Dean Cain



  • Birth Name: Dean George Tanaka
  • Birth Place: Mount Clemens, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/31/1966, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; screenwriter; producer; TV host
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Dean Cain Fast Facts:
  • Turned down 17 full athletic scholarships to attend Princeton University, where he set an NCAA record for the most interceptions in a single football season.
  • Dated Brooke Shields for two years while they were both attending Princeton.
  • Aspired to play pro football and signed with the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury ended his sports career.
  • Made his big-screen debut in the 1984 drama The Stone Boy, opposite Glenn Close and Robert Duvall.
  • Wrote two episodes of the ABC Superman series Lois & Clark.
  • In the late '90s, formed Angry Dragon Entertainment, which produced the incarnation of Ripley's Believe It or Not! that he hosted from 2000 to '03.
  • Played convicted killer Scott Peterson in the 2004 made-for-TV movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story.
  • Starred in the 2007 period drama September Dawn, directed by his stepfather, Christopher Cain.
  • Collaborated with Christopher Cain again on his first feature screenplay, for the 2010 sequel Pure Country 2: The Gift.
  • Dean Cain Relationships:
  • Krisinda Cain - Half Sister
  • Brooke Shields - Ex-significant Other
  • Gabrielle Reece - Ex-significant Other
  • Roger Cain - Brother
  • Samantha Torres - Ex-significant Other
  • Christopher Dean Cain - Son
  • Sharon Thomas - Mother
  • Christopher Cain - Stepfather
  • George Thomas - Uncle
  • Mindy McCready - Ex-fiancĂ©e
  • College:
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (BA in History, 1988)

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