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Tommy Newsom (1929–2007)

Music Department | Soundtrack | Actor
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KNOWN FOR 
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962-1992) | Night of 100 Stars (1982) | Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988)
AWARDS 
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations More »
AKA 
The Tonight Show Band
NICKNAMEs  
Mr. Excitement, The Man From Bland, The Comatose Commander
BORN 
Feb 25, 1929 (died Apr 28, 2007)

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Past Film & Video (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for TedTed Writer ("Song For The Young Folk") (as Thomas Newsom)  Less 2012 $50MM $219MM
  • Primary photo for Bad SantaBad Santa Arranger ("Deck the Halls")  Less 2003 $23MM $60MM
Past Television (7 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself - Musical Support (1 episode, 2005), Musician (saxophone on Doc Severinsen's performance of 'Here's That Rainy Day') (1 episode, 2005), Performer ("Here's That Rainy Day") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Peter Lassally/Doc Severinsen/Johnny Carson Tribute (Jan 31, 2005) Himself - Musical Support, Musician (saxophone on Doc Severinsen's performance of 'Here's That Rainy Day'), Performer ("Here's That Rainy Day")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Larry Sanders ShowThe Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) Tommy Newsom (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Musician (saxophone) (49 episodes, 1962–1992), Himself - Substitute Bandleader / Himself - Bandleader / Himself / Himself - Announcer / Himself - Saxophonist / Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Saxophone (12 episodes, 1974–1992), Musical Director (4 episodes, 1978–1987), Conductor (1 episode, 1977), Musical Conductor (1 episode, 1974), Musician (The Tonight Show Band - Saxophone) (1 episode, 1992), Arranger ("Happy Go Lucky Local") (1 episode, 1984), Music Conductor (1 episode, 1974), Performer ("Happy Go Lucky Local") (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1962–1992 58
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  • Primary photo for Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday CelebrationIrving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (TV Special) Principal Arranger  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for NewhartNewhart (TV Series) Tommy Newsom (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Tony AwardsThe 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Arranger (uncredited)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Night of 100 StarsNight of 100 Stars (TV Special) Music Arranger  Less 1982
Self (7 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Ruth Brown: Better Late Than NeverRuth Brown: Better Late Than Never Himself  Less 2005 $650K
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself - Musical Support (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for E! Mysteries & ScandalsE! Mysteries & Scandals (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for BlossomBlossom (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1991–1992)  Less 1991–1992
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Saxophone / Man with Broken Arm and Leg / Himself - Substitute Bandleader / Himself - Band member / Substitute bandleader (1968-1992) / Himself - Guest Bandleader / Himself / Flasher / Himself - Saxophonist / Himself - Bandleader / Himself - Announcer / Himself - Guest / Himself - Substitute bandleader / Substitute bandleader / Boy / 'Average Man' in MCAP Sketch (180 episodes, 1970–1992)  Less 1970–1992
    • McLean Stevenson, James Woods, Bum Phillips (Jan 8, 1981) Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Saxophone / Man with Broken Arm and Leg  Less
    • Episode #19.173 (Dec 2, 1980) Himself - Substitute Bandleader  Less
    • Episode #19.163 (Nov 18, 1980) Himself - Band member / Substitute bandleader (1968-1992)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The New Hollywood SquaresThe New Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for ALFALF (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The 59th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2007

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