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Rest in Peace, Longtime Fan and Hollywood Boulevard Superman

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Rest in Peace, Hollywood Boulevard Superman

HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Magazine) — Christopher Dennis, known as the Hollywood Boulevard Superman, died on Saturday at the age of 52.

For a quarter century, the mega-fan made a living posing for photos with tourists as the Man of Steel, his favorite comic book character. He was the first costumed superhero on Hollywood Boulevard, collecting tips on and off since 1994.

His notoriety earned him a few cameos in movies and music videos and recurring appearances on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Back in what he called his “glory days,” the suit helped him earn him a good living. He had an apartment nearby decorated with his massive collection of vintage Superman memorabilia. “A couple of months ago I brought in $914 in one day,” he told us in 2006.

Competition between the costumed characters sometimes […]

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