Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh

  • Highest Rated: 81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Karla (2006)
  • Birthday: Oct 9, 1979
  • Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa
  • Not unlike the character that would catapult his acting career, Brandon Routh was born in a rural state on October 9th, 1979, far from the bright lights of Hollywood. Raised in the Des Moines suburb of Norwalk, IA, Routh discovered his love of acting in high school when he began participating in community theater at the Norwalk Theater of the Performing Arts. After graduation, he enrolled at the University of Iowa intending to study English. His desire to begin his career was too much to resist, however, and he left after a year to see what opportunities might await him on the West Coast. Routh began paying his dues with appearances on Odd Man Out, Undressed, and Gilmore Girls. In 2002, he completed a year-long stint on the soap opera One Life to Live, continuing to make single-episode appearances over the next few years on popular shows like Cold Case, Will & Grace, and Oliver Beene. Then, around 2004, Routh auditioned for the one of the most sought-after roles of the decade: Superman. The upcoming relaunch of the Superman franchise had been through copious adjustments and would still see more, and Routh originally auditioned for director McG, who was signed to the film at the time. Numerous directors had, in fact, been tied to the film over a period of development that would take over ten years to come to fruition. By the time Superman Returns would go into production, the names Tim Burton, Wolfgang Petersen, Brett Ratner, Shekhar Kapur, and more had been officially or unofficially linked to the film. Just as many actors were considered for the leading role, both legitimately and in rumor, from Nicolas Cage in the early stages to actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashton Kutcher, and Josh Hartnett more recently. When director Bryan Singer was secured as director, however, he wanted the Man of Steel to be a fresh face. Impressed by the performance Routh had given in his audition for McG, as well as the young actor's uncanny resemblance to both the classic depictions of Superman and the late Christopher Reeve, who'd immortalized the hero in earlier films, Routh was eventually offered the part. Routh took on a small supporting role in director Kevin Smiths racy 2008 comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and appeared in the crime drama Life is Hot in Crackdown in 2009. The actor joined the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) to portray one of Ramona Flowers' seven ex-boyfriends.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Vixen: The Movie The Atom 2017
22% 400 Days Captain Theo Cooper 2016
No Score Yet Lost in the Pacific Mike 2016
No Score Yet Unthinkable DJ Jackson 2014
No Score Yet Missing William Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Nine Lives of Christmas Zachary Stone 2014
41% Crooked Arrows Executive Producer Joe Logan $1.8M 2012
7% Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Dylan $0.9M 2011
81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Todd Ingram $31.5M 2010
No Score Yet Miss Nobody Milo Beeber 2010
No Score Yet Kambakkht Ishq (Incredible Love) Actor $1.1M 2009
50% Life Is Hot in Cracktown Sizemore 2009
No Score Yet Table for Three Scott 2009
No Score Yet Stuntmen Actor 2009
No Score Yet Lie to Me (Fling) James Producer 2008
65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno Bobby $31.4M 2008
75% Superman Returns Clark Kent/Superman $200.2M 2006
0% Karla Tim Peters 2006
No Score Yet Denial Actor 2006

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

91% black-ish
2014
Banner Copeland
  • 2019
84% DC's Legends of Tomorrow
2016
Ray Palmer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2016
85% Arrow
2012
Ray
  • 2015
88% The Flash
2014
Ray Palmer
  • 2015
86% Enlisted
2014
Sgt. Brandon Stone Brandon Stone
  • 2014
47% The Millers
2013-2015
Officer Dixon
  • 2014
18% Partners
2012
Wyatt
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Daniel Shaw
  • 2010
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Sebastian
  • 2004
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Guest Young Ted Phillips Young Henry Phillips
  • 2003
20% Odd Man Out
1999-2001
Guest

