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Tom Welling is an American film and television actor known for his role as ‘Clark Kent’ in the television series ‘Smallville’

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BirthdayApril 26, 1977
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesJamie White (m. 2002)
SiblingsJamie, Mark Welling, Rebecca
Known asThomas John Patrick
Birth PlacePutnam Valley, New York, United States
Height190cm
GenderMale
FatherTom Welling Sr.
MotherBonnie Welling
Net Worth$12 million as of Apr 9,2017
Sun SignTaurus
Born inPutnam Valley, New York, United States
Famous asAmerican actor

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Who is Tom Welling?

Tom Welling has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most promising young actors of his generation. After his claim to fame role as ‘Clark Kent’ in the television series ‘Smallville’, he was referred to as ‘TV lands newest heartthrob’. Initially a manual construction worker, Tom was discovered by a modelling agent at a party, after which he modelled for Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Calvin Klein. After a brief modelling stint, he realised that it was not a source of permanent income and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Subsequently, he attended numerous auditions and screen tests, and acted in a series of TV commercials including ‘Verizon’, ‘7 UP’ and ‘T.J. Maxx’. After an audition, he bagged a role in ‘Judging Amy’, a role that helped him establish himself as a television actor. He also appeared in the movie ‘The Fog’ and television sitcoms ‘Special Unit 2’ and Undeclared’. He made his first feature film appearance as the handsome son of Steve Martin in the American comedy film ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ and also appeared in the sequel ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 2’.

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Childhood & Early Life

Tom Welling was born in Putnam Valley, New York and spent most of his early years in different parts of U.S. like Wisconsin, Delaware, and Michigan due to his father’s job in General Motors, which demanded the family to constantly move from one place to another.

His family finally settled in Okemos, Michigan, where he attended the Okemos High School. He was not very proficient academically and preferred to participate in plays and sports in school.

In 1995, following his graduation from high school, he worked as a manual construction worker at a warehouse.

Career

In 1998, while at a party in Nantuket, he was spotted by a photography scout who was looking for a fresh face for a catalogue shoot. Excited by the offer, he accepted to become a print model for Abercrombie & Fitch, an American clothing brand.

Until 2000, he worked for ‘Louisa Modeling Agency’; where he modelled for Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Calvin Klein. The same year he appeared in Angela Via’s video single ‘Picture Perfect’.

As he was not happy with his modelling career and aspired to be an actor, he decided to move to Los Angeles. Here, he began auditioning for roles and appeared on television commercials for ‘Verizon’, ‘7 UP’ and ‘T.J. Maxx’.

In 2001, he bagged his first major acting role as ‘Karate Rob’ on the CBS television drama ‘Judging Amy’, which successfully ran for 138 episodes.

He appeared on the short lived American science fiction series ‘Special Unit 2’ and on the first episode of ‘Undeclared’, aired on Fox network.

He received fame and recognition for his portrayal of ‘Clark Kent’ in ‘Smallville’, an American television series based on the ‘DC Comics’ character of ‘Superman’.

In 2003, he made his feature film debut in the comedy film ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’, starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt.

In 2005, he was cast in ‘The Fog’, a horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright in which he played the role of ‘Nicholas ‘Nick’ Castle’. In the same year, he also appeared in ‘Cheaper By The Dozen 2’.

In 2006, he made his directorial debut with ‘Fragile’ and Smallville’.

In 2009, he founded his own production company, ‘Tom Welling Productions’ and the company’s first project was ‘Hellcats’, a comedy drama series.

He is currently filming for ‘Parkland’, an upcoming drama film directed by Peter Landesman, slated to release in late 2013.

Major Works

He played the lead role in the television series ‘Smallville’ which is the longest running North American science fiction series and the longest running comic based series in television history. It is ranked at the number six position on Parents Television Council's list of the ‘best shows for families’.

Awards & Achievements

In 2001, ‘People magazine’ featured him on the list of ‘Breakthrough Stars of 2001’.

In 2002, he received the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ for the category of TV - Choice Breakout Star, Male for ‘Smallville’.

In 2009, he was the recipient of the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ for the category of Choice TV Actor: Action Adventure for ‘Smallville’.

Personal Life & Legacy

In July 2002, he married his long-time sweetheart Jamie White on ‘Martha's Vineyard’, the island colony of Massachusetts. The couple live in Vancouver, Canada.

In his spare time, he pursues hobbies such as reading and playing basketball.

Trivia

This popular American television actor once saved a woman from being mugged and fought with her attackers.

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Tom Welling biography timelines

  • // 26th Apr 1977
    Tom Welling was born in Putnam Valley, New York and spent most of his early years in different parts of U.S. like Wisconsin, Delaware, and Michigan due to his father’s job in General Motors, which demanded the family to constantly move from one place to another.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, following his graduation from high school, he worked as a manual construction worker at a warehouse.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, while at a party in Nantuket, he was spotted by a photography scout who was looking for a fresh face for a catalogue shoot. Excited by the offer, he accepted to become a print model for Abercrombie & Fitch, an American clothing brand.
  • // 2000
    Until 2000, he worked for ‘Louisa Modeling Agency’; where he modelled for Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Calvin Klein. The same year he appeared in Angela Via’s video single ‘Picture Perfect’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he bagged his first major acting role as ‘Karate Rob’ on the CBS television drama ‘Judging Amy’, which successfully ran for 138 episodes.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, ‘People magazine’ featured him on the list of ‘Breakthrough Stars of 2001’.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he received the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ for the category of TV - Choice Breakout Star, Male for ‘Smallville’.
  • // Jul 2002
    In July 2002, he married his long-time sweetheart Jamie White on ‘Martha's Vineyard’, the island colony of Massachusetts. The couple live in Vancouver, Canada.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he made his feature film debut in the comedy film ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’, starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he was cast in ‘The Fog’, a horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright in which he played the role of ‘Nicholas ‘Nick’ Castle’. In the same year, he also appeared in ‘Cheaper By The Dozen 2’.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, he made his directorial debut with ‘Fragile’ and Smallville’.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he founded his own production company, ‘Tom Welling Productions’ and the company’s first project was ‘Hellcats’, a comedy drama series.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he was the recipient of the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ for the category of Choice TV Actor: Action Adventure for ‘Smallville’.
  • // 2013
    He is currently filming for ‘Parkland’, an upcoming drama film directed by Peter Landesman, slated to release in late 2013.

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Tom Welling's FAQ

  • What is Tom Welling birthday?

    Tom Welling was born at 1977-04-26

  • Where is Tom Welling's birth place?

    Tom Welling was born in Putnam Valley, New York, United States

  • What is Tom Welling nationalities?

    Tom Welling's nationalities is American

  • Who is Tom Welling spouses?

    Tom Welling's spouses is Jamie White (m. 2002)

  • Who is Tom Welling siblings?

    Tom Welling's siblings is Jamie, Mark Welling, Rebecca

  • How tall is Tom Welling?

    Tom Welling's height is 190

  • Who is Tom Welling's father?

    Tom Welling's father is Tom Welling Sr.

  • Who is Tom Welling's mother?

    Tom Welling's mother is Bonnie Welling

  • What is Tom Welling's sun sign?

    Tom Welling is Taurus

  • How famous is Tom Welling?

    Tom Welling is famouse as American actor