It’s been five years since Justin Hartley said farewell to the Newman family on The Young and the Restless and hello to the Pearsons on This Is Us. And now, the actor is about to celebrate a very important milestone.
Happy Birthday, Justin Hartley
That’s because he was born on January 29, 1977, Knoxville, Illinois, which means that this talented performer is turning 44 years old today! After attending the Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Hartley ventured to California where he found employment on the NBC daytime drama Passions.
From 2002 to 2006, he played Nicholas Foxworth “Fox” Crane and after making the decision to leave the soap, he as cast in The CW pilot Aquaman as the eponymous superhero.
Though the series received no further order, Hartley was convinced to appear on the network’s Superman series Smallville. There, he played Oliver Queen AKA Green Arrow and during his tenure, he co-wrote an episode titled Sacrifice and directed another that aired in 2011 called Dominion.
Upon the cancellation of Smallville, Hartley appeared in Chuck, Castle, Heart of Dixie and Melissa & Joey. He also had a starring role in the one season-and-done series Emily Owens, M.D. and recurring parts in two ABC serials – Revenge and Mistresses.
Between 2014 and 2016, Hartley was Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless. His portrayal of the baddie with a heart earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actor category and a legion of fans.
After landing the role of Kevin Pearson on the NBC series This Is Us, Hartley bid his daytime gig adieu and Adam was presumed dead in an explosion. Hartley’s other acting credits include CSI: New York, Cold Case, and the films Red Canyon, Spring Breakdown, and A Bad Moms Christmas.
Soap Hub would like to wish Justin Hartley a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.