Oct. 9th, 1979
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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Brandon Routh, pronounced like "south," was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in nearby Norwalk. He attended the University of Iowa and starred in many productions at the Norwalk Theater of Performing Arts. His first professional acting role was in the ABC television series Odd Man Out (1999), and he went on to guest star in the series Gilmore Girls (2000) and Undressed (1999).
In his spare time, Routh enjoys playing soccer and basketball, swimming, biking and reading.
- Went as Clark Kent/Superman for a Halloween party in 2003 and won a costume contest, only to receive the movie role one year later.
- Unlike fellow Superman actors 'Christopher Reeve' (qv) and 'Tom Welling' (qv), he is a huge Superman fan. As a kid, he collected the comics, owned the films, and even wore Superman pajamas.
- His brother is a "real-life Superman" - a police officer in Des Moines
- Parents are Ron and Katie.
- Attended the International Model and Talent Association (IMTA).
- Studied Scottish Literature.
- After being cast as Superman for _Superman Returns (2006)_ (qv), he sought out a movement coach to help him create the proper body language for the Superman character.
- Dressed up as Batman for Halloween 2004.