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. He also co-hosts a short bi-weekly podcast called “The Jamison Newlander and Some Other Guy Show” with an unidentified co-host. 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.