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.
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
It’s in this home that veteran actor Robert Newman (of “Guiding Light” and more recently Showtime’s “Homeland” fame) first takes the stage as father of the Darling children, paired with “grace personified” in his wife (Penelope Alex). Later, Newman swings into action as Captain Hook. Newman is fantastic as Hook. He shifts from comic mode …Continue Reading