Actor Dean Cain, who played Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, owes close to $200,000 in unpaid taxes.
TMZ has reported that the thespian has been hit with two tax liens for unpaid taxes, which total $193,719 for the years of 2011 and 2012. The irony of this is that it comes around the same date as the 75th anniversary of Superman’s original comic book release.
The 46-year-old starred as Clark Kent and Superman between 1993 -1997, alongside Teri Hatcher who portrayed Lois Lane. Hatcher has since made a name for herself in television’s Desperate Housewives, whilst Cain has struggled to reach the heights of his Superman days, only appearing in small roles. This included an appearance in Smallville, the series which chronicled the early years of Clark Kent and Superman.
Cain once remarked, “I guess the favorite character I’ve ever played was in Lois and Clark. I think playing Clark Kent was my favourite role, because it was the biggest role, and it was a very personal role in that sense.”
Cain has since been replaced in the role by Tom Welling in the aforementioned Smallville, Brandon Routh in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, and Henry Cavill in the forthcoming Man Of Steel.
The IRS has also asked NFL player, Terrell Owens, for around $430,000. The fired wide receiver claims that he owes major income tax dollars for the years 2005, 2007 and 2009, all of which combines to $438,913.52.
Previously Owens signed a contract for close to $50 million for the Philadelphia Eagles, and he also played for the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys.
Recent tax incomes have also revealed that President Barack Obama and his first lady, Michelle Obama, had an adjusted gross income of $608,611, and they paid $103,214 in taxes. Meanwhile Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden brought in $385,072 over the last year.
Do you feel sorry for Dean Cain?