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Brandon Routh

In 2005 Brandon Routh soared into the media limelight when he was cast as the Man of Steel in director Bryan Singer's highly anticipated revival of the original superhero film franchise Superman Returns.

In 2010, Routh was seen in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, a Universal film opposite Michael Cera and directed by Edgar Wright. The comedy is about Scott Pilgrim who must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil ex's in order to win her heart. Routh recurred on NBC's Chuck as a dangerous spy who takes control as the new leader of Operation Bartwoski, becoming an enemy to Chuck and a rival in his affections for Sarah. He graced the big screen in Kevin Smith's film, Zach and Miri Make a Porno with Seth Rogen and Justin Long, as well as Life is Hot in Cracktown, based on the novel by Buddy Giovinazzo, and the romantic comedy Table for Three, opposite Jennifer Morrison and Sophia Bush. Also in 2010, he was seen in Unthinkable, a psychological thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, as well as the dark comedy Miss Nobody, where he stars opposite Leslie Bibb and Missi Pyle, about a secretary who discovers she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder. Brandon also starred with his wife Courtney Ford in the 2008 indie feature Fling, about a couple in an open relationship who are stretched to the breaking point when each partner finds themselves falling in love with other people.

Routh got his first major role in 1999 on the television sitcom Odd Man Out. This was followed by a four-episode stint on the nighttime soap Undressed and an appearance on Gilmore Girls in 2000. The actor earned steady work on the daytime drama One Life to Live, originating the role of Seth Anderson from 2001-2002. His subsequent primetime credits include guest stints on Cold Case, NBC's Will & Grace and Oliver Beene.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa and raised in nearby Norwalk (about 100 miles south of Woodstock, the hometown of TV's original Superman, George Reeves), the strapping 6'3" Routh was a high school athlete who swam and played soccer, as well as starring in several theatrical productions. He attended the University of Iowa for a year before heading to Hollywood in search of his big break.


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Brandon Routh Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayOctober 9, 1979 (38)
SignLibra
BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, USA
Height6' 2½" (1m89)  How tall is Brandon Routh compared to you?
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Selected Filmography

Karla
Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night
The Nine Lives of Christmas
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1
Unthinkable
Superman Returns
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Lost in the Pacific
Crooked Arrows
The Superman Motion Picture Anthology, 1978-2006
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