Robert Newman earned legions of fans with his winning portrayal of Joshua Lewis on GUIDING LIGHT. The ever-popular actor, who first appeared on the CBS daytime drama in 1981, played a character that had seen great joy and tragedy in his life with his soul mate, Reva Shayne, played by Kim Zimmer. In 2002 and 2006, Newman received Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Sadly, GL left the airwaves in September of 2009 after 15,672 episodes. Newman appeared in roughly 3,000 of those episodes over a 28 year span.
Newman effectively creates the dual characters of Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote…climaxing with a dynamite “The Quest, The Impossible Dream” in Act Two, evoking a deserved mid-show standing ovation. -C.J. Gianakaris, Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette It took only a brief moment for Newman to replace Josh Lewis with Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote. Bridging …Continue Reading
Newman, a pro and a ham, plays Warbucks as an overgrown kid and gets in what seems like a swipe at a neighboring town’s fancy new performing arts center with the quip, “After New York, every other place is just … Durham.” -Zack Smith, INDY Week Soap opera veteran Robert Newman blusters as Warbucks …Continue Reading