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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 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 justice... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Superman
Superman Superman / Clark Kent
(1978)
The Remains of the Day
(1993)
Superman II
Superman II Superman / Clark Kent
(1980)
Superman III
Superman III Superman / Clark Kent
(1983)

Filmography

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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
Flaherty
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Officer
- Enemies (1974) ... Officer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Hugh Williams and Margaret Williams' play, "The Irregular Verb to Love," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Celeste Holm in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on director Richard Lester's filming of Superman III (1983)] [He] was always looking for a gag - sometimes to the point where the gags involving Richard Pryor went over the top. I mean, I didn't think that his going off the top of a building, on skis with a pink tablecloth around his shoulders, was particularly funny. See more »

Trivia:

Was the second of three male Reeves' (genetically) in a row, after his own father F.D. Reeve and before his first son, Matthew Reeve, to be 6'4" tall. Additionally, his daughter, Alexandra Reeve Givens is 6'0" tall, a height which is considered extraordinarily tall for a woman. See more »

Trademark:

His iconic performance as Superman/Clark Kent See more »

Nickname:

Tophy See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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