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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Hunk!; `Lois & Clark's' Dean Cain, Flying the Friendly Skies
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Shales, Tom
Date: Sep 23, 1993
Start Page: D.01
Section: STYLE

Bob Iger, president of the ABC Television Network Group, stops by Cain's table to say hello. Cain is coaxed by the interviewer to ask for a bigger dressing room. "I got his list of demands," Iger jokes. "He wanted the Roseanne clause - that's all he asked for. But he's not married so I can't give a series to his spouse."

Earlier, at Santa Monica High, Cain knew Rob Lowe, Chad Lowe, Sean Penn, Emilio Estevez and other actors who would later be known as "The Brat Pack." But Cain says he wasn't a bona fide brat packer himself. "We were never friends who really hung out together. We're just people who know each other." Cain now lives in Pacific Palisades with a roommate and three dogs.

We have to go back further than his school days for the source of Cain's daunting good looks. He brings to the Superman role not the usual blue-eyed WASP stereotype but a seemingly more ethnic, as well as more virile, persona. "I'm mostly Welsh, and then one-quarter Japanese, Irish and French Canadian," Cain says.

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