Bo Welch

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Bo Welch
Born Robert W. Welch III
(1951-11-30) November 30, 1951 (age 63)
Yardley, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Production designer, director
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Catherine O'Hara (m. 1992)
Children Matthew Welch (b. 1994)
Luke Welch (b. 1997)

Robert W. "Bo" Welch III (born November 30, 1951) is an American motion picture production designer and director.

Welch was born in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He worked as a production designer on the Tim Burton films Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Batman Returns, as well as A Little Princess and Men in Black, among other films. He made his directorial debut with The Cat in the Hat. Welch has been nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, three of them shared with set decorator Cheryl Carasik and another one with J. Michael Riva and Linda DeScenna. These four films are: Men in Black, The Birdcage and A Little Princess (with Carasik),[1] and The Color Purple (with Riva and DeScenna).

Welch married SCTV comedian Catherine O'Hara in 1992, with whom he had two sons, Matthew (b. 1994) and Luke (b. 1997).


Production designer
Year Film Other notes
2012 Men in Black 3
2011 Thor
2009 Land of the Lost
2008 Space Chimps
2002 Men in Black II
2000 What Planet Are You From?
1999 Wild Wild West
1998 Primary Colors
1997 Men in Black
1996 The Birdcage
1995 A Little Princess
1994 Wolf
1992 Batman Returns
1991 Grand Canyon
1990 Edward Scissorhands
Joe Versus the Volcano
1989 Ghostbusters II
1988 The Accidental Tourist
1987 The Lost Boys
1986 Violets are Blue...
Year Film Other notes
2003 The Cat in the Hat Nominated - Razzie Award for Worst Director


  1. ^ "The 68th Academy Awards (1996) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-05. 

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