Top 10 Facts - Brandon Routh
Fact #1

He was born in Norwalk, Iowa. His mother Catherine LaVonne is a teacher. His father Ronald Wayne Routh is a carpenter.

Fact #2

Routh grew up in Norwalk, approximately 100 miles (160 km) south of Woolstock, the hometown of George Reeves, the ?rst actor to play Superman on television.

Fact #3

In 2006, he gained greater recognition for his role as the titular superhero of the 2006 ?lm Superman Returns.

Fact #4

He portrayed another iconic DC superhero, Ray Palmer/The Atom, in CW's superhero TV series Arrow and upcoming Legends of Tomorrow.

Fact #5

He ?rst appeared as an extra in Christina Aguilera's music video for "What a Girl Wants".

Fact #6

Routh, then 24, had previously already auditioned for director McG and was spotted by Singer after he viewed Routh's videotaped audition.

Fact #7

At the 2006 Spike TV Awards, Routh won the award of "Best Superhero" as Superman in Superman Returns, beating out among others, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

Fact #8

In 2013, Routh voiced David "Hesh" Walker in the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Fact #9

On August 23, 2006, Brandon became engaged to his girlfriend of three years, actress Courtney Ford. The couple married on November 24, 2007, at the El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara. On August 10, 2012, the couple welcomed a son, Leo James.

Fact #10

Routh's sister, Sara, has a musical track entitled "You're Never Gone" on Sound of Superman, the companion soundtrack.

Fact #11
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