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Ashland Locke
Robert Newman
ROBERT NEWMAN joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as “Ashland Locke” in February 2022.

He is perhaps best known for his 28-year run as “Joshua Lewis” on the longest-running program in broadcasting history, CBS’ Guiding Light. The role garnered him two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. 

He has recently guest-starred on House of Cards, Chicago Fire, Homeland, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Law and Order: SVU. Film credits include Amazing Spider-Man 2, Dracano, and the short film Deadline, for which he earned the Best Actor award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in 2014. Off-Broadway Credits include Perfect Crime, She’s of a Certain Age, Sessions: the Musical, and Quiet on the Set. Regional credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Nantucket Theatre Workshop,  Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together at Delaware Theatre Company, Other Desert Cities at Cape May Stage; Man of La Mancha and Gypsy (with Tovah Feldshuh) at Bristol Riverside Theatre; The Hunchback of Notre Damn, The Lion In Winter, Fiddler on the Roof, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Deathtrap, Peter Pan, Shenandoah, and Man Of La Mancha at the Barn Theatre; Curtains at Paper Mill Playhouse and TUTS; Annie at NCT; Nine at NSMT; and A Little Night Music, Gypsy (With Kim Zimmer) and The Full Monty at PCLO. Other stage credits include Picnic, Barefoot in the Park, Romantic Comedy, Sylvia (which he also directed), and The Glass Menagerie. 

In his spare time, he enjoys playing way too much golf. Robert and his wife, Britt have two adult children, Kendal and Connor, and are proud grandparents of their grandson, Lro Robert.