“ After roles on a handful of BBC television shows, British actor Mark Addy made a splash on the international film scene with his turn as a rotund exotic dancer in 1997's surprise hit The Full Monty. With the filmmaking boatloads of cash stateside and garnering a handful of Academy Award nods and Addy's ability to effortlessly adopt an American accent, it took little time before he was working on the U.S. side of the pond. Addy's first high-profile Hollywood role was a supporting gig playing Michael Keaton's pal in Jack Frost (1998), a family flick about a jazz musician who is reincarnated as a snowman. Two years later, Addy took on his first lead in an American film, filling the pelt worn previously by John Goodman, playing Fred Flintstone in the prequel The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. Unfortunately, the project failed to keep the franchise's flame burning. The next couple years saw Addy in more supporting roles in a series of projects that ranged from barely-profitable (A Knight's Tale) to downright unsuccesful (Down to Earth and The Time Machine), but in 2002 he landed the lead on the CBS sitcom Still Standing. With Addy starring opposite Jami Gertz, the show became a hit as the lead-in to the network's wildly popular Monday-night lineup.In between seasons of Still Standing, Addy continued to make time for the occassional big-screen project, popping up in such films as 2003's The Order and 2004's Around the World in 80 Days, the former of which reunited the actor with Brian Helgeland and Heath Ledger, the writer/director and star of A Knight's Tale. Addy married Kelly Addy in 1996. The couple has one daughter. He appeared as John Piggot in the highly-respected Red Riding trilogy, and followed that up with a role in 2010's Robin Hood as Friar Tuck. In 2011 he was cast in the initial season of HBO's Game of Thrones as King Robert Baratheon. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi ” - diosaangel27
Dean Cain was born Dean George Tanaka in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to actress Sharon Thomas Cain
and Roger Tanaka. His mother married his adoptive father, director Christopher Cain
, when Dean was three. Though he grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School, his career plans favored professional football over acting...
“ Black-haired, muscular, and handsome, television and film actor Dean Cain is perhaps most famous for having played Superman on the hit TV show Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Born in Mt. Clemens, MI, Cain's interesting looks come from his Welsh, French, and Japanese heritage, while his last name comes from his step-father, director Christopher Cain (The Karate Kid, That Was Then, This Is Now). His mother moved Cain and his older brother to Los Angeles when they were children. He attended Santa Monica High school, where he rubbed shoulders with other young stars-to-be, including the Lowe brothers Rob and Chad, Sean and Chris Penn, and Emilio Estevez. An honor student and talented football player, Cain attended Princeton University where, as a first string football player, he set two N.C.A.A. records. In 1988, he graduated from Princeton with a B.A. in history and a contract as a free safety for the Buffalo Bills. A knee injury sustained during pre-season camp ended his football career. He returned to California, studied acting, and got his professional start appearing in numerous television commercials. After trying his hand at screenwriting for a while, he found work guest starring on various series, including Life Goes On and Beverly Hills, 90210. He had made his film debut with a small role in The Stone Boy (1984). A few small movie roles followed, but Cain didn't have a major role until he played an ex-Green Beret in Best Men (1998). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi ” - diosaangel27
Jesse Eden Metcalfe was born in Carmel Valley, California, to Nancy (DeMaio) and Jeff Metcalfe. He has Italian, Portuguese, English, French, and Irish ancestry. He was raised in Southeastern Connecticut. Metcalfe attended the Williams School, a private high school in New London, Connecticut. He pursued...
Brandon James Routh (pronounced like "south") was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in nearby Norwalk. He is the son of Catherine LaVonne (Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Wayne Routh, a carpenter. Routh has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. He attended the University of Iowa and starred in many productions at the Norwalk Theater of Performing Arts...
Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power planet employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Worthington...
Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the younger son of Cookie and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers. He has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of Alberta...