Robert Newman

About Robert

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.

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Joining the cast of Perfect Crime March 10-30!

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I’ll be stepping into the role of Detective Detective James Ascher in the long running off-Broadway play Perfect Crime from March 10-March 30th.  Joining Catherine Russell, Jack Koenig, and my old friend, George McDaniel in this historic production.  Perfect Crime is the longest running play in the history of New York theater, currently at over 11,000 performances.  Visit for   …Continue Reading

A very nice interview with Maggie Linton on SiriusXM. In Part one I talk about Guiding Light. In part two I talk about Theater and Sag-Aftra work…

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Death Trap – Barn Theater, MI

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So all that can be said is, Newman (a Barnie from way back, Josh on soap “The Guiding Light” for 28 years) makes a great Bruhl. Arrogant, pompous and full of desperation, Newman’s Bruhl is also funny, pathetic and brutal. In one violent scene (not that one, the other) he genuinely stunned and shocked the   …Continue Reading