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John Newland
Born December 23, 1917(1917-12-23)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died January 10, 2000 (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Director, actor, television producer, screenwriter
Spouse(s) Helena deCastro Palomino
Areta (1967 - January 10, 2000)

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 teen in vaudeville. After moving to New York City to study acting, he served in 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 focused 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.[1]

After directing episodes of Letter to Loretta in 1953, Newland went on to direct to episodes of Bachelor Father, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. with his episode given additional footage and released to cinemas as The Spy With My Face, The Man Who Never Was (for which he also served as a writer), The Sixth Sense, and Police Woman. In addition to acting, directing, and screenwriting, he produced several television movies.


On January 10, 2000, Newland died of a stroke in Los Angeles.[2]

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Award nominations

Year Award Result Category
1953 Emmy Award Nominated Best Actor


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