Superman actors: ever wonder who the best have been throughout the years? Superman is one of the most beloved heroes in American pop culture and probably the most often portrayed character on the big screen. Over the years, numerous actors have attempted to step into Superman’s shoes – and tights – more or less successfully. We have compiled a list of the 9 most memorable portrayals of Superman, as a tribute to the great actors who have helped bring the character to life.
Let’s take a look, in a fashion similar to our list of the 15 highest grossing movies ever.
No. 9: Gerard Christopher – Superboy 1989-1992
Although Superboy might not be the most well remembered Superman-related TV series, Gerard Christopher’s performance more than merits a mention in our countdown. After the series were finished, he auditioned for Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and was initially chosen by the casting director. Nonetheless, when producers learnt that he had already played the role of Superman, he was eventually dismissed.
No. 8: Danny Dark – Super Friends
If you grew up in the 70s or 80s you’re bound to remember Superman’s voice from the animated series, Super Friends. Well, the man behind the voice was none other than Danny Dark, a famous voice-over and announcer at the time.
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