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One of Hollywood’s most promising young performers of his generation has emerged as Tom Welling. He gained notoriety after playing “Clark Kent” in the television series “Smallville,” earning him the moniker “TV lands newest heartthrob.” Tom was a manual laborer in the construction industry before a modeling agent saw him at a party. He then modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Calvin Klein. After a brief experience in modeling, he realized it was not a reliable source of money and relocated to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He then participated in various screen tests and auditions and appeared in a number of TV commercials, including those for T.J. Maxx, 7-Up, and Verizon. Following an audition, he was offered a part in “Judging Amy,” which aided in his career development as a television actor. Additionally, he made appearances in the sitcoms Special Unit 2 and Undeclared as well as the film The Fog. He starred in his first major motion picture as Steve Martin’s gorgeous son in the American comedy “Cheaper by the Dozen” and its sequel, “Cheaper by the Dozen 2.”

Early Childhood & Life

Tom Welling was born in Putnam Valley, New York, but spent the majority of his early years moving around the country with his family because of his father’s job at General Motors, which required them to move frequently from one location to another. These locations included Wisconsin, Delaware, and Michigan.

Finally settling in Okemos, Michigan, his family sent him to Okemos High School. He struggled in the classroom and chose to participate in school plays and sports.
He began working as a manual construction worker at a warehouse in 1995 after finishing high school.

Tom Welling’s Career

He was discovered by a photographer scout who was looking for a new face for a catalog shot in 1998 while he was at a party in Phuket. He was thrilled by the opportunity and agreed to work as a print model for the American clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch.

He was employed by “Louisa Modeling Agency” up until the year 2000, where he posed for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Abercrombie & Fitch. He had an appearance in the same year’s “Picture Perfect” music video by Angela Via.

He made the decision to relocate to Los Angeles because he was dissatisfied with his modeling profession and wanted to become an actor. Here, he started going to casting calls and appearing in television ads for “Verizon,” “7 UP,” and “T.J. Maxx.”

His first significant acting role came in 2001 when he was cast as “Karate Rob” on the CBS television drama “Judging Amy,” which aired to great success for 138 episodes.
On the Fox network’s debut episode of “Undeclared” and the short-lived American science fiction series “Special Unit 2,” he made an appearance.

He gained notoriety and accolades for his portrayal of “Clark Kent” in “Smallville,” a US television series based on the “Superman” character from “DC Comics.”
He made his big screen debut in the 2003 comedy “Cheaper By The Dozen,” which also starred Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt.

He was chosen to play Nicholas “Nick” Castle in Rupert Wainwright’s horror movie “The Fog,” which was released in 2005. He also made an appearance in “Cheaper By The Dozen 2” the same year.
He made his directing debut in 2006 with “Fragile” and “Smallville.”

He established his own production business, “Tom Welling Productions,” in 2009, with the comedy-drama series “Hellcats” as its inaugural production.
He is currently shooting for Peter Landesman’s forthcoming drama movie “Parkland,” which will be released in late 2013.

His Bigger Works

He portrayed the main character in the longest-running science fiction and comic book-based television series in North America, “Smallville,” in which he also starred. On the Parents Television Council’s list of the “top series for families,” it comes in at number six.

Recognition & Achievements

He was included on the list of “Breakthrough Stars of 2001” published by “People magazine” in 2001.
He won the “Teen Choice Awards” in 2002 for “Smallville” in the TV – Choice Breakout Star, Male category.
He won the “Teen Choice Awards” in 2009 for “Smallville” in the category of Choice TV Actor: Action Adventure.

Personal Legacy & Life

He wed Jamie White, his longtime love, in July 2002 on the Massachusetts island colony known as “Martha’s Vineyard.” The couple resides in Canada’s Vancouver.
He enjoys interests like reading and basketball in his free time.

Estimated Net Worth

American actor, director, producer, and model Tom Welling has a $14 million dollar net worth. In April 1977, Thomas John Patrick Welling was born in Putnam Valley, New York. His role as Clark Kent in the TV series Smallville is what made him most famous. In high school, he participated in plays and played basketball, baseball, and soccer.

Trivia

This well-known American television actor once stopped a robbery from happening to a woman and engaged the robbers in combat.