The SuperMen that have Played Superman

Kirk Alyn the first superman of film.

Kirk Alyn

 Film's first Superman

 The first actor to play the role of Superman on film, Kirk Alyn passed  away on Sunday, March 14, 1999 in a hospital in suburban Houston, Texas  at the age of 88.

George Reeves first Superman of television. Adventures of Superman, superman on tv, super museum

George Reeves

 George Reeves was born on January 5, 1914, in Woolstock, Iowa. In 1935,  he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse. His first film role was a  minor part in Gone with the Wind. Reeves acted in movies and army training films. In 1951, he took the title role on the popular television series The Adventures of Superman

Christopher Reeve Superman the movie

Christopher Reeve

 Christopher D'Olier Reeve was born September 25, 1952, in New York City, to journalist Barbara Johnson (née Barbara Pitney Lamb) and writer/professor F.D. Reeve  (Franklin D'Olier Reeve). He came from an upper-class family; his  paternal grandfather was CEO of Prudential Financial, and one of his  maternal great-grandfathers was Supreme Court justice Mahlon Pitney.

Christopher Reeve played Superman in 1978.  

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Dean cain played superman in "Lois and Clark the new Adventures of Superman"

Dean Cain

 Another incarnation of the Superman legend, this series puts a  1990s spin on the standard story. This time, the focus is on the  romantic triangle forming between Superman, Clark Kent and Lois (who  obviously doesn't know that they are in fact one and the same). True to  old Superman form, the evil Lex Luthor pops up every once in a while to wreak havoc on The Daily Planet and the city of Metropolis. 

tom welling as superman

Tom Welling


Welling was cast in the WB superhero drama Smallville after a nationwide search for an actor to play Clark Kent. In an interview with a teen magazine, Welling spoke about the day he auditioned for the role: "I was on my way back from the Warner Bros.  studio, and I stopped in a gas station to call my manager and tell him  how it went...

Brandon Routh as Superman in Superman Returns

Brandon Routh

 Unlike fellow Superman actors Christopher Reeve and Tom Welling, he is a huge Superman fan. As a kid, he collected the comics, owned the films, and even wore Superman pajamas. 

Henry Cavill stared as Superman in Man of Steel, Batman V Superman and Justice League

Henry Cavill

Superman in 2013 Man of Steel, 2016 Batman V Superman, and 2017 Justice League.    On June 10, 2013, Man of Steel  (2013) kicked off its world premiere in New York City followed by  London, Bailiwick of Jersey, Sicily, Madrid, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo.  The movie became the highest-grossing Superman film to date, and the  second-highest-grossing reboot of all time .

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