Christopher Evan Welch
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|Christopher Evan Welch|
September 28, 1965|
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, US
|Died||December 2, 2013
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Emma Roberts Welch (2008–2013; his death)|
Christopher Evan Welch (September 28, 1965 – December 2, 2013) was an American actor.
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 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, from the request of Welch's co-star T.J. Miller.
Welch narrated The Last Apprentice series audiobooks, a young adult fantasy series, for Harper Audio, as well as a wide range of other audiobooks.
Welch died due to complications of cancer on December 2, 2013, at a hospital in Santa Monica, California. He was 48 years old. Welch was surrounded 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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