George Newbern

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BIO

George Young Newbern is an American television and film actor best known for his roles as Bryan MacKenzie in Father of the Bride (1991) and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II as well as Danny (The Yeti) in Friends. He is also well known for his recurring role in as Julia’s son Payne in Designing Women, for providing the voices of Superman from the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series, as well as Nooj and Sephiroth from the Final Fantasy series and the Kingdom Hearts series. He is also known for having appeared in Saw VI as well as his role as “Charlie” on the hit TV Show “Scandal”.

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Betty, a Spanish teacher, and David Newbern, a radiologist,[1] he began his acting career at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, in the role of the younger brother in Life With Father, based on Clarence S. Day Jr.’s autobiographical novels. This first acting role spurred him on to other acting roles and eventually on to movie roles. Newbern’s first lead role was in 1987’s Double Switch, a retelling of The Prince and the Pauper that aired as a part of the Wonderful World of Disney television series.

From 1986-1992, Newbern had a recurring role as Payne McElroy, the son of designer Julia Sugarbaker (played by Dixie Carter), on the series Designing Women. He has since guest-starred on television in such series as Providence, Chicago Hope, Friends, Bull, CSI, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, “Touched by an Angel”, Criminal Minds, and Private Practice. He is also currently guest starring in a recurring role as a former CIA operative in Scandal.

He starred as Neal Morris, father of Melissa Morris (Emily Osment), in the 2009 Disney Channel movie Dadnapped, and portrayed Apollo 14 astronaut Stu Roosa in the HBO mini-series From The Earth To The Moon. Film credits include Adventures in Babysitting (1987) with Elisabeth Shue; Double Switch (1987); Switching Channels (1988) with Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds and Christopher Reeve; and Father of the Bride (1991) and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II. In 2009 he appeared in Locker 13.

As a voice actor, Newbern is notable for his role as Clark Kent/Superman on the Cartoon Network series Justice League, Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited (as a replacement for Tim Daly due to his contractual obligations elsewhere). He also reprised his role as Superman in The Batman fifth season two-part opener “The Batman/Superman Story” and the series finale episode “Lost Heroes” even though that series was described as existing in a different continuity. He recently reprised his role as Superman in the DC Showcase short Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam and as well as Superman vs The Elite. He also provides the voice of Superman in the game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Newbern’s voice acting career began in 1991 with the cartoon series The Pirates of Dark Water, and he has also done voiceovers on a number of video games and game-related productions. He has also voiced in the infamous Theodore Rex as the character of the same name. In 2003, Newbern provided the voice of Mevyn Nooj in Final Fantasy X-2. His performance as Nooj reportedly impressed the developers at Square Enix enough for them to cast him as Sephiroth in the English version of Kingdom Hearts II (replacing Lance Bass) and he would also go on to reprise the role in the English-language releases of Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. He later appeared in the second season of Jericho as the President of the Allied States of America. In 2009, he sent a DNA sample into space to preserve the Newbern genome. Newbern also narrated Toyota’s commercials for the 2010 model year of the Prius, one of the car company’s younger automotive models, and portrayed Harold in Saw VI.

RESUME

2012-2015 Scandal (TV Series)
Charlie
– Baby, It’s Cold Outside (2015) … Charlie
– Dog-Whistle Politics (2015) … Charlie
– First Lady Sings the Blues (2015) … Charlie
– Honor Thy Father (2015) … Charlie
– Put a Ring on It (2015) … Charlie

2015 Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (Video Game)
Various (voice)

2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (Video)
Steve Trevor (voice)

2015 Granite Flats (TV Series)
Scottie Andrews
– All Truths Wait in All Things (2015) … Scottie Andrews
– The Terrible Doubt of Appearances (2015) … Scottie Andrews
– Some Intricate Purpose (2015) … Scottie Andrews
– The Threads That Were Spun Are Gathered (2015) … Scottie Andrews
– Form and Union and Plan (2015) … Scottie Andrews

2014 Justice League: War (Video)
Steve Trevor (voice)

2013 Brahmin Bulls
Patrick

2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us (Video Game)
Superman (voice)

2012 Buried Treasure (Short)
Geocacher

2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
Thomas Reynolds

2012 3 Day Test
Martin Taylor

2012 Superman vs. The Elite (Video)
Superman / Clark Kent / Robot (voice)

2012 Unstable
Jason March

2012 Monster High: Escape from Skull Shores (TV Movie)
Andy Beast (voice)

2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic (Video Game)
Master Volryder / Additional Voices (voice, as George Newburn)

2011 The Heart of Christmas (TV Movie)
Dr. Don Sandler

2010-2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Bill
– Arch Enemies (2011) … Bill
– Birthdates (2010) … Bill

2011 Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Sephiroth (English version, voice)

2011 Suite 7 (TV Series)
Gil
– Supermen (2011) … Gil

2010 The Assignment
John Baird

2010 DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (Video)
Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (Video short)
Superman / Clark Kent (voice)

2010 NCIS (TV Series)
Arthur Haskell
– Dead Air (2010) … Arthur Haskell

2010 Miami Medical (TV Series)
Frank
– All Fall Down (2010) … Frank

2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Dr. Cliff Edmunds
– Code Red (2010) … Dr. Cliff Edmunds

