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Lois and Clark: The Cast

 

 

Dean Cain: Clark Kent/ Superman

Dean Cain brought to life Clark Kent and his alter-ego, Superman alongside Teri Hatcher's Lois Lane in the hit series, "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"

Birthday: July 31, 1966
Place of Birth: Mt. Clemens, MI
Fun Facts:

  • Is half Japanese
  • Was engaged to country singer Mindy McCready in 1997, only to break up with her a year later.
  • Signed by the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury ended his career
  • Once dated Brooke Shields
  • Graduated from Princeton University with a major in History.
  • Holds the NCAA record for most interceptions by a defensive player in a single season (11)
  • Was drafted by the Buffalo Bills but never got to play due to a knee injury
  • Got his first big role on TV on Beverly Hills 90210 as Rick
  • His birth name, Tanaka, is tattooed in Japanese on his ankle.
  • Founded Angry Dragon Entertainment, a film production company, in 1998.
  • Member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America.
  • In May 2005 he visited soldiers in Iraq with Kelly Hu and Amanda Swisten.
  • Shortest actor to play Superman of any live-action TV show or movie.

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Teri Hatcher: Lois Lane

Teri Hatcher brought to life the loveable and tenaciously head-strong, Lois Lane alongside Dean Cain's Clark Kent in the hit series, "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"

Birthday: December 8, 1964
Place of Birth: Palo Alto, California
Fun Facts:

  • #3 of Sci-Fi's Sexy 50, by Femme Fatales magazine. (1997)
  • Attended De Anza College for 2 1/2 years and dropped out when she landed the part of a mermaid on The Love Boat (1977)
  • The October 1996 issue of "Movieline" (US movie magazine) originally had a cover picture of her wearing nothing but rope wrapped around her. This proved too controversial and a second cover picture (her in a dress) was substituted.
  • In the mid-1990s, a photo of her wrapped in nothing but a red Superman cape famously became the most downloaded image on America Online.
  • First person to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for a show that has not yet completed its first season.
  • Won two Awards at the British Glamour magazine's Women of the Year Awards in London, England, on June 7, 2005. She was named U.S. TV actress of the Year for her role as single mother Susan Mayer in Desperate Housewives (2004), and also got the Editor's Special Award for her talent to combine motherhood and a career while looking glamorous at the same time.
  • Her inspirational autobiography, "Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life", was released in hardcover by publisher Hyperion on May 2, 2006, in the United States. The audio CD version of the book narrated by Teri Hatcher was released on the same date. The book deals with a woman's struggle of to juggle life through good times and bad.
  • Loves fishing and enjoys playing golf. Has enjoyed fishing since before her teenage years.
  • Years after gaining fame as "Lois Lane" on TV's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993), she played Lois Lane's mother in the Smallville (2001)
  • She has two roles in common with both Noel Neill and Phyllis Coates: (1) Neill played Lois Lane in Superman (1948), Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) and Adventures of Superman(1952), Coates played her in Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) and Adventures of Superman (1952) and Hatcher played her in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and (2) Neill played Lois' mother Ellen Lane in Superman (1978), Coates played her in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: The House of Luthor (1994) and Hatcher played her in Smallville: Abandoned (2010).
  • Miss Hatcher is the only actress to date to have the distinction of portraying the love interests of both Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and of James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).

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Lane Smith: Perry White

Perry White was brought to life by the lovable Lane Smith in "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman". Lane Smith's Perry was often the glue that kept the duo of Lane and Kent together, offering Elvis yarns and sage advice over the years to keep his top investigating team on track.

Birthday: April 29, 1936
Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Date of Death: June 13, 2005
Place of Death: Northridge, California
Fun Facts:

  • An alumnus of the Actors Studio, he appeared on the stage in such plays as the original production of David Mamet's play, "Glengarry Glen Ross", and in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
  • Won critical praise and earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of a disgraced Richard Nixon in The Final Days (1989). Ardent supporters of Nixon thought that the TV docudrama was a smear campaign, while his worst critics thought that it was far too sympathetic.
  • Suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) in later years.
  • He guest starred in The Rockford Files: Claire (1975), which also featured Jackie Cooper. Both Cooper and Smith later played the "Superman" character Perry White, the editor of the Daily Planet: Cooper in Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) and Smith in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993).
  • Appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Network (1976) and Places in the Heart (1984).
  • Father of actor Lane Smith Jr.
  • He was survived by his wife, Debbie Benedict; their son Robbie, then 18; a 19-year-old stepson; a son from a previous marriage, Lane Smith Jr.; a brother, and a sister.

