Dean Cain

Dean Cain

Jul. 31st, 1966
Born in
Mt. Clemens, Michigan, USA

Dean Cain's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Smallville TV Show
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV Show
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Hit the Floor TV Show
Hit the Floor
Access Hollywood TV Show
Access Hollywood
10.5: Apocalypse TV Show
10.5: Apocalypse
10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty TV Show
10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty
Fox and Friends TV Show
Fox and Friends
Clubhouse TV Show
NFL Total Access TV Show
NFL Total Access
The Jump (UK) TV Show
The Jump (UK)
Celebrity Justice TV Show
Celebrity Justice
Cold Pizza TV Show
Cold Pizza

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Vendetta
2014 - The Dog Who Saved Easter
2014 - God's Not Dead
2013 - Defending Santa
2011 - Subject: I Love You
2011 - 5 Days of War
2010 - Pure Country 2: The Gift
2010 - A Nanny for Christmas
2010 - The Way Home
2009 - Maneater
2007 - September Dawn
2004 - Post Impact
2003 - Out of Time
2001 - Firetrap
2001 - Rat Race
2001 - The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
2001 - Firetrap
2000 - Militia
2000 - No Alibi
1997 - Best Men
1992 - Miracle Beach

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Host
Himself - Host
Casey Manning
Insp. Jack Ellis
Bob Clewell
Himself - Contestant
Jeremiah Danvers
Larry Walker
[Complete List]


Dean George Cain (born Dean George Tanaka; July 31, 1966) is an American actor. He is most widely known for his role as Superman in the popular American television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Cain was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan, the son of 'Sharon Thomas', an actress, and Roger Tanaka. He is of French Canadian, Irish, Welsh, and Japanese (from his paternal grandfather) descent. In 1969, Cain's mother married film director Christopher Cain, who adopted Dean and his brother (musician Roger Cain); they became his sons and the family moved to Malibu, California. The couple later had a daughter, Dean's sister, actress Krisinda Cain. Both attended Santa Monica High School, where he excelled in sports.

He played baseball as a child, and 'Chad' and 'Rob Lowe' and Charlie Sheen – who played on the same team – were among his schoolmates. Cain graduated from high school in 1984 and was offered athletic scholarships to 17 universities, but decided to attend Princeton University. At Princeton he was also a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity and the Cap & Gown eating club. He dated actress 'Brooke Shields' for two years, and set an NCAA record for interceptions in a season while at Princeton. Cain graduated from Princeton in 1988 with a BA degree in History; his senior thesis was titled "The History and Development of the Functions of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences".

After signing with the Buffalo Bills, a knee injury ended his pro career before it began. Though he had already played a part in his father's The Stone Boy (1984), he went through the usual route of commercials and tv-parts (notably, Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) in 1990) before landing his break-through role as Superman/Clark Kent in the series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993).

  • Son of actress 'Sharon Thomas (I)' (qv).
  • Dean's natural father George Tanaka abandoned the family, which includes older brother Roger, before Dean was born and Dean has never met his natural father.
  • He is part Welsh, Japanese, French-Canadian and Irish.
  • Took part in 'RadioShack All-Star Celebrity Softball Game', US Cellular Field - 13th July 2003
  • Son (with 'Samantha Torres' (qv)) Christopher Dean Cain was born June 11, 2000 at 1:30pm. He weighed 7lbs. 15oz. Named after his grandfather, Christopher Cain.
  • Was engaged to country singer Mindy McCready in 1997, only to break up with her a year later.
  • Graduated from Princeton University with a major in History.
  • Along with 'Michael McKean (I)' (qv), 'Patrick Cassidy (I)' (qv) and 'Richard Gant' (qv), he is one of only four actors to appear in both _"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993)_ (qv) and _"Smallville" (2001)_ (qv).

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