George Cain was born July 31, 1966 in Mt. Clemins, Michigan to
Sharon Thomas and Christopher Cain. Dean's natural father
George Tanaka left Deans mother and older brother Roger before
Dean was born and Dean has never nor ever wants to meet his
natural father. In his eyes the man who raised him and gave
him his name is the only man deserving of the title Dad.
Dean made his first major
acting appearance in his fathers film The Stone Boy,
but football was what Dean really cared about. In 1984 Dean received
a football scholarship from Princeton University where he
excelled at his sport and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills
four years later.
Unfortunately he never
got to be on a trading card; before he could play one season
game Dean hurt his knee and was told by doctors that if he
wanted to play basketball with his kids when he was forty,
then he had to give up the sport he loved.
So, Dean moved on to
acting. Dean did commercials for everything from Bally's
fitness clubs, to beer, to McDonalds, to Diet Coke before
getting bit parts on television shows like A Different
World and Life Goes On. In 1992 Dean was cast as
Brenda's new boyfriend on Beverly Hills 90210. This
gave Dean more exposure for his next audition to star as The
Man Of Steel on a new Superman series titled Lois Lane's Daily
Planet. Dean was neck and neck with another unknown actor by
the name of Kevin Sorbo.
In the end Dean got
the role of the brainy reporter with a secret identity while
Kevin moved on to become Hercules.
September 12, 1993 the series, now titled Lois &
Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman premiered on ABC at
8:00PM, not the 10:00 time slot originally planned. The series
ran for four years, ending on June 14, 1997 with a cliffhanger
never to be resolved.
After the series
ended Dean moved on to other things. Best Men, which
was made during the 1996 hiatus of Lois & Clark,
was released to theaters in England and eventually to the US
on video in 1998. Tracked/Dogboys premiered on
Showtime, Futuresport on ABC in October 1998 and
began filming a new television pilot titled Rag & Bone
for CBS with Robert Patrick (the newest star of The X
Files). Unfortunately the show never got picked up.
was also busy with his personal life as well. Having had a
long list of romances which included Brooke Sheilds, Ami
Dolenz, Pamala Anderson, and Gabrielle Reece; Dean began
dating country singer/newcomer Mindy McCready in 1997. They
became engaged in early 1998 but eventually broke up in July
1998. In that time Dean had also directed two of Mindy’s
continued with more movies, and more charitable events. In
July 1999 Dean appeared in St. Louis with other celebrities
for a basketball tournament to help inner city fans. Dean also
took time out to visit with his fans. Later that year he
became host of TBS's new series Ripley's Believe It Or Not
which ended its run in 2004, but continues on in
started to keep his personal life private, but he couldn’t
keep quiet the news that came out at the end of 1999, his
former girlfriend Samantha Torres was pregnant with his child.
They had decided then not to get back together as a couple,
but to both be involved in their child's life. On June 11,
2000 Christopher Dean Cain was born. Dean and Samantha now
share custody of their son.
Since Chris' birth Dean has made many
movies and TV guest appearances including winning the first
round of Celebrity Blackjack on The Game Show Network in July
2004, but lost in the finals to Caroline Rhea. In September
2004 Dean's new show Clubhouse premieres on CBS where Dean
costars along side Christopher Lloyd, Mare Winningham and Jeremy
Sumpter. Unfortunately only five episodes aired before CBS
pulled it. The rest aired on HDTV after many fans demanded
all 11 episodes that were filmed be shown.
Since then Dean has appeared in guest
spots on Hope & Faith, and Las Vegas and