After the show finished, he didn’t continue acting
After Baywatch, Michael Newman stopped acting, but he added realism to the role that was sorely lacking. For the sake of realism, several of Michael’s real-life rescues as a professional lifeguard were included into the series’ dramatic rescues. Newman presently lives in the Pacific Palisades with his family, where he is a real estate agent, after leaving Hollywood.
After consulting a doctor for a tremor in his hand, Michael Newman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011.