Thomas "Tom" John Patrick Welling (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer and model best known for his portrayal of Clark Kent in the The WB/The CW series Smallville.A high-school athlete, 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 portrayal of Clark Kent. He also had a recurring role in 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, Parkland and Draft Day.