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16-08-2011, 03:11   #1
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Will Tom Welling ever find work again?

when you see Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman securing work post Smallville and you see Welling with a big fat ZERO you tend to wonder......

....is Welling typecast?, will he ever work again?...has the curse of Superman struck again?, personally i think the guy is a crap actor who got lucky, i can't see him doing anything of note ever again.

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Ooh and btw....Smallville sucked!

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16-08-2011, 08:47   #2
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The show just ended - it should really be another 3-5 years before this question is asked. Its not common for a tv actor to go directly from 1 tv show straight into another... Take LOST as an example - Emerson and Garcia have new shows coming out this year, but what about the rest of them? What have they done since? Holloway guest starred in 1 episode of Community and Lilly has a supporting role in what could be the worst film of Hugh Jackman's career.
I'm not saying I'm a fan of Welling, but give the guy a chance at least.
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Bit soon, but thought he was rubbish in Cheaper By The Dozen and ok in The Fog. He's not a great actor but sure how many crap actors grace our screens for half a century or more even though no one likes them
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Myself and a friend wondered this too. He's done this for ten years so is in strong danger of being typecast. He also isn't very good so I hope he saved up a lot of money (I recall he was on a tidy 6 figures per episode).
Not sure being cast in a couple of pilots means any of the rest of them have been successful though!

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Take LOST as an example - Emerson and Garcia have new shows coming out this year, but what about the rest of them?
Daniel Dae Kim has a starring role in the very popular "Hawaii 5-0" but other than that I'm struggling!
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Daniel Dae Kim has a starring role in the very popular "Hawaii 5-0" but other than that I'm struggling!
Ah yes, I had forgotten about that (is 5-0 worth getting into by the way? - I struggled with the pilot, but I'm a fan of Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park. Is it very procedural like any of the CSI's or Criminal Minds, because I wouldn't be a fan of that sorta show - much prefer my cliffhangers and continuations. Having said that I am a big fan of House and Bones which are both procedural shows)...

But yeah, apart from him, you'd think more of them would be involved in bigger projects...
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Isn't he working on Hellcats behind the scenes? Or has that been cancelled?
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Daniel Dae Kim has a starring role in the very popular "Hawaii 5-0" but other than that I'm struggling!
I think there was a law in Hollywood at one stage stating that Dae Kim had to be in EVERYTHING. A friend of mine and myself would play the "Where's Dae Kim" game in any new action/sci-fi movie/series. If he wasn't a lab technician he was a soldier/cop of some sort (Although he was a lawyer in Angel). Keep an eye out. Obviously he's not doing that anymore since his profile has risen with Lost and Hawaii 5-0 but keep a look out on older films/series.
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Isn't he working on Hellcats behind the scenes? Or has that been cancelled?
He's an executive producer on Hellcats I believe. As he was on the last few seasons of Smallville.

He also directed a good few episodes of Smallville so I assume he's happy moving into that aspect of TV rather than being an actor.

It hardly seems surprising that after ten years of doing a TV show that he'd want a bit of a break. It's only been a few months since Smallville finished anyway.
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Take LOST as an example - Emerson and Garcia have new shows coming out this year, but what about the rest of them? What have they done since? Holloway guest starred in 1 episode of Community and Lilly has a supporting role in what could be the worst film of Hugh Jackman's career.
I'm not saying I'm a fan of Welling, but give the guy a chance at least.
holloway also in mission impossible 4 coming out soon
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I think there was a law in Hollywood at one stage stating that Dae Kim had to be in EVERYTHING. A friend of mine and myself would play the "Where's Dae Kim" game in any new action/sci-fi movie/series. If he wasn't a lab technician he was a soldier/cop of some sort (Although he was a lawyer in Angel). Keep an eye out. Obviously he's not doing that anymore since his profile has risen with Lost and Hawaii 5-0 but keep a look out on older films/series.
some time in between season 5 and season 6 of lost I suddenly started noticing him in almost every other show i happened to be watching.. freaked me the hell out
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First of all Smallville is awesome! I would be surprised if He doesnt get work, Extremely good looking perfect hair all bodes well for another job, Saying that Hes no John Glover who just made the series, christ but He is awesome, Id watch anything with him and his amazing Mane/Voice combo in it
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First of all Smallville is awesome! I would be surprised if He doesnt get work, Extremely good looking perfect hair all bodes well for another job, Saying that Hes no John Glover who just made the series, christ but He is awesome, Id watch anything with him and his amazing Mane/Voice combo in it
Do you realise you're capitalising the H in "He"? Like they do with God?

He is pretty yummy though.

EDIT: How the hell is Erica Durance getting work? She's woeful.

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Do you realise you're capitalising the H in "He"? Like they do with God?

He is pretty yummy though.

EDIT: How the hell is Erica Durance getting work? She's woeful.
Isnt Clark a god among men and as for John well if their is another man of godlike status Ive yet to see him on tv
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I only opened this thread cause I have never heard of Tom Welling

so no he's not typecast as I wouldn't even know the guy if he sat beside me
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