Justin Scott Hartley (born January 29, 1977) is an American actor, known for his roles as Fox Crane in the NBC daytime soap opera Passions (2002–2006) and Oliver Queen in The CW's superhero series Smallville (2006–2011). Hartley also starred in the short-lived CW comedy-drama Emily Owens, M.D. in 2012, before landing recurring roles in the ABC primetime dramas Revenge and Mistresses. On August 19, 2014 it was announced that Hartley would take over the role of Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless succeeding Michael Muhney. Hartley first appeared on November 5, 2014.