About George Newbern
Almost immediately, Newbern landed the occasional role of Payne, the son of Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter) on the CBS sitcom "Designing Women". He went on to star as twins opposite Elisabeth Shue in the TV-movie "Double Switch" (ABC, 1987) landed a regular berth as the yuppie co-worker of Sandra Bullock's "Working Girl" (NBC, 1990). In 1994, Newbern was one of the sons of Hal Linden and Suzanne Pleshette who move in with the folks in the short-lived CBS sitcom "The Boys Are Back". Other credits include "Poochinski" (NBC, 1990), "Judith Krantz's 'Torch Song'" (ABC, 1993), and playing Robert Culp's son in "I Spy Returns" (CBS, 1994).
At the same time, Newbern was keeping busy in films, He debuted in supporting roles in the teen films "My Little Girl" and "Adventures in Babysitting" (both 1987). In the latter, he was reteamed with Elisabeth Shue as a college student who comes to her rescue. After another supporting role, as a wise-cracking valet, in the weak comedy "Switching Channels" (1988), Newbern began landing leading roles in the comedies "It Takes Two" and "Paramedics" (both 1988).
But his first real notice came with "Father of the Bride" (1991), as Kimberly Williams' fiance and the prospective son-in-law of Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. He reprised the role in the imaginatively-titled "Father of the Bride Part II" in 1995. The following year, he had the meaty role as the drug-dealing grandson of Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) in Robert Harling's "The Evening Star" and was a gay man visiting with friends in the satirical comedy "Far Harbor/Mr. Spreckman's Boat".
Newbern and Kimberly Williams were also teamed in a series of TV commercials for Hallmark greeting cards that played off their screen roles as newlyweds.
|Marietta DePrima. born c. 1964; met while attending Northwestern University; married in 1990|
|Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London , England|
|Little Rock High School, Little Rock , Arkansas|
|Northwestern University, Evanston , Illinois|
|Co-starred in the horror film, "Crazy Eights"|
|Had a recurring role on the Fox series, "Reunion"|
|Had a recurring role as Owen Frank on the NBC drama "Providence"|
|Voiced Superman on the Cartoon Network series' "Justice League" and "Justice League Unlimited"|
|Cast as a regular in the TNT series "Bull"|
|Cast in the HBO movie, "If These Walls Could Talk 2"|
|Cast in a recurring role on "Friends" (NBC) as Rachel and Monica's neighbour|
|Portrayed Astronaut Stu Roosa in the HBO miniseries, "From the Earth to the Moon"|
|Had a recurring role on "Chicago Hope" (CBS) as Dr. Scott Frank|
|Appeared opposite "Bride" co-star Kimberly Williams in a series of TV commercials for Hallmark greeting cards|
|Had recurring role on the short-lived CBS drama series "Courthouse"|
|Reprised role of Bryan in "Father of the Bride Part II"|
|Had featured role in the CBS sitcom "The Boys Are Back"|
|Reprised the voice of Ren on the ABC animated series "The Pirates of Dark Water"|
|Cast as Bryan, the groom, in the remake of "Father of the Bride"|
|Voiced the character of Ren on the Fox animated series "Dark Water"|
|TV series debut as regular, co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the NBC sitcom "Working Girl"|
|First feature starring role, "It Takes Two"|
|Film debut, in "Adventures in Babysitting"; again appeared opposite Elisabeth Shue|
|TV-movie debut, had starring role in "Double Switch"; appeared opposite Elisabeth Shue|
|Began appearing as Payne, the son of Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter) on the CBS series "Designing Women"|
|Moved to Los Angeles|
|Won scholarship to Minneapolis Children's Theater|
|Made acting debut in community theater at age 12|