Yes, I've hung out with the "Man of Steel."
It was a long time ago, when I was in TV, but not only did I get to meet TV's Superman, Dean Cain, but I was cast as a reporter in his show, "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." It wasn't a stretch of my acting chops to play a "reporter," but it was fun to hang out on set with Dean and meet the rest of the cast.
He wasn't the only "Superman" I got to know. Years back, I had the opportunity to meet and work with Christopher Reeve.
The first time I met him was when I was a kid, in London. I went to see a play he was in with Vanessa Redgrave. I must have been about 14 or 15, and was a huge fan of Reeve's movies. I went backstage before the show and asked if it was possible that I could get an autograph. The doorman told me to wait outside and he would see what he could do.
Ten minutes later, Reeve walked out, and introduced himself. He told me he was making a run to McDonald's and asked me if there was anything I wanted. I told him "no thanks," and he said to wait right where I was and he'd be back in a few minutes to talk to me and sign whatever I wanted.
Sure enough, 15 minutes later he pulled back up in front of the theater and we talked for a few minutes. He then signed some stuff for me, shook my hand and told me he had to get ready for the show.
Years later, when I was working in radio, I had the chance to work with Reeve on a benefit he was hosting in San Diego. The man was a gentle giant. He was one of the biggest stars of the 80's and still had time to talk to a punk kid...and remember talking to that punk kid years later.
Nearly 35 years later, while I'm sharing this story with you, I still smile and think it's pretty cool that "Superman" asked me if I wanted a cheeseburger from McDonalds.