David Newsom

David Newsom

Mar. 10th, 1962
Born in
North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA
6' 2"

David Newsom's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Homefront TV Show
Talk to Me TV Show
Talk to Me
The Days TV Show
The Days

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Father was an investor. Mother was an employment agency manager. He attended a year at Ohio University but then dropped out. A year later he began attending Ithaca College where he earned a degree in film production. He has worked as a band singer, alternative newspaper editor, write, waiter, delivery man, blasting worker, beer bottler, fence installer, and has worked in film production and set construction. While working set construction for the Catskill Actors Theater, he was given a role as a waiter with two lines in Death Of a Salesman. He was given a ticket to L.A. by a friend, and got a small part in TV's "China Beach" (1988) (which was later cut). He continued working odd jobs until he was cast as Scott Bakula's brother, "Tom", in the TV series "Quantum Leap" (1989) (which was a very memorable role and performance).

  • Former roommate of 'Lance Mazmanian' (qv).
  • Attended Ithaca College.
  • Lives with fiancée and collaborator, writer/director/actress 'Sian Heder' (qv), in Los Angeles.
  • Dated actress 'Kristen Johnston (I)' (qv) in 1996.
  • Former longterm boyfriend of 'Alexandra Wilson (I)' (qv), his co-star on _"Homefront" (1991)_ (qv).
  • A gifted photographer, known for superb "traditional" film-stock pieces and also digital images. Has had shows of his work across the United States.
  • Collaborated with 'Viggo Mortensen' (qv) in 2005 to create a photo monograph of his family and the landscape of Driggs Idaho. The resulting book was called "Skip" and was published by Mortensen's own "Perceval Press".
  • Has a dog named "Burt".

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