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Jonathan Kent (Character)
from Man of Steel (2013)

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Man of Steel -- A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
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Man of Steel -- A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth.  As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do.  But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Man of Steel -- An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world.

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Overview

Biography:
Jonathan Kent, often referred to as "Pa" Kent, is a fictional character in Superman stories... See more »
Alternate Names:
Eben Kent / Jonathan Kent in Opening Montage / Pa Kent / Superman's Foster Father / Tayfun's Earth Father

Filmography

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  1. Superman vs. Sharknado (2014) (V) Played by Paul Hollingsworth
  2. JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014) (V) Played by Tom Gibis (as Pa Kent)
  3. Man of Steel (2013) Played by Kevin Costner
  4. "Young Justice"
    ... aka "Young Justice: Invasion" - USA (second season title)
        - True Colors (2013) TV episode, Played by Mark Rolston
  5. Superman vs. The Elite (2012) (V) Played by Paul Eiding (as Pa Kent)
  6. "Robot Chicken"
        - The Godfather of the Bride 2 (2011) TV episode, Played by Seth Green
        - Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack (2011) TV episode, Played by Mark Hamill
  7. "Smallville"
    ... aka "Smallville Beginnings" - USA (rerun title)
        - Finale (2011) TV episode, Played by John Schneider
        - Kent (2011) TV episode, Played by John Schneider
        - Lazarus (2010) TV episode, Played by John Schneider
        - Vessel (2006) TV episode, Played by John Schneider
        - Oracle (2006) TV episode, Played by John Schneider
          (108 more)

  8. Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006) (V) Played by Mike Farrell
  9. "Descontrol"
        - Smallville (2005) TV episode, Played by Humberto Solorzano
  10. "Justice League"
    ... aka "JL" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka "Justice League Unlimited" - USA (third season title)
        - For the Man Who Has Everything (2004) TV episode, Played by Mike Farrell
        - Comfort and Joy (2003) TV episode, Played by Mike Farrell

  11. "Superman"
    ... aka "Superman: The Animated Series" - USA (informal alternative title)
        - Unity (1999) TV episode, Played by Mike Farrell
        - New Kids in Town (1998) TV episode, Played by Mike Farrell
        - Little Girl Lost: Part II (1998) TV episode, Played by Mike Farrell
        - Little Girl Lost: Part I (1998) TV episode, Played by Mike Farrell
        - The Late Mr. Kent (1997) TV episode, Played by Mike Farrell
          (4 more)
  12. "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
        - The Family Hour (1997) TV episode, Played by Eddie Jones
        - Toy Story (1997) TV episode, Played by Eddie Jones
        - I've Got You Under My Skin (1997) TV episode, Played by Eddie Jones
        - Voice from the Past (1997) TV episode, Played by Eddie Jones
        - Shadow of a Doubt (1997) TV episode, Played by Eddie Jones
          (82 more)
  13. Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV) Played by Mike Farrell
  14. "Superboy"
    ... aka "The Adventures of Superboy" - USA (alternative title)
        - Rites of Passage: Part 2 (1992) TV episode, Played by Stuart Whitman
        - Rites of Passage: Part 1 (1992) TV episode, Played by Stuart Whitman
        - Rebirth: Part 2 (1991) TV episode, Played by Stuart Whitman
        - Rebirth: Part 1 (1991) TV episode, Played by Stuart Whitman
        - Escape to Earth (1990) TV episode, Played by Stuart Whitman
          (5 more)

  15. "Superman"
    ... aka "Ruby-Spears Superman" - USA (DVD title)
        - Bonechill/The Driver's License (1988) TV episode, Played by Alan Oppenheimer
        - The Hunter/Little Runaway (1988) TV episode, Played by Alan Oppenheimer (as Pa Kent)
        - Triple-Play/The Circus (1988) TV episode, Played by Alan Oppenheimer
        - The Big Scoop/Overnight with the Scouts (1988) TV episode, Played by Alan Oppenheimer
        - By the Skin of the Dragon's Teeth/At the Babysitter's (1988) TV episode, Played by Alan Oppenheimer
          (4 more)
  16. Superman (1987) Played by Ashok Kumar (as Superman's Foster Father)
    ... aka "The Indian Superman" - India (English title)

  17. The Return of Superman (1979) Played by Reha Yurdakul (as Tayfun's Earth Father)
    ... aka "Supermen dönüyor" - Turkey (original title)
    ... aka "Turkish Superman" - USA (bootleg title)
  18. Superman (1978) Played by Glenn Ford (as Pa Kent)
    ... aka "Superman: The Movie" - International (English title) (promotional title), USA (promotional title)
  19. "Challenge of the SuperFriends"
        - Secret Origins of the SuperFriends/Terror from the Phantom Zone (1978) TV episode, Played by Stan Jones
  20. It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) (TV) Played by George Chandler
    ... aka "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" - USA (promotional title)
    ... aka "It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman" - USA (long title)
    ... aka "Superman" - USA (informal alternative title)
  21. "Super Friends"
        - The Planet Splitter (1973) TV episode, Played by Olan Soule

  22. "Adventures of Superman"
        - Superman on Earth (1952) TV episode, Played by Tom Fadden (as Eben Kent)

  23. Superman (1948) Played by Ed Cassidy (as Eben Kent)
Archive Footage:
  1. "Movie Guide"
        - Movie Guide: Part 6 (2013) TV episode, Played by Kevin Costner
  2. "The Frame"
        - Superheroes (2013) TV episode, Played by Kevin Costner
  3. "Smallville"
    ... aka "Smallville Beginnings" - USA (rerun title)
        - Homecoming (2010) TV episode, Played by John Schneider
        - Eternal (2009) TV episode, Played by John Schneider
        - Odyssey (2008) TV episode, Played by John Schneider
        - Lineage (2002) TV episode, Played by John Schneider
  4. Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (2001) (V) Played by Glenn Ford (as Pa Kent)
  5. "Superboy"
    ... aka "The Adventures of Superboy" - USA (alternative title)
        - Cat and Mouse (1992) TV episode, Played by Stuart Whitman
  6. Superman II (1980) Played by Glenn Ford (as Jonathan Kent in Opening Montage)

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Quotes:
From "Smallville: Arrival (#5.1)" (2005)
Martha Kent: [Looking at the Kent farmhouse with a gaping hole in it from where the meteor struck the house] Our home...
Jonathan Kent: It's just wood and plaster, Martha. A house can always be rebuilt.
Martha Kent: I guess you're right.
Jonathan Kent: [Clark walks toward his mom and dad] But it does help to have a one-man construction team as a son.
Martha Kent: Hi.
Clark Kent: Hi.
Jonathan Kent: [after observing a short pause, glad to be together again] Don't worry, Clark, things will be back to normal soon enough.
Clark Kent: Actually, things will be a lot more normal around here than you think.
[pauses to prepare himself]
Clark Kent: My abilities are gone.
[...]
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