Christopher Evan Welch
Christopher Evan Welch
|Died||December 2, 2013 (aged 48)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Dallas|
|Spouse(s)||Emma Roberts Welch (2008–2013; his death)|
Christopher Evan Welch (September 28, 1965 – December 2, 2013) was an American TV, film and stage actor. He is best known as the narrator in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Richard Dwyer in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and his role as Peter Gregory in the HBO series Silicon Valley. Welch died due to complications from lung cancer in Santa Monica, California in 2013.
Welch was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He attended the University of Dallas on a full scholarship and was a graduate of the school's drama program. He went on to graduate school in Seattle, Washington.
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.
Welch had roles in the 2008 films What Just Happened and Synecdoche, New York. He 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 role in the television series Golden Boy.
At the time of his death, he was filming his scenes as Peter Gregory in the HBO series Silicon Valley, having completed five episodes. Cast members have said Welch's character would not be written out of the show, and that future episodes would feature mentions of Peter Gregory in tribute. When Silicon Valley won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series, creator Mike Judge dedicated the award to Welch, at the request of Welch's co-star T.J. Miller.
Welch has commonly been confused with Christopher Stephen Welch, best known for voicing Tails in the TV show Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. News of his death flooded various Sonic fan sites, before Stephen Welch commented on an article written by "Barry The Nomad" of Segabits, confirming that Evan Welch did not voice Tails. He also stated that he retired from acting at age 13 and was a sales representative for a food distribution company in Vancouver, Canada.
Welch died due to complications of lung cancer on December 2, 2013, at a hospital in Santa Monica, California. He was 48 years old. Welch is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and siblings.
|2000||Chinese Coffee||Hamlet Actor|
|2004||Marie and Bruce||Party Guest|
|2004||The Stepford Wives||Ed Wainwright|
|2005||The Interpreter||Jonathan Williams|
|2005||War of the Worlds||Photographer|
|2006||The Hoax||Albert Vanderkamp|
|2006||The Good Shepherd||Photography Technical Officer|
|2008||Vicky Cristina Barcelona||Narrator||Voice|
|2008||What Just Happened||Studio Marketing Guy|
|2008||Synecdoche, New York||Pastor|
|2011||Our Idiot Brother||Robbie||Uncredited|
|2012||The Master||John More|
|2000||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||William Lexner||Episode: "Remorse"|
|2001||The Practice||Public Defender Bernard Shandley||Episode: "Payback"|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dr. Thomas Dysart||Episode: "See Me"|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Richard Dwyer||Episode: "911"|
|2006||The Book of Daniel||Scott Clarkson||Episode: "Forgiveness"|
|2006||The Sopranos||ER Doctor||Episode: "Join the Club"|
|2008–2010||Law & Order||David Haig||3 episodes|
|2009||Nurse Jackie||Skip Nannerine||Episode: "School Nurse"|
|2010||The Good Wife||Dr. Miner||Episode: "Doubt"|
|2010||Rubicon||Grant Test||12 episodes|
|2012||Elementary||Samuel Abbott||Episode: "Child Predator"|
|2013||Golden Boy||Neil Jacobs||Episode: "Sacrifice"|
|2014||Silicon Valley||Peter Gregory||6 episodes|
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
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