Christopher Evan Welch

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Christopher Evan Welch
Born(1965-09-28)September 28, 1965
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, U.S.
DiedDecember 2, 2013(2013-12-02) (aged 48)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1999–2013
Spouse(s)Emma Roberts Welch (2008–2013; his death)[1]
Children1
 
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Christopher Evan Welch
Born(1965-09-28)September 28, 1965
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, U.S.
DiedDecember 2, 2013(2013-12-02) (aged 48)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1999–2013
Spouse(s)Emma Roberts Welch (2008–2013; his death)[1]
Children1

Christopher Evan Welch (September 28, 1965 – December 2, 2013) was an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Welch was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Career[edit]

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 2010 he appeared as Grant Test in the AMC series Rubicon. 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]

Welch also narrated The Last Apprentice Series audiobooks, a young adult fantasy series, for Harper Audio, as well as a wide range of other audiobooks.

Personal life[edit]

Welch died of lung cancer on December 2, 2013, at a hospital in Santa Monica, California.[5] He was 48 years old. He was surrounded by his wife, daughter, parents, and siblings.[6][7] At the time of his death, he was filming his scenes as Peter Gregory in the HBO series Silicon Valley, having completed five episodes.[6]

Cast members have said Welch’s character isn’t being written out of the show, and that future episodes will have mention of Peter Gregory in tribute.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Chinese CoffeeHamlet Actor
2004Marie and BruceParty Guest
2004The Stepford WivesEd Wainwright
2004KeaneMotel Clerk
2005The InterpreterJonathan Williams
2005War of the WorldsPhotographer
2006The HoaxAlbert Vanderkamp
2006The Good ShepherdPhotography Technical Officer
2008Vicky Cristina BarcelonaNarratorVoice
2008What Just HappenedStudio Marketing Guy
2008Synecdoche, New YorkPastor
2009Whatever WorksHoward
2011Our Idiot BrotherRobbieUncredited
2012LincolnEdward McPherson
2012The MasterJohn More
2013AdmissionBrandt
2013SyrupDavies

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Law & Order: Special Victims UnitWilliam Lexner1 episode
2001The PracticePublic Defender Bernard Shandley1 episode
2003Law & Order: Criminal IntentDr. Thomas Dysart1 episode
2005Law & Order: Special Victims UnitRichard Dwyer1 episode
2006The Book of DanielScott Clarkson1 episode
2006The SopranosER Doctor1 episode
2008–2010Law & OrderDavid Haig3 episodes
2009Nurse JackieSkip Nannerine1 episode
2010The Good WifeDr. Miner1 episode
2010RubiconGrant Test13 episodes
2012ElementarySamuel Abbott1 episode
2013Golden BoyNeil Jacobs1 episode
2014Silicon ValleyPeter Gregory5 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slotnik, Daniel E. (December 5, 2013). "Christopher Evan Welch, 48, a Versatile, Busy Actor, Dies". The New York Times. p. B17. Archived from the original on April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Christopher Evan Welch
  3. ^ Christopher Evan Welch
  4. ^ [1] at Playbill.com
  5. ^ Phillips, Michael. "Christopher Evan Welch: An actor who made an impression". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Christopher Evan Welch, Actor on Stage and Screen, Dies in L.A.", variety.com
  7. ^ R.I.P. Christopher Evan Welch
  8. ^ Mulshine, Molly. ‘Silicon Valley’ Cast: Peter Gregory Remains on Show Despite Actor’s Untimely Death. Betabeat. May 21, 2014.

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