Justin Scott Hartley (born January 29, 1977) is an American actor. Hartley was born in Knoxville, Illinois, and was raised in Orland Park, Illinois, with his brother Nathan, and sisters Megan and Gabriela. After graduating from Carl Sandburg High School, he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale and University of Illinois at Chicago where he majored in history and theater.
Justin Hartley portrayed Fox Crane on the NBC daytime soap opera Passions from 2002 to 2006. In 2006, Hartley played the starring role as Aquaman in a television pilot for The CW titled Aquaman (or Mercy Reef), but it was not picked up as a series. Hartley did a seven-episode run as billionaire Oliver Queen on the CW series Smallville later that year. In 2008, he returned to Smallville as a regular cast member. Also in 2008 he starred as Nick Korda in12 episodes of the web series Gemini Division.
After Smallville, Hartley starred opposite Mamie Gummer in The CW comedy-drama Emily Owens, M.D., but the show was cancelled after one season. From 2013 to 2014, he had a recurring role as Victoria Grayson’s (Madeleine Stowe) illegitimate son, Patrick Osbourne, on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge. In November, he took over the role of Adam Newman on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, and played the role until September 2016. In 2016, it was announced that Hartley had been cast in a series regular role on the NBC drama series This Is Us.
Hartley has also starred in several theatrical release and made for tv movies including a bi-curious interest of a bi-sexual man on a road trip through the Napa Valley in the Here network produced ‘Race You to the Bottom’.