Thomas “Tom” Joseph Welling is an American actor, director, producer, and model. He was born on April 26, 1977. He is best known for playing Clark Kent in the superhero drama Smallville on The WB/The CW from 2001 to 2011. Additionally, he co-starred as Lt. Marcus Pierce/Cain in the third season of the Fox fantasy comedy-drama Lucifer (2017–2018).
Welling, a high school athlete, began his career in construction until finding fame as a men’s fashion model in 1998 for a number of well-known companies. He successfully made the switch to television in the year 2000. For his performance as Clark Kent, he was nominated for and won numerous honors. In the second season of the CBS courtroom drama Judging Amy in 2001, he played Rob “Karate Rob” Meltzer in a recurring role. His movies include The Fog (2005), Draft Day (2014), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), Cheaper by the Dozen (2013), and The Choice (2016). In the television show The Winchesters, he has been given the role of Samuel Campbell. He has also worked as a director and executive producer behind the camera.
Tom Welling: Profile summary
|Original name||Thomas Joseph Welling|
|Nick Name||Tom Welling|
|Profession||Actor, director, producer and model|
|Birthplace||Putnam Valley, New York, United States|
|Age as in 2022||45 years old|
|Height(s) Feet||6 feet and 3 inches|
|Heights in cm||191 cm|
|Weight(s) in pound||187 pounds|
|Spouse||Jessica Rose (m. 2019), Jamie White (m. 2002-2015)|
|Children||Yes (Thomson Wylde Welling)|
Tom Welling Early life
Putnam Valley, New York, is where Welling was born. His family constantly relocated, making stops in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Delaware. While attending Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan, Welling began performing in plays before deciding to pursue sports instead. Although Welling played baseball and soccer, basketball is his preferred sport. Having two elder sisters named Rebecca and Jamie and a younger brother named Mark Welling who is also an actor, Welling is one of four children.
Tom Welling: Age, Height, and Weight
Tom Welling, who was born on April 26, 1977, will be 43 years old on January 24, 2021. He weighs 85 kilograms and stands 6 feet, 3 inches tall.
Tom Welling Career
Formerly a construction worker, Welling was spotted by casting director Jennifer Starr in 1998 at a party in Nantucket while looking for new talent for a Tommy Hilfiger advertisement. She suggested that he try modeling. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Welling worked as a model for Louisa Modeling Agency. While pursuing an acting career, he modeled there for Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Calvin Klein. Welling plays Angela Via’s romantic interest in the 2000 music video “Picture Perfect” for the song. Welling has claimed that because modeling was all done from the outside or from an outside perspective, he did not enjoy it and was not good at it.
Welling pursued acting because he wanted to portray a variety of emotions, but he occasionally still models. Welling made an appearance in the so-called Superhero edition of Vogue’s May 2008 edition. In the second season of the CBS legal drama Judging Amy, which aired in 2001, Welling played Rob “Karate Rob” Meltzer, a younger love interest of Amy Gray (Amy Brenneman). This was his first significant acting role. Welling was originally contracted for three episodes, but the producers decided to keep him for three more after hearing positive reviews. Additionally, Welling appeared in the pilot episode of the short-lived Fox sitcom Undeclared and had a brief part in the UPN science fiction sitcom Special Unit 2’s first season.
Following an extensive search for an actor to portray Clark Kent, Welling was chosen for the WB superhero drama Smallville. Welling described the day of his audition for the part in an interview with a teen magazine, saying, “I was on my way back from the Warner Bros. studio and I stopped in a gas station to phone my manager and tell him how it went. He said, “Can you hold on a second?” when I called and managed to get him on the line. The next thing I know, there are seven individuals on the other end of the line, all of whom are saying, “Tom, you got it!'” With 8.4 million viewers, the pilot earned The WB’s highest-rated debut when it aired in October 2001.
Welling admitted to TV Guide that he twice turned down the lead part before deciding to accept it after reading the screenplay. Before being chosen to play Clark Kent, he, like Christopher Reeve, had never been a fan of Superman. In fact, he continued to avoid Superman comics, saying, “I made a conscious choice to avoid that stuff. Before all of that, we’re doing something new, and I don’t want it to even slightly influence what I’m doing. He did had the opportunity to interact with two former Superman actors: Dean Cain (who appeared in season 7’s “Cure”) and Christopher Reeve (who appeared in season 2’s “Rosetta” episode 17).
