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Brandon Routh

Brandon James Routh (pronounced like "south") was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in nearby Norwalk. He is the son of Catherine LaVonne (Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Wayne Routh, a carpenter. Routh has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. He attended the University of Iowa and starred in many productions at the Norwalk Theater of ... See full bio »

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Superman Returns
Superman Returns Clark Kent / Superman
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Chuck Daniel Shaw
Legends of Tomorrow
Legends of Tomorrow Ray Palmer / The Atom


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 2013-2016 Arrow (TV Series)
Ray Palmer / The Atom
- Episode #5.8 (2016) ... Ray Palmer / The Atom (rumored)
- Lost Souls (2015) ... Ray Palmer / The Atom
- Haunted (2015) ... Ray Palmer (voice)
 2016 Superhero Fight Club 2.0 (Video short)
The Atom
 2016 Lady Dynamite (TV Series)
- Jack and Diane (2016) ... Jack
 2016 Lost in the Pacific
 2015 400 Days
 2015 Broken People (TV Mini-Series)
- Sick & Jaunty (2015) ... Slice
- Smoking (2015) ... Slice
 2015 The Flash (TV Series)
Ray Palmer / The Atom
 2015 Superhero Fight Club (TV Short)
The Atom
 2015 Impress Me (TV Series)
Officer Moore
- The Greater Danger (2015) ... Officer Moore
 2014 The Nine Lives of Christmas (TV Movie)
Zachary Stone
 2014 The Exes (TV Series)
- The Devil Wears Hanes (2014) ... Steve
- Starting Over (2014) ... Steve
 2014 Enlisted (TV Series)
Brandon Stone
- Army Men (2014) ... Brandon Stone
- Homecoming (2014) ... Brandon Stone
 2013-2014 Chosen (TV Series)
Max Gregory
- The Hatchet (2014) ... Max Gregory
- Dirty Hands (2014) ... Max Gregory
- Collision Course (2013) ... Max Gregory (voice, uncredited)
 2014 The Millers (TV Series)
Officer Dixon
- Carol's Surprise (2014) ... Officer Dixon
 2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts (Video Game)
David 'Hesh' Walker (voice)
 2013 The Daly Show (TV Series)
- The Daly Supermen (2013) ... Brandon
 2013 Newsreaders (TV Series)
Miles Van Cleef
- Hedge Fun (2013) ... Miles Van Cleef
 2011 Number Nine (Short)
 2011 Cost of Living (Short)
 2011 The Last Pizza Commercial (Short)
Marc Thomas
 2010 In Security (TV Movie)
 2010 Miss Nobody
Milo Beeber
 2010 Unthinkable
Agent D.J. Jackson
 2009 Twilight Cycles (Video short)
 2009 Life Is Hot in Cracktown
 2009 Table for Three
Scott Teller
 2008 Fling
 2008 Fear Itself (TV Series)
- Community (2008) ... Bobby
 2006 Superman Returns (Video Game)
Superman / Clark Kent (voice)
 2006 Denial (Short)
 2006 Karla
 2005 Awesometown (TV Short)
Officer Dino Wong
 2004 Oliver Beene (TV Series)
- Dibs (2004) ... Brian
 2004 Will & Grace (TV Series)
- A Gay/December Romance (2004) ... Sebastian
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
- Concert Interruptus (2001) ... Jess (as Brandon 'B.J.' Routh)
 2000 Undressed (TV Series)
- Episode #3.8 (2000) ... Wade
- Episode #3.7 (2000) ... Wade
- Episode #3.6 (2000) ... Wade
- Episode #3.5 (2000) ... Wade
 1999 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
- You've Got Female (1999) ... Connor (as B.J. Routh)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Seth Anderson #1 (2001-2002)
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FRANCE: Print advertisements for Observatoire du Pain (the French Baker's Lobbying Association in France) "Cou cou, tu as pris le pain?" approximately translated as, "Hi there, did you pick up the bread?" based on the California Milk Board's campaign, "Got Milk?(TM)" as his Superman alter ego. See more »

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B.J. Routh | Brandon 'B.J.' Routh


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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I'm happy to have anyone as a fan, no matter race, religion, political party, sexual orientation, or sports team affiliation. [Interview, June 24, 2010] See more »


Unlike fellow Superman actors Christopher Reeve and Tom Welling, he is a huge Superman fan. As a kid, he collected the comics, owned the films, and even wore Superman pajamas. See more »



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