Sunday, 11 November 2007

Justin Hartley

January 29, 1977, Knoxville, Illinois) is an American actor, most popular for having portrayed the role of Fox Crane on the NBC daytime drama Passions and Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in Smallville.


Hartley portrayed character Fox Crane on the daytime drama Passions, from December 17 2002 to February 10 2006. In 2006, Hartley played the comic book character of Aquaman in a television pilot for the CW titled Aquaman (or Mercy Reef). Though it never aired, the pilot later became available online. Hartley did a seven-episode run as billionare Oliver Queen (secretly the Green Arrow) on the CW series Smallville later that year.


There is an animated micro-series called "Smallville Legends: The Oliver Queen Chronicles" on Sprint Wireless, chronicling the Green Arrow's origins as a young boy, with which Hartley has no affiliation. He will portray "Ben" on the new series Eight Days a Week opposite Christina Milian and Mario Lopez as a mid-season replacement, and will also reprise his role of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on Smallville.


Hartley is the third actor to portray Aquaman, and the first to portray Green Arrow on television. In the Smallville episode, "Justice", he played the Green Arrow alongside Aquaman (Alan Ritchson), the second actor to play the role, if you count Gordon Goodman who starred in the 1984 UCLA student film often erroneously described as an unsold pilot or TV movie.


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