Welling, Tom 1977–

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Welling, Tom 1977–


Full name, Thomas John Patrick Welling; born April 26, 1977, in New York, NY; father, an automobile industry executive; mother, a homemaker; brother of Mark Welling (an actor); married Jamie White, July 5, 2002.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).


Actor. Worked as a model and appeared in advertisements. Worked in construction.

Awards, Honors:

Named a breakthrough star of 2001, People Weekly magazine, 2001; Teen Choice Award, television—choice breakout star, male, 2002, Saturn Award nominations, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, Teen Choice Award nominations, television—choice actor, drama, 2002 and 2005, and television—choice actor, drama/action adventure, 2003, 2004, and 2006, and Teen Choice Award nomination (with Kristin Kreuk), television—choice chemistry, 2006, all for Smallville; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice breakout movie star—male, 2004, for Cheaper by the Dozen.


Television Appearances; Series:

Rob Meltzer, a recurring role, Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

Clark Kent, Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2001–2006, The CW, 2006—.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Superman: The Early Years (Behind the Scenes of Smallville), Channel 4 (England), 2002.

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

MTV Presents Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars under 25, MTV, 2003.

Himself, "Smallville" Backstage Special, ABC Family Channel, 2004.

Himself, TV Guide CloseUp: Behind the Scenes of "Smallville," TV Guide Channel, 2004.

Himself, TV Guide Specials: TV Families, TV Guide Channel, 2005.

(In archive footage) Clark Kent, The Science of Superman, National Geographic Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002.

The Teen Choice Awards 2002, Fox, 2002.

Presenter, The Teen Choice Awards 2004, Fox, 2004.

The Teen Choice Awards 2006, Fox, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

First male victim, "The Depths," Special Unit 2 (also known as SU2), UPN, 2001.

Himself, Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2001.

Himself, Total Request Live (also known as TRL), MTV, multiple episodes, including ones in 2002 and 2003.

Himself, E! News Daily (also known as E! News Live and E! News Live Weekend), E! Entertainment Television, 2002, 2004.

Himself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Himself, T4, Channel 4 (England), 2004.

Himself, Live with Regis & Kelly, syndicated, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Clark Kent, Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2001.

Tom the fraternity boy, Undeclared, Fox, 2001.

Appeared as Clark Kent in the unaired pilot of Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Fragile," Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Charlie Baker, Cheaper by the Dozen, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Charlie Baker, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2005.

Nick Castle, The Fog, Columbia, 2005.

Internet Appearances:

(In archive footage) Clark Kent, Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles, America Online, beginning 2006.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Jay & Rachel in the Morning, WDRQ (Detroit, MI), 2003.

Himself, Kevin & Bean Morning Show, KROQ (Los Angeles), 2003.

Himself, Ramiro & Pebble Morning Show, Jamn 94.5 (Boston, MA), 2003.


Music Videos:

Angela Via, "Picture Perfect," 2000.



Entertainment Weekly, December 21, 2001, p. 52.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, November 1, 2003, pp. 88–89.

Premiere, September, 2005, p. 27.

Rolling Stone, March 28, 2002.