Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was a chartered flight that crashed on a glacier at an elevation of 3,570 metres in the remote Andes. Among the 45 people on board, 28 survived the initial crash. Facing starvation and death, the survivors reluctantly resorted to cannibalism. After 72 days on the glacier, 16 people were rescued; the flight carrying 19 members of a rugby team, family and friends originated in Montevideo and was headed for Santiago, Chile. While crossing the Andes, the inexperienced co-pilot, in command mistakenly believed they had reached Curicó, despite instrument readings indicating otherwise, he turned north and began to descend towards what he thought was Pudahuel Airport. Instead, the aircraft struck the mountain, shearing off the rear of the fuselage; the forward part of the fuselage careered down a steep slope like a toboggan and came to rest on a glacier. Three crew members and more than a quarter of the passengers died in the crash, several others succumbed to cold and injuries.
On the tenth day after the crash, the survivors learned from a transistor radio that the search had been called off. Faced with starvation and death, those still alive agreed that should they die, the others might consume their bodies in order to live. With no choice, the survivors ate the bodies of their dead friends. Seventeen days after the crash, 27 remained alive when an avalanche filled the rear of the broken fuselage they were using as shelter, killing eight more survivors; the survivors had no source of heat in the harsh conditions. They decided. Sixty days after the crash, passengers Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa, lacking mountaineering gear of any kind, climbed from the glacier at 3,570 metres to the 4,670 metres peak blocking their way west. Over 10 days they trekked about 38 miles seeking help; the first person they saw was Chilean arriero Sergio Catalán, who gave them food and rode for ten hours to alert authorities. The story of the passengers' survival after 72 days drew international attention.
The remaining 16 survivors were rescued on 23 December 1972, more than two months after the crash. The survivors were concerned about what the public and family members of the dead might think about their acts of eating the dead. There was an initial public backlash, but after they explained the pact the survivors made to sacrifice their flesh if they died to help the others survive, the outcry diminished and the families were more understanding; the incident was known as the Andes flight disaster and, in the Hispanic world, as El Milagro de los Andes. Members of the amateur Old Christians Club rugby union team from Montevideo, were scheduled to play a match against the Old Boys Club, an English rugby team in Santiago, Chile. Club president Daniel Juan chartered an Uruguayan Air Force twin turboprop Fairchild FH-227D to fly the team over the Andes to Santiago; the aircraft carried 5 crew members. Colonel Julio César Ferradas was an experienced Air Force pilot who had a total of 5,117 flying hours.
He was accompanied by co-pilot Lieutenant-Colonel Dante Héctor Lagurara. There were 10 extra seats and the team members invited a few friends and family members to accompany them; when someone cancelled at the last minute, Graziela Mariana bought the seat so she could attend her oldest daughter's wedding. The aircraft departed Carrasco International Airport on 12 October 1972, but a storm front over the Andes forced them to stop overnight in Mendoza, Argentina. Although there is a direct route from Mendoza to Santiago 200 kilometres to the west, the high mountains require flight levels of 25,000 to 26,000 feet close to the FH-227D's maximum operational ceiling of 28,000 feet. Given that the FH-227 aircraft was loaded, this route would have required the pilot to carefully calculate fuel consumption and to avoid the mountains. Instead, it was customary for this type of aircraft to fly a longer 600 kilometres, 90-minute U-shaped route from Mendoza south to Malargüe using the A7 airway. From there aircraft flew west via the G-17 airway, crossing Planchón Pass, to the Chilean town of Curicó, from there north to Santiago.
