Joanne Gallacher
By Joanne Gallacher

Superman welcomes a baby boy


Actor Brandon Routh and wife celebrate birth of baby Leo

Superman actor Brandon Routh and his wife Courtney Ford welcome a baby boy who they've called Leo James Routh.

Brandon Routh baby born

Baby Leo weighed in at 8 pounds. The 'Superman Returns' actor and Dad told People.com: "We’re in awe … we can’t take our eyes off him!"

Brandon Routh is an American actor and former fashion model. He grew up in Iowa and studied as a writer before moving to Los Angeles where he pursued a career as an actor. Although he's been in many TV shows and films he came to the eyes of the nation when he took the lead role in 'Superman Returns'.

And what about this for a little known fact...  When Brandon attended the University of Iowa, aspiring to be a writer. He modelled and acted in order to earn his tuition fees. Often being told that he had a real physical resemblance to the actor Christopher Reeve, who had previously portrayed Superman.

Plus, his former manager signed him due to his sheer resemblance of Christopher Reeve, telling him that he thought he would be cast as Superman if there was ever to be another film made about the superhero. Looks like fate played a part and the rest as they say is history.

Congratulations guys. Lovely news. X


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