"Superman" actor Dean Cain in Jerusalem's Old City. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Dean Cain, best known for his role as Superman on a popular TV series, is visiting Israel with his son, fulfilling their longstanding desire to visit the Jewish state.

By: Ezra Stone, United with Israel

Actor Dean Cain, who made a name for himself playing a young Superman in the beloved television series “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” arrived this week in the Holy Land for a visit for which he had been pining for years.

A self-proclaimed history buff, Cain told the Jerusalem Post, “There are few places on earth that have as much historical value [as Israel].” Cain’s interest in history, in fact, predates his time in the spotlight, as the actor majored in the subject at Princeton University.

Cain has kept his interest in history alive by writing, producing and directing history documentaries, including “Architects of Denial,” which addresses the Armenian Genocide. Cain earned the Order of Armenia for the film.

While in Israel, Cain is taking in the sights with his teenage son and USA Today‘s Laura McKenzie, who is filming an episode of her “Traveler” show in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The Superman star told the Post he looks forward to visiting Israel’s holy sites, and will also be honored as a guest of the Knesset at the behest of Zionist Union’s MK Hilik Bar.

“I want to come in and say hello, and probably state the obvious – that Israel has a special place in the heart of people in the US. The two countries are special friends,” Cain told the Post.

Cain met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, appearing in a video posted on Netanyahu’s Facebook page. In the video, Cain refers to Netanyahu as “the real Superman” for solving the coalition crisis and preventing the need for new elections.

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