September 25, 1952
October 10, 2004
6 ft 4 in | 193 cm
84 kg | 185 lbs
12 US | 45 EU
Christopher D'Olier Reeve was born in New York City, New York, United States, on September 25, 1952, was an American actor.
Young Christopher Reeve first started performing in production of operetta "The Yeomen of the Guard" (1962) at the age of nine.
He made big screen debut in submarine disaster film Gray Lady Down (1978) in role as Lieutenant JG Phillips.
He got his television debut in CBS soap opera Love of Life (1974-1976) in role as Ben Harper.
Christopher's breakthrough performance came as Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman in superhero film Superman (1978).
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Grapes of Wrath" in 1976.
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He played He Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman in superhero films:
Superman (1978), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles and a Saturn Award for Best Actor
Superman II (1980), for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor
Superman III (1983), for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) archive footage, posthumous release
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for his role as Jason Kemp in crime drama thriller film Rear Window (1998).
He was nominated for a Saturn Award Award for Best Actor and won a Fantafestival Award for Best Actor for his role as Richard Collier in romantic fantasy drama film Somewhere in Time (1980).
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role as Clifford Anderson in black comedy mystery film Deathtrap (1982).
The Sea Wolf (1993) adventure drama as Humphrey Van Weyden
The Bostonians (1984) romantic drama as Basil Ransome
The Aviator (1985) adventure drama as Edgar Anscombe
Anna Karenina (1985) romantic drama as Alexei Vronsky
Switching Channels (1988) comedy as Blaine Bingham
The Rose and the Jackal (1990) Western adventure as Allan Pinkerton
The Remains of the Day (1993) romantic drama as Congressman Jack Lewis
Speechless (1994) romantic comedy as Bob 'Baghdad' Freed
Village of the Damned (1995) science fiction horror as Dr. Alan Chaffee
He hosted Saturday Night Live (1981) in episode "Jr. Walker & the All-Stars".
He played Dr. Virgil Swann / Self / Virgil Swann in superhero television series Smallville (2003-2004).
Attended Nassau Street School in Princeton, New Jersey.
Attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Graduated from Princeton Day School in 1970.
Studied at Cornell University.
Studied at New York's Juilliard School.
Had brother, Benjamin Reeve and two half-brothers: Jeff Johnson and Kevin Johnson.
He was paralyzed in a horseback-riding accident near Culpeper, Virginia on May 27, 1995.
Had gained 30 pounds for role of Superman.
He wrote two autobiographical books: "Still Me" (1998) and "Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life" (2002).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 1997.
He was close friends with actress Jane Seymour and actor Robin Williams.
He was posthumously awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in New Brunswick in 2005.
He was posthumously inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2012.
Christopher died on October 10, 2004, Northern Westchester Hospital Emergency Room, Mount Kisco, New York, United States, at the age of 52.
He was married to singer and actress Dana Morosini (1992-2004), they had one son, William.
He dated model Cheryl Tiegs (1980).
He was in relationship with modeling executive Gae Exton (1978-1987) they had a son, Matthew Exton Reevea and a daughter, Alexandra Exton Reeve.