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Where Are They Now - Friday, August 7, 2015

Hello fans,


It's time to find out what's new with actor Barry Newman. Newman has been in the acting business since 1960 and is well-known for his roles in the film Vanishing Point and the TV series Petrocelli. Let's learn more about his career and what he is doing now.

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Melissa


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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Paul Williams: Multi-talented actor, songwriter and singer, appeared in the "Smokey and the Bandit" movies, wrote the theme song of the TV series "The Love Boat" and the songs "Evergreen" and "We've Only Just Begun", among many

Joel Grey: Most famous for playing the Emcee in the Broadway and movie versions of "Cabaret"

Joyce Brothers: Known as Dr. Joyce Brothers, pop culture psychologist and frequent talk show guest

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Barry Newman

Learn More About Barry Newman on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: November 7, 1938, Boston, Massachusetts

CLAIM TO FAME: He is known for his portrayal of Kowalski in the movie Vanishing Point, and for his title role in the 1970s television series Petrocelli.

FAMILY LIFE: No info found.

INFO: Newman decided to pursue acting after attending a class taught by Actors Studio mentor, Lee Strasberg.

He became well known for his role in the daytime drama The Edge of Night. In 1960, he had a role in the film Pretty Boy Floyd, but made his breakthrough as a cocky gonzo attorney in The Lawyer (1969). He reprised this character in the 1974 TV movie Night Games.

He was chosen to play Kowalski in the 1971 action film Vanishing Point. Although Newman was not director Richard C. Sarafian's original choice, the studio 20th Century Fox insisted on using him in the role. The film went on to garner a cult following over the years.

He later starred on the TV series Petrocelli as a big-city lawyer, a role which garnered him an Emmy nomination in 1975 and a Golden Globe in 1976. Newman returned to the stage when Petrocelli was canceled in 1976, appeared in several made-for-TV movies and in the Aaron Spelling "jiggle" series, Nightingales (1989).

TRIVIA: Graduated from Brandeis University with an Anthropology degree.

Received a liberal education, including such subjects as Latin, Hebrew, and music.

Is the son of an Austrian father and Swedish mother.

WHERE IS HE NOW: In 2009, he appeared in episodes of the TV series The Cleaner and Ghost Whisperer. He plays Bill Tannery in the 2015 comedy/drama Raise Your Kids on Seltzer.

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CREDITS:

2015 Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (completed)...Bill Tannery

2009 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)...Ray James
- Till Death Do Us Start (2009)

2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)...Marcus O'Hara
- Hello America (2009)

2006 Grilled...Boris

2006 What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (Documentary)...Frank

2005 The O.C. (TV Series)...Professor Max Bloom
- The Lonely Hearts Club (2005)
- The Second Chance (2005)
- The Accomplice (2005)

2004 What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (Documentary)...Frank

2003 Manhood...Simon

2002 40 Days and 40 Nights...Dad

2001 True Blue...Monty

2001 Good Advice...Donald Simpson

2001 Jack the Dog...Simon

2000 G-Men from Hell...Greydon Lake

1999 Fugitive Mind (Video)...Dr. Chamberlain

1999 Bowfinger...Hal, Kit's Agent

1999 The Limey...Jim Avery

1999 Cupid (TV Series)...Bill Allen, Claire's Father
- Grand Delusions (1999)

1998 Brown's Requiem...Jack Skolnick

1994-1998 NYPD Blue (TV Series)...Mark Radner / Jimmy Wexler
- Top Gum (1998) ... Mark Radner
- A Sudden Fish (1994) ... Jimmy Wexler

1998 Goodbye Lover...Sen. Lassetter

1997 Next Year in Jerusalem...Avi

1996 Daylight...Norman Bassett

1988-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Andrew Bascombe / Lt. Amos 'Jake' Ballinger / Ex-NYPD Lt. Ed McMasters
- Game, Set, Murder (1995) ... Andrew Bascombe
- Class Act (1989) ... Lt. Amos 'Jake' Ballinger
- Snow White, Blood Red (1988) ... Ex-NYPD Lt. Ed McMasters

1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)...Frank Askoff
- Whistle Stop (1994)
- How Am I Driving? (1994)

1994 MacShayne: Winner Takes All (TV Movie)...Andy Capasso

1993 Der blaue Diamant (TV Movie)...Axel Trank

1992 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (TV Movie)...Jason Rudd

1989 Nightingales (TV Series)...Dr. Garrett Braden

1986 My Two Loves (TV Movie)...Ben

1984 Fatal Vision (TV Movie)...Bernie Segal

1984 Second Sight: A Love Story (TV Movie)...Richard Chapman

1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)...Dr. Gabe McCracken
- The Cutting Edge (1983)

1982 ..Deadline.. (TV Movie)...Barney Duncan

1982 Having It All (TV Movie)...Peter Baylin

1982 Fantasies (TV Movie)...Detective Flynn

1981 Amy...Dr. Ben Corcoran

1980 King Crab (TV Movie)...Johnny Campana

1979 City on Fire...Dr. Frank Whitman

1977 Sex and the Married Woman (TV Movie)...Alan Fitch

1974-1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)...Anthony J. Petrocelli

