Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time, and his popularity has led to numerous film and television adaptations. Over the years, there have been several actors who have played the role of the Man of Steel, each bringing their unique take to the character. In this blog, we will take a look at all the actors who have played Superman and their estimated net worth.
- Kirk Alyn (1948-1950)
Kirk Alyn was the first actor to portray Superman on the big screen in the 1948 serial Superman. Although he only played the role for two serials, Alyn is remembered fondly by Superman fans. Unfortunately, Alyn’s net worth is unknown as he passed away in 1999.
- George Reeves (1951-1958)
George Reeves played Superman in the 1950s television series Adventures of Superman. Reeves was the first actor to play the role of Superman on television, and his performance earned him a spot in pop culture history. Reeves’ net worth is estimated to have been around $1 million at the time of his death in 1959.
- Christopher Reeve (1978-1987)
Christopher Reeve is perhaps the most iconic Superman actor of all time, having played the role in four movies from 1978 to 1987. Reeve’s portrayal of Superman is still considered by many to be the definitive version of the character. At the time of his death in 2004, Reeve’s net worth was estimated to be around $3 million.
- John Haymes Newton (1988)
John Haymes Newton played Superman in the short-lived television series Superboy in 1988. Although the series only lasted for one season, it helped to keep the Superman character in the public eye. Newton’s current net worth is unknown.
- Gerard Christopher (1989-1992)
Gerard Christopher replaced John Haymes Newton as Superboy in the second and third seasons of the series. Christopher’s portrayal of Superboy was well received by fans, and he remains a popular Superman actor to this day. Christopher’s current net worth is unknown.
- Dean Cain (1993-1997)
Dean Cain played Superman in the popular television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The series ran for four seasons and helped to reignite interest in the Superman character. Cain’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.
- Tom Welling (2001-2011)
Tom Welling played a young Clark Kent in the television series Smallville, which ran for ten seasons from 2001 to 2011. Although Welling never donned the full Superman suit on the show, his portrayal of Clark Kent was well received by fans. Welling’s net worth is estimated to be around $14 million.
- Brandon Routh (2006, 2021)
Brandon Routh played Superman in the 2006 film Superman Returns. Although the film received mixed reviews, Routh’s performance was praised by many. In 2021, Routh reprised the role of Superman in the Arrowverse crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. Routh’s net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.
- Henry Cavill (2013-2021)
Henry Cavill played Superman in the films Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. Cavill’s portrayal of Superman was met with mixed reviews, but he remains a popular actor among fans. Cavill’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million.
In conclusion, Superman is one of the most beloved characters in pop culture history, and the actors who have played him have all brought their unique take to the role. From the