In 2005 Brandon Routh soared into the media limelight when cast as “the Man of Steel” in director Bryan Singer’s highly anticipated revival of the original superhero film franchise “Superman Returns.”
After joining the CW series “Arrow” as DC Comics superhero The Atom, Brandon will next spin off the character into the upcoming series “Legends of Tomorrow,” also for the CW. He also stars in the sci-fi thriller “400 Days,” currently in post-production.
In 2013, Routh voiced David “Hesh” Walker in the video game “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and appeared in the CBS comedy series “Partners,” from the creators of “Will & Grace.” Also in 2012, Brandon starred in “Crooked Arrows,” as the coach of a Native American lacrosse team playing in a prep school league tournament.
In 2010, Routh was seen in “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” a Universal film opposite Michael Cera and directed by Edgar Wright. He recurred on NBC’s “Chuck,” and was seen in “Unthinkable,” opposite starring Samuel L. Jackson. He graced the big screen in Kevin Smith’s film, “Zach and Miri Make a Porno” with Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks, as well as “Life is Hot in Cracktown,” based on the novel by Buddy Giovinazzo, and the romantic comedy “Table for Three,” opposite Jennifer Morrison and Sophia Bush.
In 2008 Brandon also starred with his wife Courtney Ford in the 2008 indie feature “Fling,” about a couple in an open relationship stretched to the breaking point when each finds themselves falling in love with other people.
Routh was born in Des Moines, Iowa and raised in nearby Norwalk (about 100 miles south of Woolstock, the hometown of TV’s original “Superman,” George Reeves).