In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:
Who is the worst live-action actor to play Clark Kent/Superman/Superboy?
I don’t usually like to pose negative questions, preferring instead to remain positive. However, asking who the best Superman actor is doesn’t necessarily give you an idea who fans think was the worst. Having said that, I’m shocked at the result of this poll. Not only because I counted Bob Holiday as a personal friend, but I don’t think anyone who voted in this poll actually ever saw Bob Holiday perform in the Superman Broadway musical in 1966, so I don’t understand how anyone could vote for him without having seen him perform as Superman.
UPDATE: It just occurred to me that people who voted for Bob Holiday are probably confusing him with David Wilson (who wasn’t listed as an option). Wilson starred in the TV version of the musical, which wasn’t that great.
Here’s the complete voting breakdown:
- Bob Holiday 22%, 55 votes55 votes 22%55 votes - 22% of all votes
- John Haymes Newton 15%, 39 votes39 votes 15%39 votes - 15% of all votes
- Tyler Hoechlin 15%, 39 votes39 votes 15%39 votes - 15% of all votes
- Dean Cain 13%, 34 votes34 votes 13%34 votes - 13% of all votes
- Henry Cavill 11%, 29 votes29 votes 11%29 votes - 11% of all votes
- Tom Welling 8%, 21 vote21 vote 8%21 vote - 8% of all votes
- Gerard Christopher 4%, 11 votes11 votes 4%11 votes - 4% of all votes
- Brandon Routh 3%, 8 votes8 votes 3%8 votes - 3% of all votes
- Kirk Alyn 2%, 6 votes6 votes 2%6 votes - 2% of all votes
- George Reeves 2%, 6 votes6 votes 2%6 votes - 2% of all votes
- Christopher Reeve 2%, 5 votes5 votes 2%5 votes - 2% of all votes
Be sure to get involved in the new Member Poll available near the bottom of the front page of our website.