Who is Brandon Routh?

Brandon James Routh or commonly called Brandon Routh is a handsome American movie and television actor.

Quick Info
Birth NameBrandon Routh
Born9th October, 1979
Age41 yrs
MotherCatherine LaVaughn
Height6 feet 3 inches
Weight96 kgs
WifeCourtney Ford
ChildrenLeo James
Net Worth$5 million

Brandon Routh


Brandon Routh was born on 9th October 1979 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He is the third child of his parents among the four children. His father,  Ronald Ray Routh, was a carpenter and his mother, Catherine LaVaughn (née Lear), was a teacher. He was raised in a Methodist family background but he has all English, Scottish, German, and Dutch ancestry. His grown place, Norwalk, was approximately miles (160 km) south of Woolstock. This was the birthplace of George Reeves and the first actor to play the Superman series on Television.  When he was a child, he used to think about being a part of a full-time actor that was very unrealistic as he was citing from a small-town background. He used to play piano and trumpet in his spare childhood time.

Brandon attended Norwalk High School. He got active in playing sports there and also participated in theatre and music. He attended this school at the time when Jason Momoa  (later actor of DC superheroes film) attended this school. Brandon has always been Momma’s boy and was never a popular kid during his school days. Growing up, Brandon started to grow interested in comic book and superman related movies. After attending the  University of Iowa to be an aspiring writer, he modeled and acted for his survival and to pay his tuition expenses. He left the university in 1999 to move to Manhattan and then Los Angeles after that. This was the time when his full-time acting career started appearing as an extra in Christina Aguilera’s music video.


Brandon debuted in the acting world in 1999 from an episode of the ABC television series named Odd Man Out. He had a four-episode role in MTV’s nighttime soap operas season 3. He subsequently emerged on WB’s Gilmore Girls. This was a 2001 February episode  “Concert Interruptus” where he played the role of an attendee of a Bangles concert. Brandon earned steady soap opera work, One Life to Live portraying the character of Seth Anderson.

Brandon Routh as Superman

Talking about his Superman series, preceding to his fling as Superman in the movies like Superman Returns, Warner Bros, etc. This movie developer spent decades and decades plotting a plan for relaunching the franchise, entitled Superman Flyby. This includes stars like Nicolas Cage, Josh Hartnett, Brendan Fraser, Tom Welling, and so on. The directors for this big work include Tim Burton,  Wolfgang Petersen, Brett Ratner, McG, and Shekhar Kapur. This project was an idea of director Bryan Singer.

Brandon Routh

Without Remorse

He signed for the movie Without Remorse to play the character of a CIA agent named John Clark. This movie was shooted under the direction of John Singleton. He was the third actor to portray this character succeeding Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber.

Dylan Dog – Dead of Night

Brandon Routh has sketched as detective Dylan Dog in a 2011 movie named Dylan Dog – Dead of Night. It was based on Italian comic series. Brandon also played Daniel Shaw season 3 as a spy series Chuck. He was there in a supporting role.

Other roles

Brandon also appeared in Life is Hot in Cracktown. He co-starred with his wife Courtney Ford in the film Fling. He was signed to appear in The Informers. This movie was totally based on Bret Easton Ellis’novel whose scenes were concluded by the decision to exercise the “vampire”.

Later, in the July of 2014, reports emerged as he would play a superhero role for DC Comics justifying Ray Palmer / The Atom.

Our handsome actor has also appeared in the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts. He has appeared in one episode of The Millers and so many episodes of Chosen.

Officially cast for the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, directed by Edgar Wright. Brandon played Daniel Shaw character in the series named Chunk.


He engaged his three years old girlfriend Courtney Ford on August 23, 2006. Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford married on 24th November 2007. They conceived a son named Leo James in 2012.

He is a distant relative of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Brandon Routh

Net worth

This American actor and fashion model have an estimated net worth of $5 million. He made a lot of income from the Superman series.

Social media

Brandon Routh or @brandonjrouth on Instagram or @BrandonJRouth on Twitter has 1.2M followers on Instagram and 348.6k followers on Twitter.

Rumors and controversies of Brandon Routh

He has not so many rumors and controversies yet. He is far from media life and scandals.

Age, height, weight, and body measurements

Brandon is 41 years with a height of 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 96kgs. He has an athletic body type. He is a Libra and has the nickname BJ. Brandon Routh is a mix of English, Scottish and German descent. Brandon has a black hair color, dark brown eye color, and a tall muscular body. His body measurements are:

Chest – 46 inches or 117 cm

Arms / Biceps – 16 inches or 41 cm

Waist – 34 inch or 86 cm