Michael Newman (Born August 21, 1956) is an actor who played a caricature of himself on Baywatch. His character's role of firefighter and lifeguard is somewhat based on his real life.

He was the only real life lifeguard to appear on the show and has been lifeguarding at the age of ten as a Santa Monica Junior lifeguard. He has also been working in Los Angeles for over twenty years.

Michael has also appeared in Welcome to Hollywood and portrayed Casey in the movie Enemy Action.

He is retired and now lives in California with his wife Sarah and his two children Chris and Emily.

Characters portrayed by Michael Newman on the show[]