the early 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. episodes called The Double Affair. His episode was given additional footage and released to cinemas as a motion picture titled The Spy with My Face. In 1966 he produced and directed all episodes but one of the serious spy series The Man Who Never Was for which he also served as a writer. Some episodes were strung together and released outside the United States as a film called Danger Has Two Faces. He later directed episodes of The Sixth Sense, and Police Woman. In addition to acting, directing, and screenwriting, he produced several television movies.
- The Deadly Hunt (1971)
- Angel City (1980)
- The Five of Me (1981)
- The Execution (1985)
- Arch of Triumph (1985)
- Timestalkers (1987)
- Too Good to Be True (1988)
|1953||Emmy Award||Nominated||Best Actor|
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