For George Reeves, The Adventures of Superman was his big break as an actor, and it helped to launch his career in the process. Although he was quickly becoming a household name, Reeves decided to put his acting career on hold in order to devote his time to more pressing global issues by joining the United States Army.
He aspired to be more than just another fictional warrior of steel in the military during World War II. The army, on the other hand, chose to place him in an acting capacity rather than activate him. His new job was to produce educational videos on the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, so he joined a special theatre team. He went back to acting full-time in 1946.