Possessing the star-wattage of a matinee idol, he assumes with ease the mantle of romantic hero; yet he also excels in “character” roles devoid of glamor or charisma.
It is as a screen actor, though, that Cain has found his richest mode of expression.
The singer, who had been in and out of rehab for years, allegedly tried to kill herself four times over the past seven years. News, Mc Cready's first attempt was in July 2005 when she overdosed on pills and alcohol.
Two months later, she overdosed again on antidepressants while pregnant with her first son.
Cain played a supporting role in the 2003 action thriller Out of Time opposite Denzel Washington, but the experience left him with a sour aftertaste.
"He wanted a way out and he didn't know what or how to get out," a source told E!
Cain recently mocked himself—a Dancing With The Stars Dean Cain—opposite James Van Der Beek’s own exaggerated TV alter ego on the ABC sitcom Don’t Trust the B— in Apt 23.
This summer, he appears in two reality-TV series, even though he says he’s not a fan of the genre.
Actor Dean Cain says he is saddened by the death of his former fiance, country singer Mindy Mc Cready, but the news didn't come as a shock.
In a candid interview with People magazine, Cain speaks out for the first time on Mc Cready's suicide, saying: "I'm saddened to hear of her passing, but I'm not surprised." The 46-year-old actor, who gained fame playing Clark Kent on the TV series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," got engaged to Mc Cready in 1997. "I can't paint too pretty a picture," Cain told People on Monday. Things weren't allowed to be good." The actor says "red flags were everywhere" and he eventually moved into a hotel to escape her.