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Brandon Routh

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 multiple television series throughout the early 2000s. In 2006, he gained greater recognition for his role as the titular hero of the 2006 film Superman Returns. He also had a recurring role in the TV series Chuck, as Daniel Shaw. Following this, he has had several supporting roles in television and film. In 2011, he portrayed the eponymous protagonist of another comic book film, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night. Routh, the third of four children, was born in Norwalk, Iowa, on October 9, 1979, the son of Catherine (née Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Ray Routh, a carpenter. Routh's family, which is Methodist, has German, French, English, and Native American ancestry (Routh has stated "I'm Chickapoo, watered down quite a bit, on my father's side"). Routh grew up in Norwalk, approximately 100 miles (160 km) south of Woolstock, the hometown of George Reeves, the first actor to play Superman on television. During his childhood, Routh thought a full-time acting career was unrealistic, citing his small-town

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"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 >

Superman's Wife Exposes Giant, Naughty Secret

Superman's Wife Exposes Giant, Naughty Secret

Brandon Routh's wife is also the best PR person ever, because when we asked who was packin' the bigger secret weapon -- the Man of Steel or "Watchmen's" Dr. Manhattan -- she had the perfect… READ MORE >

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"Pirates" Are Superman's Kryptonite

"Pirates" Are Superman's Kryptonite

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Superman's Super Lady

Superman's Super Lady

He can stop bullets, but not even Superman can stop Cupid's arrow. Brandon Routh has been with his girlfriend, actress Courtney Ford, for two and a half years. The happy couple arrived at the… READ MORE >

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Superman - Man of Wax

Superman - Man of Wax

The film is not even in cinemas yet, but "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh already has his own wax figure modeled after his character. Routh was on hand as the figure was unveiled the Man… READ MORE >

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Coast to Coast Star Catcher

Coast to Coast Star Catcher

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Superman Returns

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