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Brandon Routh Net Worth

Brandon Routh Net Worth is
$12 Million

Brandon Routh Biography

Brandon James Routh was born on the 9th October 1979, in Norwalk, Iowa USA, of British and German descent. He is an actor, who is probably best known all over the world for his appearance in the role of Superman in the film “Superman Returns” (2006). He has also appeared in a number of other film and TV titles, such as “Chuck” (2010-2011), “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” (2010), “Arrow” (2013-2015), etc. He is also recognized as a former fashion model. His career has been active since 1999.

Have you ever wondered how rich Brandon Routh is, as of mid- 2016? It has been estimated according to authoritative sources that the total size of Brandon’s net worth is over $12 million, which has been accumulated initially through his career as a fashion model, and later through his successful acting career.

Brandon Routh Net Worth $12 Million

Brandon Routh is the third of four children of Ronald Wayne Routh, who was a carpenter, and Catherine LaVonne, who worked as a teacher, and was brought up in a Methodist family. As a child he was interested in music, and he played the piano and the trumpet. He studied at Norwalk High School, where he was very active in sports, music and theatre. After matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Iowa, as he wanted to become a writer.

However, he dropped out of college and moved to Manhattan, and then Los Angeles, in order to pursue an acting career. Before he earned his first role on screen, he featured in the video for the song “What A Girl Wants”, performed by Christina Aguilera. After that he got his first role, in the TV series “Odd Man Out” in 1999, which was followed by brief appearances in such TV series as “Undressed” (2000), “One Life To Live”, (2000-2001), and “Gilmore Girls” (2001). He continued to appear in small roles in series such as “Cold Case” (2003), “Will & Grace” (2004), and “Oliver Beene” (2004).

From 2006, and his film debut in the film “Karla”, his career began to take a turn for the better, and the same year, he was selected for the role of the superhero Superman\Clark Kent in the film “Superman Returns” (2006), directed by Bryan Singer, and also starring Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacy. Engagement in the film increased his net worth by a large margin, but it also launched him further into the Hollywood scene, celebrating him as an actor, thanks to the popularity of the film. He also voiced his character in the video game made that year, entitled “Superman Returns” and its sequel in 2010 “CR: Superman Returns”, which also added to his net worth.

Two years after the film, Brandon appeared in the comedy film “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”, and the same year he starred in the film “Fling”, followed with three films in 2009, “Life Is Hot in Cracktown”, “Stuntmen”, and “Table For Three”. The next year was quite successful for Brandon, as he found engagement in three more popular productions, including “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night”, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”, and “Chuck” (2010-2011). He continued successfully into the next decade of the 2000s, increasing his net worth by appearing in several popular TV series and films, including “Crooked Arrows” (2012), “Arrow” (2013-2015), “400 Days” (2015), and most recently “Legends of Tomorrow” (2016), which also added a lot to his net worth.

