Justin Whalin

Actor
This attractive, dimple-cheeked, wide-smiling and floppy-haired young leading man became the second Jimmy Olson on the ABC series "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" in 1994, earning some publicity for ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1974 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

Beauty And The Beast 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

For the Cause 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Off the Ledge 2014 (Movie)

Hopper Jackson (Actor)

Super Capers 2009 (Movie)

Ed Gruberman (Actor)

Slammed 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dungeons and Dragons: the Movie 2000 (Movie)

Ridley Freeborn (Actor)

Blossom 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Susie Q 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

It Had to Be You 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Other Mothers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Serial Mom 1994 (Movie)

Scotty (Actor)

Crosses on the Lawn 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Charles in Charge (Syndicated) 1986 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Child's Play 3 1991 (Movie)

Andy Barclay (Actor)

Blossom 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

One of the Boys 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Whisper 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dead Pool 1988 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

Miracle at Midnight (TV Show)

Actor

Murder of Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Harmony (TV Show)

Actor

The Fire Next Time (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This attractive, dimple-cheeked, wide-smiling and floppy-haired young leading man became the second Jimmy Olson on the ABC series "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" in 1994, earning some publicity for being the first to play the role as a contemporarily dressed and speaking character.

Justin Whalin began working in theatre in his native San Francisco when he was about 11, performing in a touring company and then the San Francisco company of "The Little Prince". When he was 14, Clint Eastwood gave him a role in "The Drowning Pool" (1988) and Whalin was then lured to Hollywood to play Alan Quartermaine, Jr. on the ABC soap "General Hospital" for four months in 1987. In 1988, he landed a short-lived, recurring role as Scott Baio's truth- manipulating cousin on the syndicated sitcom, "Charles in Charge". Whalin then played Nick, the youngest son being raised by a widower father and a Latina housekeeper on "One of the Boys" (NBC, 1989).

Whalin began commuting between San Francisco and Los Angeles, making guest appearances on such series as "The Wonder Years", "Mr. Belvedere", "The Young Riders" and in the pilot for "Blossom". He made his TV-movie debut for the Disney Channel in "Perfect Harmony" (1991), which explored racism at a private boarding school. Having earned his high school equivalency diploma, he relocated to Los Angeles to play Craig T. Nelson's rebellious son in the miniseries "The Fire Next Time" (CBS, 1993). Also that year, he starred in two Schoolbreak Specials for CBS: "Crosses on the Lawn", in which he was a young man who gets involved in hate crimes, and "Other Mothers", in which he was a high school basketball player whose position on the team is jeopardized when the school discovers he is being raised by his natural mother and her lesbian partner. Whalin won a Daytime Emmy for his performance in the latter. He subsequently appeared as Robert Urich's eldest son in the short-lived CBS sitcom "It Had to Be You" (1993). The role of Jimmy Olson followed in the autumn of 1994, when Whalin replaced Michael Landes in the role.

Whalin has also appeared in feature films. His first lead came with "Child's Play 3" (1991), in which he was the youth plagued by a murderous doll at a military school. He was a porn-crazed teen pursued by the murderous Kathleen Turner in "Serial Mom" (1994) and had his first romantic lead as a troubled youth helped by an attractive teen angel in "Suzie Q" (1996).

Relationships

Stacy Lowen

Companion
pre-med student to whom Whalin was linked romantically

Terry Villanueva

Mother
owns L.A. area school, The Learning Castle born c. 1953 divorced Whalin's father c. 1981

Craig Whalin

Father
born c. 1948 divorced Whalin's mother c. 1981

Daniel Whalin

Half-Brother
born in October 1986

EDUCATION

Lennox High School

San Francisco , California

Milestones

1996

First romantic feature lead, "Suzie Q"

1994

Played Jimmy Olsen (second actor in role) in the popular series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"

1993

First TV miniseries, "The Fire Next Time"; also starred in two CBS Schoolbreak Specials, "Crosses on the Lawn" and "Other Mothers"

1993

Played oldest son of Robert Urich on short-lived series "It Had to Be You"

1991

First feature in a starring role, "Child's Play 3"

1991

TV-movie debut, "Perfect Harmony"

1989

Played youngest son on short-lived sitcom, "One of the Boys"

1988

Feature debut, "The Dead Pool"

1988

Cast in a recurring role on the syndicated version of "Charles In Charge"

1987

Cast as Alan Quartermaine Jr on ABC daytime drama "General Hospital"

1982

Began taking acting classes (date approximate)

Raised in the San Francisco, CA, area

Bonus Trivia

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Whalin is a Tae Kwon Do black belt. He also is a pool (billiards) champion and a plays blues guitar.

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