Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh

Highest Rated: 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Lowest Rated: 7% Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011)

Birthday: Oct 09, 1979

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Brandon Routh burst onto the Hollywood scene playing Superman but proved himself to have staying power beyond the confines of the Man of Steel. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he left college after one year to pursue acting full time. He soon found work making appearances on television shows like "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-07) and "Will and Grace" (NBC, 1998- ). He had recurring roles on both "Undressed" (MTV, 1999-2002) and the daytime soap opera "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968-2013). His big break came when he was cast as the title character in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" (2006). The film was unsuccessful at starting a new franchise for the comic book hero but raised Routh's profile considerably. The actor pressed ahead despite the box office setback, appearing in Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008) and the drama "Fling" (2008). He would continue working steadily in films, picking up small roles in Samuel L. Jackson's "Unthinkable" (2010) and the cult hit "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010). Turning to television improved his fortunes. He took a recurring role on "Chuck" (NBC, 2007-12), opposite Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski. He also starred in the short-lived comedy "Partners (CBS, 2012-13). It was a return to playing a superhero that provided steady work. Routh began making guest appearances as Ray Palmer, the scientist alter-ego of DC Comics hero The Atom, on "Arrow" (The CW, 2012- ). Those spots led to the actor taking the role on permanently on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (The CW, 2016- ). That brought him squarely into television's "Arrowverse" and saw him continue making appearances on "Arrow" as well as the related show "The Flash" (The CW, 2014- ). In a fun twist, the DC television universe had the actor reprise his role as Superman on "Batwoman" (The CW, 2019- ).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anastasia: Once Upon a Time Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 14% Lost in the Pacific Mike (Character) - 2016
22% 0% 400 Days Theo (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 53% The Nine Lives of Christmas Zachary Stone (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 59% Missing William James Anderson (Character) - 2014
41% 62% Crooked Arrows Joe Logan (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.8M 2012
7% 29% Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Dylan Dog (Character) $1.2M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Nobody Milo Beeber (Character) - 2010
82% 84% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Todd Ingram (Character) $31.5M 2010
No Score Yet 25% Table for Three Scott Teller (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 97% Stuntmen Kirby Popoff (Character) - 2009
50% 54% Life Is Hot in Cracktown Sizemore (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 31% Kambakkht Ishq Self $1.4M 2009
65% 66% Zack and Miri Make a Porno Bobby Long (Character) $31.5M 2008
No Score Yet 54% Fling Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Denial Unknown (Character) - 2006
75% 61% Superman Returns Clark Kent/Superman (Character) $200.1M 2006

TV

Credit
87% 70% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Ray Palmer/Atom (Character) 2016-2021
No Score Yet 71% The Rookie Officer Doug Stanton (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019-2020
84% 16% Batwoman The Atom (Guest Star) 2019
88% 51% Supergirl The Atom (Guest Star) 2019
92% 55% black-ish Banner Copeland (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
86% 63% Arrow Ray Palmer (Guest Star) 2014-2015
88% 70% The Flash Ray Palmer/The Atom (Guest Star) 2015
87% 85% Enlisted Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
47% 46% The Millers Officer Dixon (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 88% Partners Wyatt (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2012
90% 91% Chuck Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear Itself Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
20% No Score Yet Odd Man Out Unknown (Guest Star) 1999

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