Since his debut in June of 1938, Superman has become a beloved international icon.

Through the years, many actors have donned his red and yellow shield and cape to fight for truth, justice and the American way.

Plucky Kansas farm boy Clark Kent and his alter ego, the Last Son of Krypton, have been brought to life by a Broadway dancer, a Juilliard-trained actor and even a  handsome Brit in the character’s latest appearance in “Batman v Superman.”

Check out all nine actors who have played Superman in TV shows and movies:

1. Kirk Alyn (1948, 1950)
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