Star of the 1978 Superman film who was tragically paralyzed in a horse-riding accident.
He discovered his love for acting at age nine during his amateur role in the play, The Yeomen of the Guard.
After becoming paralyzed, he became an activist for stem cell research and supported the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001.
He married actress Dana Morosini in April 1992, and the couple had a son together.
Katharine Hepburn helped him to get his first role in the 1975 Broadway play, A Matter of Gravity.
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