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Born in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJamison Bret Newlander
Nicknames Jamie Newlander
Jamie Jamison
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jamison Bret Newlander is best known for playing Alan Frog, one of the two vampire-hunting brothers, in The Lost Boys (1987), alongside Corey Feldman. He reprises his role as Alan Frog in the Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010), as he and Feldman fight side-by-side again for what's been celebrated as the return of the Frog Brothers. Jamison also makes an appearance as Alan Frog in one of the alternative endings for Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008).

Jamison was born on April 2, 1970 in Los Angeles, California. At the age of two his parents divorced. He wore leg braces from ages seven to nine due to a condition called Osteochondritis of the epiphysis of the femur. Inspired by the doctors he was surrounded with at a young age, he decided that he wanted to be an orthopaedic surgeon. His mother suggested he did commercials to get money for medical school. Ironically, this instead lead him to a career in acting. Launching his career as a teenager, Jamison starred in several in commercials and theatre plays. In 1987 he starred in The Lost Boys, before going on to appear in the 1988 remake of The Blob. He also appeared and opposite Jason Bateman and Valery Harper in the TV show "Valerie," and River Phoenix in the TV movie "Circle of Violence: A Family Drama."

A graduate of Beverly Hills High School, he went on to get a BFA in acting at NYU, and acted on stages in New York, Vermont, Kentucky and California throughout his 20s. While doing theater, Newlander began writing and became an award-winning playwright with his 1996 play "Remember This" at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He put all of his talents together (writing, directing and acting) for his film "Rooster," which played on the film festival circuit, most notably at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2003. In 2002, he married fellow actress Hanny Landau. Since then, he has played small roles in multiple movies, including "Bone Tomahawk," alongside Kurt Russel. Jamison's latest project, WikisoapTM, is the first ever user-created soap opera on the web. Now, he writes for a living and is currently working on his play "The Virtual Adventures of Riff-Cat Polito" Recently, he had a cameo appearance as a police officer in "The Tale of Two Coreys," the movie documenting the lives of his Lost Boys co-stars Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Today he has two sons and an impressive range of work under his belt.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Daye Allan

Spouse (1)

Hanny Landau (27 October 2002 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (10)

First cousin of producer Rachel P. Newlander
Then known at Jamie Newlander, Jamison and Jami Gertz were the two Jamies during the shooting of The Lost Boys. Both received professional training at New York University.
Jamison wore several hats, in particular that of producer, for his short subject film Rooster. Rooster played on the film festival circuit, most notably at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2003.
Is credited in the end credits of Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008), even though his character only appears in two deleted alternate endings.
When he was younger, he aspired to be an orthopaedic surgeon, inspired by the doctors that helped him with his own condition, Osteochondritis dissecans. To make money to get into medical school, his mother suggested he did commercials. Ironically, this instead lead him to an acting career.
He wore leg braces from ages 7-9 because of a condition called Osteochondritis of the apophysis of the femur (now known as Osteochondritis dissecans.) With the leg braces, he played baseball and had somebody else run for him after he hit the ball.
He didn't go to the original audition for "The Lost Boys," but his agent managed to get him into the callback, and he got the role.
Has two sons with his wife Hanny Landau: Nathan Dov Newlander (born 15 August 2008) and Azi Sylvester Newlander (born 12 November 2012).
Despite being an accomplished writer, he has mild dyslexia.
In his first scene in "The Lost Boys," the fatigues he wears is a re-creation of his father's army uniform that he wore to the audition.

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