Former Mr. USA Champion 1994, Dennis Newman speaks about his past success, Mr USA victory his fight against Cancer and his perspective on Life after the Stage!
About Dennis Newman
Born: January 4, 1970
Birthplace: Visalia, California, USA
Residence: Salinas, California, USA
Nickname: Inhuman Newman
Height: 5′ 10″
Dennis Newman was born on January 4, 1970. He is a former IFBB Pro and a legendary bodybuilder from California, that had one of the best aesthetic physiques of all time. Before his illness in 1994 (leukemia) he had appeared on the cover of every major bodybuilding magazines, and it seemed that he could make it big. After his successful treatment, he tried to make a comeback in 1998.
Nowadays he has retired from bodybuilding, and he’s a personal trainer and actor. In 2005 he co-starred with Gus Malliarodakis in No Pain, No Gain, produced and directed by Samuel Turcotte. Dennis tells us his incredible story through his Facebook page: “Two weeks after I captured the title of Mr. USA in 1994, I was stricken and diagnosed with leukemia. I spent the next eighteen months of my life battling this disease, and undergoing treatments of chemotherapy and radiation.
After some time, the disease which took everything from me was finally in remission. Once I achieved remission, I lived each day of my life fighting for my dreams to come true in the form of hard work and dedication to my career. All the while, there was a burning in my soul to hopefully be blessed enough to get back to what I worked so hard for. Little did I know, or want to accept, was that my career as a competitive bodybuilder was over.
Wanting my lifestyle back and everything that came with it I felt I was ready to train again and begin dieting. I pursued my career and dreams again with a conviction that I once knew and lived by before my illness. Only to later realize the sport had changed and evolved into something I was no longer interested in competitively.
I am still very interested in pursuing the business side of the industry. Personal training, coaching, diet and nutrition assistance, seminars, marketing, product endorsements, commentary and public relations is how I choose to contribute in a positive way and give back to the sport that I love, the fans, and also to myself.”
California Championships – NPC, Teen, 1st
Teen USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 1st
Musclemania, HeavyWeight, 1st
Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 2nd
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 6th
USA Championships – NPC, Overall Winner
USA Championships – NPC, HeavyWeight, 1st
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 7th
Toronto Pro – IFBB, 18th
Ironman Pro Invitational – IFBB, 13th
Night of Champions – IFBB, Did not place