In 2000 Tom Welling Made A Successful Transition To Television

Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling


In 2000, he made a successful transition to television. He has also been involved behind the camera as an executive producer and a director. Welling has stated that he did not like modeling and that he was not good at it because it was all on the outside or from an external point of view. Welling was originally signed for three episodes; after receiving enthusiastic fan reviews, the producers kept him for three more.

In His First Major Acting Role Welling Portrayed Karate Teacher Rob Meltzer

Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling


Welling was born in Upstate New York on April 26, 1977. in his first major acting role, Welling portrayed karate teacher Rob Meltzer, a.k.a “Karate Rob”, a younger love interest of Amy Brenneman’s character on the CBS series Judging Amy, which aired in 2001. Welling was originally signed for three episodes; after receiving enthusiastic fan reviews, the producers kept him for three more. Welling also had a small role in UPN’s Special Unit 2, and he appeared in the debut episode of the FOX sitcom Undeclared. Welling told TV Guide that he turned down the lead role twice, but after reading the script, decided to take the job. We’re doing something different at a time before all that, I don’t want that to affect what I’m doing, even subconsciously.” He did get the chance to meet two previous Supermans: Christopher Reeve, when the actor was invited on Smallville in the Season 2 episode “Rosetta”, and Dean Cain in the Season 7 episode Cure. Welling made his directorial debut in 2006, with the season five episode of Smallville, “Fragile”.

Welling Told TV Guide That He Turned Down The Lead Role Twice

Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling
Tom Welling


In his first major acting role, Welling portrayed karate teacher Rob Meltzer, a.k.a “Karate Rob”, a younger love interest of Amy Brenneman’s character on the CBS series Judging Amy, which aired in 2001. Welling was originally signed for three episodes; after receiving enthusiastic fan reviews, the producers kept him for three more. Welling told TV Guide that he turned down the lead role twice, but after reading the script, decided to take the job. We’re doing something different at a time before all that, I don’t want that to affect what I’m doing, even subconsciously.” He did get the chance to meet two previous Supermans: Christopher Reeve, when the actor was invited on Smallville in the Season 2 episode “Rosetta”, and Dean Cain in the Season 7 episode Cure. in August 2009, Welling won another Teen Choice Award as “Choice TV Actor (Action Adventure)” for Smallville.