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Also Known As: Michael Owen Rosenbaum Died:
Born: July 11, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oceanside, New York, USA Profession: actor

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With a seven-year run on the superhero drama "Smallville" (The WB/The CW, 2001- ) and a long resume of voice-over gigs as various superheroes, Michael Rosenbaum became one of Hollywood's go-to actors for comic book fare. Prior to his star-making turn as the bald arch-villain Lex Luthor on "Smallville," Rosenbaum found some success performing in teen horror films and sitcoms during the late 1990s, including "Urban Legend" (1998). Though he made strides in the sitcom world as a series regular on "The Tom Show" (The WB, 1997-98) and "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (The WB, 1999-2000), Rosenbaum found his niche in 2001 as the complicated and devious Luthor. His natural affinity for comic book subject matter also led to a series of voice-over roles in animated shows like "Teen Titans" (Cartoon Network, 2005-06) and "Justice League" (Cartoon Network, 2001-06). Though Rosenbaum left "Smallville" in 2008 to pursue other interests, he continued to satisfy fans by not abandoning the comic book world that helped make him a star.

With a seven-year run on the superhero drama "Smallville" (The WB/The CW, 2001- ) and a long resume of voice-over gigs as various superheroes, Michael Rosenbaum became one of Hollywood's go-to actors for comic book fare. Prior to his star-making turn as the bald arch-villain Lex Luthor on "Smallville," Rosenbaum found some success performing in teen horror films and sitcoms during the late 1990s, including "Urban Legend" (1998). Though he made strides in the sitcom world as a series regular on "The Tom Show" (The WB, 1997-98) and "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (The WB, 1999-2000), Rosenbaum found his niche in 2001 as the complicated and devious Luthor. His natural affinity for comic book subject matter also led to a series of voice-over roles in animated shows like "Teen Titans" (Cartoon Network, 2005-06) and "Justice League" (Cartoon Network, 2001-06). Though Rosenbaum left "Smallville" in 2008 to pursue other interests, he continued to satisfy fans by not abandoning the comic book world that helped make him a star.

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  Old Days (2013)

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 Old Days (2013)
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 Hit and Run (2012)
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 Holy Takedown! (2011)
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 Cursed (2005) Cast
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 Racing Stripes (2005) Cast
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 Poolhall Junkies (2003) Danny Doyle
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 Bringing Down the House (2003) Todd Gendler
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Moved to New York after graduation; performed in off-Broadway plays and low-budgeted independent films
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Played recurring role on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC) in a comedy sketch called "The Amsterdam Kids"
1997:
Made his debut as a series regular on short-lived comedy "The Tom Show" (The WB) starring Tom Arnold
1997:
Made feature film debut in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
1998:
Starred as the party boy in the teen horror flick "Urban Legend"
1999:
Starred as Jack in The WB coming-of-age comedy "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" opposite Selma Blair
1999:
Voiced several characters on The WB animated series "Batman Beyond"
2001:
Cast as the voice of 'The Flash' on the Cartoon Network animated television series "Justice League"
2001:
Played a young Lex Luthor on The WB series "Smallville"; left the series after seventh season
2002:
Starred as one of a trio of gender-bending college students in the comedy "Sorority Boys"
2002:
Starred in the independent film "Poolhall Junkies"
2003:
Cast as a cocky and ambitious young lawyer in "Bringing Down the House"
2005:
Co-starred in the Wes Craven directed horror film "Cursed"
2007:
Appeared in the Jamie Kennedy comedy "Kickin It Old Skool"
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Villain
2011:
Reprised Lex Luthor role on "Smallville" finale
2012:
Appeared opposite Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper in action comedy "Hit and Run"
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Education

Castle High School: Newburgh , Indiana -
Western Kentucky University: Bowling Green , Kentucky - 1995
Western Kentucky University: Bowling Green , Kentucky - 1995

Notes

"I did a movie with Christopher Walken. On my first day I introduce myself and tell him what a fan I am and ask him what I should call him on set. So he says, 'You know what, call me Flash.' So next day I'm on the set with my friends, showing off and as he passes I go, 'Hey Flash' and he just turns and looks at me and says, 'Who the fuck are you?'"---Michael Rosenbaum quoted to TV Guide, November 2003.

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