Happy Birthday, Dean Cain. You will always be Superman to your devoted fans.
On September 12, 1993, actor Dean Cain soared into viewers’ hearts as Kyptonian son Kal-el (aka Superman) and his Kansas bred alter ego Clark Kent in the enormously popular ABC series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. This adaptation of the DC comic book character struck an emotional chord with viewers because Clark Kent wasn’t just a glass wearing disguise to mask a superhero persona. Rather, this Clark Kent was an intelligent, successful and Kerth award-winning journalist with The Daily Planet embroiled in a passionate and romantic relationship with his reporting partner Lois Lane (Teri Hatcher). Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher put the super in super couple.
In addition to being a dynamic actor, the Princeton grad proved himself to be a wonderful writer. He penned two Lois and Clark episodes (Seasons Greedings and Virtually Destroyed).
After Lois and Clark ended its network run in 1997, Dean Cain pursued other film and television roles. In addition, Cain was also the host of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
In arguably the most dramatic departure from his good guy roles and cementing his ability to convincingly play a difficult character with flawless depth, Dean Cain portrayed convicted murderer Scott Peterson in the 2004 television movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story.
In 2015, Cain returned to the superhero genre with his recurring role as Dr. Jeremiah Danvers in the CBS series Supergirl. Supergirl returns this fall on a new network, The CW.
Today, July 31st is Dean Cain’s birthday. I send my best wishes as he celebrates his special day with family and friends.