George Young Newbern was born December 10, 1964 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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. Updating the classic story for the 1980s, Newbern handled the role of Bart, a teenage rock star longing for a normal life, and also the role of Matt, a brainy high school student desperate to be popular. Newbern also had a recurring role as the son of designer Julia Sugarbaker (played by Dixie Carter) on the 1990s series Designing Women. He has since guest starred on television in such series as Providence, Chicago Hope, Friends, Bull, and CSI.
His movie acting credits include Adventures in Babysitting (1987) with Elisabeth Shue; Switching Channels (1988) with Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds and Christopher Reeve; and Father of the Bride (1991) with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short.
Newbern was the voice of Superman on the Cartoon Network series Justice League and its sequel Justice League Unlimited, replacing actor Tim Daly, who had contractual obligations elsewhere. He will voice Superman again in fall 2007 on the fifth season of Kids' WB's The Batman.
Newbern, whose voice acting career began in 1991 with the cartoon series The Pirates of Dark Water, has also done voiceovers on a number of video games and game-related productions. He provided the voice of Sephiroth in the English-language releases of Final Fantasy VII Advent Children and Kingdom Hearts II, and also voiced Mevyn Nooj in Final Fantasy X-2.
George Newbern has had two more children. Mae Newbern born Sep 19 1998 and Ben Newbern born Nov 25 2003.