It’s not as if Justin Hartley was a complete unknown — after all, he played Oliver Quinn on Smallville and had been on daytime soaps Passions and The Young and the Restless. But now that he’s starring on NBC’s hit series This Is Us, he’s joined Hollywood’s “familiar faces” club. He’s being recognized more and more by fans, and one of those fans just happens to be an actor he idolized as a child: Carl Weathers, who starred as Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies. Because Weathers will be starring in NBC’s Chicago Justice, the two of them wound up at a Golden Globes function together, and Hartley was shocked when Weathers walked right up to him.
This Is Us airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.