Titus Welliver

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Titus Welliver
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Welliver in New York in March 2010
BornTitus B. Welliver
(1961-03-12) March 12, 1961 (age 53)
New Haven, Connecticut
OccupationActor, Painter
Years active1990-present
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Titus Welliver
Titus Welliver.png
Welliver in New York in March 2010
BornTitus B. Welliver
(1961-03-12) March 12, 1961 (age 53)
New Haven, Connecticut
OccupationActor, Painter
Years active1990-present

Titus B. Welliver[1] (born March 12, 1961) is an American actor and painter. He is known for his recurring roles in film and television and his portrayal of the The Man in Black on Lost.[2]

Early life[edit]

Welliver was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Norma Cripps, a fashion illustrator, and the landscape painter Neil Welliver.[1][3] He studied drama at New York University in the early 1980s, before his film and television career began to take off.


Welliver has worked on several film projects, including The Doors, Rough Riders, Mulholland Falls, Twisted, Biker Boyz, and Assault on Precinct 13.

He played Al Capone in the movie Mobsters, had a recurring role as a doctor on the television show NYPD Blue, and was one of the stars of the CBS police drama Brooklyn South. Moreover, Welliver is well-known for playing the semi-regular character Silas Adams on the HBO series Deadwood, as well as for his prominent role as Lionel McCready in Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone. He is a longtime friend of actor Laurence Fishburne, with whom he appeared in Fishburne's directorial debut Once in the Life.

Welliver played "The Representative" in two episodes of Prison Break. He portrayed Kyle Hollis (a.k.a. Reverend Orson Parker) in the NBC series Life, appeared in the season five finale of Lost as the "The Man in Black" and continued to portray this character during the sixth and final season.

He was introduced into FX's Sons of Anarchy midway through season two, in which he portrays Irish gun kingpin Jimmy O'Phelan. In 2009, he started playing the role of Prosecutor Glenn Childs, a rival of Chris Noth's character, in the CBS series The Good Wife. He recently joined the cast of the apocalyptic drama The Last Ship, as Thorwald, a local warlord fighting underground in a dying world infected by a global pandemic.

He is the current ambassador for "Gentleman Jack's" What is the order? campaign.[4] Welliver also is currently appearing in television advertisements for Comcast Business Class.



1990MatlockJohnny Bauer1 Episode
1992L.A. LawWilliam Boyd1 Episode
1992Beverly Hills, 90210Doug1 Episode
1992The CommishMichael Harris1 Episode
1993Tales from the CryptSalucci1 Episode
1994The X-FilesDoug Spinney1 Episode
1995New York UndercoverFrankie1 Episode
1996Kindred: The EmbracedCameron1 Episode
1996High IncidentSgt. Crispo2 Episodes
1996Murder OneLarry White3 Episodes
1997Nash BridgesRichard Drake1 Episode
1997Spy GameSebastian Dane1 Episode
1997The PracticeGordon1 Episode
1997–1998Brooklyn SouthOfficer Jake LoweryMain Role (22 Episodes)
1995–1998NYPD BlueDr. Mondzac8 Episodes
1999Total Recall: The SeriesHenry Sumers1 Episode
1999Star Trek: VoyagerLt. Cmdr. Maxwell Burke2 Episodes
1999Touched by an AngelGregory/Lonnie1 Episode
2000FalconeSantino 'Sonny' Napoli1 Episode
2001Big AppleFBI Special Agent Jimmy Flynn8 Episodes
2001BlondeThe Baseball PlayerTV miniseries
2001UC: UndercoverRick Jansen1 Episode
2001–2002That's LifeDr. Eric Hackett17 Episodes
2002Third WatchCameron1 Episode
2002Law and Order: Special Victims UnitTom Landricks1 Episode
2003The Twilight ZoneDylan1 Episode
2003HackZachary2 Episodes
2004–2006DeadwoodSilas Adams27 Episodes (one credit only)
2006Law & OrderBill Whitney1 Episode
2007Numb3rsAgent Graves1 Episode
2007KidnappedSenator Bill Ross2 Episodes
2007JerichoColonel Robert Hoffman1 Episode
2007NCISNavy Captain Roger Walsh1 Episode
2007SharkDexter Modene/Javier1 Episode
2007–2008LifeKyle Hollis2 Episodes
2008Prison BreakScott (The Representative)2 Episodes
2009MonkDaniel Reese1 Episode
2009Raising the BarNate Chrisman1 Episode
2009KingsBartender1 Episode
2009SupernaturalRoger/War1 Episode
2009–2010LostMan in Black / Smoke Monster3 Episodes
2010The CloserGregory Drisken1 Episode
2009–2010Sons of AnarchyJimmy O'Phelan12 Episodes
2011Law and Order: LAAttorney Kennedy1 Episode
2011SuitsDominic Barone1 Episode
2009–2011The Good WifeGlenn Childs16 Episodes
2011–2012CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMark Gabriel/Matt Gabriel3 Episodes
2012GrimmFarley Kolt1 Episode
2012TouchRandall Meade3 Episodes
2013White CollarSenator Terence Pratt2 Episodes
2013-2014Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Agent Felix Blake2 Episodes
2014The MentalistMichael Ridley3 Episodes
2014BoschDetective Harry BoschPilot
2014The Last ShipThorwald, a local warlordSeason 1 - 2 episodes


1990Navy SEALsRedneck in Bar
1990The Lost CaponeRalph Capone
1991The DoorsMacing Cop
1991MobstersAl Capone
1992An American StoryJack Austin
1994Tick, Tick, Tickshort
1994One Woman's CourageTV movie
1994Zero ToleranceRay Manta
1994Blind JusticeSumner
1995Born to Be WildSergeant Markle
1996Mulholland FallsKenny Kamins
1997The Clearingshort
1997Rough RidersB.F. Goodrich
1997The Big FallMoeshort
1998The Day Lincoln Was ShotLewis Thornton PowellTV movie
1999Mind PreyJohn MailTV movie
2000Once in the LifeTorch
2003Biker BoyzMax
2004TwistedDale Becker
2005Assault on Precinct 13Milos
2007Gone Baby GoneLionel McCready
2008Danny FrickeThomas HarrisonTV movie
2008The NarrowsTony
2008The Human ContractMr. Praylis
2009Other People's PartiesPat 'The Patriot' Prescott
2009Handsome HarryGebhardt
2010True BlueJohn LeesonTV movie
2010Lost: The Final JourneyHimself/NarratorTV Documentary
2010Mafia IICiviliansVideo game voice role
2010The TownDino Ciampa
2011The AwakeningThe HunterTV movie
2011Good Morning, KillerMike DonatoTV movie
2012Man on a LedgeDante Marcus
2012Marvel One-Shot: Item 47Agent Felix Blakeshort film
2012PowersTriphammerTV movie
2012ArgoJon Bates
2012Midnight SunBennett MaxwellTV movie
2012Promised LandRob
2013Poker NightMaxwellpost-production
2013RED 2Senior Director of Military Intelligenceuncredited
2014Transformers: Age of ExtinctionJames Savoy


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