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John Newman was born on 22 December 1945 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. In 1964, he graduated from Geelong Grammar and began playing professional football that same year. He played 300 games for Geelong Cats and is now recognised as a legend of the club and of the game. In 2002, he was inducted into the AFL Hall Of Fame and included as a member ... See full bio »

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The Footy Show
The Footy Show Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Host / Lou Bullet / George Bulger / Himself
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He acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Saturday Night," at the Bridewell Theatre in London, England with James Millard, Maurice Yeoman, Jeremy David, Simon Greiff, Tracie Bennett, Mark Haddigan, and Gavin Lee in the cast.

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John 'Sam' Newman


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He has three sons with two of his former wives - Jordan (born 1980), Jack (born 1982) and Max (born 1998).


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