Thanks to his skills, Brandon has received several prestigious awards, including the Saturn Award in category Best Actor for his work on “Superman Returns”, and Empire Award in category Best Male Newcomer for his work on the same film, among many other awards. Speaking about his personal life, Brandon Routh has been married to actress Courtney Ford since 2007; the couple has a son. He is known as a big supporter of President Barack Obama. In his free time, Brandon enjoys playing soccer, swimming and reading.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameBrandon Routh
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 9, 1979
Place Of BirthNorwalk, Iowa, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationUniversity of Iowa, Norwalk High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseCourtney Ford (m. 2007)
ChildrenLeo James Routh
ParentsCatherine Routh, Ronald Ray Routh
SiblingsSara Routh
NicknamesBrandon James Routh , B.J. Routh , Brandon 'B.J.' Routh , B.J.
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/OfficialBrandonRouth
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/brandonjrouth
Google+http://plus.google.com/+BrandonRouthdotcom
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/brandonjrouth
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Routh
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Rumble
MoviesSuperman Returns, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, 400 Days, Crooked Arrows, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The Nine Lives of Christmas, Unthinkable, Missing William, Table for Three, Life Is Hot in Cracktown, Lost in the Pacific, Fling, Miss Nobody, Karla, Stuntmen, In Security, The Last Pizza Commercial, Twilight Cycles
TV ShowsPartners, Chuck, Odd Man Out, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He has played the same character (Ray Palmer / The Atom) in three different series: Arrow (2012), The Flash (2014) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016).
2He is of English, Scottish, German, and distant Dutch, ancestry. His paternal grandparents were Amor Ellis Routh and Velma Mae Junkin, and his maternal grandparents were John Junior Lear and Viola Lorraine Brown.
3Preparing to film Superman Returns (2006), directed by Bryan Singer. [November 2004]
4Both Brandon and Julie Davenport attended the National Bartending School in Sherman Oaks, California.
5Son, Leo James Routh, was born on August 10, 2012, weighing in at 8 lbs. and measuring 20.5 inches.
6Stepbrother-in-law of Roberto Orci, J.R. Orci and Melissa Blake.
7Studied Scottish Literature.
8Cites Braveheart (1995) as his all-time favorite film.
9Attended the International Model and Talent Association (IMTA).
10Frequently says that the only good thing that came of his several years of struggling to find success in Hollywood was meeting his long-time girlfriend, Courtney Ford, in a coffee-shop after another failed audition. They became engaged in August 23, 2006, and married on November 24, 2007.
11Unlike fellow Superman actors Christopher Reeve and Tom Welling, he is a huge Superman fan. As a kid, he collected the comics, owned the films, and even wore Superman pajamas.
12Parents are Ron and Katie.
13After being cast as Superman for Superman Returns (2006), he sought out a movement coach to help him create the proper body language for the Superman character.
14Attended the University of Iowa
15His brother is a "real-life Superman" - a police officer in Des Moines
16Dressed up as Batman for Halloween 2004.
17Went as Clark Kent/Superman for a Halloween party in 2003 and won a costume contest, only to receive the movie role one year later.
18Can play the trumpet and piano.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Superman Returns (2006)$1,000,000


Quotes

#Quote
1[on being replaced by Henry Cavill as Superman] I would have liked to have done another movie. I love the character, and the fans are great. It has been an amazing family to be a part of. I feel like I still had more to do, and to grow as the character. But Henry [Cavill] is a great actor and has done a nice job. I'm happy for Superman fans that they get another film.
2I'm happy to have anyone as a fan, no matter race, religion, political party, sexual orientation, or sports team affiliation. [Interview, June 24, 2010]
3[on making the Superman character darker]: I don't know how much darker you want to make it necessarily. You make the stakes higher, you make the villain darker, I think that's a way to do it. But I don't think Superman himself needs to be darker. He definitely has to struggle, but I don't think Superman should ever be dark and brooding, that's not his nature. And that's not what people want to see.
4[on being asked if he ever thought playing Superman would be bad for his career]: "No. I mean, I was wary of what being Superman meant to my life, the possibilities of what it might mean, but then I think of all the positives and that kind of takes it all away. There are a lot of negatives to not do it, too."
5People will like me, I think, because I do a good job in the film, but I also realize that the appeal isn't just me. It's the character. It's the film. It's what Superman stands for and brings to the table. Not just me.
6I'm kind of slowly becoming a star. I've kept my sanity. I've learned along the way, all these months that I've been here and slowly doing interviews and the suit picture getting released on the Internet-all this has come very gradual, which has really helped me to get it straight in my head and not go over the top. I know that that's a minuscule amount of exposure that's going to happen. It's going to be all over the place and it's going to become ridiculous at some point. The other thing that I realize is that it's not me so much as the character and the icon of Superman.
7[When asked if he's ready for the changes that will follow in his life upon being cast as Superman]: "I have no idea. But I am prepared to be prepared."
8[Talking about wearing the Superman costume]: "Very confining. But once you get past that - which is sometimes hard - it's also very empowering. First time I put it on, I felt... stronger. Like a different level of who I am. It makes playing the character much easier."
9[Talking about his work with a movement coach to capture Superman's physical presence]: "We worked on posture. Spine straight, hips forward, neck in line - just a clean motion moving through the world. [on the bright side] I slouch less."


