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Christopher Reeve Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Children

Christopher Reeve Quick Info
Height 6 ft 3½ in
Weight 84 kg
Date of Birth September 25, 1952
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death October 10, 2004

Christopher Reeve was an American actor, director, author, and activist who was catapulted to stardom after appearing as the titular character of Superman in the highly-successful films Superman (1978) and its sequel Superman II (1980). His other notable film credits included The Bostonians (1984), Street Smart (1987), The Remains of the Day (1993), Somewhere in Time (1980), to name a few.

Born Name

Christopher D’Olier Reeve

Nick Name

Chris, Toph, Tophy, Superfoot

Christopher Reeve as seen in 1985
Christopher Reeve as seen in 1985 (Jbfrankel / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)


He was born on September 25, 1952.


On October 10, 2004, he passed away after experiencing cardiac arrest at the age of 52 years in Mount Kisco, New York. According to his doctor, he likely had an adverse reaction to the drug that was administered to treat an infection.

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States





Actor, Director, Author, Activist


  • Father – Franklin D’Olier Reeve (Teacher, Novelist, Poet, Scholar)
  • Mother – Barbara Pitney Lamb (Journalist)
  • Siblings – Benjamin Reeve (Younger Brother)

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Christopher Reeve’s net worth was $10 million according to




6 ft 3½ in or 192 cm


84 kg or 185 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Christopher Reeve had dated –

  1. Gae Exton (1978-1987) – He was in a long-term relationship with the modeling executive Gae Exton that lasted from 1978 until their amicable separation in 1987. During this time, the duo welcomed 2 children together – son Matthew Exton-Reeve (b. December 20, 1979) and daughter Alexandra Exton-Reeve (b. December 1983).
  2. Jane Seymour
  3. Cheryl Tiegs (1980)
  4. Dana Morosini (1990-2004) – He married the actress and singer Dana Morosini on April 11, 1992. The couple became parents with the arrival of their son William Reeve (b. June 7, 1992). Dana stood by her husband’s side like a rock following his accident that rendered him paralyzed for life. Their marriage lasted until Christopher passed away on October 10, 2004.
Christopher Reeve as seen in 2003
Christopher Reeve as seen in 2003 (Mike Lin / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He was of English, and small amounts of Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote French, and German descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Tall height
  • Dashing looks

Christopher Reeve Favorite Things

  • MovieThe Graduate (1967)


Christopher Reeve (left) as seen with Frank Gifford and President Ronald Reagan (right) in 1983
Christopher Reeve (left) as seen with Frank Gifford and President Ronald Reagan (right) in 1983 (White House Photo Office / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Christopher Reeve Facts

  1. His ex-flame Jane Seymour named her son Christopher Keach after him.
  2. On May 27, 1995, Christopher fell off a horse and broke his neck while participating in an equestrian competition held in Culpeper, Virginia. The resulting injury left him paralyzed from the shoulders down thus, making him wheelchair-bound and dependent on a ventilator for the rest of his life.
  3. In 1998, he published his autobiography titled Still Me, which quickly became a New York Times bestseller. Furthermore, he received a Grammy Award for ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ a year later in 1999.
  4. Reeve was a licensed hang glider pilot and he used his expertise to come up with distinctive flight movements for the flight sequences in Superman (1978).
  5. The Oscar-winning actor Will Smith was born on his 16th birthday. Coincidentally, both have played superheroes on screen with Smith starring in Hancock (2008) and Reeve in Superman (1978).
  6. His portrayal of Clark Kent was inspired by Cary Grant‘s role as Dr. David Huxley in Bringing up Baby (1938).
  7. Shortly before his death, Reeve had begun to regain partial movement in his fingers and toes. Furthermore, he was able to differentiate between hot and cold temperatures as well as experience a pinprick anywhere on his body.

Featured Image by Jbfrankel / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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