Best Actors for Superman

by jtwulink | created - 12 Jul 2015 | updated - 25 Dec 2017 | Public

1. Steve Reeves

Actor | Romolo e Remo

Though he did not possess a Herculean acting talent by any stretch, handsome bodybuilder Steve Reeves certainly had an enviable Herculean physique, and made plenty good use of it in Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s portraying some of filmdom's most famous bronzed gods. Reeves was ...

Without moustache & beard.

2. Henry Cavill

Actor | Man of Steel

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of ...

3. Christopher Reeve

Actor | Superman

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 ...

4. Gregory Peck

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ...

After adding some pounds of muscles in his prime.

5. Brad Johnson

Actor | Always

When someone tells Brad Johnson he's come a long way, his usual response is, "Well, I had a long way to come." Born on a small ranch in Tucson, Johnson, the son of a horse trainer/used car salesman, has done everything from shoeing horses to repossessing cars to serving as a hunting and fishing ...

6. Brandon Routh

Actor | Superman Returns

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 ...

7. Dennis Newman

Actor | No Pain, No Gain

Dennis Newman was born on January 4, 1970. He is an actor, known for No Pain, No Gain (2004).

Dennis Newman is the most muscular actor (on the list) whose physique is closest to the comic-book brawny Superman. And some said that he looked just like Superman from the comics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw7iOVN6mDI

With some intensive training in acting, he could've been the next bodybuilder-turned-action star since Arnold Schwarzenegger.

8. Thierre Di Castro Garrito

Producer | Bull in the Ring

Thierre Di Castro Garrito was born on December 25, 1978 in Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil. He is an actor and producer, known for Bull in the Ring, Shameless (2011) and Nada Original (2010).

9. Matt Bomer

Actor | The Normal Heart

Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in...

10. Eric Etebari

Actor | The Lincoln Lawyer

Born and raised in an artist complex in Hollywood, California. While a student at San Diego State University, Eric saved two women from a burning apartment fire. Honored by the San Diego Fire Department, he received a formal tribute and commendation for bravery. Of Iranian descent, lineage/descent:...

In his prime, when he was in his 20's & 30's.

Eric Etebari looks his best in the 1994 Bongo Jeans campaign (with Liv Tyler) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc1xDuJ24NI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik7PliQDwio

.

11. Thomas Beaudoin

Actor | Hubert et Fanny

Thomas Beaudoin began his studies in Psychology and Exercise Science at Concordia University in Montreal. He then studied Theatre in Vancouver and in New York City. He is fluent in both English and French.

Not long after moving to NYC, Thomas was cast in lead roles in several world renowned ...

12. Rock Hudson

Actor | Giant

Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school ...

14. Giacomo Gianniotti

Actor | Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Giacomo Gianniotti was born in Rome, Italy June 19th, 1989. He immigrated with his family at a young age and grew up in Toronto. Giacomo splits his time in the year between Toronto, Canada and Rome, Italy, working in: stage, film, and television. He is a bilingual actor working both in English and ...

Younger version of Superman.

15. Benjamin Walker

Actor | The Choice

Benjamin Walker was born Benjamin Walker Davis in Georgia, and was raised in Cartersville, GA, the son of Jeannine (Walker), a music teacher, and Greg Davis, who worked in finance and owned a movie rental store. He has one older brother. Walker was educated at Cartersville High School in Georgia ...

16. Jonathan Aube

Director | Pocket Dial

Jonathan was born and raised on the east coast, in a small town of northern New Hampshire. Growing up, Jonathan had some great theater performance opportunities, and thanks to his incredible family, a pure love for Walt Disney. While enrolled in a liberal arts program at the University of Vermont, ...

17. Jon-Erik Hexum

Actor | Voyagers!

In the early 1980s, this ruggedly handsome young man of Norwegian parentage was seen as the "next big thing", and then suddenly he was dead from an accident via a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hexum was born and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he was a musically gifted student at school playing...

18. Matthew McConaughey

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is ...

In his dark-haired version.

19. John Newton

Actor | Alive

John Newton was born on December 29, 1965 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA as John Haymes Newton. He is an actor, known for Alive (1993), The Christmas Card (2006) and Melrose Place (1992). He has been married to Jennifer Newton since October 7, 2006. They have one child.

20. Rick Malambri

Actor | Step Up 3D

Rick Malambri (born November 7, 1982) is an American actor and model.

Malambri was born in Florida, to Jeannie Deckert and Tim Malambri. He began his career as a model.Having moved to New York, Malambri was a featured model in clothing as well as a dancer. His acting career began with small roles in...

21. Matt McColm

Actor | The Matrix Reloaded

Matt McColm was born on January 31, 1965. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), R.I.P.D. (2013) and Space Cowboys (2000).

In his prime when he was in his 20's & 30's.

As in Subterfuge (1996).

22. Gerard Butler

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents ...

23. Dean Cain

Actor | God's Not Dead

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 ...

24. Josh Duhamel

Actor | Transformers

Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonny L., is a retired high school teacher, and the Executive Director of Minot's Downtown Business & Profession Association, and his father, Larry Duhamel, is an advertisement salesman. Josh has three younger sisters: Ashlee, ...

25. Sean Faris

Actor | Never Back Down

Sean Hardy Faris was born in Houston, Texas, to Katherine (Miller) and Warren Stephen Faris. He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Sean moved to Ohio at age twelve, and has been honing his craft in Los Angeles since moving four years upon his high school graduation. He received an ...

Younger version of Superman.

26. Tom Welling

Actor | Smallville

Tom Welling is probably best known for playing Clark Kent on the hit television series Smallville (2001).

He was born Thomas Joseph Welling in Putnam Valley, New York, to Bonnie and Thomas Welling, who is a retired executive for General Motors. He has a younger brother, Mark Welling, who is also an ...

Younger version of Superman.

27. Gerard Christopher

Actor | Superboy

Gerard Christopher was born on May 11, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA as Gerard Christopher Dinome. He is an actor and writer, known for Superboy (1988), Sunset Beach (1997) and Tomboy (1985).

28. Brant Daugherty

Actor | Fifty Shades Freed

Brant Daugherty was born on August 20, 1985 in Mason, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Fifty Shades Freed (2018), Pretty Little Liars (2010) and Dear White People (2017).

Younger version of Superman.

29. Tyler Hoechlin

Actor | Road to Perdition

Tyler Hoechlin was born on September 11, 1987 in Corona, California, USA as Tyler Lee Hoechlin. He is an actor, known for Road to Perdition (2002), Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) and Teen Wolf (2011).

30. Kirk Alyn

Actor | Superman

Starting his show business career as a chorus boy on Broadway and an entertainer in vaudeville, Kirk Alyn played bit parts and minor supporting roles in several low-budget films before getting his big break playing the title role in the serial Superman (1948). He wasn't able to sustain a film ...

31. George Reeves

Actor | Adventures of Superman

George Reeves was born George Keefer Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa, to Helen Roberta (Lescher) and Donald C. Brewer. He was of German, English, and Scottish descent. Reeves was raised in Pasadena, California, and educated at Pasadena Junior College. He was a skilled amateur boxer and musician. He ...



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