Brandon James Routh (born October 9, 1979) is an American actor. He portrays Ray Palmer/The Atom in a recurring role in the third and fourth seasons of Arrow. He also guest starred as Ray Palmer/The Atom in the first and third seasons of The Flash. He portrays the role as a series regular in DC's Legends of Tomorrow. He also voiced his character in the second season of Vixen. In 2006, Routh played Clark Kent/Superman in the film, Superman Returns. Routh made a nod to his previous Superman role during "Invasion!" when he said Kara Danvers resembled his cousin. In the episode "All Star Team Up", upon Ray Palmer's arrival Caitlin and Cisco have an exchange when they see something flying in the air. First asking if it's a bird, and then a plane, and Felicity replies that it's her boyfriend. This is a reference to the iconic Superman phrase. Routh is married to Courtney Ford.