In addition to being named one of the “Breakthrough Stars of 2001” by People magazine, Welling won the 2002 Teen Choice Award for “Choice Breakout Star (Male)” for his portrayal of Clark Kent. In an interview with Smallville Magazine after the third season, Welling stated that if he could play any other character on the show besides Clark Kent, it would be Lex Luthor; “Lex Luthor! As an actor, getting to portray the exact antithesis of your role is the pinnacle, so I wouldn’t mind getting my head shaved.
Since Smallville was already in production, Welling claims he met with director Brett Ratner in 2003 to discuss possibly playing Clark Kent/Superman in the superhero movie Superman Returns (2006). Comic book artist Alex Ross even created two sketches of Welling as the “Man of Steel” to see how the actor would appear in the well-known costume. In August 2009, Welling won another Teen Choice Award as “Choice TV Actor (Action Adventure)” for Smallville.
With his Smallville co-star Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Welling returned to his role as Clark Kent in the Batwoman episode of the CW Arrowverse crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths” in 2019. Welling’s comeback wrapped up the tale of Clark’s previous life, which had depicted him giving up his superhuman abilities, retiring as an ordinary farmer, and having at least two daughters with Lois.
Welling and fellow Smallville actor Michael Rosenbaum debuted Talkville on July 13, 2022, where they discuss each episode of the show.
Tom Welling Lucifer
Welling was chosen to co-star in the Fox fantasy comedy-drama Lucifer’s third season in 2017. He portrayed Marcus Pierce, the season’s major adversary who is the immortal Cain and a police lieutenant at the precinct.
Tom Welling Film
In the family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, which is a remake of the 1950 film starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy and is based on the 1948 book about the family of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth and written by two of their children, Welling made his feature film debut in December 2003 as Charlie Baker, the oldest son and second-oldest in the Baker family, which had 12 children. The Baker family had 12 children. In an interview with Paul Fischer, Welling discussed the reasons he was drawn to the project: “The top three reasons I decided to do this picture were, one, Steve Martin, two, and three, Steve Martin. For me, that was the main attraction.
After reading the script, I realized how much I adored Charlie as a character. I identified with what he went through and what he had to go through, and I thought I knew him. I merely wished to take part in it. Welling declared that he “absolutely loved” working with Martin and that he had always been an admirer of his.
Welling co-starred as Nick Castle (a role originally portrayed by Tom Atkins) in the 2005 horror movie The Fog, a remake of John Carpenter’s 1980 film of the same name. Welling was still working on the final few episodes of Smallville’s fourth season while The Fog was in production. In Cheaper by the Dozen 2 that same year, he returned to his role as Charlie Baker.
Welling was a member of the A-list cast of the historical drama Parkland in 2013, which was based on Vincent Bugliosi’s book Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The catastrophic events that took place at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was shot, are at the core of the narrative. Welling co-starred in the sports drama Draft Day by Ivan Reitman in 2014. He portrayed an experienced quarterback whose career was in doubt.
Tom Welling Production
Welling worked as a co-executive producer for Smallville’s eighth season. For the show’s tenth and final season in the fall of 2010, he returned as Clark Kent and was given full executive producer credit, according to a press statement from the CW from May 20, 2010.
Based on the book Cheer: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders by journalist Kate Torgovnick, Welling worked as an executive producer on the CW comedy-drama Hellcats. The CW broadcast the show for the first time in the fall of 2010, then on May 17, 2011, it was cancelled. Welling claims that the reason for the cancellation was the switch from Dawn Ostroff to Mark Pedowitz as the CW’s president of entertainment.
Tom Welling Directing
In 2006, Welling directed his first episode of Smallville, “Fragile” (5.18). He also helmed “Hydro” (6.10), “Apocalypse,” the 150th episode of the program, “Injustice” (8.21), “Legends,” the second hour of “Absolute Justice” (9.11), and two episodes of Smallville’s last season, “Patriot” and “Booster” (10.09 and 10.18).
