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George Newbern (1964)

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George Young Newbern is an American television and film actor best known for his roles as Bryan MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II as well as Danny in Friends. He is also well known for his role as Superman from the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series as well as Sephiroth from the Final Fantasy series and the Kingdom Hearts series. He is also known for having appeared in Saw VI. He married actress Marietta DePrima in 1990, and together have three children—Emma, Mae, and Ben.


 life and career
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Betty, a teacher of Spanish, and David Newbern, a radiologist, 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. Newbern had a recurring role as the son of designer Julia Sugarbaker on the 1990s series Designing Women. He has since guest-starred on television in such series as Providence, Chicago Hope, Friends, Bull, CSI, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, and Private Practice.

He starred as Neal Morris, father of Melissa Morris , 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.

His movie acting credits include Adventures in Babysitting with Elisabeth Shue; Double Switch ; Switching Channels with Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds and Christopher Reeve; and Father of the Bride and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, and Martin Short. In 2009 he appeared in Locker 13.

As a voice actor, Newbern is notable for his role as Superman on the Cartoon Network series Static Shock, Justice League and its sequel Justice League Unlimited, replacing actor Tim Daly, who had contractual obligations elsewhere. Newbern reprised his role as Superman in The Batman's 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.

 Other roles
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 co-starring with Haley Joel Osment, the brother of his previous co-star, Emily), 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.

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