The weather on 13 October affected the flight. On that morning, conditions over the Andes had not improved but changes were expected by the early afternoon; the pilot took off at 2:18 PM on Friday 13 October from Mendoza. He flew south from Mendoza towards Malargüe at flight level 180. Lagurara radioed the Malargüe airport with their position and told them they would reach 2,515 metres high Planchón Pass at 3:21 PM; the pass is the hand-off point for air traffic control from one side of the Andes to the other. At the pass, controllers in Mendoza transfer flight tracking to Pudahuel air traffic control in Santiago, Chile. Once across the mountains in Chile, south of Curicó, aircraft turn north and initiate descent into Pudahuel Airport in Santiago. Pilot Ferradas had flown across the Andes 29 times. On this flight he was training co-pilot Lagurara, pilot in command; as they flew through the Andes, clouds obscured the mountains. The aircraft FAU 571 had only 792 airframe hours; the aircraft was regarded by some pilots as underpowered, had been nicknamed by them as the "lead-sled."Given the cloud cover, the pilots were flying under instrument meteorological conditions at an altitude of 18,000 feet, could not visually confirm their location.
While some reports state the pilot incorrectly estimated his position using dea
The Purcell Mountains are a mountain range in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. They are a subrange of the Columbia Mountains, which includes the Selkirk and Cariboo Mountains, they are located on the west side of the Rocky Mountain Trench in the area of the Columbia Valley, on the east side of the valley of Kootenay Lake and the Duncan River. The only large settlement in the mountains is the Panorama Ski Resort and Kicking Horse Resort, though there are small settlements, such as Yahk and Moyie along the Crowsnest Highway, residential rural areas dependent on the cities of Creston and Cranbrook, which are located adjacent to the range; the Purcells are shown on some United States maps as the Percell Mountains, where their southern limit protrudes into the states of Idaho and Montana, abutting Lake Koocanusa, a reservoir on the Kootenai River. American geographic classifications consider the Percells to be part of the Rocky Mountains but in Canada that terminology is reserved for ranges on the east side of the Rocky Mountain Trench.
In the Purcell Mountains, most of the peaks are above 10,000 feet in elevation. The Purcells were formed in the Proterozoic eon, which spans from 2,500 million years ago to about 540 million years ago. Carbonate Range Dogtooth Range Farnham Group MacBeth Group McGillivary Range Moyie Range Septet Range Spillimacheen Range Starbird Ridge Stockdale Group Toby Glacier Truce Group Yahk Range The Bugaboos List of mountain ranges in Montana
Frank Marshall (producer)
Frank Wilton Marshall is an American film producer and director working in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen Kennedy. With Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, he was one of the founders of Amblin Entertainment. In 1991, he founded, with Kennedy, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, a film production company which has a contract with DreamWorks. Since May 2012, with Kennedy taking on the role of President of Lucasfilm, Marshall has been Kennedy/Marshall's sole principal. Marshall has collaborated with directors Steven Spielberg, Paul Greengrass and Peter Bogdanovich. In addition, he received the Irving G. Thalberg award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018. Born in Glendale, Marshall is the son of guitarist and composer Jack Marshall, his early years were spent in California. In 1961, his family moved to Newport Beach, where he attended Newport Harbor High School, was active in music, cross country, track, he entered UCLA in 1964 as an engineering major, graduated in 1968 with a degree in Political science.
While at UCLA, he was initiated into Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and he helped create its first NCAA soccer team, played collegiate soccer there in 1966, 1967 and 1968. In 1966, he met film director Peter Bogdanovich at a birthday party for the daughter of director John Ford, a friend of his father. Marshall volunteered to work on Bogdanovich's first film, which became his apprenticeship in film production, as he assumed various productions roles appearing in a bit part. Following graduation from UCLA, Marshall spent the next two years working in Aspen and Marina del Rey, as a waiter/guitar player at "The Randy Tar," a steak and lobster restaurant. While traveling through Europe in March 1970, he received another call from Bogdanovich, offering him a position on The Last Picture Show. Three days he arrived in Archer City, doubling as location manager and actor in this seminal film. Under Bogdanovich's guidance, Marshall would work his way up from producer's assistant to associate producer on five more films.
