8 Things You Didn’t Know About Justin Hartley

  
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6. Superhero Days

Back in 2006, Hartley appeared for the very first time as Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow on Smallville making him the very first actor to play a live-action version of the comic book superhero.

© The CW / Courtesy: Everett Collection

© The CW / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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5. Landing ‘This Is Us’

Aside from his soap opera roles, it is safe to say that Hartley’s part as Kevin in NBC’s drama This Is Us is one of his biggest roles yet. Hartley was told about the role from his friend and fellow actor Michael Rady, known for his roles in Melrose Place and UnREAL, and immediately after reading the script, Hartley had a connection to the character. “He’s a lot like me, but all of the stuff that he does that is funny is like a steroid-ed version of me. Like it’s me times 10. And then you find out later in the series that Kevin has a huge heart.”

(Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC

(Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC

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