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After establishing himself as a talent to watch in episodes of "Life Goes On" (ABC, 1989-1993) and "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-200), actor Dean Cain made his name by donning the red cape for "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC, 1993-97). For several years, opposite co-star Teri Hatcher, Cain made the widely-played role his own. By opting to portray both Superman and Clark Kent as hunky heartthrobs in a contemporary romance, Cain helped pave the way for the mainstream acceptance of comic book superheroes. It did not hurt that he was a good-looking former athlete whose freak knee injury was all that stood in the way of a pro football career. After "Lois & Clark" left the airwaves, Cain receded from the headlines, though he continued to work, hosting a revamped "Ripley's Believe It or Not" (TBS, 1999-2004), exploring his villainous side in the thriller "Out of Time" (2003) and playing the murderous, deceitful Scott Peterson in "The Perfect Husband" (USA, 2004).
Since that high profile role, Cain appeared as a regular on "Hope & Faith," (ABC, 2003-06) and played the recurring character of Casey Manning on the hit series, "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003- ). He had a lead role in the made-for-television disaster epic, "10.5: Apocalypse," (NBC, 2006), then starred in another made-for-TV holiday romance, "A Christmas Wedding," (Lifetime, 2006), and the miniseries, "Final Approach" (Hallmark, 2007). In "September Dawn (2007), his step-father's period drama on the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857, Cain had a small, but significant role as Joseph Smith, founder of the controversial Mormon Church.
He has also starred in several films, including The Broken Hearts Club (2000) and Bailey's Billion$ (2004) (co-starred Laurie Holden, Jennifer Tilly and Tim Curry). Cain made a return to the Superman franchise, with a special guest role in a seventh season episode of Smallville as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox, a character based upon the DC Comicsvillain Vandal Savage. He's #33 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the '90s. Cain has also made an appearance in Internet Explorer 8 commercials.
In 2012 Dean starred in the Hallmark movie "Operation Cupcake" along with Kristy Swanson and was a contestant on "The Choice" and in NBC's reality competition series "Stars Earn Stripes". In 2013, Dean will be starring on the VH1 scripted TV series "Bounce" as 'Pete Davenport'. Dean will also continue to host TV's very funny show "Bloopers".