Tom Welling plays the part of Clark Kent/Superman in the Series Smallville


Date of birth 26th April 1977

Place of Birth New York, New York, USA

Birth name Thomas John Patrick Welling

Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)


Tom was born on 26th April, 1977, in Putnam Valley, West Point, New York.  His early years were spent in Wisconsin before moving to Hockessin, Delaware, in third grade; he remained in Delaware until just after the start of his freshman year when he and his family moved again, this time to Okemos, Michigan.

Tom's early years at school in Delaware,  showed a little of the acting ability that he would later use, appearing in several school plays and pageants until his sixth grade year, he also loved playing Basket Ball.  He did not do particularly well at school, and upon leaving went to work at a construction site.

In 1997, while on holiday in a bar with a few friends, he was approached by a world-famous photographer Bruce Weber.  Tom now had to make a decision, but Tom ultimately decided to head to Lake George, New York, where the shoot was to take place; it was to be the start of a new career, and made Tom a few thousand dollars in the process.  He was soon working on assignments in Munich and Hamburg and modelling throughout Europe in Italy, Germany, and Spain.

After travelling around the world, Tom decided to try acting and was soon offered the part of Clark Kent in the series Smallville.