Gerard Christopher

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Gerard Christopher
Gerard Christopher with Ruby Bradford (11716441544).jpg
Gerard Christopher in 2012
Born Jerry DiNome
(1959-05-11) May 11, 1959 (age 58)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Actor

Gerard Christopher (born Jerry DiNome in New York City on May 11, 1959) is an American actor. He was the second actor to play the role of Superboy in the series of the same name (1989–1992).[1] During his tenure on Superboy he would later also be a producer and writer on the series. He has performed in a number of telemovies, and was a guest star on daytime soap operas such as Days of Our Lives and Sunset Beach, and the prime time soap opera Melrose Place. He has also starred in the comedy movie Tomboy (1985).

Christopher auditioned for the part of Superman / Clark Kent in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and was chosen by the casting director. However, when the producers learned he had essentially already played the role, he was dismissed in favor of Dean Cain.[2]

His most recent film role (as of 2003) was "Zack" in the movie The First of May (1999). He also appeared as himself on the 2006 television documentary Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman talking about his time on Superboy.


  1. ^ "Christopher At Ease With 'Superboy' Fame". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  2. ^ Gerard Christopher Interview

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Preceded by
John Haymes Newton (1988-1989)
Actor to portray Clark Kent/Superman
Succeeded by
Dean Cain (1993-1997)