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Brandon Routh

Brandon James Routh (born October 9, 1979) is an American actor and former fashion model. He grew up in Iowa before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and subsequently appeared on multiple television series throughout the early 2000s. In 2006, he gained greater recognition for his role as the titular superhero of the 2006 film Superman Returns. He also had a recurring role in the TV series Chuck, as Daniel Shaw. Following this, he had notable supporting roles in the films Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. In 2010, he portrayed the eponymous protagonist of another comic book film, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night. He is currently portraying another iconic DC superhero, Ray Palmer/The Atom, in CW's superhero TV series Arrow and upcoming Legends of Tomorrow.

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Oct 9, 1979 In Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-05-25
Latest Project:
Movie Anastasia: Once Upon a Time 2020-02-27
Known For
Poster of 400 Days
Poster of Partners
Poster of Denial
Poster of Odd Man Out
Movie Anastasia: Once Upon a Time Czar Nicholas 2020-02-27
Series Batwoman Ray Palmer / Clark Kent / Superman 2019-10-06
Series Are You Afraid of the Dark? Gavin's Dad (uncredited) 2019-10-11
Movie Vixen: The Movie Ray Palmer / The Atom (voice) 2017-05-09
Series DC's Legends of Tomorrow Ray Palmer / The Atom 2016-01-21
Movie Lost in the Pacific Chef Mike 2016-01-29
Series Lady Dynamite Jack 2016-05-20
Series Supergirl Ray Palmer / The Atom / Superman 2015-10-26
Movie 400 Days Theo 2015-10-29
Movie Missing William James Anderson 2014-03-07
Series black-ish Banner Copeland 2014-09-24
Movie The Nine Lives of Christmas Zachary Stone 2014-11-08
Series The Flash Ray Palmer / The Atom / Superman 2014-10-07
Series TableTop Himself 2012-04-02
Movie Crooked Arrows Joe Logan 2012-05-18
Series Partners Wyatt Plank 2012-09-24
Series Arrow Ray Palmer / The Atom 2012-10-10
Movie Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Dylan Dog 2011-03-16
Movie Cost of Living Silas 2011-09-22
Movie Unthinkable Agent D.J Jackson 2010-06-14
Movie Miss Nobody Milo Beeber 2010-06-10
Movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Todd Ingram 2010-08-12
Movie The Making of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' Himself 2010-11-09
Movie Stuntmen Kirby Popoff 2009-01-01
Movie Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno' Himself 2009-02-03
Movie Table for Three Scott Teller 2009-01-01
Movie Life Is Hot in Cracktown Sizemore 2009-06-26
Movie Kambakkht Ishq Himself 2009-07-03
Movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno Bobby Long 2008-09-18
Series Fear Itself Unknown 2008-06-05
Movie Fling James 2008-11-07
Series Chuck Daniel Shaw 2007-09-24
Movie Denial Man 2006-01-28
Movie Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman himself 2006-06-12
Movie Karla Tim 2006-01-20
Movie Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns' Himself 2006-11-28
Movie Superman Returns Superman / Clark Kent 2006-06-28
Movie The Science of Superman Himself 2006-06-29
Series The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Series Oliver Beene Unknown 2003-03-09
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Series Odd Man Out Connor 1999-09-24
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25