Tom Welling Personal life
Welling wed model Jamie White on July 5, 2002, on Martha’s Vineyard, in the presence of Welling’s friends and his then-Smallville co-stars Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum. Welling and White lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, but in March 2011 they moved back to Los Angeles. White filed for divorce from Welling on October 17, 2013. In November 2015, the divorce was finally formalized.
Welling started dating Saddle Club founder and equestrian Jessica Rose Lee in 2014. They announced their engagement in April 2018. Two sons, born in January 2019 and June 2021, were born to the couple. On November 30, 2019, Welling and Lee were wed in San Ynez, California’s Sunstone Vineyards & Winery.
Welling spends his free time playing golf. Welling has shown his distaste towards interviews in YM. I don’t want to be a star just for the purpose of being a celebrity, the man declared. I desire a private home life after working. Additionally, Welling has stated that he did not enjoy modeling because it was an unfulfilling and uncreative profession.
Tom Welling Trivia
He rushed over after saw a woman being robbed and defeated her assailants. He laughed as the woman responded, “Wow, you really are Superman,” and turned to leave.
Before accepting it, he first turned down the part of the young Clark Kent twice.
Tom has collaborated with both Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, stars of the 2005 television series Supernatural, and the three are close friends. When they performed a practical joke on the crew by having Tom get out of a car when Jared was supposed to, it resulted in one of his visits to their sets turning into an unofficial appearance of him on their show.
He is the actor that has played Clark Kent for the longest.
His “Smallville” co-stars John Schneider and Michael Rosenbaum are close friends of his.
acted as Ashton Kutcher’s model. The two get along well.
After graduating, he worked in construction before becoming a model.
auditioned for the 1994 television series Friends’ Tag Jones part. Eddie Cahill eventually received it.
acted as Joseph or Josephine in “Some Like It Hot” in high school.
Tom used to play soccer as a striker when he was younger, but by the time he graduated from high school, he was a goalkeeper.
Fiancée Thomson Wylde Welling, a boy, was Thomson Rose Lee’s firstborn on January 5, 2019, at 12:31 a.m. 8 lbs. 8oz.
Prior to being cast as Clark Kent, I, like Christopher Reeve, wasn’t a huge Superman fan. I still don’t read Superman comics.
varsity soccer player in high school.
He is the only actor to have appeared in every one of Smallville’s 217 episodes (2001).
had “fair” marks in high school and decided against attending college. Instead, he decided to stay with his parents and pursue a career as a construction worker.
was a candidate for the role of Emmett Cullen in the 2008 film Twilight before casting ever started, according to Stephenie Meyer.
Can voice Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and pull off a Keanu Reeves impersonation that is fairly accurate.
appeared as the love interest in “Picture Perfect,” Angela Via’s debut music video. It started at a video game arcade and ended with them getting ready to kiss in a picture booth.
Listed as one of the “Breakthrough Stars of 2001” by People Magazine.
Brandon Routh tried out for the part of Clark Kent (Superman) before being cast in the 2001 television series Smallville. Routh would subsequently play Superman in the 2006 film Superman Returns.
appeared as a younger Clark Kent on Smallville (2001), two years younger than Brandon Routh, who played Superman in Superman Returns (2006).
Favorite actors include Jerry Seinfeld, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro, and Steve Martin.
Favorite motion picture: 1935’s Mutiny on the Bounty.
remote relative of Evan Peters.
is engaged to Jessica Rose Lee, the founder of the Saddle Club, in 2018. They have been dating since 2014.
Mother is a “home engineer,” while the father is a retired executive from General Motors.
the actor Mark Welling’s elder brother. He has two older sisters as well.
studied at Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan, and graduated in 1995.
His father is sprung from Germans. On her own father’s side, his mother is of German lineage; on her own mother’s, she has some Irish, English, Scottish, and Swiss-German ancestry. Johann Heinrich Welling and Euphemia Maria Maier gave birth to Bernard Heinrich Welling in Lingen, Germany, around 1852. He was Tom’s great-grandfather. Tom is the grandson of Louis H. Welling and Leora M. Poelker on his father’s side. Tom is the grandson of Joseph W. Meitz and Geraldine A. Byington on his mother’s side.
relocated in March 2011 from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Los Angeles.