1974 Night Games (TV Movie)...Anthony J. Petrocelli

1972 Fear Is the Key...John Talbot

1972 The Salzburg Connection...Bill Mathison

1971 Vanishing Point...Kowalski

1970 The Lawyer...Tony Petrocelli

1968 Get Smart (TV Series)...Assistant Guru
- The Groovy Guru (1968)

1964-1966 The Edge of Night (TV Series)...John Barnes
- Episode dated 15 April 1966 (1966)
- Episode #1.2280 (1964)

1963 The Moving Finger

1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Secret Document X256 (1963)

1963 Naked City (TV Series)...Cabby
- Beyond This Place There Be Dragons (1963)

1961 'Way Out (TV Series)...Police Officer
- Hush-Hush (1961)

1960 Pretty Boy Floyd...Al Riccardo

To see Then & Now pictures of Barry Newman, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Paul Williams - ALIVE
Born: 09/19/1940

Joel Grey - ALIVE
Born: 04/11/1932

Joyce Brothers - DEAD
Born: 09/20/1927 Died: 05/13/2013

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

8/4
Les Munro, 96, New Zealand pilot, last surviving pilot of Operation Chastise.

8/3
Mel Farr, 70, American football player (Detroit Lions).
Coleen Gray, 92, American actress (Nightmare Alley, Kiss of Death, The Killing).
Margot Loyola, 96, Chilean folk singer and musician.

8/2
Forrest Bird, 94, American aviator and inventor (National Inventors Hall of Fame, 1995).
Giovanni Conso, 93, Italian jurist, Minister of Justice (1993-1994).
Sammy Cox, 91, Scottish footballer (Rangers, national team).
Piet Fransen, 79, Dutch footballer (FC Groningen, national team).
Mahmoud Guinia, 64, Moroccan Gnawa musician.
Adolphe Nshimirimana, Burundian general, Army chief of staff, rocket attack.
Paiboon Upasating, 58, Thai politician, President of the Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation, cancer.

8/1
Samuel Anim, 26, Ghanaian racing cyclist, traffic collision.
Stephan Beckenbauer, 46, German footballer (FC Bayern Munich).
Cilla Black, 72, British singer ("Anyone Who Had a Heart", "It's for You", "You're My World", "Step Inside Love"), television presenter (Blind Date, Surprise Surprise, The Moment of Truth) and actress, stroke following an accidental fall.
Chiara Pierobon, 22, Italian professional cyclist, suspected pulmonary embolism.
Shane Redway, 26, Canadian rapper, traffic collision.

7/31
Curtis Brown, 60, American football player (Buffalo Bills), heart attack.
Alan Cheuse, 75, American writer and critic, traffic collision.
John Culhane, 84, American animation historian, complications from heart failure and Alzheimer's disease.
Robert Hemenway, 73, American educator, Chancellor of the University of Kansas (1995-2009).
Howard W. Jones, 104, American physician, IVF pioneer, respiratory failure.
Takeshi Kato, 86, Japanese actor, voice actor and director.
Clayton Kenny, 86, Canadian Olympic boxer (1952).
Sasi Perumal, 59, Indian Gandhian and anti-alcohol activist.
Billy Pierce, 88, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants), gallbladder cancer.
Roddy Piper, 61, Canadian professional wrestler (WWE, NWA, WCW) and actor (They Live, Hell Comes to Frogtown, Body Slam), heart attack.
Richard Schweiker, 89, American politician, Secretary of Health and Human Services (1981-1983), Senator from Pennsylvania (1969-1981), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 13th district (1961-1969), infection.
Laszlo Sinko, 75, Hungarian actor.
Derek Turner, 82, English rugby league player (Wakefield Trinity).

7/30
Lynn Anderson, 67, American country singer ("Rose Garden"), heart attack.
Stuart Baggs, 27, Manx reality television contestant and businessman (The Apprentice).
John Bitove, Sr., 87, Canadian businessman.
Louise Crossley, 72-73, Australian environmentalist and scientist.
Harry Gast, 94, American politician, member of the Michigan Senate (1979-2002).
Jana Grygarova, 32, Czech journalist, fall.
Jerome Kohlberg, Jr., 90, American businessman, cancer.
Endel Lippmaa, 84, Estonian scientist and politician.
Johnny Meeks, 78, American guitarist (Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps).
Yakub Memon, 53, Indian terrorist and chartered accountant, convicted of financing the 1993 Bombay bombings, execution by hanging.
Alena Vrzanova, 84, Czech figure skater, World Champion (1949, 1950) and European Champion (1950).

7/29
Harry B. Brock, Jr., 90, American banker.
T. T. Cloete, 91, South African Afrikaans poet and literary scholar.
Buddy Emmons, 78, American steel guitarist.
Antony Holland, 95, British-born Canadian actor, playwright, and theatre director.
Malik Ishaq, 55-56, Pakistani Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leader, shot.
Sean Malone, 54, American actor (The Fighter, Gone Baby Gone, The Forger), drowning.
Ruth Newman, 113, American supercentenarian, second last survivor of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
Sir Peter O'Sullevan, 97, Irish-born British horse racing commentator, cancer.
Mike Pyle, 76, American football player (Chicago Bears), 1963 NFL Champion, brain hemorrhage.
Tamarillo, 23, British eventing horse, euthanised.
Sir John Todd, 88, New Zealand businessman (Todd Corporation) and philanthropist.
Franklin H. Westervelt, 85, American computer scientist.

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