Justin Scott Hartley[1] (born January 29, 1977[2]) is an American actor. He has played Fox Crane on the NBC daytime soap opera Passions (2002–2006), Oliver Queen on the WB/CW television series Smallville (2006–2011), and Adam Newman on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless (2014–2016) which earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination. He also had recurring roles in the third season of the television drama series Revenge (2013–2014) and in the final three seasons of the drama series Mistresses (2014–2016).

Justin Hartley
Hartley at the 2018 SXSW
Justin Scott Hartley

(1977-01-29) January 29, 1977 (age 47)
Years active2002–present
(m. 2004; div. 2012)
(m. 2017; div. 2021)
(m. 2021)

Hartley gained wider attention for starring as Kevin Pearson in the NBC drama series This Is Us, from 2016 to 2022, for which he was thrice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He has since starred in the films A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) and The Noel Diary (2022).

Early life edit

Hartley was born in Galesburg,[1][3] near Knoxville, Illinois, where his family was residing at the time of his birth. He was raised in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park, with his brother Nathan, and sisters Megan and Gabriela.[4] After graduating from Carl Sandburg High School,[5] he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale and University of Illinois at Chicago where he majored in history and theater.[4]

Career edit

Justin Hartley portrayed Fox Crane on the NBC daytime soap opera Passions from 2002[6] to 2006.[7] In 2006, he played the starring role as Aquaman in a television pilot for The CW titled Aquaman (or Mercy Reef), but it was not picked up as a series. Hartley did a seven-episode run as billionaire Oliver Queen on the CW series Smallville later that year. In 2008, he returned to Smallville as a regular cast member, following the departures of Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Laura Vandervoort, and John Glover.[8] Hartley also co-wrote the 2010 episode "Sacrifice" and directed the 2011 episode "Dominion".[9] In 2008, he starred as Tom in the film Red Canyon, filmed in the badlands of Utah.[10]

Erica Durance and Justin Hartley at 2010 San Diego Comic-Con

After Smallville, Hartley starred opposite Mamie Gummer in The CW comedy-drama Emily Owens, M.D., but the show was cancelled after one season. He also guest-starred on Chuck, Castle, and Hart of Dixie, and from 2013 to 2014, he had a recurring role as Victoria Grayson's (Madeleine Stowe) illegitimate son, Patrick Osbourne, on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge.[11] In February 2014, Hartley landed the lead role of Tim opposite Anna Camp in the ABC comedy pilot Damaged Goods, but the show was never picked up to series.[12] In March 2014, he was cast in a recurring role in the second season of the ABC drama series Mistresses as plastic surgeon Scott Trosman, a love interest for Josslyn Carver (Jes Macallan).[13] In November 2014, Hartley took over the role of Adam Newman on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, and played the role until September 2016.[14][15]

In 2015, it was announced that Hartley was cast in a series regular role on the NBC drama series This Is Us, which debuted in September 2016.[16][17] He and the cast won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards.[18] In 2017, he had a co-starring role in the comedy film A Bad Moms Christmas.[19] In August 2020, Hartley signed on to star and executive produce a film adaptation of The Noel Diary, based on the novel of the same name.[20]

Personal life edit

In 2003, Hartley began dating his Passions co-star Lindsay Korman (who played Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald). After six months, the two became engaged on November 13, 2003. They married on May 1, 2004, in a small ceremony. On July 3, 2004, Korman gave birth to their daughter. On May 6, 2012, after eight years of marriage, it was announced that she had filed for divorce in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences".[21][22] They remain on amicable terms and share joint custody of their daughter.[23]

In January 2014, actress Chrishell Stause's representation confirmed that Hartley and Stause were dating[24] and in July 2016, they announced their engagement.[25] They were married on October 28, 2017.[26] Hartley and Stause resided in Valley Glen, Los Angeles.[27] In November 2019, Hartley filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.[28] Stause filed for dissolution of the marriage in December 2019.[29] The divorce was finalized on February 22, 2021.[30]

Hartley married The Young and the Restless co-star Sofia Pernas in March 2021.[31][32][33]

Filmography edit

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Race You to the Bottom Joe
2008 Red Canyon Tom
2009 Spring Breakdown Todd
2009 A Way with Murder Ted Rawlings
2010 Scorpio Men on Prozac Bill King
2015 The Challenger James
2017 A Bad Moms Christmas Ty Swindle [34]
2018 Another Time Eric Laziter also executive producer
2019 Little Mr. Marshall [35]
2019 Jexi Brody [36]
2020 The Hunt Trucker Uncredited[37][38]
2021 The Exchange Gary Rothbauer [39]
2021 Injustice Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman Voice role[40]
2022 Senior Year Blaine [41]
2022 The Noel Diary Jake Turner [42]
TBA Bride Hard Post-production[43]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002–2006 Passions Nicholas Foxworth 'Fox' Crane Series regular
2006 Aquaman Arthur 'A.C.' Curry Unsold television pilot
2006–2011 Smallville Oliver Queen / Green Arrow Recurring role (seasons 6–7); main role (seasons 8–10); 72 episodes
Also director ("Dominion"); writer ("Sacrifice")
2007 CSI: NY Elliott Bevins Episode: "Heart of Glass"
2007 Cold Case Mike Delaney Episode: "Justice"
2008 Gemini Division Nick Korda Web series, 12 episodes
2009 MegaFault Dan Lane Television film
2011 Chuck Wesley Sneijder Episode: "Chuck Versus the Bearded Bandit"
2012 Castle Reggie Starr Episode: "An Embarrassment of Bitches"
2012 Hart of Dixie Jesse Kinsella Episode: "Bachelorettes & Bullets"
2012–2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Will Collins Main role
2013 Melissa & Joey Noah Butler Episode: "Fast Times"
2013–2014 Revenge Patrick Osbourne Recurring role (season 3), 13 episodes
2014–2016 Mistresses Scott Trosman Recurring role (seasons 2–4)
2014–2016 The Young and the Restless Adam Newman Series regular
2016–2022 This Is Us Kevin Pearson Main role, occasional director
2019 Jane the Virgin Himself Episode: "Chapter Eighty-Nine"
2020 Robot Chicken Ice Road Trucker / Glen's Classmate Voice role; episode: "Sundancer Craig in: 30% of the Way to Crying"
2022 Family Guy Jamie, Jamie's Twin Brother Voice role; Episode: "Girlfriend, Eh?"
2022 Quantum Leap Jake Episode: "A Decent Proposal"
2024 Tracker Colter Shaw Main role; also executive producer

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2005 Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Younger Lead Actor Passions Nominated
Favorite Triangle (shared with Lindsay Hartley and Brook Kerr) Passions Nominated
Streamy Awards Best Male Actor in a Dramatic Web Series Gemini Division Nominated [44]
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated [45]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series This Is Us Won [18]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series This Is Us Nominated
2019 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series This Is Us Nominated [46]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series This Is Us Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama TV Actor This Is Us Nominated [47]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series This Is Us Nominated

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