He branched out to work with Martin Scorsese as a line producer on the music documentary The Last Waltz and as an associate producer on director Walter Hill's gritty crime thriller, The Driver. The following year, Marshall earned his first executive producer credit on Hill's cult classic street gang movie, The Warriors, he continues to collaborate with Bogdanovich, working to complete their tenth film together, Orson Welles' unfinished The Other Side of the Wind in 2018. In 1981, together with his future wife Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, he co-founded Amblin Entertainment, one of the industry's most productive and profitable production companies; as a producer, Marshall has received five Oscar nominations for Best Picture for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sixth Sense, The Color Purple, Raiders of the Lost Ark. His feature film directing debut was the thriller Arachnophobia. In 1991, he and Kennedy began producing their own films. Marshall directed the company's first film, about a rugby team struggling to survive in the snow after their plane crashes in the Andes.
Next, he directed Congo, based on Michael Crichton's novel, followed by Eight Below, an adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. In 1998, he directed the episode "Mare Tranquilitatis", from the Emmy Award-winning HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon; as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series, Marshall directed a documentary about Olympian Johann Olav Koss entitled Right to Play.. Marshall stated that the documentary, broadcast in 2012, sought to capture not only Koss' sporting career and the ideals behind his nonprofit organization, but his "drive and how it has changed the world."From 1991 to 2012, The Kennedy/Marshall Company produced many films, including The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, War Horse, the Bourne series and the feature documentary The Armstrong Lie. Since taking over as sole principal of the company, Marshall has broadened its slate beyond feature films to include television and Broadway musicals.
He produced the Emmy Award-nominated documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All, which premiered on HBO in April 2015, the summer blockbuster Jurassic World, which has become the third highest-grossing film of all time. During the 1980s and 1990s Marshall served on the advisory board of the National Student Film Institute. Marshall is a former VP, member of the board of directors and member of the Executive Committee of the United States Olympic Committee, he was awarded the Olympic Shield in 2005, inducted into the U. S. Olympic Hall of Fame class of 2008 for his years of service to the USOC, he serves on the board of Athletes for Hope, Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, as Board Chair of the US Center for SafeSport. In addition to his service to sports organizations, Marshall is involved in the educational arena, serving as a board member of LA’s Promise Fund, as a trustee of The Archer School for Girls, on the UCLA Foundation Board of Governor's, he is a recipient of the American Academy of Achievement Award, the UCLA Alumni Professional Achievement Award and the California Mentor Initiative's Leadership Award.
In June 2004, Marshall gave the Commencement Address at the UCLA College of Letters and Science graduation ceremony in Pauley Pavilion. Marshall has long enjoyed magic and music and has been known to perform under th
John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley is an American playwright and director. His play, Doubt: A Parable, won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play, he won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Moonstruck. Shanley was born into an Irish-American family in The New York City, his mother worked as a telephone operator, his father was a meat-packer. The neighborhood Shanley grew up in was considered rough, his academic career did not begin well, but he graduated from New York University with honors. In his program bio for the Broadway production of Doubt: A Parable, he mentions that he was "thrown out of St. Helena's kindergarten, banned from St. Anthony's hot lunch program and expelled from Cardinal Spellman High School." He was influenced by one of his first teachers, Sister Margaret McEntee, who he based the character of Sister James on in his play, Doubt. While at Cardinal Spellman High School he saw two school productions that influenced him; the Miracle Worker and Cyrano de Bergerac.