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV VillainChuck (2007)
2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorSuperman Returns (2006)
2007Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Male NewcomerSuperman Returns (2006)
2006Rising Star AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Routh is starring as Superman in this summer's highly anticipated Warner Bros. film release,

2006Scream AwardScream AwardsBest SuperheroSuperman Returns (2006)
2006ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAMale Star of Tomorrow

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest VillainScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)Satya Bhabha

Chris Evans

Mae Whitman

Shôta Saitô

Keita Saitou

Jason Schwartzman
2006Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearSuperman Returns (2006)
2006Scream AwardScream AwardsBreakout PerformanceSuperman Returns (2006)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMovies - Choice Breakout (Male)Superman Returns (2006)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMovie - Choice RumbleSuperman Returns (2006)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMovies - Choice ChemistrySuperman Returns (2006)Kate Bosworth


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legends of Tomorrow2016-2017TV SeriesRay Palmer The Atom
Arrow2014-2016TV SeriesRay Palmer The Atom
The Flash2015-2016TV SeriesRay Palmer The Atom
Vixen2016TV Series shortThe Atom
Superhero Fight Club 2.02016Video shortThe Atom
Lady Dynamite2016TV SeriesJack
Lost in the Pacific2016Mike
400 Days2015Theo
Broken People2015TV Mini-SeriesSlice
Superhero Fight Club2015TV ShortThe Atom
Impress Me2015TV SeriesOfficer Moore
The Nine Lives of Christmas2014TV MovieZachary Stone
The Exes2014TV SeriesSteve
Enlisted2014TV SeriesBrandon Stone
Chosen2013-2014TV SeriesMax Gregory
Missing William2014James Anderson
The Millers2014TV SeriesOfficer Dixon
Call of Duty: Ghosts2013Video GameDavid 'Hesh' Walker (voice)
The Daly Show2013TV SeriesBrandon
Partners2012-2013TV SeriesWyatt Plank
Newsreaders2013TV SeriesMiles Van Cleef
Crooked Arrows2012Joe Logan
Number Nine2011ShortJohn
Chuck2010-2011TV SeriesDaniel Shaw
Cost of Living2011ShortSilas
The Last Pizza Commercial2011ShortMarc Thomas
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night2010Dylan
In Security2010TV Movie
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010Todd Ingram
Miss Nobody2010Milo Beeber
Unthinkable2010Agent D.J. Jackson
Twilight Cycles2009Video short
Stuntmen2009Kirby Popoff
Kambakkht Ishq2009Brandon Routh
Life Is Hot in Cracktown2009Sizemore
Table for Three2009Scott Teller
Fling2008James
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008Bobby Long
Fear Itself2008TV SeriesBobby
Superman Returns2006Video GameSuperman Clark Kent (voice)
The Batman2006TV SeriesJohn Marlowe Everywhere Man
Superman Returns2006Clark Kent Superman
Denial2006Short
Karla2006Tim
Awesometown2005TV ShortOfficer Dino Wong
Oliver Beene2004TV SeriesBrian
Will & Grace2004TV SeriesSebastian
Cold Case2003TV SeriesHenry Phillips (1964)
Gilmore Girls2001TV SeriesJess
Undressed2000TV SeriesWade
Odd Man Out1999TV SeriesConnor
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesSeth Anderson #1 (2001-2002)

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fling2008co-producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Pool Patio with Ilya Salkind2011Documentary thanks
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'2009Video documentary the producers wish to thank

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
The Real2016TV SeriesHimself
IMDb: What to Watch2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Adventures of Ravi2015TV SeriesHimself
All Access Pass2015TV SeriesHimself
TableTop2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself
This Week in Horror2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta2010TV SeriesHimself
Chuck Fu and Dim Sum2010Video documentary shortHimself - 'Shaw'
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHimself
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World vs. Funny or Die2010Video shortHimself
TMZ on TV2009TV SeriesHimself
Three's a Crowd2009Video documentary shortHimself
Money Shots2009VideoHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Popcorn Porn: Watching 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno'2009Video documentaryHimself - Actor
07 Spaceys2007TV MovieHimself
Bryan's Journals2006Video documentaryHimself
Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns'2006Video documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Scream Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The Young Hollywood Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The View2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV SeriesHimself
Getaway2006TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity traveller
The Science of Superman2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
At the Movies2006TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2006TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV SeriesHimself
Superman Returns: Inside the Journey2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Back in Blue: The 'Superman Returns' Movie Special2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Flash2015TV SeriesThe Atom
The Frollo Show2011TV SeriesTodd Ingram
CR: Superman Returns2010Video GameClark Kent Superman
Troldspejlet2006TV SeriesHimself - Actor Clark Kent Superman
The Curse of Superman2006TV Movie documentarySuperman Clark Kent (uncredited)
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