QUOTES FROM Brandon Routh CHARACTERS

Captain Theo Cooper
Where are we?
Captain Theo Cooper
Walker, do you copy?
Superman/Clark Kent
I'm always around.
Scott Pilgrim
You once were a ve-gone, but now you will be gone!
Todd Ingram
Ve-gone?
Todd Ingram
Chicken isn't vegan?
Scott Pilgrim
You once were a veg-on but now you will be gone
Todd Ingram
ve-gon? [Scott Headbutts Todd][Todd Explodes]
Todd Ingram
Ve-gon? [Scott Headbutts Todd] [Todd Explodes]
Todd Ingram
[to Scott after sending him flying through some walls] I can read your thoughts. Your will is broken. You're through.
Scott Pilgrim
[holds up two cups of coffee] Say we drink to my memory. Fair-trade blend with soy milk?
Envy Adams
Oh, please. But that's pathetic.
Todd Ingram
Dude. I saw into your mind's eye. You put half-and-half in one of those coffees in attempt to make me break vegan edge. I'll take the one with soy. [takes one of the coffees via telekenesis] Thanks, tool. [and he drinks from it]
Scott Pilgrim
Actually, mucacho, I put the coffee in this cup. But I thought really hard to put it in that one, 'in my mind's eye' or whatever.
Todd Ingram
[disbelief] What are you talking about?
Scott Pilgrim
You just drank half-and-half, baby.
Todd Ingram
Sounds like someone wants to get funky.
Todd Ingram
Tell it to the cleaning lady on Monday.
Scott Pilgrim
What?
Todd Ingram
Because you will be dust by Monday.
Scott Pilgrim
Um....
Todd Ingram
Because you will pulverized in two seconds, and the cleaning lady, she cleans up....dust, *imitates a dusting movement with his hand*...she dusts.
Stephen Stills
Hey man question I've always wondered how does not eating dairy products give you psychic powers?
Todd Ingram
Ok, right you know how you only use 10% of your brain? Well the other 90 is filled with curds and whey
Todd Ingram
Ok, right you know how you only use 10% of your brain? Well the other 90 is filled with curds and whey.
Todd Ingram
Chicken isn't vegan?
Todd Ingram
Chicken isn't vegan??
Todd Ingram
Chicken isn't vegan?
Scott Pilgrim
Your kidding. Anyone can be vegan.
Todd Ingram
Ovo-lacto vegetarian maybe
Scott Pilgrim
Ovo what?
Todd Ingram
I partake not in the meat nor the breast milk nor the ovum of any creature with a face
Todd Ingram
I partake not in the meat nor the breast milk nor the ovum of any creature with a face.
Envy Adams
Short answer, being vegan just makes you better than most people
Envy Adams
Short answer, being vegan just makes you better than most people.
Todd Ingram
Bingo
Todd Ingram
Bingo.
Scott Pilgrim
You once were a ve-gone, but now... you will be gone.
Scott Pilgrim
You once were a ve-gone, but now you will begone.
Todd Ingram
"Ve-gone"...?
Todd Ingram
Ve-gone?
Marcus
Dylan are you implying that i digg us outta the dark scary krept? Dylan: BINGO! Marcus: ha...NO NOPE NO NOT GONNA HAPPEN NOT HEY BIG GUY BIG GUY NO ITS NOT HAPPENING NO no No NO nO NO NO no NO DYLAN NO! ....................................I HATE YOU
Dylan
Marcus you are a zombie. Now pay Attention. Floor cleaner is your new deodorant. Wisk takes the place of soap. Green clean will keep your eyes from yellowing up, and Bleach is for your teeth. This is your new beauty regiment and you can never take a day off.
Dylan
MARCUS you are a ZOMBIE now pay Attention... Floor Cleaner is your new deodorant Wisk takes the place of soap Green clean will keep your eyes from yellowing up and Bleach is for your teeth This is your new beauty regiment and you can never take a day off
Todd Ingram
Tell it to the cleaning lady on Monday.
Scott Pilgrim
What?
Todd Ingram
Because you'll be dust by Monday... because you'll be pulverized in two seconds. The cleaning lady? She cleans up... dust. She dusts.
Scott Pilgrim
So, what's on Monday?
Todd Ingram
'Cause... it's Friday now, she's the weekends off, so... Monday, right?"
Todd Ingram
'Cause... it's Friday now, she has the weekends off, so... Monday, right?
Todd Ingram
Chicken isn't vegan...?
Todd Ingram
Chicken isn't vegan?
Todd Ingram
What? I'm not afraid to hit a girl. I'm a rock star.
Young Neil
Oh my god. You punched the highlights out of her hair! He punched the highlights outta her hair!
Todd Ingram
Tell it to the cleaning lady on Monday.
Scott Pilgrim
What?
Todd Ingram
Because you'll be dust by Monday... because you'll be pulverized in two seconds. The cleaning lady? She cleans up... dust. She dusts.
Todd Ingram
Because you'll be dust by Monday because you'll be pulverized in two seconds. The cleaning lady? She cleans up dust. She dusts.
Scott Pilgrim
So, what's on Monday?
Todd Ingram
Cause... it's Friday now, she's the weekends off, so... Monday, right?
Todd Ingram
Cause it's Friday now, she's the weekends off, so Monday, right?
Envy Adams
You are incorrigible.
Todd Ingram
I don't know the meaning of the word. *he really doesn't*
Dylan Dog
There was a pact among the undead.
Dylan Dog
Look around you, the monsters you read about as a kid, there real. And the key to their survival is making sure none of us know they're here.