George Newbern

Actor Biography

George Newbern's career in film and television has spanned several decades and has shown his immense versatility, from his debut arch as Payne Sugarbaker on "Designing Women" to his current role  as Charlie on "Scandal."

From "Designing Women," Newbern went star with Sandra Bullock on NBCs "Working Girl." His career in television continued to grow as he joined famed television series "Chicago Hope," "Friends," "Bull," "Providence" and "Nip/Tuck," for regular and recurring roles. He has also made guest appearances on television series, including "CSI," "Criminal Minds," "Private Practice," "The Mentalist," "Boston Legal," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Cold Case," to name just a few.

In his feature-film debut, Newbern co-starred opposite Elizabeth Shue in "Adventures in Babysitting." Next, he joined Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II" as Bryan Mackenzie.

Newbern's career includes a multitude of voiceover roles, including the voice of Superman in "Justice League" and "Batman: Gotham Knight." Newbern has been the voice of Superman in various DC iterations of the iconic superhero as well as on the animated series "Static Shock" and "The Batman." He has also done voicework for the video games "Final Fantasy X-2," "Kingdom Hearts II" and "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children".

George was born December 30 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Theatrical Arts. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Marietta Deprima, two daughters and son.