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)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for TedTed Writer ("Song For The Young Folk") (as Thomas Newsom)  Less 2012 $50MM $219MM / $549MM
  • Primary photo for Bad SantaBad Santa Arranger ("Deck the Halls")  Less 2003 $23MM $60MM / $77MM
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 / Himself - Substitute Announcer / Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Saxophone ( 13 episodes, 1974–1992 ) , Musical Director ( 4 episodes, 1978–1987 ) , Conductor ( 2 episodes, 1977–1982 ) , 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 59
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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)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • 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 / Himself - Substitute Bandleader / Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Saxophone / Boy / 'Average Man' in MCAP Sketch / Man with Broken Arm and Leg / Flasher / Himself - Bandleader / Himself - Substitute Announcer / Himself - Guest ( 202 episodes, 1970–1992 )  Less 1970–1992
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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)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • 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
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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