Brandon Routh

American actor

Brandon James Routh (born October 9, 1979) is an American movie, television, stage, voice actor and former fashion model who is known for his roles as Daniel Shaw in Chuck and as Superman in Superman Returns.[1][2] He won a Saturn Award in 2006.[3]

Brandon Routh
Brandon Routh by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Routh at the 2016 WonderCon
Brandon James Routh

(1979-10-09) October 9, 1979 (age 40)
Other namesBrandon "B.J." Routh
B.J. Routh
Years active1999–present
Courtney Ford (m. 2007)

Routh is also known for his roles in Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

In 2013, Routh voiced David "Hesh" Walker in the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts. In 2014, he starred on Arrow as Ray Palmer/Atom which spun off into a guest role on The Flash and a starring role on Legends of Tomorrow.[4]

Routh was born on October 9, 1979 in Norwalk, Iowa.[5] Routh studied at the University of Iowa for a year to be a writer.[1] During this time, he modeled and acted in order to earn his tuition fee.[1]

Routh has been married to Courtney Ford since 2007.[6] They have a son, Leo James.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "". Routh flies high in debut as Superman. Archived from the original on June 23, 2006. Retrieved June 19, 2006.
  2. "Our Routh Family".
  3. Saturn Award Winners at Slice Of Scifi
  4. Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2015). "Arrow/Flash Superhero Team-Up Spinoff In Works At CW; Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller, Caity Lotz Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  5. "About Brandon". Retrieved January 6, 2007.
  6. "Superman Returns Star Brandon Routh Gets Married". Retrieved November 25, 2007.
  7. Busy Philipps, on Busy Philipps: Motherhood Makes Me Relax (2012-03-14). "Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford Welcome Son Leo James – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies -". Retrieved 2012-10-17.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Brandon Routh at Wikimedia Commons   Quotations related to Brandon Routh at Wikiquote