By ROBERT PACE
April 24, 2013
A few years after Dean Cain hung up his cape, Welling took on a more modern version of "Superman" in the ever-popular TV series Smallville.
Erica Durance played his "Lois Lane" and current Beauty and the Beast actress Kristin Kreuk played "Lara Lang."
Smallville, which premiered in 2001, lasted an impressive ten seasons, which makes Welling the longest tenured Superman in history.