Christopher Evan Welch

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Christopher Evan Welch
BornSeptember 28, 1965
Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, U.S.
DiedDecember 2, 2013 (aged 48)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Years active1999–2013
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Christopher Evan Welch
BornSeptember 28, 1965
Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, U.S.
DiedDecember 2, 2013 (aged 48)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Years active1999–2013

Christopher Evan Welch (September 28, 1965[1] – December 2, 2013) was an American actor of Broadway, film, and television.


In 1999, Welch appeared in NBC's Third Watch. In 2000, he appeared in the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the short film Custody, and the television film Hamlet. He then appeared in an episode each of The Practice, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Whoopi. In 2004, Welch appeared in the films Marie and Bruce, The Stepford Wives, and Keane.

In 2005, he again appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and also had roles in the films The Interpreter and War of the Worlds. In 2006, he had roles in the television shows, The Book of Daniel and The Sopranos, as well as the films The Hoax and The Good Shepherd.

He had roles in the 2008 films What Just Happened, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Synecdoche, New York. He also appeared as David Haig in the television series Law & Order from 2008-2010. In 2009, he appeared in the film Whatever Works and the television series Nurse Jackie. In 2012, he appeared in the films The Master and Lincoln as Clerk of the House Edward McPherson, as well as a role in the television series Elementary. In 2013, he also had a role in the films Syrup and Admission, with a cameo in the television series Golden Boy.[2][3]

Welch had an extensive stage career. He appeared in several noted Off-Broadway productions, as well as in three Broadway shows.[4]

At the time of his death, Welch was filming the new HBO series Silicon Valley, playing the role of Peter Gregory.[5]


YearFilmRoleOther Notes
2000Chinese CoffeeHamlet Actor
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitWilliam LexnerTV Series: 1 Episode
2001The PracticePublic Defender Bernard ShandleyTV Series: 1 Episode
2003Law & Order: Criminal IntentDr. Thomas DysartTV Series: 1 Episode
2004Marie and BruceParty Guest
The Stepford WivesEd Wainwright
KeaneMotel Clerk
2005The InterpreterJonathan Williams
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitRichard DwyerTV Series: 1 Episode
War of the WorldsPhotographer
2006The Book of DanielScott ClarksonTV Series: 1 Episode
The SopranosER DoctorTV Series: 1 Episode
The HoaxAlbert Vanderkamp
The Good ShepherdPhotography Technical Officer
2008Vicky Cristina BarcelonaNarratorVoice Only
What Just HappenedStudio Marketing Guy
Synecdoche, New YorkPastor
2008-2010Law & OrderDavid HaigTV Series: 3 Episodes
2009Nurse JackieSkip NannerineTV Series: 1 Episode
Whatever WorksHoward
2010The Good WifeDr. MinerTV Series: 1 Episode
RubiconGrant TestTV Series: 13 Episodes
2011Our Idiot BrotherRobbieUncredited
2012ElementarySamuel AbbottTV Series: 1 Episode
LincolnEdward McPherson
The MasterJohn More
Golden BoyNeil JacobsTV Series: 1 Episode
2014-presentSilicon ValleyPeter GregoryTV Series: 8 Episodes


Some sources confused Welch with a younger voice actor with a similar name, Christopher Welch, who worked on Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog,[6] and now known to be a different person.[7]


Welch died of lung cancer[8] on December 2, 2013, aged 48, at a hospital in Santa Monica, California. He was survived by his wife, daughter, parents and siblings.[5][9]


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