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Christopher Reeve ACTOR


Christopher Reeve was born on September 25th, 1952 in New York City, New York to parents, Barbara Johnson and professor, Franklin Reeve.  When he was just four years old his parents divorced and he and his brother moved with their mother to Princeton, New Jersey.
Once he completed high school, Reeve went on to study at Cornell University and was also already involved in the entertainment industry working as an actor.  When he was almost done completing his college studies he was offered the opportunity to study at the Julliard School of Performing Arts.
Reeve made his Broadway debut in, "A Matter of Gravity" (1976) opposite Katharine Hepburn

Reeve is most well known for his role in, "Superman" (1978) which he was cast in at the age of twenty four, becoming the youngest actor to ever portray superman
Some of his other well known film roles were in, "Speechless" (1994) and "Somewhere in Time" (1980).  He also portrayed the character, Dr. Swann on the television series, "Smallville" (2001).
Sadly in 1995, Reeve was paralyzed in a horseback-riding accident near Charlottesville, VA.  Along with being a professional actor, Reeve was also a licensed pilot and wrote an autobiography, "Still Me".  His last role prior to becoming paralyzed was in, "Above Suspicion" (1995) and his last theatrical role was in the film, "Village of the Damned" (1995). 

Along with his wife, they opened a center called, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center in Short Hills, New Jersey, which taught paralyzed people how to live independently.  In 2004 he was decorated by the Chilean government for his humanitarian work with the Bernardo O'Higgins Order.     
Christopher Reeve married only once, to Dana Reeve in 1992, and they had one son, together, Will Reeve.  They remained married until he passed away at the age of fifty two on October 10th, 2004 after suffering from heart failure in Mount Kisco, New York.  He also had two other children, Matthew and Alexandra out of wedlock with Gae Exton.   


2003-2004 Smallville
2003 The Practice 
1998 Rear Window
1996 A Step Toward Tomorrow 
1996 The Lion and the Lamb
1996 9
1996 Without Pity: A Film About Abilities 
1995 Black Fox: Good Men and Bad 
1995 Black Fox: The Price of Peace
1995 Black Fox
1995 Above Suspicion 
1995 Village of the Damned 
1994 Speechless 
1994 The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller
1993 The Remains of the Day 
1993 Frasier
1993 Morning Glory 
1993 The Sea Wolf
1992 Nightmare in the Daylight
1992 Mortal Sins 
1992 Tales from the Crypt 
1992 Noises Off...
1992 Avonlea
1991 Death Dreams
1991 Carol & Company
1991 Bump in the Night
1990 Earthday Birthday 
1990 The Rose and the Jackal 
1988 The Great Escape II: The Untold Story 
1988 Switching Channels 
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 
1987 Street Smart
1985 Anna Karenina
1985 The Aviator 
1984 The Bostonians 
1983 Faerie Tale Theatre
1983 Superman III 
1982 Monsignor 
1982 Deathtrap 
1980 Somewhere in Time 
1980 Superman II 
1978 Superman
1978 Gray Lady Down
1975 Wide World Mystery 
1974-1976 Love of Life
1974 Great Performances 

Matinee Classics - The Bostonians starring Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter, Nancy Marchand, Wesley Addy, Barbara Bryne, Linda Hunt, Charles McCaughan, Nancy New, Jon Van Ness, Wallace Shawn, Peter Bogyo, Martha Farrar and Dusty Maxwell

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