“…The crew and everyone behind the scenes were like a second family to me. I think what John Conboy and Ellen Weston are doing with the show is wonderful, and I wish them all the best in the future. I learned so much playing Ben and I’m incredibly thankful for all the great material they gave me there at the end. I’m not really sure how it’s going to come out, but it was a lot of fun. I can honestly say that I gave 110 percent every day at work, and that’s a very fulfilling and comforting mindset to leave with. I think that we all understood that it was time for me to move on, and I’m grateful they let me do it in such a fun way. I will miss working with Aubrey Dollar (Marina) terribly. And I will definitely miss the camaraderie I shared with the rest of the cast. But that’s the way this business works sometimes. You bless everybody, you wish them all the best, and you move on to the next thing. I would like to extend a very personal thanks to all the people in the media that have been so supportive. But mostly I’d like to thank the fans, who really stuck by Ben no matter who he was in that particular episode. A loner, a womanizer, a lifeguard? (sic), a good guy — you guys were always so supportive and I’ll never forget you.”Bomer joined GL in 2001. He was up for the role of Clark Kent in the Warner Bros. revival of Superman. He remains on-contract with GL through October, however.