Dean George Cain (né Tanaka; born July 31, 1966) is an American actor, producer, television show host, and former football player, best known for playing the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. He was also host of Ripley's Believe It or Not! and appeared in the soap opera series Hit the Floor.
Dean George Tanaka was born on July 31, 1966 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, the biological son of Roger Tanaka, a U.S. serviceman, and actress Sharon Thomas. He is of three-eighths Japanese descent, along with French Canadian, Irish, and Welsh. Cain never met his biological father. "He's not the kind of man I want to be," Dean Cain has said of his biological father. "He was an unfaithful husband and not much of a father." Soon after Dean's birth, Sharon moved him and older brother Roger to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. In 1969, Cain's mother married film director Christopher Cain, who adopted Dean and his brother, musician Roger Cain; the family moved to Malibu, California. They later had a daughter, actress Krisinda Cain.