Brandon Routh Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Family, Career & More)

Brandon James Routh is an American actor known for his role as Superman in the film Superman Returns. He is also known for his role as Daniel Shaw in the NBC television series Chuck.

Routh has appeared in television films like Awesometown, The Nine Lives of Christmas, and The Nine Kittens of Christmas. In the movie The Nine Lives of Christmas, he played the role of Zachary Stone. The movie is about a veterinary student and a stray cat who challenge a fireman’s commitment to life as a bachelor. In The Nine Lives of Christmas movies, cat lovers Zachary and Marilee are thrown back together when they are tasked to find homes for a litter of adorable kittens during Christmas time.

Brandon Routh Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Family, Career & More)

Personal Details

Full Name Brandon James Routh
Nick Name BJ
Date of Birth October 9, 1979
Age 43 years as of January 2023
Birth Place Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Residence Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Occupations Actor
School Norwalk High School
College/ University University of Iowa
Education Qualification Graduate
Net Worth $ 15 Million of 2022
Marital Status Married
  • TV: Odd Man Out (1999)
  • Movie: Karla (2006)

Physical Appearance

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Chest 46 Inches
Waist 34 Inches
Biceps 16 Inches
Height 6’2″ Feet
Weight 96 kg

Personal Life (Family, Friends, Girlfriends, Children)

Father Ronald Wayne Routh
Mother Catherine LaVonne
Sibling Sara Routh (sister)
Girlfriend/ Wife Courtney Ford (married in 2007)
Children Leo James Routh (son)

Early Life and Personal Details

Routh was born on October 9, 1979, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. His mother Catherine LaVaughn was a teacher and his father Ronald Ray Routh was a carpenter. He was raised in Woolstock in a Methodist family. He has English, German, Dutch, and Scottish ancestry. Routh attended Norwalk High School and later attended the University of Iowa. During college, he modeled and acted to pay for tuition.

In November 2007, he married Courtney Ford in Santa Barbara. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, Leo James in 2012.

His height is 6 feet 2 inches, weight is 96 kg, hair color is dark brown, and eye color is dark brown. His net worth is estimated to be $15 million.

As An Actor

Routh started his acting career with the television series Odd Man Out in 1999. He has also appeared on other television series like Undressed, Gilmore Girls, One Life to Live, Cold Case, Will & Grace, Oliver Beene, The Batman, Fear Itself, Newsreaders, The Exes, Enlisted, The Millers, Arrow, Vixen, Lady Dynamite, Vixen: The Movie, Black-ish, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Supergirl, Batwoman, Home Movie: The Princess Bride, The Rookie, Slugfest, and Magic: The Gathering.

From 2010 to 2011, he played the role of Daniel Shaw in the American comedy Chuck. He played the role of Wyatt Plank in the CBS sitcom Partners from 2012 to 2013. From 2013 to 2014, he played the role of Max Gregory in the American action thriller Chosen.

He played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the American superhero television series The Flash from 2015 to 2016, 2019, and again from 2021 to 2022. He also played the role of Ray Palmer or The Atom in the American superhero television series Arrow.

Routh has appeared in films like Karla, Superman Returns, Fling, Zack, and Miri Make a Promo, Life Is Hot in Cracktown, Table for Three, Miss Nobody, The Informers, Unthinkable, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Cost of Living, Number Nine, Crooked Arrows, Missing William, 400 Days, Lost in the Pacific, and Anastasia: Once Upon a Time. For the movie Superman Returns, he won Scream Awards, ShoWest Awards, Saturn Awards, and Empire Awards. He won the Best Villain at the IGN Awards for his role in Chuck.

Brandon Routh Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Family, Career & More)


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