Cain, Dean 1966-

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Cain, Dean 1966-


Original name, Dean George Tanaka; born July 31, 1966, in Mount Clemens, MI; son of Roger Tanaka and Sharon Thomas (an actress; also known as Sharon Sarah Cain); adopted son of Christopher Cain (a director); children: (with Samantha Torres, an actress) Christopher Dean. Education: Princeton University, undergraduate degree, history, 1988.


Agent—William Morris Agency, One William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor, director, and producer. Angry Dragon Entertainment (film production company), founder, 1998; appeared in commercials, including spots for Diet Coke and Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal. Miss World Beauty Pageant, judge, 1999; Ambassador of Hollywood Tour, Camp Taquddam, Iraq, 2005; National Fishing and Boating Week, honorary chairperson, 2005.


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Film Appearances:

Dean Russell, Elmer, 1976.

Joe, Charlie and the Talking Buzzard (also known as Buzzard), 1979.

Eugene Hillerman, The Stone Boy, 1984.

Guy in bar, Going Under, 1990.

Parking valet, Write to Kill, 1990.

First volleyball player, Miracle Beach, 1992.

Host, Touchdown: Football Goes to the Movies, 1993.

Cameo appearance, Eating Las Vegas, 1997.

Sergeant Buzz Thomas, Best Men, Orion Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Tony Moran, Rag and Bone, 1997.

Bob Valenz, No Alibi, Studio Home Entertainment, 2000.

Clay, Flight of Fancy (also known as Facing Fear and Flight), DMG Entertainment, 2000.

Cole, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Classics/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Ethan Carter, Militia, Avalanche Home Entertainment/Cinetel Films, 2000.

General Murran, For the Cause (also known as Final Encounter), Dimension Films, 2000.

Robert Trenton, New Alcatraz (also known as Boa), Columbia TriStar, 2000.

Himself, Wave to the World (short), Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee, 2000.

Lee Ramsey, Dark Descent (also known as Descent into Darkness), United Film Organization, 2001.

Max Hooper, Firetrap, PM Entertainment Group, 2001.

Shawn, Rat Race, Paramount, 2001.

Himself, Making "Rat Race" (documentary short), 2001.

Simon Tate, Phase IV, American Cinema International, 2001.

Voice of Donner, A Christmas Adventure from a Book Called Wisely's Tales, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 2001.

Captain David Carver, Dragon Fighter, First Look International, 2003.

Chris Harrison, Out of Time, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

Himself, "Out of Time": Crime Scene (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2004.

Grandpa's Place, Oak Films, 2004.

Captain Tom Parker, Post Impact (also known as Apokalypse Eis and P.I.: Post Impact), Tandem Communications, 2004.

Jeremy Stanton, Lost, Ardustry Home Entertainment, 2004.

Voice of Tom, Firedog, 2005.

Theodore Maxwell, Bailey's Billion$, Echo Bridge Entertainment, 2005.

Peter, Truth, Regent Entertainment, 2005.

Joseph Smith, September Dawn, Black Diamond Pictures, 2006.

Roger Tarso, Max Havoc: Ring of Fire, Westlake Entertainment Group, 2006.

Stan, Urban Decay, 2007.

Daniel Harding, Ace of Hearts, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2008.

Michael Brooks, Aussie and Ted, Cinetel Films, 2008.

Five Dollars a Day, THINKFilm, 2008.

Film Work:

Producer, Rag and Bone, 1997.

Coproducer, Firetrap, PM Entertainment Group, 2001.

Producer, Dragon Fighter, 2003.

Executive producer, Dance Like We Do, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Rick, a recurring role, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1992.

Clark Jerome Kent/Superman, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993-97.

Host, Off Camera with Dean Cain, 1995.

Host, Ripley's Believe It or Not, TBS, 1999-2002.

Inspector Jack Ellis, The Division (also known as Heart of the City), NBC, 2003-2004.

Conrad Dean, Clubouse, CBS, 2004.

Larry Walker, Hope & Faith, NBC, 2005.

Casey Manning, Las Vegas, NBC, 2005-2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Brad Malloy, 10.5: Apocalypse, NBC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Julian Taylor, Dogboys (also known as Dresses pour tuer and Tracked), The Movie Channel, 1998.

Tre Ramzey, Futuresport, ABC, 1998.

Sheriff Frank Richards, The Runaway, CBS, 2000.

Matt, The Flow, 2001.

Jack Wedloe, Gentle Ben (also known as Terror on the Mountain), Animal Planet, 2002.

Matt Lawrence, The Glow, Fox, 2002.

Lieutenant Cornelius Morgan, Christmas Rush (also known as Breakaway), 2002.

Jack Wedloe, Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain (also known as Black Gold), Animal Planet, 2003.

Nick Corina, I Do (But I Don't), Lifetime, 2004.

Scott Peterson, The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (also known as The Perfect Husband), USA Network, 2004.

Commander James Slan, Mayday, CBS, 2005.

Tucker, A Christmas Wedding, Lifetime, 2006.

Lieutenant Bobb Quinn, Dead & Deader, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Dan Kovacs, Hidden Camera, 2007.

Bruce, Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness, CBS, 2007.

Jack Bender, Final Approach, Hallmark Channel, 2007.

Eddie, Making Mr. Right, Lifetime, 2008.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mike Borelli, Protect and Serve, CBS, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.

Host, Touchdown: Football Goes to the Movies, ESPN, 1993.

