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Christopher Reeve (1952–2004)


Christopher D'Olier Reeve was born September 25, 1952, in New York City to journalist Barbara Johnson (née Barbara Pitney Lamb) and writer/professor Franklin F.D. Reeve (Franklin D'Olier Reeve). He came from an upper-class family; his paternal grandfather was CEO of Prudential Financial, and one of his maternal great-grandfathers was Supreme Court... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003-2004 Smallville (TV Series)
Dr. Virgil Swann / Himself
- Legacy (2004) ... Dr. Virgil Swann / Himself
- Rosetta (2003) ... Dr. Virgil Swann / Himself
 2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Kevin Healy
- Burnout (2003) ... Kevin Healy
 1998 Rear Window (TV Movie)
Jason Kemp
 1996 9 (Video Game)
Thurston Last (voice)
 1996 Without Pity: A Film About Abilities (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1996 A Step Toward Tomorrow
Denny Gabriel
 1996 The Lion and the Lamb (Video short) (voice)
 1995 Black Fox (TV Movie)
Alan Johnson
 1995 Above Suspicion
Dempsey Cain
 1994 Speechless
Bob 'Bagdad' Freed
 1993 The Remains of the Day
Jack Lewis
 1993 Frasier (TV Series)
Leonard
- Space Quest (1993) ... Leonard (voice)
 1993 Morning Glory
Will Parker
 1993 The Sea Wolf (TV Movie)
Humphrey Van Weyden
 1992 Nightmare in the Daylight (TV Movie)
Sean
 1992 Mortal Sins (TV Movie)
Father Thomas Cusack
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Fred
- What's Cookin' (1992) ... Fred
 1992 Noises Off...
Frederick Dallas / Philip Brent
 1991 Death Dreams (TV Movie)
George Westfield
 1991 Carol & Company (TV Series)
Rex / Bob
- Overnight Male (1991) ... Rex / Bob
 1991 Bump in the Night (TV Movie)
Lawrence Muller
 1990 Earthday Birthday (TV Movie)
It Zwibble (voice)
 1988 The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
Maj. John Dodge
 1987 Street Smart
Jonathan Fisher
 1985 Anna Karenina (TV Movie)
Count Vronsky
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Prince Charming / 'My son, the Prince'
- Sleeping Beauty (1983) ... Prince Charming / 'My son, the Prince'
 1982 Monsignor
Father John Flaherty
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Officer
- Enemies (1974) ... Officer
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Other Works:

He played Hildy Johnson in Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's "The Front Page" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, with Edward Herrmann, Celeste Holm, Kate Burton, Zeljko Ivanek, and David Hyde Pierce in the cast. Robert Allan Ackerman was the director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 7 Interviews | 44 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. See more »

Trivia:

Was offered numerous roles, such as the lead in The Running Man (1987) and Total Recall (1990) (both of which went to Arnold Schwarzenegger). He turned them down to take on more challenging ones. See more »

Trademark:

His iconic performance as Superman/Clark Kent See more »

Nickname:

Tophy See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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