(Headline USA) Former Lois and Clark actor Dean Cain is the latest Hollywood celebrity to flee California, citing the state’s “terrible” progressive policies.
Cain, who portrayed Superman/Clark Kent on ABC’s hit show from 1993 to 1997, revealed this week that he is moving from California to Nevada over the Golden State’s high taxes, out of control crime and rampant homelessness.
“I love California. It’s the most beautiful state. Everything’s wonderful about it except for the policies. The policies are just terrible. The fiscal policies, the soft-on-crime policies, the homelessness policies,” he told Fox News on Wednesday.
Cain pointed out that he’s not the only one trying to get out of California.
“The things that our leaders in California have been doing have driven out anybody who can really afford to get out. People are flocking out of there in droves,” he said.
Cain listed his Malibu home in March and sold the property for $6.25 million last month. He has since relocated to Las Vegas, where he said his family is already happier.
“I’ve been here for two weeks now, and I can tell you, [it’s a] smart move… my son is 10 times happier here in Las Vegas. If I wanted to do anything out of Malibu, it took me 45 minutes to an hour to get anywhere. Here, the longest I’m driving is 20 minutes,” he said.
Cain also cited Nevada’s lack of a state income tax as a perk.
Several other high-profile stars have left Hollywood for more conservative states over the past few years. Matthew McConaughey moved his family to Texas, and Mark Wahlberg moved to Las Vegas, which he hopes to turn into “Hollywood 2.0.”
Cain said he “100%” sees the potential to make Las Vegas the next film industry capital.
“Obviously, Mark Wahlberg is a huge star in and drives a huge number of dollars to the films that he does. Bless him for it. I think he’s done something very smart for his family,” he said. “Mark did a smart thing, and, hopefully, I believe I’ve done a very, very smart thing.”