Bio & Résumé


Henry Newmark, Drummer

At the of age 10 in Port Washington, New York, Henry began studying drums with local teachers and later commuted to New York City to study with noted drummer and author, Joe Cusatis.

Henry attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied privately with respected jazz artists and educators Alan Dawson, Gary Burton and Fred Buda.

After leaving Berklee, Henry played with bands on the East coast and in the late 1970’s moved to Los Angeles. In L.A. he continued his studies working with Earl Hatch and Dale Anderson for mallets and Fred Gruber for drum set.

During his career he has played on hundreds of sessions for T.V., film, and commercials, as well as recorded for artists as diverse as Ice-T (“Colors”), Roger Williams, and Latin star Rocio Durcal.

Henry has been awarded gold and platinum records. He also received a Billboard Latin Music Award for co- producing a hit record for Ana Gabriel.

Some of the artists he has performed in concert with are: Cher, David Benoit, Melissa Manchester, Sam Moore and Ben Vereen

Among the film scores he has recorded on are: “Friday the 13th”, “Midnight Run”, “Out for Justice”, “What Happens in Vegas”

T.V. shows: “Married With Children” and “The Mole”

Nationally aired commercials: Free Credit, McDonald’s, Burger King, Target Stores and Coors

For the past twenty years Henry has added private teaching and drum clinics to his schedule.


Credits (partial listings)


Gold and Platinum:

  • Rocio Durcal, Como Tu Mujer
  • Ice-T, sound track album for movie, Colors
  • CBS All Stars, Mexico Voz & Sentimiento*


  • Ivory & Brass, Deja New
  • Batdorf & Rodney 2008
  • John Batdorf (2006)
  • Craig Sharmat
  • Tiffany, Hold the Hand of a Friend
  • Ednita Nzaario, Fuerza de Gravedad
  • Barbie and the Rockers
  • Rocio Durcal, Si Te Pudiera Mentir*
  • Javier Solis, Javier Solis Con Banda*
  • Mexico Voz Y Sentimento II* (Sony Records)
  • La Toya Jackson
  • Angelica Maria, Reina Y Cenicienta*
  • Ashford and Simpson
  • The View, The View
  • Alejandro Fernandez*
  • Staple Singers
  • Roger Williams
  • Land of the Diamond Sun
  • Patrick Tuzzolino

*Acted as Producer as well as session musician

Movie Film Scores
  • Hard To Kill
  • Poison Ivy
  • Sweethearts Dance
  • Hometown Boy Makes Good
  • Tails You Win, Heads You’re Dead
  • Americathon
  • What happens in Vegas
  • Pow Wow Highway
  • Flashback
  • One Man Force
  • Eating Raoul
  • Hero And The Terror
  • Midnight Run
  • Fatal Beauty
  • Captain America
  • The Whole Shebang
  • Dive
  • Three for the Road
  • Iron Eagle III
  • Best of The Best II
  • Sherman’s Way 2007
  • Out For Justice
  • House I House II
  • Friday the 13th, Part V
  • And God Created Woman
  • Scrooged
  • My Little Pony
  • Double Exposure
  • Call Me
  • Exterminator II
  • The Ratings Game
  • False Identity
  • Street Knight
  • Extreme Justice
  • Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)
  • Time Master

TV Shows
  • Girl Meets World 2015
  • AFI Awards Mel Brooks 2013
  • AFI Awards 2011
  • The Mole
  • Ellen’s Big Show
  • Johnny Bravo (animation)
  • Poochini (animation)
  • The New Leave It To Beaver
  • Married With Children
  • Trial and Error
  • Facts of Life
  • Buck James
  • Rude Dog (animation)
  • Nearly Departed
  • Half Nelson
  • American Detective
  • The Adventures of Mark and Brian
  • Danger Rangers 2006
  • Zorro
  • Promised Land
  • AFI awards 2009
  • Down and Out In Beverly Hills
  • My Two Dads
  • Merv Griffin House Band
  • Women in Prison
  • Robotech (animation)
  • Marshall Chronicles
  • 5th Corner
  • America’s New Country
  • Problem Child 3

  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Union Yes
  • Der Wienerscnitzel
  • Clorox II
  • Del Monte
  • Pioneer Chicken
  • Pic N’Save
  • Dove Bar
  • Colt 45
  • Desert Inn
  • Burger King
  • Euro Disneyland
  • Shakey’s Pizza
  • BASF Video Tape
  • Coors Canada
  • Target Stores
  • Albertsons
  • Olympia Beer
  • Penguins
  • Ballantine Ale
  • 7 Eleven
  • Baskin Robbins
  • McDonald’s
  • Ruby’s Restaurants
  • Free Credit

  • Cher (1979)
  • Melissa Manchester (1980)

Performed With
  • Ben Vereen
  • The Drifters
  • Linda Hopkins
  • Sam Moore
  • Little Anthony & The Imperials
  • Marilyn McCoo
  • David Benoit


  • Drum Workshop
  • Remo
  • Paiste
  • Vic Firth
  • Per-Del Triangles
  • Drum Tech


  • Berklee College Of Music
  • Private Studies with:
    • Fred Gruber
    • Joe Cusatis
    • Earl Hatch
    • Dale Anderson

Teaching Experience

  • Private drum instructor for 19 years
  • Conducted educational clinics for Drum Workshop, Paiste, Vic Firth and Remo
  • Conducted in-school clinics for LAUSD and Sierra Canyon
  • Drum director for Sierra Canyon Summer Rock Band camp 2005-2007