|Dean Cain Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||July 31, 1966|
Dean Cain is an American actor, producer, TV show host, and former football player who is best known for portraying Clark Kent/Superman in the superhero TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–97). He is also well recognized for hosting and producing the documentary TV series Ripley’s Believe It or Not! from 1999 to 2003. Interestingly, Dean was a sports star in high school and college and had been signed up by the NFL (National Football League) team Buffalo Bills as a free agent straight after he graduated from Princeton University. However, a knee injury during a training camp had ended his football career prematurely and he took to screenwriting and later acting.
Dean George Tanaka
Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Dean had graduated, in 1984, from the Santa Monica High School in California where he had excelled in several sports, especially baseball. The same year, he joined the Princeton University in New Jersey and graduated in 1988 with a bachelor of arts degree in history.
Actor, Producer, TV Show Host, Football Player (Retired)
- Father – Roger Tanaka (Former US Serviceman)
- Mother – Sharon Thomas (Actress)
- Siblings – Roger Cain (Older Brother) (Musician)
- Others – Christopher Cain (Step-father) (Screenwriter, Actor, Director, Singer), Krisinda Cain (Younger Half-Sister) (Actress), Jeff Schafer (Brother-in-Law) (TV Producer), John Megumi Tanaka (Paternal Grandfather), Grace E. Miyoko Sugiura (Paternal Grandmother)
6 ft or 183 cm
86 kg or 189.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Dean has dated –
- Gabrielle Reece
- Brooke Shields (1983-1987) – Dean had started dating actress Brooke Shields in March 1983 and they dated almost the entire period that Dean was studying at Princeton University. They parted ways in August 1987.
- Ami Dolenz (1991-1992)
- Teri Hatcher (1993) – Rumor
- Pamela Anderson (1993)
- Mindy McCready (1997-1998)
- Samantha Torres (1998-1999) – Dean begin dating Spanish model and former playboy playmate Samantha Torres in 1998. They parted ways in 1999 and have a son together named Christopher Dean Cain (born June 11, 2000).
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Asian and White)
He is of Japanese, French-Canadian, Irish, English, and Welsh descent.
- Toned physique
- Clean-shaven look
- Short-cropped, wavy hair
- Has a mole above his lips
Dean Cain Facts
- Dean’s parents parted ways soon after his birth and he never met his father after that. His mother, soon after the event, moved to Los Angeles, with him and his older brother, to pursue an acting career.
- At the Santa Monica High School, he was a schoolmate of future actors Charlie Sheen, Rob Lowe, and Chad Lowe.
- At Princeton University, he had a stellar career with their football team. In the 1987 season, he set a Princeton season record with 12 interceptions in 10 games. He ended his collegiate career with 22 interceptions in 30 games.
- In October 2018, it came into public knowledge that radio DJ Howard Stern‘s driver and bodyguard Ronnie Mund had been using a photoshopped picture of Dean for nearly 5 years. Dean successfully sued him for USD 662k.
- In June 2018, he was inducted as a reserve officer for the St. Anthony Police Department in Idaho. The same year, he was also appointed to the ‘Board of Directors’ of the NRA (National Rifle Association).
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