Brandon Routh

Actor
Although he had relatively few professional credits to his name, clean-cut Midwestern actor Brandon Routh soared into the media limelight when he was cast as the Man of Steel in director Bryan Singer's highly ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1979 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Arrow 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nine Lives of Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

400 Days 2014 (Movie)

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Enlisted 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Missing William 2014 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Stuntmen 2014 (Movie)

Kirby Popoff (Actor)

The Exes 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Millers 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Partners 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Crooked Arrows 2012 (Movie)

Coach Logan (Actor)

Chuck 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night 2011 (Movie)

Dylan (Actor)

One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

Todd Ingram (Actor)

Kambakkht Ishq 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Life is Hot in Cracktown 2009 (Movie)

Sizemore (Actor)

Miss Nobody 2009 (Movie)

Milo Beeber (Actor)

Unthinkable 2009 (Movie)

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Fear Itself 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Table for Three 2008 (Movie)

Scott Teller (Actor)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 (Movie)

Bobby Long (Actor)

Scream Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Fling 2006 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Superman Returns 2006 (Movie)

Clark Kent/Superman (Actor)

The 2006 MTV Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver Beene 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gilmore Girls 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undressed (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although he had relatively few professional credits to his name, clean-cut Midwestern actor Brandon Routh soared into the media limelight when he was cast as the Man of Steel in director Bryan Singer's highly anticipated revival of the original superhero film franchise, "Superman Returns" (2006). Prior to his meteoric rise, Routh was cutting his teeth on episodic television, landing occasional episodes on shows like "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003- ) and "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006); even signing a three-year deal to appear regularly on the daytime soap, "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968- ), though he was subsequently released after less than a year. Despite struggling early in his career - Routh was forced to take a bartending job to make ends meet - his hard work paid off when Singer plucked the actor from relative obscurity and turned him into an overnight sensation. While the comparisons to previous Supermen were inevitable - particularly Christopher Reeve, with whom he shared an uncanny resemblance - Routh nonetheless made the character his own and established himself as the rightful heir to a prestigious throne.

Relationships

Rachel Boston Actor

Companion
No longer together

Courtney Ford Actor

Wife
Began dating 2004 Co-starred in "Denial" (2006) Engaged August 2006 Married Nov. 24, 2007 at the El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA

Ron Routh

Father
Played drums in jazz bands

Katie Routh

Mother

Sara Routh

Sister
Former radio disc jockey for Los Angeles' "Wet Wacky Wild"

Leo Routh

Son
Born Aug. 10, 2012; mother, Courtney Ford

EDUCATION

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa

Milestones

2010

Co-starred opposite Michael Cera in the comic book adaptation "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"

2009

Joined the cast of "Chuck" (NBC) for a multiepisode arc as Shaw, the new leader of the Intersect project

2006

Had a supporting role in the low-budget thriller "Karla," opposite Laura Prepon

2006

Cast as 'The Man of Steel' in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns"

2004

Had a guest starring roles on "Oliver Beene" (FOX) and "Will and Grace" (NBC)

2001

Created the role of "One Life to Live's" Seth Anderson on the ABC daytime drama

2000

Cast in a four-episode stint on MTV's "Undressed"

1999

Appeared in Christina Aguilera's "What A Girl Wants" music video

1999

First professional acting role in the ABC television series "Odd Man Out"

Starred in many productions at the Norwalk Theater of Performing Arts

Bonus Trivia

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Routh plays the trumpet and the piano, and also sings.

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