John Newton (actor)

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John Newton
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in 2006
Born (1965-12-29) December 29, 1965 (age 50)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.
Residence Boulder, CO
Other names John Haymes Newton
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Newton
Children 1

John Newton (born (1965-12-29)December 29, 1965) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his regular roles on the television programs Superboy as Clark Kent in the show's first season and as Ryan McBride on the soap opera Melrose Place.


John Newton is best known for playing the lead role of Clark Kent/Superboy in the TV series Superboy during the show's first season only from 1988-1989. Newton was among the drastic cast changes that took place between seasons, and was replaced by Gerard Christopher in the role for the remainder of the show's run. Besides Superboy, he played regular roles on the television programs Melrose Place and The Untouchables. He had a recurring role on Models, Inc. before being transferred onto Melrose Place after its cancellation. Both shows were part of the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. On the DVD release of Superboy: The Complete First Season in 2006, Newton appears as himself on the documentary featurette "Superboy: Getting Off the Ground" and provided audio commentary with executive producer Ilya Salkind on two episodes. He starred in The Christmas Card (2006) and the 2009 independent film Yesterday Was a Lie.[1]

In 2011, Newton and his wife Jennifer lent their voices as Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane, respectively, in the animated fan film Superman Classic by veteran animator Robb Pratt.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Newton spent 3½ years training and performing theatrically in New York City, including a brief career as a model. During the filming of Alive, Newton was able to meet the survivor (Antonio Vicintin) whom he portrayed in the movie.



  1. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Overview: Yesterday Was a Lie". Allmovie. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Robb Pratt Official Site

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Preceded by
Christopher Reeve (1978-1987)
Actor to portray Clark Kent/Superman
Succeeded by
Gerard Christopher (1989-1992)
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