After his Freshman year at New York University, he was put on academic probation. He enlisted in the United States Marines, serving in a stateside post during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he wrote a novel burned it, returned to the university with the help of the G. I. Bill, by supporting himself with a series of jobs: elevator operator, house painter, furniture mover, bartender, he graduated from New York University as valedictorian in 1977. Shanley is the author of more than 23 plays, which have been translated and performed around the world, including 80 productions a year in North America, he has directed his own productions. He has written for film. In 1990, Shanley directed his script of Joe Versus the Volcano. Shanley wrote two songs for the movie: "Marooned Without You" and "The Cowboy Song." He wrote the screenplay for the film Congo, based on the Michael Crichton book. His play Doubt: A Parable ran on Broadway from March 31, 2005 to July 2, 2006 and won four 2005 Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Shanley directed the 2008 film version, which starred Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. The screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award, the film won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. Doubt: A Parable, is featured in The Fourth Wall, a book of photographs by Amy Arbus for which Shanley wrote the foreword. In 2012, Shanley wrote the libretto for an opera version of Doubt: A Parable, which premiered at the Minnesota Opera in January 2013, with music by Douglas J. Cuomo; until his experience with opera was not extensive. As he worked on the libretto, using many lines that come directly from the play, he describes that his enthusiasm for the form grew. In 2012, his play Storefront Church ran Off-Broadway in a production by the Atlantic Theater Company; the play concerns Bronx residents "whose lives become tangled in unexpected ways when a mortgage goes sour". Storefront Church was put up by San Francisco Playhouse in San Francisco in December 2013 where it was well received.
His play, Outside Mullingar, opened on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club, on January 3, 2014 and on January 23, 2014; the play stars Debra Messing and Brían F. O'Byrne; the play is set in the Irish countryside. His new play, Prodigal Son, which he is directing, is produced Off-Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club, it opened on February 9, 2016 and features Timothée Chalamet, Robert Sean Leonard, Annika Boras, Chris McGarry and David Potters. The play concerns a lonely teen from The Bronx, his new play The Portuguese Kid opened on October 24, 2017 at the New York City Center Stage I, produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club. Dircted by Shanley, the cast features Jason Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa, Aimee Carrero and Pico Alexander, he is a graduate of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture and Human Development with a degree in Educational Theatre, is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Shanley resides in New York City.
He has been divorced twice. In March 2012, actress Amanda Jencsik, 26 at the time, filed suit against Shanley for $5 million for sexual assault. Jencsik stated that Shanley had forcibly sodomized her on several occasions, had choked her and wrapped a belt around her neck during intercourse. Jencsik says that Shanley asked her on multiple occasions, "Do you feel like I'm raping you?" Jencsik expressed that she endured severe psychological distress and physical injuries including PTSD and a diagnosed bowel obstruction as a result of their sexual interactions, which took place in 2010. Shanley admitted to having a sexual relationship with Jencsik but denied the allegations, telling Entertainment Weekly through his attorney that their interactions were "totally consensual." Jencsik's lawsuit stated that Shanley "looped his belt around her neck during sex and pulled the belt," in addition to covering her mouth with his hand, hitting her in the face. Jencsik's lawyer explained that Jencsik did not call the police directly following the assaults because she was not in the right mental state to do so, that Shanley had a "Svengali-like ef
Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed three feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, a documentary, he has written three novels. He made his film debut with the 1985 science fiction feature Explorers, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society, he appeared in various films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he received critical praise. Hawke starred alongside Julie Delpy in Richard Linklater's Before trilogy: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, all of which received critical acclaim. Hawke has been nominated twice for both the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Hawke was further honored with SAG Award nominations for both films, as well as BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the latter, his other films include the science fiction drama Gattaca, the contemporary adaptation of Hamlet, the action thriller Assault on Precinct 13, the crime drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, the horror film Sinister.
In 2018 he garnered critical acclaim for his performance as a protestant minister in Paul Schrader's drama First Reformed receiving numerous accolades including New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards and Critics' Choice Awards. In addition to his film work, Hawke has appeared in many theater productions, he made his Broadway debut in 1992 in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2007 for his performance in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia. In 2010, Hawke directed Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play. Hawke was born in Austin, Texas, to Leslie, a charity worker, James Hawke, an insurance actuary. Hawke's parents were high school sweethearts in Fort Worth and married young, when Hawke's mother was 17. Hawke was born a year later. Hawke's parents were students at the University of Texas at Austin at the time of his birth, separated and divorced in 1974.
