Thomas ‘Joseph’ Welling is a popular American actor, director, producer, and model of unique character. He is famous for his incredible performance in The CW superhero TV series Smallville (2001-2011). In the TV show, he played the character of Clark Kent. Likewise, he is also best known for his role in the Fox comedy-drama television show named Lucifer (2017-2018) as Lt. Marcus Pierce’s character.
His other notable works include Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), The Fog (2005), Draft Day (2014), and The Choice (2016).
Thomas was born on the 26th of April, 1977, in Putnam Valley, New York, United States of America (USA). His father’s name is Tom Welling Sr. and his mother’s name is Bonnie Welling. His family relocated a lot, moving to places like Wisconsin, Delaware, and Michigan when he was a kid. He grew up with three siblings – two elder sisters named Rebecca and Jamie and a small brother named Mark. His younger brother Mark also grew up to be an actor.
After his family settled in Michigan, he attended the nearby school called Okemos High School and completed his schooling. He was interested in acting ever since he was a kid, so he used to take part in school plays.
Before settling in Michigan and studying there, he was looking at the Salesianum School, located in Wilmington, Delaware.
Nationality, Physical features, and Zodiac
His nationality is American, and his ethnicity is mixed as he is of German, Irish, English, Scottish and Swiss ancestry. He is a devoted follower of Christianity.
He has an athletic build of height 6 feet 3 inches or 1.90 m and weighs 90 kg or 198.5 lbs. His body measurements, like his chest, waist, and biceps size, are not known. His shoe size is also not known. The color of his hair is black with a gray touch, and the color of his eyes is green.
He has a squared jawline with a rounded chin and often tends to keep a medium stubble beard.
His Zodiac sign is Taurus.
This 43 years old actor has been working in the movies and television industry since 2000. He is still actively working in the entertainment industry. He has amassed a fortune for himself working in movies and TV shows. Aside from movies and television shows, he also earns money from brand endorsements. He has endorsed brands like Verizon, 7 UP and J. Maxx.
As of 2021, Tom Welling’s net worth is around $16 million. His net worth increased by $2 million as he had a net worth of $14 million in the year 2020. He is very rich and it won’t come off as a shock as he also used to get paid $175K for each episode for his excellent performance in the series Smallville.
Tom was in a relationship with a model named Jamie White. They commenced dating in the year 1997. They tied their knot in 2002 on Martha’s Vineyard, situated in Massachusetts Island, after dating for five years. However, the couple wasn’t meant to be together as his wife filed for divorce on the 17th of October, 2013, after being to Tom for almost a decade. They divorced each other in November of 2015.
After Tom was separated from Jamie White, he met Jessica Rose Lee, the Saddle Club founder. They got into a relationship in 2014. The lovely couple got engaged in April of 2018 and finally tied their knot 30th of November, 2019. Before they were married, they were blessed with a baby boy on January 5, 2019. They named their son Thomson. Recently, in January of 2021, they announced that they were expecting a second child.
He made his movie debut in 2003 in Cheaper by the Dozen, where he played Charlie Baker’s character. After that, he was cast as Nicholas ‘Nick’ Castle in The Fog in 2005. In the same year, he was again cast as Charlie Baker in Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
In 2013, he played the Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman character in the American historical movie Parkland. Furthermore, he did a wonderful job portraying the character of Brian Drew in Draft Day in 2014.
He appeared on television for the first time in 2001 in Judging Army. He appeared as Rob Meltzer in the series. He came to spotlight when he was casted as Clark Kent / Superman in the superhero drama TV series named Smallville (2001-2011). This performance of his got him nominated for numerous prestigious awards.
Another one of his praiseworthy performance was in the American comedy drama TV show named Lucifer where he portrayed the character of Lt. Marcus Pierce / Cain. Moreover, he also appeared as Clark Kent in Batwoman in 2019. His most recent acting job was in Professionals as Vincent Corbo in 2020.
In this American superhero TV show, Tom has brilliantly portrayed the character of Clark Kent / Superman. The show was developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and starred Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Eric Johnson, Sam Jones III, Allison Mack, John Schneider, John Glover and many other excellent actors and actresses.
The show has 10 seasons and a total of 217 episodes. It is rated 7.5 by IMDb.
In this American urban fantasy television show, he performed very well as the character of Lt. Marcus Pierce. This show was developed by Tom Kapinos and starred Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Scarlett Estevez, Rachael Harris and many more. So far, the series has 5 seasons and a total of 75 episodes.
The show is rated 8.1 by IMDb.
This talented actor has been nominated for several prestigious awards over his career. He has been nominated for awards 15 times and has been able to win 2 of those awards. He has won Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Star for Smallville in 2002 and Teen Choice Award for Choice Actor: Action for Smallville in 2009. He has been nominated for Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award numerous times.
He has quite a huge fan following on his social media with 1 million followers on Instagram (@tomwelling) and 1.5 million followers on Facebook (Tom Welling). He is not active on any other social media platform like Twitter.