‘Smallville’ farewell: The ultimate Tom Welling photo gallery

May 12, 2011 | 2:17 p.m.

"Smallville" star Tom welling photographed at Tom Welling Productions at Warner Bros. Studios on April 25, 2011. "I feel so grateful. But I also know it's time to move on," Welling said. He is executive producing the CW series "Hellcats." (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Erica Durance as Lois Lane and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Erica Durance as Lois Lane and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Annette O'Toole as Martha Kent, Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Annette O'Toole as Martha Kent and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen, Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Erica Durance as Lois Lane and Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

John Schneider as Jonathan Kent and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Alison Mack as Chloe Sullivan. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

"Beacon" -- Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Annette O'Toole as Senator Kent in SMALLVILLE, on The CW Network. Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW ©2011 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Annette O'Toole as Senator Kent, Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen, Tom Welling as Clark Kent, and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Kristin Kreuk, left, as Lana Lang, Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor. (Frank Ockenfels/The WB)

Michael Rosenbaum, left, as Lex Luthor and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (David Gray/The WB)

In 2003, Christopher Reeve, who played Superman on the silver screen, made a landmark appearance on "Smallville" created a ratings sensation and a signature moment of inspiration for Tom Welling. "At the top of the list is the Dr. Swann character, when Christopher Reeve was on. Even beyond the show, that experience for me was phenomnal. He was an awesome person in every way. It was an honor to work with him.(Ken Regan/The WB)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan. (Michael Courtney/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Marcel Williams/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Lois Lane. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent, left, John Schneider as Jonathan Kent, and Tom Wopat as Jennings. (Sergei Bachlakov/The WB)

Erica Durance and Tom Welling (Ed Araquel/Warner Bros. Television Entertainment)

Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Erica Durance as Lois Lane and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Erica Durance as Lois Lane and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Cassidy Freeman as Tess Mercer, Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan, Sam Jones III as Pete Ross with Remy Zero. (David Gray/The WB)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang. (Sergei Bachlakov/The WB)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang. (Sergei Bachlakov/The WB)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang. (Sergei Bachlakov/The WB)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and John Schneider as Jonathan Kent. (Michael Courtney/The WB)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Douglas Arthurs as Snake. (Sergei Bachlakov/The WB)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Lee Thompson Young as Victor. (Michael Courtney/The WB)

John Glover as Lionel Luthor and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Sergei Bachlakov/The WB)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and WWE Smackdown superstar Batista as Bronson. (Michael Courtney/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Aaron Ashmore as Jimmy Olsen and Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan. (Michael Courtney/The CW)

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25, 2011 - " NO SALES OR SYNDICATION WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM LAUREN TEE | Slate PR | Office of Simon Halls - 310.461.0100. " Actor Tom Welling photographed at Tom Welling Productions at Warner Bros. Studios, April 25, 2011. Photo to illustrate a story about the end of Smallville. The show is about the young the Clark Kent (played by Welling) struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

Laura Vandervoort as Kara and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Michael Courtney/The CW)

Laura Vandervoort as Kara and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Laura Vandervoort as Kara and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Isis and Lois Lane in "Smallville." (Jack Rowand/The CW)

"Isis" -- Tom Welling as Clark Kent and Erica Durance as Isis/Lois Lane in SMALLVILLE, on The CW Network. Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW ©2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen, Britt Irvin as Star Girl and Tom Welling as Clark Kent. (Jack Rowand/The CW)

Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Sam Witwer as Davis Bloom, Aaron Ashmore as Jimmy Olsen, Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan, Tom Welling as Clark Kent, Cassidy Freeman as Tess and Justin Hartley as Oliver Queen. (Frank Ockenfels/The CW)

Call him Clark Kent or call him Superman, no actor has owned the role of the last son of Krypton longer than Tom Welling, who walks away (or, perhaps, flies off) from “Smallville” on Friday night with the two-hour series finale that has die-hard fans both in a tizzy and in tears. To mark the moment, above you will find a truly super-sized photo gallery in honor of the biggest man in Smallville.

– Noelene Clark

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Comments


23 Responses to ‘Smallville’ farewell: The ultimate Tom Welling photo gallery

  1. Monica says:

    OMG
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU!!!!!!
    DYING FROM HAPPINESS!!!!

  2. ahhh says:

    He is so gorgeous! How is he so gorgeous?! Unfair!

