- Started acting as a child in Little Rock community theater shows; at age 14, he was awarded a scholarship to the Minneapolis Children's Theater.
- While still in his junior year at Northwestern, he was flown out to LA to audition for Marty McFly in Back to the Future.
- In 1988, spoke to Christopher Reeve about the pressures of being Superman; fifteen years later, Newbern became the voice of Superman in several Justice League animated movies, shows, and videogames.
- Was cast as a hitman on Scandal because the show's producer was a Father of the Bride fan, and thought it was perfect against-type casting.
- Mae Newbern — Daughter
- Marietta De Prima — Wife
- Ben Newbern — Son
- Emma Newbern — Daughter
- Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (1986)
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