How much is Tom Welling worth?
|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 26, 1977|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Tom Welling
Tom Welling, whose full name is Thomas John Patrick Welling, is an American actor, director, model, and producer. He’s best known for his role in The WB/CW superhero drama “Smallville”, where he reprised the leading role of Clark Kent from 2001 to 2011. In addition to starring in that and many other films and series, Welling is an established model, film director, and producer that has played a major role in the films “Cheaper by the Dozen”, “The Fog”, and “Draft Day” to name a few.
How Did Tom Welling Get So Rich?
What makes this television star so rich are his many professions and transformations in the film industry. His very first appearance on camera was in 2000 during the music video of Angela Via’s song “Picture Perfect”, where he portrayed the artist’s love interest. The following year, after leaving modeling behind, he landed the supporting role of Rob Meltzer in the legal drama “Judging Amy”, which eventually marked his television debut. From his work in seven of the season two episodes, Welling earned himself no more than $2,500 in total.
Also in 2001, he had guest appearances in the series “Special Unit 2” and “Undeclared”. He also went on to defeat hundreds of young actors for the main role of “Smallville”. In The WB/The CW superhero drama, he portrayed the role of Karl-el/Clark Kent/Superman for all of its 217 episodes. Besides attaining national exposure with the leading role, the actor earned more than $4 million for spending ten years on the show. In addition to that, he also won several awards and nominations like Choir TV Actor, Teen Choice Award, and nominations for Scream Award, and Saturn Award for “Best Actor on Television”.
Why is he so famous?
The multi-talented actor and director became famous when he joined the well-liked drama “Smallville”. He was born on April 26, 1977, in Putnam Valley, New York. He’s the second-youngest son and has two older sisters. His mother worked as a home engineer while his father was a General Motors executive figure. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, his family moved frequently due to his father’s work which required relocation, the family had to move and live in different places such as New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Michigan.
In 1995, Tom graduated from the Okemos High School, while his family was still residing in Okemos, Michigan. Prior to that, he studied and spent his freshman year at the Salesianum School based in Wilmington, Delaware. Shortly after his graduation, he was discovered by a scouting agent that suggested him to try modeling. He eventually relocated to Los Angeles to further pursue a modeling career and became the face of Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein among many others. Simultaneously with that, he decided to audition for roles on television and follow a career in acting.
What Makes Him So Successful?
The success of Tom Welling comes from his work as both film actor, director, and producer to some well-received films and television series. In 2006, he made his directing debut on an episode of “Smallville”. He proceeded to direct six other episodes throughout the next five years. Concurrently with acting and directing, Tom became a producer of the superhero series that served as co-executive producer in 42 episodes. For the past decade, he has been a star and director of the popular series “Hellcats” and “Professionals”.
Apart from the many television series that he took part in, Welling has landed himself spots in six films. His film debut came in the 2003 family drama “Cheaper by the Dozen”. He then worked in other dramas and horrors such as “The Fog”, “Cheaper by the Dozen 2”, “Parkland”, “Draft Day”, and “The Choice”. Since his rise to prominence, Welling has appeared in many realities and talk shows such as “The View”, “E! News Live”, Live with Kelly and Ryan”, “Made in Hollywood”, and “The Real” among many others.
Tom Welling is known for his outstanding and highly-praised performance in the Emmy-award winning show “Smallville”. The charming and prominent actor first began his career as a model in the late 1990s and quickly made the transition to the film industry where he achieved a lot of success. For the past two decades, with a net worth of $20 million, he has become one of the most popular and highest-paid television actors in the United States.