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|Birthname: Christopher D'Olier Reeve
Born: September 25, 1952
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 10, 2004 (Mount Kisco, New York)
Occupation: Actor, Author, Activist
He was cast in the role by director Dick Donner; who was searching for an unknown for the role, rather than a famous actor that had been previously established in other movies.
His performance as Superman has in many ways became a template for later actors or writers and their portrayals of the character. For example, the Ruby-Spears-produced Superman series in 1988 cast Beau Weaver with Christopher Reeve's voice in mind. This was the goal of Ginny McSwain; to find someone who could mimic Christopher Reeve's voice and acting style.
Later in his life he was injured when falling off of a horse, leaving him paralyzed. He then began his work as an activist to help others who were also injured in such a way, and he thus founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation. He passed away in 2004 in New York.
Super Friends roles