  3. katie says:

    Right click. "Save" doesn't work!
    NOOOOOOOO! *cries*
    How can I save these pictures? Someone help me plz!

    I LOVE YOU TOM!

  4. Elle says:

    This is a great Tom Welling photo gallery! Plus a few new pictures of Tom that we haven't seen before!

  5. Bill says:

    Thank God it's over !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. daslive says:

    Vamos a estrañar Smallville, espero pronto realicen La Liga de la Justicia

  7. Raghu says:

    Thanks for portray clark kent for the 10 years. You did an amazing job. Best of Luck in the near future. To me the series finale is pretty much the beginning of the birth of a hero and smallville chapter has ended.

  8. Lawson says:

    The next Superman movie should of been Tom! Great pictures!

  9. Jessica says:

    I am gonna miss this show.. Thank you for the wonderful 10 yrs… i am gonna finish up collecting the Smallville DVD.. I am almost done.. I know that I will be crying at the end of the show

  10. jay says:

    for a DC fan like me, its been an honour watching you play the role of "clark kent"…i don't suppose anyone else could have played that role better than the way you did…it's sad however, that it all comes to end now…well, wish you all the best ahead and THANK YOU for the entertainment you presented us with!!!!

  11. Antonio Dipino says:

    What the heck is he thinking?? I predict that this will only be a hiatus. Granted he is faced with a challenge that he must overcome of breaking out of a stereotype in his career, I am sure he will. I hope that he will come back home some day to this character that he has obviously owned so well.

  12. Unkindtaternuts says:

    Man! pay this guy 20million and get him on for the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie !!!!!!!!

  13. mark georgeff says:

    Hoping there’d be an article about the SMALLVILLE FINALE.

    I'm watching the last 15 minutes as I type.
    Have had my emotions over the Pa and Clark Kent father and son moments.
    And now we're onto Clark grabbing the suit. And cape.

    As a comic book and graphic novel fan, movie fan and all around nerd and storyteller fan; this is the night a truly great American myth ends.

    Everyone from Tom to Michael; the producers, cast and writers for over 10 years really and truly gave this series the bets they could. We’re talking about before SUPERMAN becomes SUPERMAN folks.

    That’s not a hat trick anyone can pull off. And they did. And more than that.
    They did it with a lot of love and respect for SUPERMAN.

    I know there have been naysayers about this series, etc.

    I don’t give a flying F.

    There wouldn’t be SUPERMAN if it wasn’t for a little, Midwestern, All American town called SMALLVILLE.

    Go on and fly Clark! You’ve earned it. Destiny and history await!

    MARK

  14. glen says:

    So sad SMALLVILLE had to end…but just like Clark said…it's time to move on…we'll gonna miss you SMALLVILLE….great job! great finale episode! and most of all great casting from beginning till the end…Congratulations!

  15. Terry Lowe says:

    I am really gong tomissmy smallville. I have been watching this series for 11 years and i will truley miss this so much. I willmiss youTom Welling and the rest of the cast.Thanks formaking the past 11 yearsthe best of my life.

  16. jamie lissah says:

    why? why? does it have to end. i know that though he is flying off he will return once again. Tom really fit the character perfectly its as though he was born for the part. Thumbs up my hero. Just wish I could save all his gallery photos. It was fun to watch the TV series. I cant stop the tears in my eyes.

  17. Anna Romao says:

    I looked at my calendar "Smallville 2011" Gosh! I am missing Tom Welling so much. I started to cry now. He is so greatest superhero. I love him very much. No longer to show next September or next year. Tearful!!!

  18. Iva says:

    Un hermoso final, para una serie maravillosa. Los voy a extrañar!

  19. cmn says:

    just wondering where the photo gallery you mention in your article is

    • noelenecy says:

      Hey there! It's at the top of the post. Just click on the arrow to the right of each photo to see the next photo in the gallery. Thanks!
      – Hero Complex

  20. Melly says:

    Am gonna miss it too. i've watched the DVD's most especially all the scenes with Lois. They are a perfect match. i thought there'll be a new team up between Erica and Tom. I feel sad that it ended. Hope Erica and Tom will cross path. They're perfect for each other. Am glued to the max everytime Erica and Tom love scene is due. Good luck to the whole cast. We in New Zealand love and enjoyed watching it. The series is quite well directed and even the dialogues are great. Thanks for the nice entertainment.

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