Played By Justin Hartley
Justin Hartley stars as Kevin Pearson on the award-winning and critically acclaimed NBC drama series "This Is Us," currently in its sixth and final season.
Hartley's performance has garnered him two Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Additionally, he and his cast members won back-to-back SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2018 and 2019.
Hartley was able to bring his directorial skills to the table in Season 4, helming the episode titled "A Hell of a Week: Part Three."
Hartley's production company, ChangeUp Productions, inked an overall pod deal with 20th Television in 2019. He's teaming up with director and executive producer Ken Olin ("This Is Us") to option the rights to Jeffery Deaver's 2019 thriller novel, "The Never Game," which scored a pilot production commitment at CBS. Hartley will star as the lead, and Olin is set to direct.
On the film front, Hartley is set to executive produce and star in the romantic comedy "The Noel Diary" for Netflix, the feature adaptation of Richard Paul Evans' New York Times bestselling novel. Hartley can also be seen in Netflix's comedy feature "Senior Year," alongside Rebel Wilson, Alicia Silverstone and Sam Richardson, which is slated for release in 2022. Hartley recently wrapped production on the thriller "A Lot of Nothing," opposite Y'lan Noel and Cleopatra Coleman, which follows a Los Angeles couple forced to take dangerous action when they discover the police officer who lives next door has just murdered an unarmed motorist. Additional recent film credits include "The Hunt," "Little," "A Bad Moms Christmas" and "Another Time." He also starred in 2009's "Spring Breakdown," opposite Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers.
Born in Knoxville, Illinois, and raised in Orland Park, Illinois, Hartley attended Southern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in history and theater. He landed his first regular role on the daytime soap "Passions," a role he held for four years.
Hartley moved to primetime for the first time in the role of Oliver Queen (the Green Arrow) in the hit series "Smallville." After recurring for two seasons, he became a regular in the show's eighth season. He was also able to showcase his talents behind the camera while on the young Superman drama, both writing ("Sacrifice," Season 9) and directing ("Dominion," Season 10).
Hartley went on to appear in a handful of hit series, including "Chuck," "Castle" and "Hart of Dixie," and in 2012 became a series regular on the medical drama "Emily Owens, M.D.," opposite Mamie Gummer. Throughout 2013-2016, Hartley worked on a handful of TV projects, appearing on "Revenge," "Mistresses" and taking over the role of Adam Newman on top-rated CBS daytime soap "The Young and the Restless." Hartley was nominated for a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
As an entrepreneur, Hartley is a co-owner of Revel Spirits, trailblazing a new path in the world of agave spirits. Hartley is active in multiple charitable organizations that support animal rescue across the nation and also serves on the board of Operation Therapy, which aligns veterans with trained service animals. He loves to travel and spend time with his wife, his 17-year-old daughter and their two dogs, Paisley and Alice.