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Michael Landes Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Christopher Landes
Birth Place:
Bronx, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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
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  • Mimi Landes -- Daughter
  • Bernard Landes -- Father
  • Patricia Landes -- Mother
  • Dominic Landes -- Son