George Newbern

George Newbern

Date Of Birth: Dec 30, 1964
Birth Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

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THE VOICES OF George Newbern

Credits On BTVA: 27 Roles from 23 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 8:28 PM on Fri Sep 15 2017
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George is one talented actor he great as Theodore Rex, Ren, Frank Tennyson, Superman, and Sephiroth
said at 1:44 AM on Fri May 5 2017
Remember when he was in Saw 4 at the start? That was weird.
said at 10:15 PM on Mon Jul 31 2017
@DeFactoLeader not really when u consider that Newborn has done some recognisable stuff in his live action resume
said at 2:36 AM on Fri Jan 6 2017
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Oh hey, a week late but, Happy BD George! Love his work as Supes & Sephiroth. Really appreciating Justice League ATM. Good work.
said at 1:53 AM on Sat Dec 31 2016
Happy Birthday George Newbern!
said at 6:17 PM on Fri Dec 30 2016
Happy birthday Superman!
said at 12:00 PM on Fri Dec 30 2016
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Happy Birthday Superman!!!

He just voices the character so well, in my opinion. Can't wait to hear him back in Injustice 2.
said at 6:08 AM on Fri Dec 30 2016
Happy Birthday George Newbern!
said at 1:48 AM on Fri Dec 30 2016
Shall I give you dis pear? Happy Birthday, George Newbern!
said at 9:22 AM on Fri Jun 10 2016
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I hope he will be back as Superman in Injustice 2.
said at 1:01 PM on Fri Jun 10 2016
I agree, his performance as the evil Superman was legendary.
said at 7:57 AM on Sun Jul 10 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Imagine if he gave a performance like THAT for Sephiroth?
Evelyn L.
said at 8:34 PM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@Aussieroth Ohohohohoho!!!!!! You took the words out of my mouth!
said at 1:52 PM on Wed Aug 3 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Looks like my wish came to fruition. Good, goood :).
said at 2:45 PM on Wed Jan 20 2016
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I'm pretty sure he'll be back for FFVII Remake. Square made a statement that made it sound like basically all the Advent Children voice actors will be back
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:50 PM on Wed Jan 20 2016
@Unknownsage13 They did, but were they referring to English, or Japanese? :O
said at 3:06 PM on Wed Jan 20 2016
@NCZ I think the statement got made right after the FFVII remake gameplay trailer came out. So I figured it was referring to english. Could be both.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:01 PM on Wed Jan 20 2016
@Unknownsage13 It is kinda ambiguous. There was a Japanese version of the trailer too, and the interview as done by the Japanese staff in a Japanese publication (it was Famitsu or Dengeki, I think). I assumed they were referring to the Japanese audio rather than any localizations. It's ambiguous though, could be both.

That said I feel pretty sure George Newbern will be back.
said at 9:13 AM on Sat Jan 30 2016
@NCZ Though there seems to be some consistency with many of the roles so I think some are just obvious.
Cloud, Sephiorth, Tifa, Reno, Rude, Barrett, Vincent, Cait Sith, Cid, Zack, basically have had the same voice for all of their roles except maybe one exception.

The ones I'm not sure of would be Liam coming back as Red, cuz he only played him in AC and that was very brief. And then who would play Yuffie since both Christy and Mae played her around the same time. Aerith is another anomaly due to being recast like two times.
Evelyn L.
said at 5:21 PM on Thu Feb 4 2016
@Unknownsage13 He says he wants to come back!

He wants the Sephiroth fans to spread his message around that he wants to come back for the Remake!

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said at 7:59 AM on Sun Jul 10 2016
@Evelyn L. I'd be shocked if they didn't bring him back. Though a lot of people know where I stand as him voicing Sephiroth, I won't deny that he can totally do it... Just PLEASE give him better direction!
Evelyn L.
said at 8:33 PM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@Aussieroth Remember me? I was the one who was on Ovarku voices Meowth video!

We talked remember?
said at 6:03 AM on Thu Dec 31 2015
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Happy late Birthday George, You're phenomenal as Sephiroth! I hope you return for the FF7 remake because your voice fits him in every way.
Evelyn L.
said at 5:23 PM on Thu Feb 4 2016
@HylianBelmont He is coming back!
said at 5:45 PM on Wed Dec 30 2015
Happy Birthday, Sephiroth.
said at 5:02 PM on Wed Dec 30 2015
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Happy Birthday George Newbern!

I just love how far away his two most famous roles are from each other.

He is fantastic as Superman and Sephiroth.

I honestly believe George is the perfect voice for Superman, he was great at voice matching Tim Daly for the Justice League cartoon but I feel his strongest performance as the Man of Steel was in Superman vs. The Elite, not only do I think its one of the best Superman stories but the performance Newbern gives feels genuine and I loved how terrifying he sounded at the end of the movie in his fight against Manchester Black.

He pretty much went full Sephiroth in the role which was neat.

I really would love it if he voiced Star Saber either in a dub of Transformers Victory or in a new cartoon based on MTMTE. George Newbern I feel is the only VA who I think personally who could pull off this character considering just how radically different his two incarnations have been so far.
said at 6:24 AM on Fri Jan 22 2016
@Autovolt I remember one of my friends actually suggested Tim Daly as Star Saber, kinda eerie that most of the choices I've seen so far have been actors who have played Superman.
said at 7:15 AM on Fri Dec 30 2016
It's great to see he'll be returning as The Man of Steel in the upcoming Injustice 2 game.

