Famous Canadian actor, Omari Newton is best known for his outstanding performances in the series including Blue Mountain State, Continuum and much more. Before appearing in TV series and movies, he did theater acts among which Sal Capone is one of his contributions. He is the winner of the Vancouver’s 2010 Pan African poetry slam. Apart from his professional life, he is a married man.
Early Life and Education
Omari Newton was born as Omari Akil Newton in Montreal, Canada. His parents were the immigrants from Trinidad & Tobago. He was raised by his parents along with his twin sister, Akilah Newton.
Talking about his academic qualification, he attended Beaconsfield High School with his sister. While in high school he was the co-captain of the basketball team. After that, he got involved in acting and drama. Also, he earned BA degree in communication studies from Concordia University. To pursue his career in acting, he further joined National Theater School of Canada as well.
At the primary phase of his career, he was hired by Black Theater Workshop when he was 19 and started acting in its production with the leading role. After that, he began to work in the Montreal Theater for years and was also involved in many other theaters as well.
In 2001, he gave an audition for the series, Vampire High and was selected, getting a chance to work with the casts Meghan Ory, Karen Cliché, Jeff Roop, Joris Jarsky, Paul Hopkins, Ilona Elkin, Jodie Resther and others.
After the TV series, he also began to work in the movies as well. Redeemer is his first TV movie in which he appeared as Sean. He then appeared in a series of films like Slow Burn, The Reagans, Last Exit and others.
Newton’s hard work and dedication helped him to get nominated for the Best Supporting Actor for his work in the Centaur Theatre's production of Joe Penhal's "Blue Orange" (Christopher).
Omari Newton desires to disclose limited information about his personal life. As per his posts on the social media, he is a married man. But he has not shared his wife's name.
Newton and his wife are seen together in every event. So far they share a healthy relationship.
Newton who is in the acting industry since years might earn a genuine amount from his outstanding acting skills in many of the movies as well series too but the exact amount is not yet disclosed. But as per his contributions and works, he might have an estimated amount in million from which he maintains his high profile life.