Character

Kevin Pearson

Played by Justin Hartley

Actor Bio

Justin Hartley stars as Kevin Pearson in the hit NBC drama "This Is Us," which was Emmy Award-nominated in July for Outstanding Drama Series.

Hartley recently wrapped production on "A Bad Moms Christmas," due out in November, and is currently in post-production on "Another Time," co-starring Arielle Kebbel, which he also executive produces.

Previous film credits include "Red Canyon," opposite Norman Reedus and Christine Lakin; "Spring Breakdown," opposite Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and Parker Posey; "A Way with Murder," opposite Michael Madsen; and, most recently, the boxing indie "The Challenger."

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, in 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 2013-16, Hartley worked on a handful of TV projects, appearing in 13 episodes of "Revenge," 16 episodes of "Mistresses" and taking over the role of Adam Newman on the 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.

On the charity front, Hartley has been a supporter of the Water Project for several years.
 
Hartley, who loves spending time with his daughter, Isabella, currently resides in Los Angeles.

 

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