Thursday, April 18, 2013

'90s Superman Dean Cain hit with IRS kryptonite

Superman's kryptonite has turned out to be nothing from the planet Krypton, but something from the U.S. government. Actor Dean Cain, who played the Man of Steel in the '90s hit TV series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," is facing some unwanted attention from the Internal Revenue Service, according to a report issued on Thursday.

Cain has been hit with not one, but two tax liens totaling $193,719. Ironically, the news came on April 18, the 75th anniversary of the "birth" of Superman, in Action Comics no. 1.

Cleveland, Ohio has named the date "Superman Day." The character was created by then-Cleveland teenagers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Had Siegel and Shuster been a little more worldly, they might have come away rich, but Siegel and Shuster sold the rights to the company in return for $130 and a contract to supply the publisher with material.

Still, perhaps all Cain needs is a copy of Action Comics no. 1 in near-mint condition.

Dean Cain, 46, hasn't really done much since "The New Adventures of Superman," based on his filmography at Wikipedia.  As shown by that list, though, it's not as if he hasn't continued to work.

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