Having your father close in your life is necessary for you to grow up feeling safe. And if you are lucky enough to have a very involved father in your life, then you are well on your way to success.
Actor Dean Cain made sure to be the kind of father who was always there for his son, no matter what. Even if it meant giving up his successful career.
Dean Cain is a very familiar face. The actor has been a staple on our screens for years, playing Superman or hosting our favorite reality show about him. But becoming an actor was not his first choice, he wanted to be a soccer player. A knee injury soon ended his career and it was then that he turned to football.
The actor is best known for his breakout role in 1993’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” after which he landed many leading and leading roles.
Cain was born Dean George Tanaka on July 31, 1966, in Michigan. His biological parents are Sharon Tanaka and Roger Tanaka, but the story of who raised Cain is an interesting one.
His biological father left his family just after two years of marriage to Cain’s mother. However, when he was three years old, his mother moved on and remarried. She married director Christopher Cain, who legally adopted both Dean Cain and his brother.
Dean legally changed his last name to Cain. And of his biological father, he said, “My biological father is Japanese. I never met him, I never met him.” Showing that he did not share a relationship with his biological father.
It was reported that Roger Tanaka; Dean Cain’s biological father moved on and remarried in 1982, but apparently never tried to reconcile his relationship with his two sons.
Cain was known to be a womanizer and didn’t want to be tied down by what he looked like. However, he became a father in June 2000, when his ex-girlfriend, Samantha Torres, a former model and Playboy Playmate, gave birth to her son.
He named his son Christopher after his adoptive father. He was incredibly happy to finally become a father, but his relationship with the mother of his child deteriorated further, leading the couple to fight over custody of his child.
But Cain was not one to give up so easily and he made sure to fight as hard as he could for custody of his child. And in 2011, his efforts paid off when he was awarded sole custody of his son.
In terms of parenting, Cain is incredibly practical. He cooks all the meals for his son. He said in an interview, “I cook all the meals for my son. If I don’t cook, he doesn’t eat. I cook a very bad steak. I’m also really good at taking the nine leftovers I have and turning them into something.”
He makes sure that he is constantly there for his son. But this was not easy, the actor had to make many difficult decisions and learn the hard way. He struggled between choosing his job over commitments involving his son, like PTA meetings. But in the end, he reasoned that the welfare of his child was above all else.
Being the primary caregiver for his son was not easy, but Cain made sure to do everything possible to put his son’s needs above his own. It was hard for him to do everything and juggle his commitments as a writer, producer, director, talk show host and political analyst with his duties as a father, but he managed.
It wasn’t until his son turned 18 and graduated from high school that Cain stepped into starring roles once again. While fans were confused as to why the actor was turning down the roles, he made it clear that his son’s well-being came first.
He made sure to attend his son Christopher’s soccer games or jujitsu tournaments. In an interview, the actor once said, “I’m there. I am a very present father, and I would never have it any other way. I’m lucky to be able to have the ability to do so many different things and yet be a father first.”
Cain’s practice of putting his son’s needs above his own and being a father before becoming an actor definitely paid off considering the close relationship he has with his son.
Cain regularly posts photos of his son on his Instagram account. Dean took his son on a tour of Princeton, which was his alma mater, to show her his roots.
The father and son duo seem to take a lot of trips together and generally have a good time in each other’s company if their Instagram photos together are anything to go by.
Christopher Cain also has two half-siblings from his mother. Elijah and Isabelle are twins who spend a lot of time with their older brother, often stopping by Cain’s house. In fact, Cain said, “I would do anything for those two. It can be defined as a broken home, but if you hang out at our house, that’s the last thing on my mind.
This shows how much Cain appreciates children and would go to great lengths for them.
Cain believes that he has done a great job when it comes to his relationship with his son. And he genuinely enjoys his son’s company and presence in his life: “My best day would be waking up and me and my son having a great time at home,” he says.
This father and son duo truly share a strong and enviable bond. We wish them both the best for their future!
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