George Newbern

Active - 1986 - 2014  |   Born - Dec 30, 1964 in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Action

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Biography

Lead actor, onscreen from the '80s.

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  • Started acting as a child in Little Rock community theater shows; at age 14, he was awarded a scholarship to the Minneapolis Children's Theater.
  • While still in his junior year at Northwestern, he was flown out to LA to audition for Marty McFly in Back to the Future.
  • In 1988, spoke to Christopher Reeve about the pressures of being Superman; fifteen years later, Newbern became the voice of Superman in several Justice League animated movies, shows, and videogames.
  • Was cast as a hitman on Scandal because the show's producer was a Father of the Bride fan, and thought it was perfect against-type casting.