Gerard Christopher in 2012
|Born||New York City, U.S.|
Gerard Christopher is an American actor. Born Gerard Christipher Dinome, May 11, 1959 in New York City. He was the second actor to play the role of Superboy in the television series of the same name (from 1989–1992), replacing John Haymes Newton who played the role in season one (1988-1989). 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.
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.