Samantha is best known for her voice-over work as the speaking voices of "Jem" and "Jerrica" on the cartoon series "Jem and the Holograms". She played the British voice of Peter Pan's mother in the classic Steven Spielberg film "Hook" as well as lending her voice talent to many radio and TV projects while writing and performing her original music as a solo recording artist in Los Angeles and Nashville TN. Now residing in Dallas Texas, Sam maintains an avid rapport with her fans of "Jem and the Holograms" and "Transformers" and is invited to appear at pop-culture festivals all over the world. Samantha's original music and vocals can be heard on such hit TV shows as "Gossip Girl", "Smallville", "Hollywood Heights", "America's Next Top Model","The Ellen Show", "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami", "Vampire Diaries", "Laguna Beach","10 Things I Hate About You", "My Super Sweet Sixteen", "Punked". Samantha's vocals have also been featured in blockbuster games titles such as "Twisted Metal Black", "God of War", "Everything or Nothing", and "Wild Arms 3". In addition, Samantha was invited into the esteemed Leonard Cohen fold as a backup vocalist for a project in late 2006. She released a self-titled debut solo record in 2008 and followed up with her solo album "Somethin' Good" in late 2011. Samantha is set to release more original music this year with long time friend and keyboard programmer, producer Dave Polich best known for his work with Michael Jackson, David Foster and The Cure. Samantha is also working with and enjoying lending her diverse and beautiful background vocals to the longest Dallas based Pink Floyd tribute band in the US "Bricks In The Wall" Samantha is writing new material and working on her third CD while just completing a music video for her first single of the upcoming CD and in early May Samantha got done shooting her roll in the upcoming movie Jem and the Holograms produced by Jason Blum, Scooter Braun and Jon M. Chu.Edit

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Willie Callahan

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appeared at ImagiCon with 'Jem' co-star Patricia Alice Albrecht [March 2009]Just released her rockin' self titled new CD - A Pop/Electronica project produced by Canadian Producer/ Songwriter/ Multi-Instrumentalist Johnny Douglas, recorded in Nashville Tennessee 2008 and now available on her official site. [June 2008]Dallas, TX USA: Currently residing in Dallas Texas since relocating from Nashville TN in July 2012. Continuing her promotion of her new full length CD "Somethin' Good", performing live and writing and recording. Seeking collaborative Electronic-pop multi-instrumentalist producer to write, record and play live. [January 2013]currently pursuing her music career in Los Angeles, California [June 2003]FilmographyJump to: Actress | Soundtrack | Composer | SelfHide  Show  Actress (10 credits) 2015 Jem and the Holograms (post-production) 2011 Pound Dogs (Short)
Yuppie Lady / Sexy Mom (voice) 2003 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (Video Game) (voice) 2002 Dark Cloud 2 (Video Game) (English version, voice, uncredited) 2002 Britney's Dance Beat (Video Game) (voice) 2001 Twisted Metal: Black (Video Game) (voice, uncredited) 1985-1988 Jem (TV Series) Jerrica Benton / Jem- A Father Should Be... (1988) ... Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)- Riot's Hope (1988) ... Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)- A Change of Heart (1988) ... Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)- Straight from the Heart (1988) ... Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)- That Old Houdini Magic (1988) ... Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)Show all 65 episodes 1987 Summer Camp Nightmare
Debbie 1985-1986 The Transformers (TV Series)
Zamojin Empress (new) / Elise Presser / Ariel- The Face of Nijika (1986) ... Zamojin Empress (new) (voice)- B.O.T. (1986) ... Elise Presser (voice, uncredited)- War Dawn (1985) ... Ariel (voice) 1986 Jem: Truly Outrageous! (TV Movie) Jem / Jerrica Benton (voice)Hide  Show  Soundtrack (2 credits) 2006 Material Girls (performer: "DOIN IT") 1987 Summer Camp Nightmare (performer: "Down South")Hide  Show  Composer (1 credit) 2011 The GirlHide  Show  Self (5 credits) 2014 Vault of the Macabre (Short)
Herself - Narrator 2011 Glamour & Glitter (Video documentary short)
Herself 2011 Jem Girls (and Boys!) Remember (Video documentary short)
Herself 2011 Showtime, Synergy! The Truly Outrageous Creation of an '80s Icon (Video documentary)
Herself 2008 Saravia (Documentary)
Vocals Herself (voice)Sang the song "In Your Eyes" for the movie "Project A-Ko" (1992)

Apart from many voice-over credits (commercials, not mentioned) Samantha is an acomplished singer/songwriter. 1999 Lilith Fair Talent Search finalist in Los Angeles (20 chosen from 6000). Ascap Advanced Songwriters Workshop (15 chosen from 400).

New Licks / A Tribute To The Rolling Stones Compilation CD of Rolling Stones covers "Gimme Shelter" Vocals by Samantha Newark (label - Reverberations released 2003)

A Tribute To Elton John Compilation CD of Elton John covers "I'm Still Standing" Vocals by Samantha Newark (Label - Reverberations released 2003)

Deb Ferrara / Anything but Ordinary Artist CD All Background Vocals by Samantha Newark (Released 2004)

(Vocals) God of War Soundtrack and Game 2005

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