After the separation, Hawke was raised by his mother. The two relocated several times, before settling in New York City, where Hawke attended the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights. Hawke's mother remarried when he was 10 and the family moved to West Windsor Township, New Jersey, where Hawke attended West Windsor Plainsboro High School, he transferred to the Hun School of Princeton, a secondary boarding school, from which he graduated in 1988. In high school, Hawke aspired to be a writer, but developed an interest in acting, he made his stage debut at age 13, in a production at The McCarter Theatre of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, appearances in West Windsor-Plainsboro High School productions of Meet Me in St. Louis and You Can't Take It with You followed. At the Hun School he took acting classes at the McCarter Theatre on the Princeton campus, after high school graduation he studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh dropping out after he was cast in Dead Poets Society.
He enrolled in New York University's English program for two years, but dropped out to pursue other acting roles. Hawke obtained his mother's permission to attend his first casting call at the age of 14, secured his first film role in Joe Dante's Explorers, in which he played an alien-obsessed schoolboy alongside River Phoenix; the film was met with favorable reviews but had poor box office results, a failure which Hawke has admitted caused him to quit acting for a brief period after the film's release. Hawke described the disappointment as difficult to bear at such a young age, adding "I would never recommend that a kid act."In 1989, Hawke made his breakthrough appearance in Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society, playing one of the students taught by Robin Williams's inspirational English teacher. The Variety reviewer noted "Hawke, as the painfully shy Todd, gives a haunting performance." The film received considerable acclaim, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Film and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
With revenue of $235 million worldwide, it remains Hawke's most commercially successful picture to date. Hawke described the opportunities he was offered as a result of the film's success as critical to his decision to continue acting: "I didn't want to be an actor and I went back to college, but the success was so monumental that I was getting offers to be in such interesting movies and be in such interesting places, it seemed silly to pursue anything else." While filming Dead Poets Society he auditioned for what would be his next film appearance, 1989's comedy drama Dad, where he played Ted Danson's son and Jack Lemmon's grandson. Hawke's next film, 1991's White Fang, brought his first leading role; the film, an adaptation of Jack London's novel of the same name, featured Hawke as Jack Conroy, a Yukon gold hunter who befriends a wolfdog. According to The Oregonian, "Hawke does a good job as young Jack... He makes Jack's passion for White Fang real and keeps it from being ridiculous or overly sentimental."
He appeared in Keith Gordon's A Midnight Clear, a well-received war film based on William Wharton's novel of the same name. In the survival drama Alive, adapted from Piers Paul Read's 1974 book, Hawke portrayed Nando Pa
Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film studio based in Hollywood, a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world, the second oldest in the United States, the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios still located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood. In 1916, film producer Adolph Zukor put 22 actors and actresses under contract and honored each with a star on the logo. In 2014, Paramount Pictures became the first major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only; the company's headquarters and studios are located at 5555 Melrose Avenue, California, United States. Paramount Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world after the French studios Gaumont Film Company and Pathé, followed by the Nordisk Film company, Universal Studios, it is the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
Paramount Pictures dates its existence from the 1912 founding date of the Famous Players Film Company. Hungarian-born founder Adolph Zukor, an early investor in nickelodeons, saw that movies appealed to working-class immigrants. With partners Daniel Frohman and Charles Frohman he planned to offer feature-length films that would appeal to the middle class by featuring the leading theatrical players of the time. By mid-1913, Famous Players had completed five films, Zukor was on his way to success, its first film was Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth. That same year, another aspiring producer, Jesse L. Lasky, opened his Lasky Feature Play Company with money borrowed from his brother-in-law, Samuel Goldfish known as Samuel Goldwyn; the Lasky company hired as their first employee a stage director with no film experience, Cecil B. DeMille, who would find a suitable site in Hollywood, near Los Angeles, for his first feature film, The Squaw Man. Starting in 1914, both Lasky and Famous Players released their films through a start-up company, Paramount Pictures Corporation, organized early that year by a Utah theatre owner, W. W. Hodkinson, who had bought and merged several smaller firms.
