- Birth nameDean George Tanaka
- ProfessionActor, Producer
- Birth CityMt. Clemens, Michigan
- Birth CountryUnited States
- Father NameRoger Tanaka
- Father ProfessionUS Serviceman
- Mother NameSharon Thomas
- Mother ProfessionActress
- Fact TitleDean Cain
- Relation WithBrooke Shields, Mindy McCready, Samantha Torres
- Filmography["Lois \u0026 Clark: The New Adventures of Superman","Broadcasting Christmas (2016)"]
- EducationPrinceton University
Professional since 1976, Dean Cain, an American actor got widely known for playing Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Along with acting, Cain’s career as producer & TV host has aided him in fame rise along with financial benefits.
Formerly, an NFL player (career ended prematurely after injury), Dean records 164 acting credits so far, while his producing works count 16.
What Is Dean Cain’s Net Worth In 2020?
According to Celebrity Net Worth and The Richest, Dean Cain has a net worth of $6 million as of July 2020. Thanks to his career spanning over 4 decades as an actor & producer.
The Princeton University graduate briefly played for NFL’s Buffalo Bills before his knee injury packed playing career prematurely. After that Cain persuaded his career in acting & got a breakthrough with TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in 1993.
There, he portrayed Clark Kent/Superman until the series ended in 1997. Reportedly, the Michigan-born made earned $60,000-an-episode from Lois & Clark, which rose to $75,000 per episode in 1996.
It ran for 4 seasons (88 episodes) and starred Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, and Eddie Jones.
Did you know? In 1998, Dean Cain founded a production company named Angry Dragon Entertainment.
Acting Debut & Breakthrough To Fame
While in high school, Cain made his acting debut in 1976 in the film Elmer and subsequently, appeared in other films: Charlie and the Talking Buzzard (1979) and The Stone Boy (1984).
It was after a year of graduation from Princeton University, in 1989, he continued acting & made his TV debut through Christine Cromwell: Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989).
Having worked in TV commercials for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, the American actor then made a brief appearance in A Different World and Beverly Hills, 90210; both in 1992.
Later, Dean portrayed Clark Kent/Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993- 1997) which gained him wide fame.
Major Films & TV Series Appearance
Throughout the 90s, Dean made 4 comedy film appearances: Write to Kill (1990), Going Under (1990), Miracle Beach (1992), and Best Man (1997).
From 1999 to 2003, he served as the host of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and was its producer too. Throughout these years, Cain has appeared in 11 Hallmark films:
|A Nanny for Christmas (2010)||Christmas Rush (2002)|
|A Belle for Christmas (2014)||A Christmas Wedding (2006)|
|A Dog for Christmas (2014)||The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009)|
|Megan’s Christmas Miracle (2018)||The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010)|
|The Case for Christmas (2011)|
|Beverly Hills Christmas (2015)|
|Broadcasting Christmas (2016)|
Some of Dean Cain’s notable TV appearances include The Division (2003-2004), Clubhouse (2004- 2005), Hope & Faith (2005) starring Kelly Ripa, Hit the Floor (2013- 2016), and Supergirl (2015- 2017).
Moreover, he has made brief appearances in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2005) featuring Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay; in Smallville (2005), CSI: Miami (2007) and Criminal Minds (2012).
Since 2014, Cain hosts a magic show named Masters of Illusion.
Where Does Dean Cain Live?
Dean Cain is low-key about his actual residence but reportedly owns houses in Colorado and Ibiza. Over these years, the actor’s 35-acre riverside estate came into the market but didn’t find a buyer.
According to Variety, in July 2013, Cain’s Basalt, Colorado estate featuring a 4,399-sq ft. house with 5 bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms, was put for sale for $5.9 million. Later in 2015, it again saw slash on asking price to $5.4 million.
Formerly, the Lois & Clark actor owned a 3,302 sq ft. home in Malibu, California, which he bought in October 2004 for $2.59 million. It was sold for a loss at $1.6585 million in February 2005.
Relationship Status Of Dean Cain: What Is His Son’s Name?
At the moment, Dean Cain is allegedly single; no update on his dating life or relationship is out. As for a fact, he is never married & is yet to have a wife.
The 5 ft. 11.5 inches tall actor is the father of a son named Christopher Dean Cain, born June 11, 2000, named after his adoptive father. The child’s mother is Dean’s ex-girlfriend Samantha Torres, a “Playboy Playmate”.
During his days at Princeton University, Cain dated actress Brooke Shields for 2 years. Later, he was engaged to then-fiancee & country singer Mindy McCready in 1997 but broke up a year later.
Family Background: What Is Dean Cain’s Father’s Name?
Cain was born Dean George Tanaka on July 31, 1966, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, the USA. His biological father Roger Tanaka was a US serviceman while mother Sharon Thomas was an actress.
Along with his older brother musician Roger, Dean grew up in Los Angeles. His mother married film director Christopher Cain in 1969, who later adopted them. Dean has a younger half-sister named Krisinda Cain, an actress.
He graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1984, where future-actors Charlie Sheen and Rob Lowe were his schoolmates. Thereafter, Dean Cain enrolled at Princeton University & graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1988.