Mandell Maughan, Brandon Routh on BLACK-ISH (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
In the black-ish episode “Is it Desert or Dessert,” while Pops (Laurence Fishbourne) helps Junior (Marcus Scribner) with his love life, Dre (Anthony Anderson) is nervous about Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) spending the weekend with their friends’ family in the desert. The parents who have invited the kids to the dessert, long-haired dad Banner Copeland and Amy Copeland, are portrayed by Brandon Routh and Mandell Maughan.
Actor Brandon Routh is best known for his role as Ray Palmer aka The Atom on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Flash, and Vixen, among others. Routh is also recognized for his roles in films including Superman Returns (Clark Kent/Superman), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Bobby Long), and in the 1999 Christina Aguilera music video “What a Girl Wants” as her boyfriend, see below. black-ish airs Tuesdays at 9 pm on ABC, right after The Kids Are Alright and right before Bless This Mess.