2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Dr. Curtis Ryerson
– Christian Troy II (2010) … Dr. Curtis Ryerson
– Sheila Carlton (2010) … Dr. Curtis Ryerson
– Joel Seabrook (2010) … Dr. Curtis Ryerson
– Dan Daly (2010) … Dr. Curtis Ryerson

2009/I The Patient (Short)
George

2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Brian Reynolds
– Slip Slidin’ Away (2009) … Dr. Brian Reynolds

2009 Saw VI
Harold

2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Perry
– Path of Least Resistance (2009) … Perry

2009 Castle (TV Series)
Howard Peterson
– Nanny McDead (2009) … Howard Peterson

2009 Dadnapped (TV Movie)
Neal Morris

2009 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Alex Sheridan
– Rush to Judgement (2009) … Alex Sheridan

2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Stephen Baleman
– Soul Mates (2009) … Stephen Baleman

2008/I Next of Kin
Robert

2008 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Roger Gardner
– Ball & Chain (2008) … Roger Gardner

2008 Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Sephiroth (English version, voice)

2008 Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series)
Stan Mercer
– There’s No ‘I’ in Team (2008) … Stan Mercer

2008 Batman: Gotham Knight (Video)
Man in Black / Guido / Man / … (voice)

2008 Ben 10: Alien Force (TV Series)
Frank Tennyson
– What Are Little Girls Made Of (2008) … Frank Tennyson (voice)

2008 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Kevin Weaver
– To Kill a Predator (2008) … Kevin Weaver

2007-2008 The Batman (TV Series)
Superman / Clark Kent
– Lost Heroes: Part Two (2008) … Superman (voice)
– Lost Heroes: Part One (2008) … Superman (voice)
– The Batman/Superman Story: Part II (2007) … Clark Kent / Superman (voice)
– The Batman/Superman Story: Part I (2007) … Clark Kent / Superman (voice)

2008 Jericho (TV Series)
President Glen Tomarchio
– Condor (2008) … President Glen Tomarchio

2008 Fireflies in the Garden
Jimmy (as George Newburn)

2007 A Dennis the Menace Christmas (Video)
Henry Mitchell

2007 Journeyman (TV Series)
Lane
– The Legend of Dylan McCleen (2007) … Lane

2007 Big Love (TV Series)
Polygamist Group Member
– Dating Game (2007) … Polygamist Group Member

2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Sephiroth (English version, voice)

2007 Sublime (Video)
Frank / PVS Host

2007 Medium (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas O’Bannon
– The One Behind the Wheel (2007) … Dr. Thomas O’Bannon

2007 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Video Game)
Sephiroth (English version, voice)

2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Brendan McCrary
– Killer Chat (2006) … Brendan McCrary

2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
Bill Huxley (1979)
– The Key (2006) … Bill Huxley (1979)

2006 Crazy Eights
Father Lyle Dey

2005-2006 Reunion (TV Series)
Paul Phillips
– 1998 (2006) … Paul Phillips
– 1991 (2005) … Paul Phillips
– 1990 (2005) … Paul Phillips
– 1989 (2005) … Paul Phillips
– 1988 (2005) … Paul Phillips

2006 Veiled Truth (TV Movie)
Andy

2001-2006 Justice League (TV Series)
Superman / Clark Kent / Soldier / …
– Destroyer (2006) … Superman / Clark Kent (voice)
– Alive! (2006) … Bizarro (voice, uncredited)
– Far from Home (2006) … Superman / Clark Kent / Mano (voice)
– The Great Brain Robbery (2006) … Bizarro / Evil Star (voice)
– Dead Reckoning (2006) … Superman / Clark Kent / Bizarro (voice)

2006 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Ross Garner
– White Balance (2006) … Ross Garner

2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Sephiroth (English version, voice)

2005 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Matt Monroe
– For Sail by Owner (2005) … Matt Monroe

2005 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Sephiroth (English version, voice)

2005 Buffalo Dreams (TV Movie)
Dr. Nick Townsend

2004 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Allen Konigsberg
– Loose Lips (2004) … Dr. Allen Konigsberg

2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Dr. Todd Coombs
– Bloodlines (2004) … Dr. Todd Coombs

2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (TV Series)
Boyle
– The Song of Poland (2003) … Boyle

2003 The Lyon’s Den (TV Series)
Zachary Easton
– The Fifth … Zachary Easton

2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Clark Kent / Superman
– Toys in the Hood (2003) … Clark Kent / Superman (voice)

2003 Final Fantasy X-2 (Video Game)
Meyvn Nooj (English version, voice)

2003 Kids’ Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts (Video short)
Matthew (voice)

2002 Providence (TV Series)
Owen Frank
– The Eleventh Hour (2002) … Owen Frank
– The Eleventh Hour: Part 2 (2002) … Owen Frank
– Eye of the Storm (2002) … Owen Frank
– The Sound of Music (2002) … Owen Frank
– Left-Overs (2002) … Owen Frank

