2012 Special Guests
The Superman Celebration is proud to announce the Celebrity Guest line-up for this year. Appearing on Saturday, June 9 will be Smallville actors John Glover & Cassidy Freeman.
John Glover has appeared in 145 episodes of Smallville from 2001 – 2011 playing Lionel Luthor, creator of LuthorCorp and Father of Lex Luthor.
John Glover received a Tony and Obie Award; and a drama desk nomination for Love! Valour! Compassion! Roundabout: Waiting for Godot (Tony and Drama League Nominations), The Marriage of Bette and Boo, The Paris Letter (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortell, and Drama League Nominations), Give Me Your Answer Do. Broadway: Death of a Salesman, The Royal family, The Drowsy Chaperone, Design For Living, Whodunnit, Frankenstein, The Importance of Being Earnest, Holiday, Chemin De Fer, The Visit, Don Juan, The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award). Off-Broadway: Secrets of the Trade, Sorrows and Rejoicings, Oblivion Postponed, The Fairy Garden, Digby, A Scent of Flowers, Rebel Women, Criminal Minds, and the original House of Blue Leaves at the Truck Warehouse. Regional: The Lisbon Traviata (Kennedy Center, Helen Hayes Nomination), Secrets of the Trade (LA’s Black Dahlia Theatre, Ovation and LA Drama Critics Circle Awards); The Traveler (Mark Taper Forum, LA Drama Critics Circle Award); Some Men (Philadelphia Theatre Company, Barrymore Nomination), The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (Philadelphia Theatre Company, Barrymore Nomination); A Winters Tale (American Shakespeare Festival, Bayfield Award).
On television he has appeared in An Early Frost, Nutcracker: Murder, Money, and Madness, Brimstone as the Devil, Smallville, and Heroes.
Glover has received five Emmy nominations and has appeared in over 35 films including Payback, Batman and Robin, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Gremlins II, Scrooged, The Chocolate War, Masquerade, 52 Pick-UP, White Nights, Melvin and Howard, Julia, and Annie Hall.
Glover is also known for voicing Riddler and Edward Nygma on Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, and also Superman: The Animated Series in 1996 and again in 1997 on The New Batman Adventures.
Cassidy Freeman burst onto the scene as quirky, high-tech thief, Veronica Sharpe, in the award-winning short film, Razor Sharp. In September 2008, Freeman began starring in the Superman-inspired science fiction drama, Smallville, playing Tess Mercer Lex Luthors’ efficient successor who takes over LuthorCorp when Lex disappears as acting CEO. Freeman appeared in 64 episodes of Smallville from 2008 to 2011 until the show ended in May 2011. Freeman appeared in the crime drama CSI:Crime Scene Investigation as well as CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY. She had the role of Sage on the The Vampire Diaries in 2012 and had a role on The Playboy Club playing Frances Dunhill. Freeman starred in the thriller film YellowBrickRoad which was written and directed by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland. Freeman is currently working on the new A & E series Longmire which will premiere June 3 of this year.
John Glover and Cassidy Freeman will be appearing during the Superman Celebration Saturday, June 9. Four Autograph Sessions will be held in the conference room at Banterra Bank located at 101 West Eighth. Glover and Freeman will participate in a Q & A at the Metro Tent at 11:30 AM. Tickets are required for the autograph sessions. Tickets will be handed out at 7:00AM on Friday, June 8 and again at 7:00 AM on Saturday, June 9 until they are gone. Tickets are free and only one ticket per person will be given.
Also appearing will be special guest Gerard Christopher.
Gerard Christopher is best known for his portrayal of the classic American comic super hero Superboy and his alter ego Clark Kent in the Viacom production of The Adventures of Superboy which aired internationally from 1988 to 2000. Christopher would later become both a writer and producer on the series. Christopher guest starred on daytime soaps such as Days of Our Lives, Sunset Beach and primetime soap, Melrose Place.
Gerard Christopher will be available for autographs on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at Planet Krypton located at 719 Market Street and will take part in a Q & A under the Metro tent on Friday, June 8 at 1:00 PM. No tickets are required to meet Christopher.
Metropolis will have not one but two Superboys in town!
John Rockwell will be joining Superboy Gerard Christopher in Metropolis, Illinois for this year’s Superman Celebration June 7-10. John Rockwell was the first actor to play the role of Superboy in a pilot for the proposed series, The Adventures of Superboy in 1961. The Superboy series was shot in Black and White and 13 scripts were written in anticipation of the show being picked up. While working at ZIV/UA studios, John heard of the series and approached Ellsworth for an audition and was eventually cast in the role of Superboy. The series was deemed too costly and was not picked up for distribution. The 13 scripts were never filmed. Rockwell studied acting with Agnes Morehead at 20th Century Fox. He appeared in The 80 Yard Run (1958) starring Paul Newman, As Young as We Are (1958) starring Ty Hardin, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960) starring Doris Day, and Bus Riley’s Back in Town (1965) with Ann Margaret. Rockwell has also appeared on Ozzie and Harriet and Dobie Gillis. Rockwell continued to act professionally until 1967. This will be Rockwell’s first appearance at a convention. It will be great for fan’s to meet two Superboys from two different era’s. Superboy is a character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster who first appeared in More Fun Comics #101 in 1945.
See the Celebration schedule book or visit www.supermancelebration.net for times and information.
The Superman Celebration takes place in Metropolis, Illinois on June 7 – 10 with four days of entertainment, contests, activities and fun for adults and kids of all ages. This is the 34th annual Superman Celebration and is hosted by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, the City of Metropolis, and the Metropolis Area Tourism Commission.