Justin Hartley

Born Jan. 29, 1977 in Knoxville, IL, actor Justin Hartley was the second of four children. He attended Carl Sandberg High School, where he played baseball and soccer, but an injury forced the young man to change paths ... Read more »
Born: 01/29/1977 in Knoxville, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

This Is Us 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Mistresses 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Challenger 2015 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Red Canyon 2014 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Emily Owens, M.D. 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Melissa & Joey 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smallville 2001 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spring Breakdown 2008 (Movie)

Todd (Actor)

CSI: New York 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Race You to the Bottom 2007 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Presenter

Megafault (TV Show)

Actor

Passions (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born Jan. 29, 1977 in Knoxville, IL, actor Justin Hartley was the second of four children. He attended Carl Sandberg High School, where he played baseball and soccer, but an injury forced the young man to change paths. After graduation, he enrolled in Southern Illinois University, majoring in theatre after discovering the joy of performing on stage. He moved to Los Angeles after graduation, landing the role of the rich and spoiled Nicholas Foxworth Crane on the campy daytime soap opera, "Passions" (NBC, 1999-2007; DirecTV, 2007-08) in 2002, and immediately became a fan favorite. Hartley stayed locked into the soap until 2006, when he landed the lead role in the much-hyped pilot "Aquaman" (WB, 2006) - a fantasy/drama that centered on the comic book superhero capable of breathing underwater and communicating with aquatic creatures who vows to maintain the safety of the Earth's oceans and its inhabitants. But due to the merger of the WB and UPN into the CW network, "Aquaman" got lost in the shuffle and was not picked up for production. Meanwhile, Hartley joined the cast of "Smallville" (CW, 2001-11) in 2006, playing Green Arrow, a rich, enigmatic crime fighter lacking superhero powers, but not the desire - not to mention the tools and ability - to fight the powers of evil.

Relationships

Lindsay Hartley Actor

Wife
Met in 2003 while starring on "Passions" (NBC) Married May 1, 2004 She filed for divorce in May 2012

Isabella Hartley

Daughter
Born July 3, 2004; mother, Lindsay Hartley

Nathan Hartley

Brother

Megan Hartley

Sister

Gabriela Hartley

Sister

Milestones

2015

Co-starred in the action-drama "The Challenger"

2014

Landed a recurring role on "The Young and the Restless"

2006

Played the Green Arrow on "Smallville"

2005

Made his feature film debut in "Race to the Bottom"

2004

Landed his first recurring TV role on the daytime soap "Passions"

Bonus Trivia

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Hartley played the title character in the 2006 pilot "Aquaman." The series, however, was never picked up for a full season.

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Hartley was very interested in sports in high school, having played on his school's basketball, baseball, and soccer teams.

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Hartley has the rare distinction of having played both Aquaman and Green Arrow -- two superheroes who figure prominently in the DC Comics Justice League.

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