Christopher Dennis impersonated Superman on Hollywood Boulevard for some 25 years until he was brutally attacked by assailants wielding golf clubs last August. Not only did the attackers knock out some of his teeth, they stole his Superman outfit, a laptop, phone, and nearly $1,000, reported the New York Post. Unable to work as Superman, the Los Angeles resident subsequently lost the roof over his head.
Dennis has lived it rough on the streets for the past six months, but he wants to turn that around. As part of that, he is seeking help via two GoFundMe pages to buy a new Superman outfit.
So in short folks, Superman needs your help!
The Christopher Reeve lookalike says he needs $1,000 for a new costume and boots. Four times that amount has already been pledged to Dennis so far.
“The Superman outfit is kinda like a shield for me. I get to escape my reality and my flaws,” the 49-year-old told the New York Post.
Watch Chris Dennis talk about his current situation in this video from the New York Post:
Dennis said that dressing up as Superman in the early 1990s assisted him to beat drug addiction, Barcroft TV reported. He says he has also gained strength from the memory of late Superman actor Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed in an accident, but who went on to become an inspiration for those living with adversity.
As per the above short video, Dennis said he has stopped real crimes such as purse snatching and store robberies while he was suited up as Superman.
“It’s my heart’s desire to be Superman out there,” Dennis told the New York Post.
“When I put on the outfit for the first time again and get all cleaned up, I’m gonna feel like a new man,” he said.
See this 60 Second Docs video on Dennis working for tips from tourists as a Superman on Hollywood Boulevard. The video was made just before he was attacked:
Subscribe to our weekly email