He was also able to showcase his talents behind the camera while on the young Superman drama, both writing ("Sacrifice," Season 9) and directing ("Dominion," Season 10).He went on to appear on a handful of hit series, including "Chuck," "Castle" and "Hart of Dixie," and in 2012 became a series regular on the medical drama "Emily Owens, M. Throughout 2013-16, Hartley worked on a handful of TV projects, appearing on 12 episodes of "Revenge," 16 episodes of "Mistresses" and taking over the role of Adam Newman on the top-rated CBS daytime soap "The Young and the Restless." Hartley was nominated for a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for lead actor in a drama series.Unlike the later Gotham series, which focuses on the adults and the villains, Bruce Wayne centered around a 17-year-old Bruce with shareholders who are out to kill him — literally.
The busy actor has been juggling multiple roles in recent years, moving seamlessly from primetime television to feature films, while also portraying one of daytime television's most popular characters.
Born in Knoxville, Illinois, and raised in Orland Park, Illinois, Hartley attended Southern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in history and theater.
Tom Welling has since surfaced in small roles including Draft Day and Parkland, and was set to produce and star in a new series titled which was in contention for CBS, (which unfortunately did not order a pilot to film during this development cycle).
While doing press for The Choice, the often reclusive and press-shy Welling finally addressed his time on the show and what it meant to him.
Writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar developed the series that would eventually be called Smallville with a pilot script that humanized the Clark Kent character and brought him in line with the kind of programming that the young WB audience craved.
To play the iconic role, Gough and Millar recruited a new actor and former model named Tom Welling, whose few credits included a sexy role on Judging Amy.He landed his first regular role on the daytime soap "Passions," a role he held for four years.Hartley moved to primetime for the first time in the role of Oliver Queen (the Green Arrow) on the hit series "Smallville." After recurring for two seasons, he became a regular in the show's eighth season.Flash forward to almost ten years after the series premiere, Smallville had survived the move to a fledgling network at a time when their new channel, The CW, had higher priorities mostly involving pretty-young-rich-people dramas like Gossip Girl.The show had gone from “freaks of the week” to full-on superhero events written by DC Entertainment’s own Geoff Johns, with the romance between Clark Kent and Lois Lane also told on screen in those final seasons. That end came with the two-hour series finale (appropriately titled “Finale”) which aired five years ago, on May 13, 2011.On May 6, 2012, it was announced that Lindsay filed for divorce after eight years of marriage in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences" and is asking for joint physical and legal custody of their daughter.