Happy Birthday George Newbern!
said at 8:27 PM on Fri Sep 15 2017
@Autovolt he is but I feel George fits more of angry and evil Superman like in Injustice and later seasons of JLU I feel that version he shines as the character
The Ear of One
said at 12:36 PM on Wed Aug 5 2015
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its pretty fun to think that the Kindhearted Strongest man in the world is voiced by the same actor
as the the Strongest Soldier of Madness and God Complex.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:20 AM on Tue Dec 30 2014
Happy birthday, George.
said at 9:18 AM on Wed Dec 10 2014
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Happy 50th George. Have a Super day.

Can't believe he's that age already.
said at 11:01 AM on Sat May 17 2014
I really like his Superman voice. I prefer Tim but there's something special about this guy.
said at 7:59 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
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Happy Birthday, Clark- I mean George!
said at 5:09 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
Happy birthday George, hope you're having a Super time on this very special day.
said at 2:12 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
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While we do have Henry Cavill to portray Live Action Superman in my opinion George Newbern will always be the best voice for Superman.
Dark Kuja
said at 2:03 AM on Thu May 2 2013
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Considering Sephiroth is more or less an idea of what Superman could be like if he ever went evil, I think it's fitting that George voices both of them.
said at 7:01 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@Dark Kuja Hmm... There's a good point. That said, I myself would still cast George as Vincent and Crispin Freeman as Sephiroth and.... oh god, ANOTHER Superman actor XD

Though on that note, I wonder how Tim Daly would pull of Sephiroth?
said at 10:02 PM on Thu Oct 17 2013
@Aussieroth Listening to Daly as Superman and Bizarro, I think he'd sound about exactly like George Newbern's Sephiroth if he mixed the voices together to do an "evil Superman".
said at 9:40 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Actually I think he might come up with something more his own take.
said at 12:09 PM on Sun Feb 23 2014
@Aussieroth The point is that he'd start with mixing his Superman and Bizarro voices before he got down his own take. It's the sort of thing Mark Hamill once talked about when it comes to voice acting.
said at 11:43 AM on Sun Apr 21 2013
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So Superman is currently the most popular voice actor right now? Neat!
Madness Abe
said at 12:15 AM on Sat Dec 10 2011
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Happy Birthday, Mr. Newbern. I honestly can't say who you're better as: Superman or Sephiroth!
said at 8:01 AM on Sun Dec 30 2012
@Madness Abe honestly in my op, Superman. That one he just kept getting better and better. Sephiroth.... he went downhill from KH2. Which I don't get considering he's just an incredible actor
said at 8:33 AM on Sat Sep 28 2013
@Aussieroth COMPLETELY disagree there. Sephiroth sounded very bored and too...normal in KH2. George didn't really put too much effort into giving the character a distinct voice. He actually sounded intimidating and evil in AC when he added that sneering rasp to his voice, and in his few lines I think that was his strongest performance as Sephiroth. He also did great in CC sounding like a more humane, almost Superman-esque version of the character, and went back to the "Patrick Bateman" voice for a slightly stiffer rendition of his AC performance in the Dissidia games. All in all, he's been solid as the character.

I also take back saying Paul Dobson would've sat well with me as Sephiroth. He'd sound a bit TOO deep and more Wakamoto-esque than Morikawa-esque. So George Newbern, Skip Stellrecht, or Crispin Freeman would be my top three choices for the voice of Sephiroth.
said at 7:09 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Really? I thought he was bland as Sephiroth in nearly EVERYTHING involving the character. KH2 it worked because he was a nobody and not meant to have emotion. In CC however, I'll give you that he was ok other than an the awkward laugh and when he became evil. Dissida I thought he was meh, and not just him but nearly everyone in Dissidia 012 was WOEFUL! All in all I don't blame him for that, I blame the director and the English re-writes.

I still think Paul Dobson could suit him perfectly. Hell there was a time when he was apparently cast for the role but they changed companies or something like that from what I've heard but that was years ago. He could easily do Sephiroth, characters like that are his bread and butter. Not to mention he does Morikawa roles, prime example: Naraku from Inyuyasha. Otherwise, I'd make him Weiss!

Crispin is my no.1 hands down, he almost got the role I heard and why they didn't give him the role I don't know nor care because whatever reason it was I can guarantee it's stupid XD. Skip as Sephiroth...... noooow you've gotten me thinking hard mate.
said at 9:48 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@Aussieroth I guess my ears are different then. He wasn't a Nobody in KH2: he was "Cloud's darkness" in some vaguely explained bull**** subplot. If you go look up the scene where Sora first encounters him and before and after his battle, he sounds very bored and casual rather than menacing and sinister. His AC performance blows it completely away. Yeah, he was awful and overly growly as evil Sephiroth in CC, but I chalk that up to him being out of practice. In Dissidia he did a slightly less epic variant of his AC performance, and in Dissidia 012 he was less epic variant of that first Dissidia performance, sounding a tad lighter and less deep than before, similar to Doug Erholtz' Squall in that same sequel. But all in all, I'm fine with his Sephiroth. And I still swear to this day that it sounds like Patrick Bateman's internal soliloquies.

I thought Paul Dobson was a rumor. I can imagine Dobson pulling it off, it's just that it's not THE most ideal voice I'd imagine a character like Sephiroth to have.

For any "not George Newbern" voices for Sephiroth, Skip in his Vicious voice is my no.1. However, thanks to names you've brought up, it's now followed by Crispin, followed by Paul Dobson, followed by John Rafter Lee. And maybe Christian Bale too, but that'd sound like Newbern anyway. Just definitely not Lance Bass! XD
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6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016
Favorite Role
Who's your favorite George Newbern role? *
Superman / Clark Kent / Kal-El
64.5% (40 votes)
27.4% (17 votes)
3.2% (2 votes)
3.2% (2 votes)
1.6% (1 vote)
62 Total Votes
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