Thomas “Tom” John Patrick Welling (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer, and model best known for playing Clark Kent in the WB/The CW superhero drama Smallville (2001–2011).
He also appeared as Lt. Marcus Pierce/Cain in the third season of Fox’s fantasy comedy-drama Lucifer (2017–2018).
What is Tom Welling’s Net Worth?
Tom Welling was born in Putnam, New York, but his family moved frequently when he was a child. He had no intention of becoming an actor and was working as a construction worker when a casting director discovered him at a party. The casting director suggested Tom try modeling, but he soon realized he wanted to be an actor so he could express a wide range of emotions.
His first television appearance was in the CBS drama Judging Amy, where he appeared for six episodes. Tom’s big break, however, came when he was cast as Clark Kent in the WB (later CW) show Smallville, in which a young Clark Kent struggles with his alien superpowers. The show’s pilot aired in October 2001.
Tom appeared in several films between seasons of Smallville, including Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. He was also reportedly offered the role of Superman in the 2003 film Superman Returns, but the filming conflicted with his Smallville schedule. After Smallville ended in 2010, he returned to the CW as Clark Kent in the 2019 crossover show Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Tom Welling’s Superman money has accrued to an amount of $14 million. His net worth may only increase in the future thanks to his career revival with the CW! Before Tom was confirmed to appear on Professionals and The Winchesters, he also had a role on Lucifer.
In addition to Tom’s television exploits, he recently joined former co-star Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) in a new podcast called Talkville. The pair will re-watch their acclaimed television series, discuss episodes, and speak with their former co-stars about everything Smallville. The podcast premiered on July 13, 2022.
When Did Tom Welling Come Into the Spotlight?
In the year 2000, he made his acting debut in Angela Via’s music video “Picture Perfect.” Tom portrayed Angela’s love interest in the video. Thomas chose acting over modeling because he wanted to portray a wide range of emotions on screen. Later, in 2008, the star was featured in the May issue of Vogue as well as the so-called Superhero Issue.
His first major role was in the CBS legal drama ‘Judging Amy,’ which premiered in 2001. Welling portrayed Rob Meltzer, a Karate instructor by trade. He was originally scheduled for three episodes, but due to positive audience feedback, the producer decided to keep him on for three more.
Following that, Tom was cast in a minor role in the pilot episode of the UPN science fiction sitcom Special Unit 2. He also appeared in the premiere episode of Fox’s sitcom “Undeclared.”
Did Tom Welling Get Married Twice?
Yes, Tom initially married model Jamie White. In 2002, the couple exchanged vows on Martha’s Vineyard. Tom’s close friends from the show ‘Smallville,’ Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum, were also present at the wedding.
Tom and Martha made the decision to relocate to Vancouver, British Columbia. They eventually returned to Los Angeles. On October 17, 2013, Jamie filed for divorce from Tom. They split up in 2015 after their divorce was finalized.
After that, Tom re-entered the dating scene and began dating Saddle Club founder Jessica Rose Lee. The couple got engaged in 2018. Tom and Jessica have two children, Thompson, who is three, and Rocklin, who will be one in June. The couple married on November 30, 2019, at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery. This winery is located in San Ynez, California.