Dean Cain Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, USA
Birth NameDean George Tanaka
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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, he completed a history major, dated Brooke Shields for two years, and set an NCAA record for interceptions in a season. 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).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Trivia (22)

Father, with Samantha Torres, of son, Christopher Dean Cain, who was born on June 11, 2000 at 1:30pm. He weighed 7lbs. 15oz. Son was named after his grandfather, Christopher Cain.
Was engaged to country singer Mindy McCready in 1997, only to break up with her a year later.
Signed by the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury ended his career.
Son of actress Sharon Thomas Cain.
Moved to California at age 3 and grew up in Malibu.
Graduated from Princeton University with a major in History.
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.
His birth name, Tanaka, is tattooed in Japanese on his ankle.
Founded Angry Dragon Entertainment, a film production company, in 1998.
Member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America.
Adopted son of director Christopher Cain, younger brother of Roger Cain and older half-brother of Krisinda Cain.
[6-9 March 2003] Does work for the 'Aspen Grassroots Experience' and he attended their 7th Annual Aspen Celebrity Downhill, which was held to benefit children through this charity.
Owns homes in Malibu, Aspen, Colorado, and Ibiza.
Took part (with Greg Norman) in Australia Week 2004 - Jacobs Creek Invitational Golf Day, Mountain Gate Country Club, L.A. - 19th January 2004.
Took part in Radio Shack All-Star Celebrity Softball Game, which was held at the US Cellular Field on July 13th, 2003.
In May 2005 he visited soldiers in Iraq with Kelly Hu and Amanda Swisten.
Along with Teri Hatcher, Patrick Cassidy, Michael McKean, George Murdock, Richard Gant and Rob LaBelle, he is one of only seven actors to appear in both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Smallville (2001).
On the Howard Stern Show on January 10, 2001, Cain said that his biological father lied to the National Enquirer when he stated that Cain's mother left him while he was serving in the Vietnam War. Cain stated his father never served in the war but instead cheated on his mother, which was the real reason they divorced.
Brother-in-law of Jeff Schafer.
Dean Cain is the shortest actor to play Superman of any live-action TV show or movie.
Friends with Brooke Shields.
Dear friend and then sweetheart Brooke Shields lost her virginity to him at age 22 while both were attending Princeton University.

Personal Quotes (21)

"Yes, I would. Absolutely. Any woman that could have a bikini painted on and have you believe it's really a bikini is okay by me" - when asked by Larry King if he would date a painted woman.
I don't really go down one path. I wouldn't call myself a Buddhist, or a Catholic or a Christian or a Muslim, or Jewish. I couldn't put myself into any organized faith.
Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that's better than you. You either play better tennis or get blown off the court.
Mix one part Denzel Washington and two parts Eva Mendes and you have a nice hot cocktail.
I'm not a song and dance man, so you're not going to see me on 'Glee' anytime soon. If you want that show to continue, keep me far away from it.
My agent says that I'm a 'repeat business guy.' If you hire me to come do a movie, I'll be on time, know all my material, be ready to go, have a good attitude. I'm here to work, so I get hired over and over again by the same producers. If you just be a team player on set you can work so much more often.
I like finishing a movie and having this living, breathing thing.
I just live and let live and live my life pretty much according to the Golden Rule. And it turns out well for me.
The thing that drives me more than anything else is being a father.
When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that's no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that's just mean. It's a tactic.
I did this film for less money than it costs to stay in this hotel. We shot it in 20 days. We couldn't screw up takes for fun because we didn't have enough film.
There are so many things about playing football that seem to me uniquely American. Anybody can succeed, anybody can play, but you've got to work hard to do it.
I'm a single father, I don't like to be away from my son. So I'll go out, make a film and come back. Repeat. And it's worked out very well for the last 11 years.
I love sports. Anytime I can combine sports with a film I'm a happy guy. It's such a natural fit, because sports always seems to be a metaphor for life. Always, always, always.
Some people believe God is involved in every little decision we make. Some people believe you're given the free will to make the decisions. Sometimes people believe God is not involved at all.
I grew up the son of a director and grew up on sets myself, so I was the kid getting dragged around from this set to that set and I loved it. There's something about it which is really interesting.
It was easy to be the bad guy throughout.
I get a lot of action scripts. I get low-budget vehicles that will end up right on the video shelf. I want to do movies that I want to talk about, that I'm proud of, but I also want to make a living.
Hollywood's a very weird place. I think there's less of everything except for attitude.
I'm an actor and this is a role I'm playing. But people can get wacky.
[why he produced "Architects of Denial" (2017)] Armenians have been persecuted for centuries. It's unreal. They were the first bastion of Christianity. They were the first country to, I think, recognize Christianity, and they are the only bastion of Christianity in the Middle East. [2017]

Salary (3)

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) $60,000 /episode
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) $75,000 /episode (1996)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) $75,000 per episode

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