Tom had three dogs while he was residing in Vancouver and filming Smallville: a “Mixed Akita” named Bear, a pug named Cook, and a Boston Terrier named Maui.
Tom Welling claimed that as he was growing up, he worked numerous occupations, such as bartending, waiting tables, and construction.
He enjoys watching Seinfeld (1989).
Tom Welling and his wife Jamie visited Paris, France, for their honeymoon in 2002.
Tom Welling doubled as a pitcher and shortstop in baseball.
spent his first year of high school in Wilmington, Delaware’s Salesianum School.
possesses a pug named Cook.
Tom Ford is Tom Welling’s preferred fashion designer. Tom was dressed in a tuxedo made by Ford for YSL for his wedding.
His parents are Republican and Democrat, respectively. No comment, Tom said in response to the question of who he is. Although he claims that politics “affects him in a way,” he will never run for president.
Tom Welling undertook a comprehensive press tour to support his movie “Draft Day” across the country, stopping in Miami, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and New York City among other places.
On January 15, 2015, Tom Welling showed up to the “6 Bullets to Hell” premiere in support of his friend Tanner Beard.
Tom Welling: Net worth
As of 2022, Tom’s net worth was about $16 million.
Who is Tom Welling?
Putnam Valley, New York, is where Tom Welling was born. His family regularly moved, making stops in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Delaware. Welling attended Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan, where he first appeared in plays before pursuing a career in athletics. Although Welling has participated in baseball and soccer, his preferred sport is basketball. With two older sisters, Rebecca and Jamie, and a younger brother, Mark Welling, who is also an actor, Welling is the youngest of four children.
How much does Tom Welling make per year?
Unknown is the acclaimed actor’s yearly income. However, it’s likely that for seasons three, four, five, six, and seven, Welling’s average episode pay increased to $50,000.
What investments does Tom Welling have?
Although not much is known about Welling’s investment, it is believed that wise stock investments are what brought him success.
How many Endorsement deals does Tom Welling have?
With CoverGirl cosmetics, the acclaimed actress has rich contracts.
How many Philanthropy works has Tom Welling supported?
When it comes to giving back to the community, Welling is a jewel. However, not much is known about his charitable endeavors.
How many businesses does Tom Welling own?
Originally employed as a construction worker, Welling was suggested to try modeling by casting director Jennifer Starr in 1998 as she was looking for new faces for a Tommy Hilfiger campaign at a party in Nantucket. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Welling worked as a model for the Louisa Modelling Agency.
He modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Calvin Klein while pursuing an acting career. In the 2000 music video “Picture Perfect” by Angela Via, Welling portrayed the love interest. Welling has claimed that because modeling was always done from the outside or from a distance, he loathed it and thought he was bad at it.
Who did Tom Welling date?
Welling started dating Saddle Club founder and equestrian Jessica Rose Lee in 2014. They announced their engagement in April 2018. Two sons, born in January 2019 and June 2021, were born to the couple. On November 30, 2019, Welling and Lee exchanged vows at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery in San Ynez, California.
How old was Tom Welling when he acted Smallville?
Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent in Smallville, started playing the part when he was 24 years old.
Did Tom Welling audition for Superman?
Following an extensive search for a Clark Kent replacement actor, Tom Welling was chosen for the WB superhero drama Smallville. Welling described the day of his audition for the part in an interview with a teen magazine, saying: “I was on my way back from the Warner Bros.
What is Tom Welling real name?
Thomas John Patrick “Tom” Welling, an American actor, director, producer, and former model, was born on April 26, 1977. He is best known for playing Clark Kent in the CW television series Smallville.
Why did Lana date Lex Smallville?
Al Gough contends that Lana and Clark were still in love, despite the fact that Lana marries Lex in season 6. Lana was only with Lex because Clark pushed her in that direction, and as a result, she got into trouble.