Born: 26 April 1977
Birthplace: Putnam Valley, New York
Best known as: Clark Kent in the TV series Smallville
Tom Welling began starring in the television series Smallville in 2001, playing Clark Kent as a teenager in his nascent Superman career. Tall, thin and square-jawed, Welling got his start in the late 1990s as a model. He settled in Los Angeles to work on an acting career, and his first big break came in 2001 as a love interest in six episodes of the TV series Judging Amy. The success of Smallville made Welling a star, and he has appeared in feature films including the remakes of Cheaper by the Dozen (2003, with Steve Martin) and The Fog (2005).
Extra credit: Other actors who have portrayed Superman include George Reeves, Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh.
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