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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. While at Princeton, ... See full bio »

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Clark Kent / Superman / Superman Clone
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Out of Time
Out of Time Chris Harrison
God's Not Dead
God's Not Dead Marc Shelley


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 2017 Baby Bulldog (post-production)
Judge Kelly
 2017 The Incantation (completed)
Abel Baddon
 2017 State of Ward (Short) (post-production)
Peter Ward
  Hanah (Short) (announced)
 2017 Illicit
 2017 Deadly Sanctuary
Roy Hollingsworth
 2016 The Black Hole
Mark Willis
 2016 Broadcasting Christmas (TV Movie)
Charlie Fisher
 2016 Lady Dynamite (TV Series)
- Mein Ramp (2016) ... Graham
- Knife Feelings (2016) ... Graham
- No Friend Left Behind (2016) ... Graham
- A Vaginismus Miracle (2016) ... Graham
- Loaf Coach (2016) ... Graham
 2016 BreakUp FixUp (TV Series)
Dean Cain
- Pilot (2016) ... Dean Cain
 2016 Horse Camp
 2015 A Dog for Christmas
 2015 Home Run Showdown
 2015 Vendetta
Mason Danvers
 2015 The Dog Who Saved Summer
Ted Stein
 2015 A Wish Come True (TV Movie)
Dean Cain
 2015 A Horse for Summer
Kent Walsh
 2014 Merry Ex-Mas
Jessie Rogers
 2014 A Belle for Christmas
Glenn Barrows
 2014 The Three Dogateers
 2014 Small Town Santa
Sheriff Rick Langston
 2014 Mulaney (TV Series)
Dean Cain
- Pilot (2014) ... Dean Cain
 2014 Airplane vs. Volcano (Video)
Rick Pierce
 2014 The Appearing
Dr. Shaw
 2014 At the Top of the Pyramid
Jefferson Parker
 2013 Defending Santa
Sheriff Scott Hanson
 2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Mikado (English version, voice)
 2013/I Man Camp
 2013 Texas Takedown: The Real Men in Black (TV Series)
 2012 Meant to Be
Mike Dickson
 2012 I Am... Gabriel (Video)
Sheriff Brody
 2012 Operation Cupcake (TV Movie)
Griff Carson
 2012/I The Red Pill (Short)
 2012 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Curtis Banks
- Snake Eyes (2012) ... Curtis Banks
 2012 The Jonas Project
 2011 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Ryan Pewterbaugh
- Fail Safe (2011) ... Ryan Pewterbaugh
 2011 The Case for Christmas (TV Movie)
Michael Sherman
 2011 Dirty Little Trick
 2011 A Mile in His Shoes (TV Movie)
Arthur 'Murph' Murphy
 2011 Subject: I Love You
James Trapp
 2011 5 Days of War
Chris Bailot
 2011 Royal Reunion (Short)
 2010 The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (TV Movie)
 2010 A Nanny for Christmas
Danny Donner
 2010 Pure Country 2: The Gift
Music Video Director
 2010 Kill Katie Malone
 2010 Abandoned (Video)
Kevin Peterson
 2010 Circle of Pain (Video)
 2010 Frost Giant (TV Movie)
 2009 The Three Gifts (TV Movie)
Jack Green
 2009 Maneater
Harry Bailey
 2009 Entourage (TV Series)
Dean Cain
- Scared Straight (2009) ... Dean Cain
 2009 Hole in One
Repo Man
 2009 The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger (TV Movie)
Shea McCall
 2009 Stuck (TV Movie)
 2008/I Ace of Hearts
Dan Harding
 2008 Making Mr. Right (TV Movie)
 2007 Protect and Serve (TV Movie)
Mike Borelli
 2007 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Roger Partney
 2007 Smallville (TV Series)
Curtis Knox, M.D.
- Cure (2007) ... Curtis Knox, M.D.
 2007 Final Approach (TV Movie)
Jack Bender
 2007 Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness (TV Movie)
Bruce Murakami
 2007 Hidden Camera (TV Movie)
Dan Kovacs
 2007 Urban Decay
 2006 Dead & Deader (TV Movie)
Lt. Bobby Quinn
 2006 A Christmas Wedding (TV Movie)
 2006 Max Havoc: Ring of Fire
Roger Tarso
 2006 10.5: Apocalypse (TV Mini-Series)
Brad Malloy
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Brad Malloy
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Brad Malloy
 2006 Truth (Video)
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Mike Jergens
- Starved (2005) ... Dr. Mike Jergens
 2005 Mayday (TV Movie)
Commander James Slan
 2005 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Dean Cain / William Clark / Father / ...
- The Black Cherry (2005) ... Dean Cain / William Clark / Father / ... (voice)
 2005 Grown Men (TV Movie)
 2004/I Lost
Jeremy Stanton
 2004 I Do (But I Don't) (TV Movie)
Nick Corina
 2004 Post Impact
Capt. Tom Parker
 2004 Grandpa's Place
Special Appearance (Short)
 2003 Dragon Fighter (Video)
Capt. David Carver
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
- We Two Kings (2002) ... Rick
 2002 Christmas Rush (TV Movie)
Lt. Cornelius Morgan
 2002 The Glow (TV Movie)
Matt Lawrence
 2002 Descent Into Darkness
Will Murdock
 2002 Gentle Ben (TV Movie)
Jack Wedloe
 2002 Grandia Xtreme (Video Game)
Evann (voice)
 2002 Phase IV
Simon Tate
 2001 New Alcatraz
Dr. Robert Trenton
 2001 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Chris Williams
- Maya Stops Thinking (2001) ... Chris Williams
 2001 Firetrap
Jack / Max Hooper
 2000 For the Cause
Gen. Murran
 2000 Militia
Ethan Carter
 2000 Flight of Fancy
Clay Bennett
 2000 No Alibi
Bob Valenz
 1999 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Sam Kenneally
- Innocent (1999) ... Sam Kenneally
 1998 Futuresport (TV Movie)
Tre Ramzey
 1998 Dogboys (TV Movie)
Julian Taylor
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
King Charlemagne / The Husband
- Integrity (1998) ... King Charlemagne / The Husband (voice)
 1998 Rag and Bone (TV Movie)
Det. Tony Moran
 1997 Eating Las Vegas (Short)
 1997 Best Men
 1996 Cutty Whitman (TV Movie)
Clark Kent (uncredited)
 1995 Living Single (TV Series)
Dean Cain
- Mommy Not Dearest (1995) ... Dean Cain (uncredited)
 1995 Just Like Him (Short)
Chris Patterson
 1992 Miracle Beach
Volleyball Player #1
 1992 Grapevine (TV Series)
- The Janice and Brian Story (1992) ... Brian
 1992 A Different World (TV Series)
- The Cat's in the Cradle (1992) ... Eddie
 1991 Write to Kill (Video)
Parking Valet
 1990 Going Under
Guy in Bar
 1990 Life Goes On (TV Series)
- Corky and the Dolphins (1990) ... Kimo
 1989-1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
- In Vino Veritas (1990)
 1976 Elmer
Dean Russell
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Teleplays, "Seasons Greedings" and "Virtually Destroyed", for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993). See more »

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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I just live and let live and live my life pretty much according to the Golden Rule. And it turns out well for me. See more »


Dean is of three eighths Japanese descent; Dean's paternal grandfather, John Megumi Tanaka, was of Japanese background, and Dean's paternal grandmother, Grace E. Miyoko Sugiura, was of half Japanese and half European descent. Other than Japanese, Dean's ancestry includes English, French-Canadian, Irish, and Welsh. See more »

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