Michael Landes

  • Birth Name: Michael Christopher Landes
  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Spent early years in New York City, but moved to California when he was 13.
  • Trained at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles.
  • Originated the role of Jimmy Olsen in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in 1993, but was replaced by Justin Whalin after the first season because producers thought he looked too much like series lead Dean Cain.
  • For his role in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, he did research by following photographers from the Los Angeles Times for a couple of weeks.
  • Met his wife on the set of The Gentleman From Boston (2000).
  • In 2010, he starred in an adaptation of David Mamet's House of Games on the London stage.
  • Appeared as American millionaire Caspar Landry in the BBC's 2012 remake of Upstairs Downstairs.
  • Father-in-law is celebrated photojournalist Harry Benson, famous for his pictorials of the Beatles, Bobby Fischer and a number of U.S. presidents.


  • Bernard Landes — Father
  • Wendy Benson — Wife
  • Dominic Landes — Son
  • Patricia Landes — Mother
  • Mimi Landes — Daughter


  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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