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George Newbern

George Newbern (born December 10, 1964 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American television and film actor, known for his roles as Charlie in the ABC show Scandal and Bryan MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and its sequels.

DCAU filmography[]

Justice League

Static Shock

Justice League Unlimited

Background information[]

  • George Newbern had the part of Superman on Justice League, replacing Tim Daly due to having been unavailable due to headlining The Fugitive (a remake of the 1960s TV series). According to Bruce Timm, Newbern had the same "nice guy Superman" quality voice that Daly had, while also being a good fit "continuity wise" without sounding like an exact copy.[1] Andrea Romano remarked that casting Superman was always difficult, but was impressed with Newbern's acting while noting he sounded a lot like the previous Superman voice.[2] Both Newbern and Daly have voiced Superman in several DC projects outside the DCAU.
  • Apart from Superman, Newbern is also notable for providing the voice of the Final Fantasy VII main antagonist Sephiroth in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII and the Kingdom Hearts series.
  • Newbern has reprised his role as Superman in other DC projects including The Batman, the DC Showcase Short Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam (along with Jerry O'Connell as Captain Marvel), the DC animated film Superman vs. The Elite and the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us (alongside Kevin Conroy as Batman, Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, Adam Baldwin as Hal Jordan, Phil LaMarr as John Stewart, and others).

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External links[]

  1. Bruce Timm forum post (2021) https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/vintage-interviews-with-the-makers-of-the-dcau.5787503/post-87748008
  2. Justice League Unlimited Voices of Justice (DVD featurette)