In 2007, Brandon won "Best Male Newcomer" at the Empire Awards for his role as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns.
In 2006, Brandon and girlfriend, Courtney Ford, became engaged. The couple married in Santa Barbara in November 2007.
In 2006, Brandon appeared in a supporting role in the low-budget thriller Karla, opposite Laura Prepon and Misha Collins.
Brandon has known actor Kal Penn, a co-star in Superman Returns, for several years during the time he lived in Los Angeles.
Brandon has already signed on to appear in two potential sequels to the film, Superman Returns.
Brandon's mother, Katie, is a teacher and his father, Ron Routh, is a carpenter.
Brandon got a letter from Dana Reeve before she died giving him her blessings for him shooting Superman Returns.
Brandon won the ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow 2006.
Brandon was in swing choir in high school.
Brandon's sister Sara Routh was a former radio disc jockey for Los Angeles' "Wet Wacky Wild".
Brandon once dated Rachel Boston.
In 2001, Brandon created the role of One Life to Live Seth Anderson on the ABC daytime drama.
In 2000, Brandon was cast in a four-episode stint on MTV's Undressed.
Brandon used to play soccer and swim in high school.
Brandon is a fan and player of the video game World of Warcraft.
Brandon's sister, Sara, sang the song titled, "You're Never Gone" on the soundtrack for Superman Returns.
Brandon worked as a bartender at a popular bowling alley in Hollywood, Lucky Strike Lanes, and shared an apartment with his sister.
In 1999, Brandon left the University and moved to New York City and then Los Angeles, where he pursued a full-time acting career.
Brandon has said that he was always told that he bore a physical resemblance to Christopher Reeve, who had previously portrayed Superman.
Brandon describes himself as a "momma's boy" and not "the most popular kid" during his school years.
Routh attended Norwalk High School, where he played sports and participated in music and theatre.
Brandon has German, French, English and Native American ancestry.
Brandon's family is Methodist.
Brandon was the third of four children.
Brandon makes a guest appearance in a Kal Penn & Chez music video for "The Lonely Island" called The Avon Lady playing mustache-wearing bicycle cop Officer Wong.
Brandon appeared in Christina Aguilera's music video for, "What A Girl Wants."
Brandon's first professional acting role was in the ABC television series Odd Man Out, and he went on to guest star in the series Gilmore Girls and Undressed.
As a kid, Brandon collected the Superman comics, owned the films, and even wore Superman pajamas.
Brandon attended the International Model and Talent Association.
Brandon frequently says that the only good thing that came of his several years of struggling to find success in Hollywood was meeting his long-time girlfriend, Courtney Ford, in a coffee-shop after another failed audition.
Brandon can play the trumpet and piano.
Brandon is a former male fashion model.
Brandon's eye color is brown.
Brandon's sister, Sara, podcasts The Monday Show.
Brandon dressed up as Clark Kent for Halloween in 2003, and reportedly won a Hollywood Halloween costume contest by dressing as Clark Kent with his shirt open to reveal the Superman "S" underneath.
Brandon's last name rhymes with south.
As of 2004, Brandon is dating actress Courtney Ford.
Brandon has three siblings, two sisters and one brother.
Brandon grew up about 100 miles away from where George Reeves, the 1950s television Superman, grew up.
Brandon is 6'3" tall, tying him with Tom Welling for being the tallest actor to play Superman. The tallest being Christopher Reeve at 6'4".
Brandon's sister Sara Routh is a singer, songwriter and a radio DJ.
Brandon enjoys playing basketball, biking, soccer and swimming.
Brandon attended the University of Iowa, aspiring to be a writer and starred in many productions at the Norwalk Theater of Performing Arts.
Brandon was born in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in nearby Norwalk.
Brandon: It's all of those people and most notably Chris [Reeves] is part of it, too, because he was who my Superman was.
Brandon: (On Superman) It's nice to watch the character mature, rather than just to start over again. He gets to continue his journey, which is exciting, I think, for fans, instead of retelling again what we've seen in many different versions.
Brandon: Bryan [Singer] says in some scenes, I'm the spitting image of Chris [Reeves]. Even my intonations of a line, but other times, it's completely different. It comes and goes, which is pretty exciting to me.
Brandon: I've been on the telethon before; when I was a freshman in high school swing choir and I sang at five in the morning. So, it's nice to come back and co-host or speak.
Brandon: If I really sat down and thought about all the possible implications, the good, amazing things it could mean, you could go a little crazy.
Brandon: I don't know that I can compare myself to anyone. The film is different and therefore the character is different. This is just one more version that's based on everybody else's, with just a few tweaks that I bring.
Brandon: (On receiving the role of Superman) I'm not even sure who it was. 'Well, congratulations you're, you know...' and I said, 'Great, Thank you.' It was more of a big relief to finally have it happen.
Ron Routh: When Brandon was a little boy he would pretend to fly off our porch. He was obsessed. He would try and make everything fly, and would throw his toy cars up in the air. You could say he was in training.
Brandon: (On his childhood) A full-time acting career was unrealistic, citing my small-town background.
Brandon: (When asked if he's ready for the changes that will occur in his life after being cast as Superman) I have no idea, but I am prepared to be prepared.
Brandon: (On Superman) He's got a bigger message. He really wants to change the world, but not just by saving things, by being an influence that people can see. If Superman just saves things, people feel like he can do everything for them and that's all they get from him, but if he can influence them so they can aspire to be better in their life or different in their life, that's a great thing. I don't know if I've made that evident in the film, but that's what I'm working on portraying.
Brandon: (On Christopher Reeve) Watching some of the footage, there was a spot where I turned my head and I looked just like him. It's nice, actually. It makes me proud.
Brandon: (On wearing the Superman costume) Very confining, but once you get past that, which is sometimes hard, it's also very empowering. First time I put it on, I felt... stronger. Like a different level of who I am. It makes playing the character much easier.
Brandon: I felt highly honored to play the character once played by Christopher Reeve.
Brandon: (On changing Christopher Reeve's portrayal of Superman) Chris did such an amazing job. You can change things, but if you do it could be horrible. When somebody does something so great, there's certain things you can tweak, but to change it just to change it sometimes is dangerous.
Brandon: (About his work with a movement coach to capture Superman's physical presence) We worked on posture. Spine straight, hips forward, neck in line - just a clean motion moving through the world. On the bright side I slouch less.
Brandon: I want to remind people of Christopher while at the same time making them feel like they're seeing a totally new Superman.
Brandon: I think the world can always use some inspiration. That's the most import thing Superman has to offer us, in my opinion. He shows us that we can be like him, too... Without the super natural powers, of course. He shows us that we can be strong, self conscience, honest and open for everybody.
Brandon: I'm being chased with cars, that's a weird experience. People want my autograph on a photo, most of them are nice, but there are also autograph-hunters who go too far sometimes.
You get stalked by those people but i guess that's just something that comes with the fame. I think it's great, though, i can make a lot of people happy, just for playing a character, it's beautiful to share the spirit of Superman with people.