Tom Welling

Actor, Model, Construction worker
As a former model-turned-actor, Tom Welling rose to fame in the early 21st century as a teenaged Clark Kent, poised on the brink of discovering the powers that would one day make him Superman on "Smallville" (The WB/The ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1977 in Putnam Valley, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

The Choice 2016 (Movie)

Ryan (Actor)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

Brian Drew (Actor)

Parkland 2013 (Movie)

Roy Kellerman (Actor)

Smallville 2000 - 2001, 2006 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 2005 (Movie)

Charlie Baker (Actor)

Smallville Backstage Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fog 2005 (Movie)

Nick Castle (Actor)

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

Charlie Baker (Actor)

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undeclared 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Hellcats 2000 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

As a former model-turned-actor, Tom Welling rose to fame in the early 21st century as a teenaged Clark Kent, poised on the brink of discovering the powers that would one day make him Superman on "Smallville" (The WB/The CW, 2001-2011). Welling initially resisted taking the role upon the advice of his agent, who feared typecasting. But Welling was convinced by producers to play the young Clark, whose blend of physicality and earnestness won over both Superman fans and television viewers alike. During his reign on "Smallville," Welling began branching out into features and made his debut as the eldest son in the comedy remake of "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003), a role he reprised in the 2005 sequel. In between, he starred in the John Carpenter-produced horror remake of his 1980 film, "The Fog" (2005). But his bread and butter remained "Smallville," where he spent a decade ably playing the budding Superman, even stepping behind the camera to direct several episodes. He went on to executive produce the short-lived "Hellcats" (The CW, 2010-11), which pointed to other areas of his talent that had yet to be fully explored or realized by his substantial "Smallville" fanbase.

Relationships

Jamie Welling Production Assistant

Sister
Older

Mark Welling

Brother
Younger

Rebecca Welling

Sister
Older

Jamie White

Wife
Married on July 5, 2002, in Martha's Vineyard after three years of dating

EDUCATION

Okemos High School

Okemos , Michigan 1995

Milestones

2006

Made directorial debut with the season five episode of "Smallville" (WB), titled "Fragile"

2005

Reprised his role as one of twelve children in "Cheaper by the Dozen 2"

2005

Co-starred with Maggie Grace in a remake of the classic horror film "The Fog"

2003

Made film debut in the remake of "Cheaper by the Dozen" starring Steve Martin

2001

Had a recurring role on the CBS drama "Judging Amy" as a karate instructor and a young love interest for the title character

2001

Appeared in the debut episode of the FOX sitcom "Undeclared"

2001

Played a young Clark Kent/Superman in "Smallville" (WB, 2001-2006; CW, 2006-present); also directed several episodes

2000

Relocated to Los Angeles where he modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie and Fitch and Calvin Klein

1998

Discovered by a by a scout for Bruce Weber at a party in Nantucket

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