He had a supporting role in the Coen brothers ' first big-budget production, 's The Hudsucker Proxy. Newman won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open-wheel IndyCar racing. He was a co-founder of Newman's Own , a food company from which he donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. In , Newman founded the SeriousFun Children's Network , a global family of summer camps and programs for children with serious illness which has served , children since its inception. Newman showed an early interest in the theater; his first role was at the age of seven, playing the court jester in a school production of Robin Hood.