Still Toking With
Season 1
27 days ago

S5E18 - Still Toking with Samantha Newark (Voice Actor & Musician)

Jem from Jem and the Holograms is in the house

Episode Notes

S5E18 -- Join us as we dive into the mind of the amazing Samantha Newark. She'll take us on her journey from the Los Angeles Pops orchestra to Jem and The Holograms and beyons.. Samantha is best known for her voice-over animation work in 1980s Cult Classic cartoon series “Jem and The Holograms” as the speaking voices of Jem and Jerrica Benton. She also began her professional music career at the age of seven. Signed to Nitty Gritty records she recorded her first record while living in Africa and then toured to support her single "Jimmy Jimbo" produced by Allan Goldswain and Mike Adams. At age 10 she and her family immigrated to America and Samantha was promptly signed to International Creative Management where she was thrust onto the State fair circuit opening for Eddie Rabbit, Pat and Debbie Boone and Mac Davis. NEWS FLASH: You can now purchase Toking with the Dead full novel here You can see all your past favorite episodes now streaming on OR Show your support by purchasing FB stars. Send stars to the stars

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Sponsorship Opportunities: or email us at [email protected] [email protected] ————————————— Follow our guest ———————— Follow Still Toking With and their friends! ————————————— Produced by Leo Pond and The Dorkening Podcast Network Dead Dork Radio MORE ABOUT THE GUEST: Samantha was nominated for a "Young Artist award" twice for "Exceptional young actress in animation, series, specials, or film features" also nominated for her performance in "Best animated series". Other voice-over credits include guest-starring on the original Transformers cartoon as "Ariel" in the classic Transformers episode "War Dawn" and in other episodes playing the role of "Elise Presser". Samantha was also cast as the voice of a young Peter Pan's mother in Steven Spielberg feature film Hook as well as doing countless on camera and voice-over TV and radio commercials. She also played the role of Debbie in the 1987 thriller film Summer Camp Nightmare. She won the title role in the United States Navy band production of the musical “Annie” in Washington DC and eventually moved with her family to Burbank California where she was cast as a 12 year old Rosie in a production of the musical “Sweet Charity” and Dorothy in a Los Angeles production of “The Wizard Of Oz”. She was a frequent young performer of The L.A. Kids cabaret that included Danielle Brisebois, Martika, Shawnee Smith and Renee Sands and performed often with the Ray Anthony orchestra at the famous Shrine Auditorium and on many telethons. She also was a featured guest vocalist at age 14 with the 65 piece Los Angeles Pops orchestra. She won the Los Angeles vocal competition at the age of 17 and then through the late 1990s started to write and record her own original music with many different incarnations of original bands.

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