"Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh, 30, and former "Lois & Clark" hunk Dean Cain, 43, joined forces at a basketball game in Santa Monica the other day.Question is ... READ MORE >
Brandon James Routh (born October 9, 1979) is an American actor and former fashion model. He grew up in Iowa before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and subsequently appeared on several television series throughout the early 2000s. In 2006, he was cast as the titular hero of the 2006 film Superman Returns. Routh, the third of four children, was born in Norwalk, Iowa, on October 9, 1979, the son of Katie, a teacher, and Ron Routh, a carpenter; both of his parents play music in their spare time. His brother Rhett is a Des Moines Police officer; his older sister Sara is a singer traveling through Europe, and his younger sister Carolyn lives in Wisconsin. Routh's family, which is Methodist, has German, French, English, and American Indian ancestry. Routh grew up in Norwalk, Iowa, which is located approximately 100 miles (160 km) south of Woolstock, the hometown of George Reeves, the first actor to play Superman on television.