Biography

American actor Justin Hartley debuted in 2005 in a small supporting role in Russell Brown's gentle, understated romance Race You to the Bottom (2005), about the amorous relationship that blossoms between a bisexual travel writer (Cole Williams) and a female friend from his college days (Amber Benson). He went on to play Fox Crane on the daytime drama Passions, and was poised to protray Aquaman in a CW show of the same name, but the network chose not to go forward with the series after shooting a pilot. Hartley nonetheless got to take on a superhero role shortly thereafter, playing billionaire Oliver Queen (aka the Green Arrow) in several episodes of the popular CW Superman series Smallville between 2006 and 2011. Over the coming years, Hartley would remain active on screen, appearing in films like Spring Breakdown and Scorpio Men on Prozac. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi