Who is Brandon Routh? What is net worth of Brandon Routh? Brandon James Routh was born on October 9, 1979 in Norwalk, Iowa. He has a Methodist family with ancestors from England, Scotland, Germany and Netherlands. His father Ronald Wayne Routh was a carpenter and mother Catherine LaVonne was a teacher. Brandon Routh is an American actor and a former fashion model. He appeared on many television series during the early 2000’s. He was also a part of the TV series “Chuck” in an important role and supporting role in films such as “Zack and Miri Make a Porno and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”. He bagged a continuity role in “Arrow” as Ray Palmer/Atom which paved the way for his guest appearance in “Flash” and a major role in “Legends of Tomorrow”.
Being from a small town background, he was unsure about getting into acting, so he played the trumpet and the piano in his spare time. Routh, like many kids, was fond of Superman comics and films and also has a striking physical resemblance to Christopher Reeve, who is known for portraying the popular superhero in the Superman film series. Routh says that, this was one of the main reasons why his manager pitched him to be cast as the next Superman.
Routh’s journey to become Superman started when he came to Los Angeles to pursue a full-time acting career. He first worked as an extra in Christina Aguilera’s video for “What a Girl Wants” in 1999. His first acting role was in the same year when he appeared in an episode of “Odd Man Out”, an ABC television series. He then appeared in the third season of the MTV night-time show, “Undressed” in 2000, before appearing in a small role in WBs “Gillmore Girls” in 2001. His acting career improved when he got to play Seth Anderson on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” Routh appeared in the show for almost a year.
Warner Bros long wait to find the new superman ended when they cast Brandon Routh in the 2006 “Superman Returns” directed by Bryan Singer. Routh was pitted against the likes of; Josh Hartnett, Brendon Fraser, Nicolas Cage, Paul Walker, Tom Welling, James Marsden, Ashton Kutcher, Henry Cavill, Keanu Reeves, Will Smith and James Caviezel, who were all Hollywood names.
Routh had to bulk-up and gained 22 pounds for his portrayal of the superhero. In spite of the film being a disappointment at the Box Office, Routh’s performance won a lot of acclaim and appreciation. He also won the award for the ‘Best Superhero’ at the 2006 Spike Awards, beating many such as Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
When Routh’s contract with WB expired, the British actor Henry Cavill was thought of as the better choice to play superman in the next instalment of the series, titled “Man of Steel”. Post the release of Superman Returns, he played CIA agent John Clark in Without Remorse. The film was later put on hold before its decided release date in early 2008. He then co-starred with his wife Courtney Ford in the independent drama film “Fling”.
He also appeared in the ensemble film “Life is Hot in Cracktown”. He appeared as Bobby Long in the 2008 comedy, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and was also the judge of ‘Comic Book Challenge’ by Platinum Studios in the same year. He was also called on to play a cameo as himself in a Bollywood film titled “Kambakht Ishq” In 2009, Routh got yet another break as Todd Ingram in the film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”.
He also has a supporting role in season 3 of the spy series “Chuck” after which he went on to play the lead role in the 2011 film “Dylan Dog-Dead of Night”. An year after that he was cast as Michael Urie’s partner in the multi-camera comedy by CBS, titled “Partners”. He also gave his voice to the popular character David ‘Hesh’ Walker in the video game “Call of Duty: Ghosts”.
Routh appeared in a few episodes of “Chosen” and “Enlisted” in 2014 and one episode of “The Millers” before he was once again cast as a superhero, this time for DC Comics as Ray Palmer (The Atom) on the globally popular series, “Arrow”. He played a recurring character in the third season. A spin-off of show titled “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premiered in January 2016 and Routh starred as ‘The Atom’.
Routh married his girlfriend and actress Courtney Ford on November 24, 2007. They dated for three years before the marriage. They have a four year old son named Leo James. Routh is also a good friend of his Superman Returns co-star Kal Penn. Routth also has a sister named Sara who also gave the musical track titled, “You’re never Gone” on Sound of Superman. Routh is a big fan of video games, especially “World of Warcraft”.
Education: Routh was a student of Norwalk High School and was a active participant in sports, music and theatre. He thinks he was a ‘Momma’s Boy’ during his school years. He then went on to attend the University of Iowa for a year as an aspiring writer. He also modelled and acted during this time, to arrange money for his tuition fee. In 1999, he leaft the university and moved to LA to pursue a full-time acting career.
Brandon Routh Net Worth
Brandon Routh has a total net-worth of $17.4 million US dollars in 2017. This must have been a dream come true for the actor after having to work part-time as a model and actor to pay for his tuition. Routh now owns a cool 1.2 million dollar house in Beverly Hills and may also be considered as one of the top paid actors on TV.
Brandon Routh Business Model
As we know that Routh had to struggle to make ends meet before starting his acting career, he believes in the simple strategy of doing good work, no matter where it comes from. He believes that staying fit is really important for one to excel in a field such as acting. He is very humble when it comes to dealing with the people at work.
With the successful show, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in his kitty to boast about, Routh has much to look forward to in the near future. He is happily married to his wife Courtney Ford and is enjoying what he is doing at the moment.
Brandon Routh managed to achieve a dream which almost everyone dreams of but not many can. Routh achieved his childhood dream of becoming a superhero when he was cast as ‘Superman’ in the popular franchisee’s film “Superman Returns” in 2006. Due to the shortage of major roles, he was also sometimes known as an actor who played character roles in a leading man’s body.