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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 11 July 1972Oceanside, New York, USA
Birth NameMichael Owen Rosenbaum
Nickname Rosey
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Rosenbaum was born on July 11, 1972 in Oceanside, New York, USA as Michael Owen Rosenbaum. He is an actor and producer, known for Smallville (2001), Justice League (2001) and Urban Legend (1998).

Trivia (22)

Graduated from Castle High school in Newburgh, Indiana.
Resides in Los Angeles.
Plays the role of Lex Luthor on the series Smallville (2001), which is about the life of young Clark Kent. Coincidentally, he is also the voice of The Flash on Justice League (2001), a team that includes Superman.
Goes back to Indiana every summer to participate in an annual wiffle ball tournament with old high school friends.
Graduated from Castle High school in Newburgh, Indiana. Then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Kentucky University in 1995.
Has a cousin Daniel, who graduated from UMASS in 2002. Michael attended the ceremony.
Participates in many celebrity ice hockey and charity events. The charity he favors the most is the Ronald McDonald House.
Has a great affinity for 1980s Soft Rock. Has attended concerts such as Foreigner, Hall & Oates, and Olivia Newton-John.
Athletic and outgoing, Rosenbaum is an avid hockey player and golfer. He is also a dedicated New York Rangers fan. In addition, he has a passion for music, and plays both acoustic and electric guitar.
Participated in the Seattle Hockey Challenge in 2005 as he has for a few years. His brother, Eric, also participated this year.
The Knights football Shirt in Sorority Boys is a reference to the Castle Knights from Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana.
Bought the video arcade system of Galaga after receiving his first paycheck.
Has movie posters of Napoleon Dynamite (2004) and Rocky (1976) in one of his rooms; along with a poster of all the heroes of D.C. comics.
He played Lex Luthor in both Smallville (2001) and Justice League (2001).
He has been a regular cast member on two different series featuring Clark Kent (Superman) and Lex Luthor as main characters. He played Lex Luthor in Smallville (2001) from October 2001 to May 2008 and the Flash (Wally West) in Justice League (2001) from November 2001 to May 2006.
He shaved his head for seven years for his role on ''Smallville''.
The youngest actor to play Lex Luthor.
He has played Lex Luthor longer than any other actor.
He is the first actor to shave his head to play Lex Luthor instead of wearing a bald cap as Gene Hackman and Lyle Talbot did.
In addition to playing Lex Luthor on "Smallville" and the voice of The Flash on "Justice League", Michael Rosenbaum also provided the voice of another DC character, Deadman, on "Batman: The Brave and the Bold".
He is the son of Julie (Eckstein), a writer, and Mark Rosenbaum, who is in pharmaceuticals. Michael is from a Jewish family.
Rosenbaum shares a birthdate (July 11) with Yul Brynner, another actor whose most famous roles called for him to shave his head.

Personal Quotes (3)

I was pretty much a homebody; didn't really go to school dances, never went to a prom. I was a bit of a loner, a geek.
Lex refers to his past that he was this bald headed freak at an elite prep school. Well, I was, like the shortest kid in my high school - really nervous and kind of weird - so I can relate.
I was a mechanic at a go-cart place, a deejay at a roller rink, a telemarketer in New York, a grocery bagger. I worked at Pet Land Discounts in New York, cleaning up bird crap at seven in the morning.

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