Dean Cain grew up in Malibu, CA and made his feature film debut in the critically acclaimed film The Stone Boy, which also starred Robert Duvall and Glenn Close. An athlete at heart, he attended Princeton University, and became an All-American defensive back, setting two NCAA records for interceptions. He signed with the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury quickly ended his professional career before it began.
Cain returned to acting and is perhaps best known for his role as Superman on ABC’s “Lois & Clark.” Recently, he has starred in a number of television projects, including VH1’s hit series “Hit the Floor,” recurring on the hit CBS series “Supergirl,” and hosting the CW’s “Masters of Illusion;” feature films Illicit, Deadly Sanctuary and the upcoming Gosnell; and the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “Broadcasting Christmas” and “A Wish Come True.”
Cain has starred in more than 100 films, including the cop dramedy Best Men with Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson, Flight of Fancy, Dog Boys, Rag and Bone, Christmas Rush, Futuresport and the Hallmark Hall of Fame film “The Runaway,” with Maya Angelou. He also spent a season playing Rick on the popular series “Beverly Hills 90210.” Cain was seen recurring on the Fox comedy “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23” starring Krysten Ritter, and starred on NBC's competition series “Stars Earn Stripes,” which benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project (partnered with American Sniper, Chris Kyle). His feature credits include The Broken Hearts Club, Out of Time (opposite Denzel Washington), God’s Not Dead and Vendetta. He is also well-known for starring in numerous other films, television series and TV movies, including USA Network's “”The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story,” as well as memorable roles on “Las Vegas,” “Hope and Faith” and “Clubhouse.” Cain also served as host of the long-running TBS series “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!,” which he also produced.