Oct. 9th, 1979
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Brandon Routh's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2010 - Unthinkable
2009 - Kambakkht Ishq
2009 - Life Is Hot in Cracktown
2009 - Stuntmen
2009 - Table for Three
2008 - Zack and Miri Make a Porno
2006 - Karla
2006 - Superman Returns
Guest TV Roles
Miles Van Cleef
Henry Phillips (1964)
John Marlowe (Voiced)
Himself - Celebrity traveller
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.
- Studied Scottish Literature.
- Cites _Braveheart (1995)_ (qv) as his all-time favorite film.
- 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.
- Attended the International Model and Talent Association (IMTA).
- Dressed up as Batman for Halloween 2004.
- 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.
- His brother is a "real-life Superman" - a police officer in Des Moines
- Frequently says that the only good thing that came of his several years of struggling to find success in Hollywood was meeting his long-time girlfriend, 'Courtney Ford (I)' (qv), in a coffee-shop after another failed audition. They became engaged in August 23, 2006, and married on November 24, 2007.