‘Smallville’ Stars Now: From Critical Acclaim to Legal Woes (PHOTOS)

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Tom Welling (Clark Kent)

Welling went from superhero to supernatural, playing Lt. Marcus Pierce a.k.a. Cain in Lucifer‘s third season. On the big screen, he has appeared in Draft Day and The Choice in recent years. He’s also engaged to Jessica Rose Lee, and the couple welcomed son Thomson Wylde in January.

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Allison Mack (Chloe Sullivan)

Mack had smaller roles in Wilfred, The Following, and American Odyssey, but these days, she’s most famous for her involvement in Nxivm. In April, she pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges and admitted to luring women into the cult-like group, in which women were allegedly coerced into sex with the group’s founder, according to The New York Times. She’s scheduled for sentencing in September.

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Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang)

Kreuk starred as Catherine Chandler on The CW’s Beauty and the Beast for its four-season run, and these days, she’s playing Joanna Chang in the Canadian drama Burden of Truth, the second season of which is currently airing on The CW. She too was linked to Nxivm, but she tweeted in 2018 that she had left the program about five years prior.

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Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor)

Rosenbaum played Dutch Nilbog on the Fox comedy Breaking In and starred as Buddy Dabbs in the TV Land sitcom Impastor. More recently, he played Martinex in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and chatted with fellow Smallville alums on his celeb interview podcast, Inside of You.

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John Glover (Lionel Luthor)

You’ve seen Glover in The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Marvel’s Agent Carter, and Tales of the City, and he also had a role in this year’s superhero film Shazam! In 2012, he appeared opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield in the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman.

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Erica Durance (Lois Lane)

Durance returned to Superman lore in 2017, when she started playing Alura Zor-El, Kara’s Kryptonian mother, on Supergirl. Prior to that, she starred in all five seasons of the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope. She has also welcomed two children and husband David Paffy since Smallville left the air.

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Annette O’Toole (Martha Kent)

O’Toole has kept busy in recent years, guest-starring on the series Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice and recurring on Halt and Catch Fire and The Punisher. Next, she’ll star in the upcoming Netflix romantic drama Virgin River opposite Grey’s vet Martin Henderson and This Is Us alum Alexandra Breckenridge.

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John Schneider (Jonathan Kent)

Schneider has starred as James “Jim” Cryer on the OWN drama The Haves and the Have Nots since its start in 2013. He also competed in Dancing With the Stars 27th season. And he recently returned to his music career, embarking on a 52-song project called Odyssey.

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Justin Hartley (Oliver Queen)

Hartley‘s star has been on the rise since Smallville‘s end. After series regular roles on Emily Owens, M.D. and The Young and the Restless and recurring parts on Revenge and Mistresses, the actor hit the big time with his Critics’ Choice Television Award-nominated performance as Kevin Pearson on the NBC drama This Is Us.

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Sam Jones III (Pete Ross)

After leaving Smallville in Season 3, Jones recurred on ER, appeared on Bones, and starred in Blue Mountain State. In 2010, he and girlfriend Karissa Shannon made a deal to release a sex tape through Vivid Entertainment. And in 2011, he was sentenced to a year in prison after pleading conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 Oxycodone pills, according to TMZ.

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Where’s Superman when you need him?

We’ve done a few “where are they now” updates here on TV Insider, but this one for Smallville might be the most dramatic yet. Many of the CW Superman drama’s cast members have stayed on the straight and narrow, but a couple — namely, the actors behind both of Clark’s high school sidekicks — have come afoul of the law.

Click through the gallery above for an update on what the stars have been up to since the series wrapped in 2011.