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John Newland

John Newland

1917-2000; American director, actor, television producer, and screenwriter
John Newland
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Quick Facts

Intro 1917-2000; American director, actor, television producer, and screenwriter
Was Actor Film director Screenwriter Film producer Stage actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 23 November 1917, Cincinnati
Death 10 January 2000, Los Angeles (aged 82 years)
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

John Newland (November 23, 1917 – January 10, 2000) was an American director, actor, television producer, and screenwriter.

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.

After directing episodes of Letter to Loretta in 1953, Newland went on to direct two episodes of Bachelor Father, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Thriller (US TV series).

His feature film directorial debut That Night! (1957) was nominated for two British Academy Film Awards.

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.

Death

On January 10, 2000, Newland died of a stroke in Los Angeles.

Select filmography

Producer

  • 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)

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category
1953 Emmy Award Nominated Best Actor

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