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Smallville Casts Its Ted Kord

Quick on this heels of this afternoon’s news of the casting of Booster Gold and and Jaime Reyes’ Blue Beetle comes word that Smallville has also landed its Ted Kord.

TV Guide reports that Sebastian Spence, best known for his starring role in First Wave, will play the inventor-turned-superhero in the Geoff Johns-penned episode “Booster.” Tom Welling is set to direct.

“We meet Ted Kord as a captain of industry who has lost a valuable weapon … the scarab,” executive producer Brian Peterson tells TV Guide. “He’ll cross paths with Booster Gold, Jaime Reyes, and, of course, Clark.”

As we reported earlier, Days of Our Lives actor Eric Martsolf will play Booster Gold, who developed a friendship with Kord — the second Blue Beetle — in DC Comics’ late 1980s/early 1990s Justice League series. Relative newcomer Jaren Brandt Bartlett will portray Jaime Reyes, who became the third Blue Beetle in 2006’s Infinite Crisis.

Spence, 41, has also appeared in episodes of Battlestar Galactica — he was pilot Noel “Nacho” Allison — Supernatural and Dawson’s Creek.

Smallville‘s 10th and final season airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.


  • Jacob

    I’ve only even read one Booster/Kord story (the recent one in the Booster Gold ongoing), but I would have been pissed if they didn’t do this for the long term fans. Even more pissed knowing that it’s Geoff Johns who wrote the episode. Nice to know I don’t have to be pissed. ^_^

  • Ooo

    Eric Martsolf is on Days of our lives not general Hospital

  • demoncat_4

    interesting for i always under stood that due to some legal things involving the rights of the old blue beetle radio show. Warner’s was not allowed to ever use Ted kord aka the second blue beetle in other media. guess those legal tangles are untied. if Ted is showing up on small ville.

  • Palmer

    Well, the Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon had a few episodes that featured Ted Kord (voiced by Wil Wheaton) awhile back.

  • Audiocomics

    I don’t think the Blue Beetle radio show applies here; that series, from 1940, was about Dan Garrett, when BB was a Fox Features character.

  • Dancmh

    That’s Timmy from the Donald Strachey movies! Awesome.