Dean Cain

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

Dean Cain

Birth Name: Dean George Tanaka

Place of Birth: Mount Clemens, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 31, 1966

Ethnicity:
*37.5% Japanese
*62.5% European (including English, French-Canadian, Irish, Welsh)

Dean Cain is an American actor, producer, writer, director, and television show host. He starred as Superman on the T.V series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Dean is the son of Roger Hugh Tanaka and actress Sharon Thomas. He was adopted by his stepfather, director Christopher Cain (born Bruce C. Doggett).

He has said: “I’m mostly Welsh, and then one-quarter Japanese, Irish and French Canadian”. However, Dean’s father was of three quarters Japanese descent, making Dean of three eighths Japanese descent. He also has English ancestry.

He has a son with his former partner, model Samantha Torres.

Dean’s paternal grandfather was John Megumi Tanaka (the son of Echiro Tanaka and Tsuki). Echiro and Tsuki were Japanese.

Dean’s paternal grandmother was Grace E. Miyoko Sugiura (the daughter of Joseph Tadashi Sugiura and Eva/Evangeline May Frost). Joseph was born in Hamada, Shimane, Japan. Eva, who had English and Irish ancestry, was born in either Wisconsin or North Dakota, and was the daughter of Frank Leslie Frost and Ida Mae Forsythe.

Sources: Dean’s paternal grandmother, Grace E. Miyoko Sugiura, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Dean’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Tadashi Sugiura and Eva/Evangeline May Frost, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dean’s paternal great-grandmother, Eva/Evangeline May Frost (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Dean’s paternal great-grandmother, Eva/Evangeline May Frost, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Eva/Evangeline May Frost on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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madman July 4, 2016 at 1:57 am

His own words should be included, so that there is a source for his mother’s ancestry:
“I’m mostly Welsh, and then one-quarter Japanese, Irish and French Canadian”

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/doc/307680591.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=SEP%2023,%201993&author=Tom%20Shales&pub=The%20Washington%20Post&edition=&startpage=&desc=It%27s%20a%20Bird!%20It%27s%20a%20Plane!%20It%27s%20a%20Hunk!;%20`Lois%20&%20Clark%27s%27%20Dean%20Cain,%20Flying%20the%20Friendly%20Skies

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 6:59 am

Asiatic eyes are so unattractive on men. They’re too feminine.

Maybe Mike Shinoda is an exception.

But seriously…YUCK!

DDuana November 23, 2015 at 11:29 pm

“Asiatic”, “Yuck”?

Nah, he looks alright. You are just a stupid racist cunt.

phaedra May 15, 2016 at 12:47 am

Build a bridge you defeated fool. Not everyone has your taste on men. Many people just don’t find Mongoloid eyes attractive.

Cry a river, you little worthless dog.

neiltennant June 29, 2016 at 3:42 am

i totally agree

but you have to mention that MIKE SHINODA is actually of european and japanese descent

SHINODA= his eyes are not so asian-type-..

he more reminds me of eurasians

he has the look very common in turkey, north-afghanistan or tadschikistan

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 4:44 am

He looks like a lot of Mestizo Mexicans and other Latin Americans. I knew he was something else other than white,

cwm85 August 12, 2015 at 8:56 am

He does not look mestizo. He looks euroasian!

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 6:06 am

It’s just eyes. Not everybody with slanted eyes are Mestizo…

cwm85 July 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Even as a young child watching him in Lois and Clark, I knew he was different then. Always figured he had some type of mixture in him besides Caucasian. It’s interesting to see him play so many roles of Caucasian men when he’s more than a 3rd Japanese. I always wish I had Asian ancestry lol. Big fan of Japanese culture. But I’m African, English, Scottish, Navajo and i’ll take that. :-D

Erna October 15, 2010 at 2:17 am

no. he is half japanese.

ihatemostpeople February 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm

He’s actually a quarter Japanese. His father is half Japanese half white and his mom is fully white.

Stargazer March 31, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Wrong. Did you read? His father is 3/4 Japanese. His mother is white.

FLARE July 13, 2010 at 11:27 am

he is half chinese

manikam May 2, 2010 at 6:28 am

dean cain is chinese eyes

manikam May 2, 2010 at 6:27 am

i think chinese

Alexander February 5, 2010 at 2:14 am

i know the name Tanaka by the movie with van damme (bloodsport) he call her teacher shidoshi tanaka…

ethnic February 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

hey Alexander lol. Superman is Japanese indeed. btw Tanaka is a very common Japanese surname. it means “middle of the field”.

Alexander February 4, 2010 at 5:57 am

wow superman is japanese… tanaka is a old japanese name i think”

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