Actor Jamison Newlander staked his claim in pop culture history as one of the vampire-hunting Frog brothers in 1987 cult hit film, "The Lost Boys," opposite former 1980s heartthrobs Corey Feldman and the late Corey Haim. While the film earned an immortal place in the horror/thriller genre and helped some of its stars move on to bigger careers, it failed to do the same for Newlander. Born on April 2, 1970 in Woodland Hills, CA, Newlander began acting in his teens. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School and went on to get a bachelors degree in fine arts at New York University. While in college, Newlander appeared in a number of stage productions in New York, Vermont, Kentucky and California. He also wrote an award-winning playwright, "Remember This" (1986), which ran at the Actors Theatre in Louisville, KY. Newlander had a minor role in "The Blob" (1988), a remake of the sci-fi thriller about a mysterious life form that crashes on a small California town and grows to gargantuan proportions as it digests the residents.
In 1987, Newlander landed a role in "The Lost Boys," a horror film about brothers Michael and Sam Emerson (Jason Patric and Haim) who move to a sleepy surfer town in California and ended up fighting a gang of teenage vampires. The classic film also launched the career of Kiefer Sutherland, who delivered a memorable performance as the leader of the hard-partying, teen bloodsuckers called the "lost boys." Newlander played Alan Frog, a paramilitary teen who owns a comic book store with his brother, Edgar (Feldman). As one half of the vampire-hunting duo, Newlander's character was grim and more reserved than his brother, but he managed to steal some of the spotlight with his witty dialogue and geeky adolescent bravado. In 2008, Newlander appeared in one of the alternative endings for the direct-to-DVD sequel, "Lost Boys: The Tribe," but his scenes were deleted. He reprised his Alan Frog role in the DVD release of the "Lost Boys: The Thirst" (2010), which reunited him with Feldman, and revolved around the blood-sucking adventures of the infamous Frog brothers.