Former Superman Actors – Superman is possibly the most iconic and well known super hero on the planet with more adaptations and incarnations than any other most likely too!
With a new Man of Steel movie looking to reignite the franchise we take a look back at some former Superman actors and see where they are today.
Former Superman ActorsTeddy Bears movie 2013 Ned Beatty – Lex Luther’s sidekick Otis in Superman and Superman II was played by Ned Beaty. He can be seen in the upcoming movie Teddy Bears.
Homefront movie Kate Bosworth - Kate was lois lane Superman Returns, she will be gracing the screens in the upcoming Homefront movie.
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Heaven’s Door Dean Cain – Dean played the lead role of Superman and Clark Kent in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. He has had ups and downs but is back on TV in Heaven’s Door.
Jon Cryer Two and a Half Men - Jon Cryer as Lenny Luthor may not be a character you remember! He was the nephew of Lex in Superman IV, of course he is now in Two and a Half Men.
Gene Hackman Novelist - Gene hackman played Lex Luther in Superman I, II and IV and has had an amazing movie career. He is now doing well as a novelist.
Teri Hatcher voice Planes – Terri played Louis in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and found later fame with Desperate Housewives. You can hear her in the upcoming Cars and Cars II sequel, Planes, which should be a lot of fun!
Being Human Sam Huntington – He took on Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns but can now be seen in the hit show Being Human
Running from Crazy Mariel Hemingway - Mariel Hemingway was in Superman IV as Lacy Warfield but her family is very well known of course because of Earnest. Mental Illness has been a big issue in ger family and she has made a frank documentary about it.
Matt’s Chance movie Margot Kidder - Margot Kidder was a memorable Lois Lane in Superman and the three sequels. You can catch her in the movie Matt’s Chance.
Beauty and the Beast tv show Kristin Kreuk - Kristin Kreuk played a teenage Clark Kent’s first love, the other double L, Lana Lang on the show Smallville. She is still on TV in the show Beauty and the Beast.
Robot and Frank Frank Langella - Frank Langella’s Superman Returnsperformance as editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet Perry White was great and he is a great actor. The movie Frank & Robot looks great too!
Wilfred Allison Mack - Allison Mack played Clarke’s high school friend Chloe Sullivan in Smallville. She is now in the show Wilfred.
The Butler James Marsden - James Marsden played Richard White in Superman Returns. He is appearing in the movie, The Butler.
Marc Mcclure Frost Nixon - Marc McClure was in Superman and the three sequels as photographer Jimmy Olsen and he also moved over to appear in Supergirl! He played Jimmy Olsen but was also to be seen in Frost Nixon.
Always…Patsy Cline Annette Otoole - Annette O’Toole played Lana Lang in Superman III and later Martha Kent in Smallville. She is now on stage in the Patsy Cline musical Always.
Hemingway and Gellhorn Parker Posey - Lex Luthor’s sidekick Kitty Kowalski was played by Parker Posey in Superman Returns. She also is shining in the moving Hemingway and Gellhorn.
Michael Rosenbaum Old Days - Michael Rosenbaum played a young Lex Luthor and Clake’s friend in Smallville. He is in the upcoming movie Old Days.
Crooked Arrows movie Brandon Routh - Superman Returns saw someone take the role that had a striking resemblence to Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh did a good job in the role. He was to be seen in the movie Crooked Arrows last year.
The Haves and Have Nots television show John Schneider - John Schneider played father Jonathan Kent in Smallville. He is now in the show The Haves and Have Nots.
The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket John Shea - John Shea played Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. He now can be found working with The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket.
House of Cards Netflix Kevin Spacey - Kevin Spacey portrayed a new darker Lex Luthor in Superman Returns. The role was written for him! He has had an awesome career and is now trying his hands at a Netflix show called House of Cards.
The Black Marks movie Terence Stamp - Superman and Superman II villain Zod is remembered by everyone! He was played by Terence Stamp who is in the upcoming The Black Marks movie.
Parkland movie Tom Welling – Welling played a young Clark Kent in Smallville. Smallville season 10 Tom Welling executive producer – He also directed many episodes and became exec producer in season 10! He is now in the upcoming movie Parkland.
There were of course many other stars who went onto different things. Who was your favorite? I know you are going to mention Richard Pryor?