This year’s 35th annual Superman Celebration will be featuring celebrity guests from all genres of Superman as the most recent addition to the lineup of celebrities is one who has a role in the upcoming Man of Steel movie, scheduled to premiere in theaters June 14.
Alessandro Juliani is a Canadian actor, singer and voice actor and plays the character Sgt. Sedowsky in Man of Steel. Juliani also appeared in 14 episodes of Smallville. Juliani had the role of Dr. Emil Hamilton, but is most known for his role of the tactical officer Lt. Felix Gaeta on the Sci-Fi Channel show Battlestar Galactica.
Juliani has voiced many video games, movies, and animated shows. He voiced the character “L” in the English version of the anime series Death Note and its live action films.
He also displays his talents in the video games including Dead Rising 2: Off the Record and on animated shows X-Men: Evolution, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, Alice, Beast Machines: Transformers and Max Steel: Countdown. Juliani appeared in the films Watchmen, Chaos Theory and Elegy.
Juliani is the latest celebrity who will join actors Margot Kidder, who was Lois Lane from the first four Superman movies; Michael Rosenbaum, who portrayed Lex Luthor in the series Smallville; Tracy Scoggins, who played Cat Grant from Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman; and Laurie Mitchel and Gregory Moffit, actors who appeared in episodes of The Adventures of Superman television series from the 1950s.
Tickets are required for autograph sessions with Juliani and Rosenbaum. Tickets are free and availability is limited. Tickets will be handed out at 7 a.m. Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 in front of the Metro•Chamber, located at 607 Market St. One ticket per person in line. The tickets will enable the ticket holder to obtain one free autograph on an official celebration item. All other autographs will have a fee.
The Superman Celebration features four days of contests, entertainment, music, comic guests and carnival and will take place June 6-9 in Metropolis. It is hosted by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, the City of Metropolis and the Metropolis Area Tourism Commission.
For more information, visit supermancelebration.net, metropolischamber.com or metropolistourism.com or call the chamber at 524-2714 or 800-949-5740.