Dean George Cain (né Tanaka; July 31, 1966) is an American actor, producer, writer, director, and television show host. He is known for his role as Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, host of Ripley's Believe It or Not! and the soap opera series Hit the Floor.
Though he grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School, his career plans favored professional football over acting. While at Princeton, he completed a history major, dated Brooke Shields for two years, and set an NCAA record for interceptions in a season. After signing with the Buffalo Bills, a knee injury ended his pro career before it began. Though he had already played a part in his father's The Stone Boy (1984), he went through the usual route of commercials and tv-parts (notably, Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) in 1990) before landing his break-through role as Superman/Clark Kent in the series The New Adventures of Superman (1993).
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Known For: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997) | Ripley's Believe It or Not! (2000-2003) | Out of Time (2003) | God's Not Dead (2014)