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1994.

Presenter, The 1994 Billboard Music Awards, 1994.

Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown (documentary; also known as The Museum of Television and Radio Presents: Science Fiction, a Journey into the Unknown), 1995.

Comic Relief VII, 1995.

Handicapper, Fox All Star Challenge, Fox, 1995.

(Uncredited) Clark Kent, Cutty Whitman, 1996.

Bricklayer's coach, MTV Rock 'N' Jock Basketball VI, 1996.

Rock to Erase MS, VH1, 1999.

E! Rack-n-Roll: Behind the Scenes, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001.

I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002.

Presenter, 3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards, FX Channel, 2003.

100 Greatest Moments That Rocked TV, VH1, 2003.

All Access: Behind the Red Carpet, VH1, 2003.

Top Twenty Video Countdown, VH1, 2003.

Who's Your Momma?, 2004.

Brooke Shields: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2005.

Stars and Their Pets: Behind the Lens, 2005.

Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

The Curse of Superman, Channel 4, 2006.

Mother Goose Parade, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Things That Go Bump in the Night," Christine Cromwell, 1990.

Kimo, "Corky and the Dolphins," Life Goes On, ABC, 1990.

"In Vino Veritas," Christine Cromwell, ABC, 1990.

Eddie, "Just Another Four-Letter Word," A Different World, NBC, 1992.

"The Janice and Brian Story," Grapevine, CBS, 1992.

Live and Kicking, 1993.

The Chevy Chase Show, 1993.

Good Morning America, ABC, 1993, 1995, 1998.

Noel's House Party, 1994.

Mike & Maty, 1994.

"Celebrity Challenge," American Gladiators, 1994.

The Dini Petty Show, 1994.

Himself, "Mommy Not Dearest," Living Single, Fox, 1995.

The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 1995.

The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder, CBS, 1995.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1995.

Politically Incorrect (also known as P.I.), ABC, 1995, 2000, 2002.

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1995, 1998, 2000.

Voice of Kuhio, "Puss in Boots," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, 1996.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as Late Show), CBS, 1996.

Voice, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, PBS, 1996.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002.

King Charlemagne, "Integrity," Adventures from the Book of Virtues, PBS, 1998.

Sam, "Innocent," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1999.

"Park City," Wild On, 2000.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (also known as The Daily Show, A Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2000.

Live with Regis, syndicated, 2001.

Chris, "Maya Stops Thinking," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2001.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus, syndicated, 2001.

Open Mike with Mike Bullard (also known as Open Mike and The Mike Bullard Show), Global, 2001.

"World Trade Center Benefit," Weakest Link (also known as The Weakest Link), BBC and Seven Network, 2001.

The View, ABC, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Larry King Live, CNN, 2002.

The Screen Savers, Tech TV, 2002.

Rick, "We Two Kings," Frasier, NBC, 2002.

The Caroline Rhea Show, syndicated, 2002, 2003.

Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.

Fox and Friends (also known as Fox and Friends First and Fox and Friends Weekend), Fox News, 2002, 2005.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Celebrity Justice, syndicated, 2003.

Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2003.

Pat Sajak Weekend, Fox News, 2003.

Living It Up! With Ali and Jack, NBC, 2003.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2003.

Close Encounters with Keith Barry, 2003.

GMTV, ITV, 2003.

The Terry and Gaby Show, Channel 5, 2003.

The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Fox Sports, 2003, 2004.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC, 2003, 2004.

E! News Daily (also known as E! News Live and E! News Live Weekend), E! Entertainment Television, 2003, 2004.

Access Hollywood, syndicated, 2003, 2004, 2005.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

"Tournament 1, Game 3," Celebrity Blackjack, GSN, 2004.

"Tournament 1, Championship," Celebrity Blackjack, GSN, 2004.

NFL Total Access, 2004.

Good Day Live, syndicated, 2004.

The Dennis Miller Show, CNBC, 2004.

Inside Edition, syndicated, 2004.

Cold Pizza, ESPN2, 2004, 2005.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2004, 2007.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005, 2006.

"The Films of Carl Franklin," The Directors, Encore, 2005.

Voice of himself, Clark, and father, "The Black Cherry," Robot Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

"Tournament 7, Game 4," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005.

Mike Jergens, "Starved," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2005.

Himself, "Action Heroes," My First Time, TV Land, 2006.

Curtis Knox, M.D., "Cure," Smallville, The WB, 2007.

Roger Partney, "Permanent Vacation," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2007.

Also appeared as himself, Naked Nashville.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer and creator, Off Camera with Dean Cain, ABC, 1995.

Producer, Ripley's Believe It or Not, TBS, 1999-2002.

Television Director; Episodic:

Off Camera with Dean Cain, 1995.


Music Videos:

Appeared as a motorcycle rider in "Carrying Your Love with Me", by George Strait.

Music Videos (as director):

"The Other Side of This Kiss", by Mindy McCready, 1998.

Director of other music videos, including "Papa Bear", by Keith Harling; and "You'll Never Know", by Mindy McCready.

Video Games:

Voice of Evann, Grandia Xtreme, Enix America, 2002.


Television Episodes:

"Seasons Greedings," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994.

"Virtually Destroyed," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Off Camera with Dean Cain, ABC, 1995.



Entertainment Weekly, February 16, 1996, p. 18.

People Weekly, October 13, 2003, p. 79.