After rising to fame for his part as Alan Frog within the 1987 teen horror movie The Shed Young boys, Newlander appeared within the film’s 2010 sequel and performed the part of Anthony within the 1988 feature The Blob. After their studies at New York College or university, he started his screen performing career. In the first 2000s, he had written the screenplay for Rooster, an individually produced film where he also starred. He and his wife, Hanny Landau, welcomed sons called Nathan and Azi in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He and Tanit Phoenix had been both in the solid of Shed Young boys: The Thirst.