Thomas Newton

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Profession:  Spy/Saboteur From The Parallel Universe Portrayed by:
Sebastian Roché
Connections:  Smith, Bolivia Dunham, Secretary Bishop
Seen In:  6 of 100 episodes
Death Episode:  Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Status:  Disabled
Remarks:  Terminated himself while in custody to avoid compromising Bolivia's mission

Thomas Jerome Newton was a foot soldier in Secretary Bishop's army in the war between the universes.


  • His severed frozen head was the objective of the hybrid soldiers as they robbed various cryonics facilities (Momentum Deferred).
  • Visited mental health institutes in Grey Matters to collect brain fragments taken from Walter. He then abducted Walter to collect/restore his memories determine how to travel between parallel universes.
  • In The Man From The Other Side, with the assistance of two shape-shifters, he set up three harmonic rods to transfer a bridge from the alternate universe. The bridge harbored Mister Secretary, whom he restored to good health, after the transfer.
  • In Northwest Passage, he raided Peter's motel room in rural northwestern U.S. to reunite him with Mister Secretary. Peter comes across Newton a few times, but it is not clear if all these encounters are real, imagined or generated by Newton.
  • In The Box, he hired two men to procure an item buried beneath a house in Milton, under the order of Bolivia Dunham. He later left the device to a homeless man in the train station. He tells Bolivia he has been in this universe since she was in high school.
  • In Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?, he enlists an embedded shape-shifter to retrieve a memory disk from a captured shape-shifter at Massive Dynamic. He is placed in Federal custody after he fails to elude Peter in his vehicle. Bolivia slips him a tab he can swallow that will terminate his functions. Newton utilizes the tab after she has left.


"And, Olivia, now I know how weak you are." - (taunting her on the phone after she decided to spare Walter's life)

"...and now you'll have another life, just like you had another one before. This is simply a way-station for you. A stop along the way. It's what we do. It's what we're made for." - (to Ray Duffy (Do Shapeshifters Dream Of Electric Sheep?), trying to coak him back to his shapeshifter ways after five years of emotional attachment with a human family)



  • Thomas Jerome Newton is the name of the lead character in The Man Who Fell to Earth. The title character was played by David Bowie, whose birth name is David Robert Jones.

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  • Did he utilize the body of a shape-shifter to remount his head, or some other type of hydro-mechanical biped?
  • Can he use a shape-shifter's device to change his physical form?
  • How did he know where Doctor Paris kept the three brain pieces from Walter?
  • Is he loyal to Bolivia Dunham's directives, or does he have separate orders to follow?


Central Characters: Olivia DunhamPeter BishopWalter BishopPhillip BroylesAstrid FarnsworthNina Sharp
Central Characters (alt): Bolivia DunhamSecretary BishopColonel BroylesLincoln LeeAgent FrancisAgent FarnsworthBrandon Fayette
Recurring Characters: The ObserverAgent LeeHenrietta BishopEllaBellCaptain WindmarkRachelBrandonSam WeissDavid Jones(alt) Nina SharpCharlieHenry HigginsThomas NewtonSanford HarrisMitchell LoebJohn Scott
Additional Characters: Episodic CharactersMinor Characters