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Born: December 10, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA Profession: actor, voice actor

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Actor George Newbern was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Betty and David, a Spanish teacher and a radiologist respectively. As a child, Newbern performed in productions at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Newbern moved from this local theater work on to roles in movies and television. In 1987, he got his first lead TV role in a retelling of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, called "Double Switch" (ABC, 1987). In the late '80s and early '90s, Newbern had a recurring role as Payne McElroy on "Designing Women" (CBS, 1986-1993). In 1987, he played opposite Elisabeth Shue in the family caper movie "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987). In 1991 Newbern landed the role he is perhaps known best for, as Bryan MacKenzie in "Father of the Bride" (1991) opposite Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. He also appeared in the movie's sequel "Father of the Bride Part II" (1995). In 1998 Newbern appeared in three episodes of "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). In 2000, Newbern was cast in a principal role in the TNT original series "Bull" (TNT, 2000). Newbern appeared in 20 episodes of the series, which was ultimately canceled after one season. Throughout the 2000s and 2010s Newbern appeared in a number of...

Actor George Newbern was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Betty and David, a Spanish teacher and a radiologist respectively. As a child, Newbern performed in productions at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Newbern moved from this local theater work on to roles in movies and television. In 1987, he got his first lead TV role in a retelling of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, called "Double Switch" (ABC, 1987). In the late '80s and early '90s, Newbern had a recurring role as Payne McElroy on "Designing Women" (CBS, 1986-1993). In 1987, he played opposite Elisabeth Shue in the family caper movie "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987). In 1991 Newbern landed the role he is perhaps known best for, as Bryan MacKenzie in "Father of the Bride" (1991) opposite Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. He also appeared in the movie's sequel "Father of the Bride Part II" (1995). In 1998 Newbern appeared in three episodes of "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). In 2000, Newbern was cast in a principal role in the TNT original series "Bull" (TNT, 2000). Newbern appeared in 20 episodes of the series, which was ultimately canceled after one season. Throughout the 2000s and 2010s Newbern appeared in a number of television series before he was cast as Charlie on the ABC series "Scandal" (ABC, 2012-2017).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Unstable (2012)
3.
 Saw VI (2009)
4.
 Sublime (2007)
5.
 Crazy Eights (2007)
6.
7.
 Buffalo Dreams (2005)
8.
 Sons of Mistletoe (2001) Jimmy Adams
9.
 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) Tom ("2000")
10.
 Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, The (1999) Christian Nelson
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1976:
Made acting debut in community theater at age 12
1978:
Won scholarship to Minneapolis Children's Theater
1986:
Moved to Los Angeles
1986:
Began appearing as Payne, the son of Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter) on the CBS series "Designing Women"
1987:
TV-movie debut, had starring role in "Double Switch"; appeared opposite Elisabeth Shue
1987:
Film debut, in "Adventures in Babysitting"; again appeared opposite Elisabeth Shue
1988:
First feature starring role, "It Takes Two"
1990:
TV series debut as regular, co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the NBC sitcom "Working Girl"
1991:
Voiced the character of Ren on the Fox animated series "Dark Water"
1991:
Cast as Bryan, the groom, in the remake of "Father of the Bride"
1991:
Reprised the voice of Ren on the ABC animated series "The Pirates of Dark Water"
1994:
Had featured role in the CBS sitcom "The Boys Are Back"
1995:
Reprised role of Bryan in "Father of the Bride Part II"
1995:
Had recurring role on the short-lived CBS drama series "Courthouse"
1996:
Appeared opposite "Bride" co-star Kimberly Williams in a series of TV commercials for Hallmark greeting cards
1997:
Had a recurring role on "Chicago Hope" (CBS) as Dr. Scott Frank
1998:
Portrayed Astronaut Stu Roosa in the HBO miniseries, "From the Earth to the Moon"
1998:
Cast in a recurring role on "Friends" (NBC) as Rachel and Monica's neighbour
2000:
Cast in the HBO movie, "If These Walls Could Talk 2"
2000:
Cast as a regular in the TNT series "Bull"
2001:
Voiced Superman on the Cartoon Network series' "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited"
2002:
Had a recurring role as Owen Frank on the NBC drama "Providence"
2005:
Had a recurring role on the Fox series, "Reunion"
2007:
Co-starred in the horror film, "Crazy Eights"
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -
Little Rock High School: Little Rock , Arkansas - 1982
Northwestern University: Evanston , Illinois - 1986

Notes

"He has a five-year-old's sense of humor. He'll throw food at the dinner table. Last time I went out with him, he was putting things in his nose." --"Bride" co-star Kimberly Williams in PEOPLE, January 8, 1996

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wife:
Marietta DePrima. Actor. Born c. 1964; met while attending Northwestern University; married in 1990.

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father:
David Newbern. Radiologist. Born in 1930.
mother:
Betty Newbern. Teacher. Taught Spanish at University of Arkansas; died in 1979 at age 45.
brother:
Gordon Newbern. Surgeon. Born in 1960.
sister:
Murry Newbern. Born in 1962.
brother:
John Newbern. Coffee house owner. Born in 1965.
daughter:
Emma Newbern. Born on June 26, 1995.
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