2001 The Sons of Mistletoe (TV Movie)
Jimmy Adams

2000-2001 Bull (TV Series)
Robert ‘Ditto’ Roberts III
– Blood, Flopsweat and Tears (2001) … Robert ‘Ditto’ Roberts III
– Visit (2000) … Robert ‘Ditto’ Roberts III
– A Beautiful Lie (2000) … Robert ‘Ditto’ Roberts III
– A Wink and a Nod (2000) … Robert ‘Ditto’ Roberts III
– Monday, Bloody Monday (2000) … Robert ‘Ditto’ Roberts III

2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie)
Tom (segment “2000”)

1999 The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (TV Movie)
Christian Nelson

1999 Friends & Lovers
Ian Wickham

1998 Friends (TV Series)
Danny
– The One with the Inappropriate Sister (1998) … Danny
– The One Where Ross Moves In (1998) … Danny
– The One with the Yeti (1998) … Danny

1998 Twice Upon a Time (TV Movie)
Joe

1998 Cupid (TV Series)
Dave
– Pilot (1998) … Dave

1997-1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Scott Frank
– Absent Without Leave (1998) … Dr. Scott Frank
– Risky Business (1998) … Dr. Scott Frank
– Objects Are Closer Than They Appear (1998) … Dr. Scott Frank
– Liver, Hold the Mushrooms (1998) … Dr. Scott Frank
– All in the Family (1997) … Dr. Scott Frank

1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Stu Roosa
– For Miles and Miles (1998) … Stu Roosa
– Apollo One (1998) … Stu Roosa

1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series)
Walter
– Planely Possible (1997) … Walter

1997 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Patterson, Will
– Gold Fever (1997) … Patterson, Will

1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Michael Burns
– Amazing Grace: Part 2 (1997) … Michael Burns

1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Michael Burns
– Amazing Grace: Part 1 (1997) … Michael Burns

1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Damon
– Friendship (1997) … Damon (voice)

1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Ryan Unger
– Stream of Consciousness (1997) … Ryan Unger

1996 The Evening Star
Tommy Horton

1996 Far Harbor
Jordan

1995 Theodore Rex
Theodore Rex (voice)

1995 Father of the Bride Part II
Bryan MacKenzie

1995 Courthouse (TV Series)
Sean
– Injustice for All (1995) … Sean
– Fair-Weathered Friends (1995) … Sean
– Sex, Law and Videotape (1995) … Sean
– Order on the Court (1995) … Sean
– One flew over the Courthouse (1995) … Sean

1994-1995 The Boys Are Back (TV Series)
Mike Hansen
– Where There’s a Will, There’s a Melee (1995) … Mike Hansen
– Rick and Judy End Up in a Seedy Motel Room (1995) … Mike Hansen
– The French Class (1995) … Mike Hansen
– Searching for Sarah Hansen (1995) … Mike Hansen
– Bad Hair Day (1995) … Mike Hansen

1994 A Part of the Family (TV Movie)
Marc

1994 Witness to the Execution (TV Movie)
Phillip Tyler

1994 I Spy Returns (TV Movie)
Bennett Robinson

1993 Doorways (TV Movie)
Dr. Thomas Mason

1991-1993 The Pirates of Dark Water (TV Series)
Ren
– The Living Treasure (1993) … Ren (voice)
– The Soul Stealer (1993) … Ren (voice)
– Sister of the Sword (1993) … Ren (voice)
– The Pandawa Plague (1993) … Ren (voice)
– The Game Players of Undaar (1992) … Ren (voice)

1993 Torch Song (TV Movie)
Wedge

1993 Bob (TV Series)
Brett
– You Can’t Win (1993) … Brett

1993 Doppelganger
Patrick Highsmith

1992 Little Sister
Mike

1986-1992 Designing Women (TV Series)
Payne McIlroy / Payne
– Payne Comes Home (1992) … Payne McIlroy
– Payne Grows Up (1990) … Payne McIlroy
– I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1987) … Payne
– Julia’s Son (1986) … Payne McIlroy

1991 Father of the Bride
Bryan MacKenzie

1991 Timeless Tales from Hallmark (TV Series)
The Tin Soldier
– The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1991) … The Tin Soldier (voice)

1990 Poochinski (TV Short)
Detective Robert McKay

1990 Working Girl (TV Series)
Everett Rutledge
– We Can Work It Out (1990) … Everett Rutledge
– Two’s a Crowd (1990) … Everett Rutledge
– Oh, Brother (1990) … Everett Rutledge
– Get Back (1990) … Everett Rutledge
– Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1990) … Everett Rutledge

1988 It Takes Two
Travis Rogers

1988 Paramedics
Uptown

1988 Switching Channels
Siegenthaler

1987 Adventures in Babysitting
Dan

1987 Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Bart / Matt
– Double Switch (1987) … Bart / Matt

1986 Family Ties (TV Series)
Eric
– My Brother’s Keeper (1986) … Eric

1986 My Little Girl
Woody

1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Private Lawrence ‘Coward’ Jones
– Part 1 (1982) … Private Lawrence ‘Coward’ Jones (uncredited)

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