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K Callan: Martha Kent

No longer the typical farmer's wife, Martha Kent was brought to life with spunk and artistic ambitions by K Callan in "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"

Birthday: January 9, 1936
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas
Fun Facts:

  • Callan is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Television Academy and is a past Board Member of the Screen Actors Guild. In addition to her work as an actor, she has also authored a string of showbiz reference books: "How to Sell Yourself as an Actor", "The Script is Finished, Now What do I Do?", "Directing Your Directing Career", "The Los Angeles Agent Book" and "The New York Agent Book".

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Eddie Jones: Jonathan Kent

Unlike in previous versions of Superman, Jonathan Kent is alive and well in the series, "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" portrayed by Eddie Jones, alongside K Callan's Martha Kent to support their adopted son as he figures out the ins and outs of being a superhero in the big city of Metropolis.

Birthday: 1937
Place of Birth: Washington, Pennsylvania
Fun Facts:

  • He was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for his performance in "The Gingerbread Lady" at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Chicago, Illinois.

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Michael Landes: Jimmy Olsen

Michael Landes was cast as the best friend of Superman, Jimmy Olsen in the series "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman". He portrayed Jimmy as the guy that just couldn't seem to catch a break and was often turning to his new friend, Clark Kent (portrayed by Dean Cain) for advice when it came to both women and career troubles. Deborah Joy Devine revealed in the Pilot commentary that Michael was recast due to his likeness to Dean Cain.

Birthday: September 18, 1972
Place of Birth: Bronx, New York

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Justin Whalin: Jimmy Olsen

In the second season, Justin Whalin was asked to fill in for the role of Jimmy Olsen that had originally been cast by Michael Landes in the series, "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman". His portrayal of Jimmy was more of an everyday guy that had fun and was a true friend to both Dean's Clark Kent and Superman as well as Teri's Lois Lane.

Birthday: September 6, 1974
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California
Fun Facts:

  • He is a Padi certified diver.
  • He was nominated for an American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award: 1996 Outstanding Television Series Actor in a Crossover Role for Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993).
  • He has a black-belt in tae kwon do
  • He is a huge fan of the Oakland Raiders football team.

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Tracy Scroggins: Cat Grant

Cat Grant was only brought to the series during the first season of "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" and the character was given life in cat-like manerisms by Tracy Scroggins.

Birthday: November 13, 1953
Place of Birth: Gavelston, Texas
Fun Facts:

  • The only child of two attorneys who were also both athletes. Her mother was ranked #1 in the United States in the US Senior Women's Tennis Association in 2007, and her father was a Golden Gloves Boxer.
  • Just barely missed qualifying for the 1980 US Olympic diving team.
  • She had a recording deal in France singing in an all girl rock 'n' roll group called Phantasm. They toured in France and did a couple of really early music videos.
  • She has made guest appearances on two different series in which one of the main characters was a shapeshifter: Manimal (1983) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
  • Tracy credits listening to her criminal attorney father's jury summations at the family breakfast table for inciting a drive toward a career in drama.

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Elizabeth Barondes: Lucy Lane

During the beginning of the first Season, viewers were introduced to the caring, little sister, Lucy Lane in the series, "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," portrayed by Elizabeth Barondes.

Birthday: June 28, 1964
Place of Birth: Sausalito, California
Fun Facts:

  • Graduated from UCLA with a degree in History

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John Shea: Lex Luthor

John Shea created a Lex Luthor everyone loved to hate in "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" The suave billionaire became a rival for the affection of Lois Lane creating the perfect dynamic to position himself both against Clark Kent and Superman.

Birthday: April 14, 1949
Place of Birth: North Conway, New Hamphshire
Fun Facts:

  • Used Donald J. Trump and Richard III as character studies in preparing himself for the role of nemesis Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993).
  • During season two, he had to spend an average of three hours a day in the makeup chair to appear bald
  • In order to prepare for his role as a concert violinist opposite Kelly McGillis in the Isreali film Once We Were Dreamers (1987), John spent six months rehearsing a musical piece in New York, London and Tel Aviv for a performance scene lasting one minute.
  • Co-emceed the largest peace demonstration in American history, the June 12, 1982 anti-nuclear rally in Central Park, New York City. This later became the subject of the Robert Richter and Stanley Warnow documentary concert film In Our Hands (1984).
  • Wore a blond wig, false teeth and spent three months studying Bobby Kennedy's pronounced accent in preparation for his role in the miniseries Kennedy (1983) opposite Martin Sheen as brother Jack.
  • Only three men ever screen tested for the role of Indiana Jones for Steven Spielberg, John, Tom Selleck and, of course, Indiana himself, Harrison Ford.
  • During the first rehearsal of the TV movie Family Reunion (1981), the legendary Bette Davis asked John, who was playing her grandson, whether he smoked or not. A very nervous John lied and said he did. The star then responded, "Good, I can't stand men who don't smoke." The young actor proceeded to light up two cigarettes at once, a la Paul Henreid in the Davis film Now, Voyager (1942), and gave one to Ms. Davis.

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