Daniel Newman is an American actor, model, and musician, with work appearing on the Twilight film soundtrack, and several TV series’ soundtracks, and with acting roles on The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Homeland, Sex and the City, and Cirque du Freak. Tess had an interesting chat with him ahead of SUPERNOVA COMIC-CON kicking off this weekend in Melbourne!
Newman grew up in a small farm town in Georgia, then moved to Brooklyn to pursue music. He studied at Yale University through a special honors program, before moving back to New York City to continue a music career. He struggled as a musician for a short time, before meeting photographer Bruce Weber. He began modelling, appearing worldwide on magazine covers and various other advertising. He modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Tommy Hilfiger. He also appeared on the cover of the fashion photographer Thomas Knights organised ‘Red Hot Exposed 2016’ calendar, and redheaded art campaign.
He was cast for guest spots on American television shows such as 7th Heaven, One Tree Hill, Heroes, and The Vampire Diaries. He appeared briefly as one of Bane’s thugs in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. In 2017 he joined the cast of The Walking Dead as a recurring character named Daniel.