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The greatest news man ever is Perry White, editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet, but he's been played by many actors over the years. This Friday, he will be played by the first black actor in the role for Man of Steel (2013).
Here are the most notable performances in film and television.
Live ActionJulian Noa in The Adventures of Superman (1940)
the Daily Star and the editor was named George Taylor. The character of Perry White was created for the radio serial and introduced into the comics later that year. Noa was the very first voice of Perry White and also the announcer that introduced the episodes on radio and television.
Pierre Watkin in The Adventures of Superman (1948)
John Hamilton in Adventures Of Superman (1952)
Allen Ludden in "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" (1975)
Jackie Cooper in Superman: the Movie (1978)
he had a passport and was able to be on set in a few hours.
Lane Smith in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1997)
Michael McKean in Smallville (2003)
the Daily Planet.
Frank Langella in Superman Returns (2006)
Perry White was originally going to be played by British actor Hugh Laurie, but a scheduling conflict with Laurie's upcoming TV series House forced him to drop out. Frank Langella took over the role.
Laurence Fishburne in Man of Steel (2013)
Laurence Fishburne in Man of Steel (2013) Source
- Jackson Beck in Superman (1941), The Arctic Giant (1942), The New Adventures of Superman (1966)
- Ted Knight in "The New Adventures of Superman" (1966)
- William Woodson in "Challenge of the SuperFriends" (1978)
- Stanley Ralph Ross in Ruby Spears Superman (1988)
- George Dzundza in Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996), Superman: The Animated Series (1997), The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997), Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006)
- Ray Wise in Superman/Doomsday (2007)
- Seth Green in "Robot Chicken (2009)
- Richard McGonagle in Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2011)
- Edward Asner in All-Star Superman (2011)
- Fred Tatasciore in Superman vs. The Elite (2012)
- Wade Williams in Superman: Unbound (2013)
Do you have a favorite Perry White? Do you think Laurence Fishburne will play the character right?
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