Hodkinson and actor, producer Hobart Bosworth had started production of a series of Jack London movies. Paramount was the first successful nationwide distributor. Famous Players and Lasky were owned while Paramount was a corporation. In 1916, Zukor maneuvered a three-way merger of his Famous Players, the Lasky Company, Paramount. Zukor and Lasky bought Hodkinson out of Paramount, merged the three companies into one; the new company Lasky and Zukor founded, Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, grew with Lasky and his partners Goldwyn and DeMille running the production side, Hiram Abrams in charge of distribution, Zukor making great plans. With only the exhibitor-owned First National as a rival, Famous Players-Lasky and its "Paramount Pictures" soon dominated the business; because Zukor believed in stars, he signed and developed many of the leading early stars, including Mary Pickford, Marguerite Clark, Pauline Frederick, Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Reid. With so many important players, Paramount was able to introduce "block booking", which meant that an exhibitor who wanted a particular star's films had to buy a year's worth of other Paramount productions.
It was this system that gave Paramount a leading position in the 1920s and 1930s, but which led the government to pursue it on antitrust grounds for more than twenty years. The driving force behind Paramount's rise was Zukor. Through the teens and twenties, he built the Publix Theatres Corporation, a chain of nearly 2,000 screens, ran two production studios, became an early investor in radio, taking a 50% interest in the new Columbia Broadcasting System in 1928. In 1926, Zukor hired independent producer B. P. Schulberg, an unerring eye for new talent, to run the new West Coast operations, they purchased the Robert Brunton Studios, a 26-acre facility at 5451 Marathon Street for US$1 million. In 1927, Famous Players-Lasky took the name Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation. Three years because of the importance of the Publix Theatres, it became Paramount Publix Corporation. In 1928, Paramount began releasing Inkwell Imps, animated cartoons produced by Max and Dave Fleischer's Fleischer Studios in New York City.
The Fleischers, veterans in the animation industry, were among the few animation producers capable of challenging the prominence of Walt Disney. The Paramount newsreel series Paramount News ran from 1927 to 1957. Paramount was one of the first Hollywood studios to release what were known at that time as "talkies", in 1929, released their first musical, Innocents of Paris. Richard A. Whiting and Leo Robin composed the score for the film. By acquiring the successful Balaban & Katz chain in 1926, Zukor gained the services of Barney Balaban, his brother A. J. Balaban, their partner Sam Katz (who would run the Paramount-Publix theatre chain in New York City from the thirty-five-stor
John Newton (actor)
John Newton is an American actor. He is best known for his regular roles on the television programs Superboy as Clark Kent in the show's first season and as Ryan McBride on the soap opera Melrose Place, he is focused on ancestral clearing practices. John Newton is best known for playing the lead role of Clark Kent/Superboy in the TV series Superboy during the show's first season from 1988-1989. Newton was among the drastic cast changes that took place between seasons, was replaced by Gerard Christopher in the role for the remainder of the show's run. Besides Superboy, he played regular roles on the television programs Melrose Place and The Untouchables, he had a recurring role on Models, Inc. before being transferred onto Melrose Place after its cancellation. Both shows were part of the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. On the DVD release of Superboy: The Complete First Season in 2006, Newton appears as himself on the documentary featurette "Superboy: Getting Off the Ground" and provided audio commentary with executive producer Ilya Salkind on two episodes.
He starred in The Christmas Card and the 2009 independent film Yesterday Was a Lie. In 2011, Newton and his wife Jennifer lent their voices as Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane in the animated fan film Superman Classic by veteran animator Robb Pratt. Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Newton spent 3½ years training and performing theatrically in New York City, including a brief career as a model. During the filming of Alive, Newton was able to meet the survivor. John Newton on IMDb