PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Putnam Valley's Tom Welling.
The actor, of Putnam Valley, turns 40 on April 26.
Thomas John Patrick "Tom" Welling, an actor, director, producer and model best-known for his role as Clark Kent in the WB/CW superhero drama "Smallville" was born on April 26, 1977, in the lower Hudson Valley.
His family moved frequently, making stops in Wisconsin, Delaware, and Michigan. Welling attended Okemos High School in Okemos, Mich., where he started acting in plays, but then switched to sports. Welling played baseball and soccer, but his favorite sport is basketball.Welling initially worked in construction and, in 1998, he successfully modeled men's clothing for several popular brands. In 2000, he made a successful transition to television. He has been nominated for and received several awards for his role as Clark Kent. He also had a recurring role in the CBS drama "Judging Amy."
He has also been involved behind the camera as an executive producer and a director. His films include "Cheaper by the Dozen," "Cheaper by the Dozen 2," "The Fog" and "Draft Day."