Titus B. Welliver
March 12, 1962
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
(m. 1992; div. 1996)
(m. 1998; div. 2004)
Elizabeth W. Alexander
(m. 2005; died 2012)
(m. 2014; div. 2021)
|Relatives||Neil Welliver (father)|
Titus B. Welliver (born March 12, 1962) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of the Man in Black in Lost, Silas Adams in Deadwood, Jimmy O’Phelan in Sons of Anarchy, and the title role in the television series Bosch.
Welliver was born in New Haven, Connecticut. His father, Neil Welliver, was a well-known American landscape painter who was a professor of fine art at Yale University before becoming dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Fine Art. Welliver's mother, Norma Cripps, was a fashion illustrator. Welliver studied drama at New York University in the early 1980s before his film and television career began.
Welliver's life has been marked by loss. His younger sister, Ashley Welliver, died of sudden infant death syndrome as an infant in the spring of 1976, and his 38-year old stepmother, Polly Mudge Welliver, died of a strep infection six months later on October 29. His 21-year old younger brother, Eli Lustman Welliver, was killed in mid-May 1991 by an accidental overdose when spiked with heroin during an attempted robbery at a bar near Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. His 45-year old elder brother, Silas Bartley Welliver, died of muscular dystrophy on February 16, 2002, and his fourth wife, the film producer Elizabeth W. Alexander, died of breast cancer on October 23, 2012.
Welliver has worked on several film projects, including The Doors (1991), Mobsters (1991), Mulholland Falls (1996), Rough Riders (1997), Once in the Life (2000), Biker Boyz (2003), Twisted (2004), Assault on Precinct 13 (2005). He has been cast in all four of director Ben Affleck's films to date; Gone Baby Gone (2007), The Town (2010), Argo (2012) and Live by Night (2016). He was also cast in director Michael Bay's film Transformers: Age of Extinction in 2014.
On television, he had a recurring role as a doctor on 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. Welliver played "The Representative" in two episodes of Prison Break, portrayed Kyle Hollis (a.k.a. Reverend Orson Parker) in the NBC series Life, and appeared in the season five finale of Lost as the "Man in Black", which he continued to portray during the sixth and final season. In 1999 he appeared in an episode of Touched by an Angel titled "The Occupant", where he played a man who was "occupied" by a demon. In 2002 Welliver played Tom Landricks, a rapist, on Law and Order: SVU.
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 joined the cast of the apocalyptic drama The Last Ship in a recurring role for its first two seasons, as Thorwald, a local warlord fighting underground in a dying world infected by a global pandemic.
Welliver plays the title role in the TV series Bosch from Amazon Studios. The series is based on the novels centered on the character of the same name by Michael Connelly. The first season of the series was released on Amazon Prime Video on February 13, 2015. The series was renewed for a seventh and final season on February 13, 2020.
Welliver is also the narrator of several audiobooks, including Robert B. Parker's series of American western novels, Appaloosa, Brimstone, Blue-Eyed Devil and Ironhorse. He has also narrated several of the Michael Connelly Bosch series of crime fiction novels, including The Crossing, The Burning Room and The Wrong Side of Goodbye.
- Comcast Business Class
- Ambassador for Gentleman Jack's "What is the order?" campaign
Welliver has been married five times. His marriages to Heather Wielandt, Hollywood talent agent Dani Sexton, and actress Joanna Heimbold ended in divorce. He was widowed when his fourth wife, film producer Elizabeth W. Alexander, died of breast cancer in 2012. He has a daughter with Alexander, and two sons with Heimbold. He married Jose Stemkens, a Dutch fashion consultant and former model, in 2014. Welliver filed for divorce from Stemkens in May 2019.
|1990||Navy SEALs||Redneck In Bar|
|The Lost Capone||Ralph Capone|
|1991||The Doors||Macing Cop|
|1992||An American Story||Jack Austin|
|1994||Tick, Tick, Tick||Unknown||Short|
|Zero Tolerance||Ray Manta|
|1995||Born to Be Wild||Sergeant Markle|
|1996||Mulholland Falls||Kenny Kamins, Mobster|
|Rough Riders||B.F. Goodrich|
|The Big Fall||'Moe'|
|Once in the Life||'Torch'|
|2005||Assault on Precinct 13||Milos|
|2007||Gone Baby Gone||Lionel McCready|
|The Human Contract||Mr. Praylis|
|2009||Other People's Parties||Pat 'The Patriot' Prescott|
|2010||Mafia II||Civilians||Video game voice role|
|The Town||Detective Dino Ciampa|
|2012||Man on a Ledge||Captain Dante Marcus|
|Item 47||Agent Felix Blake||Short Marvel Comics film, precursor to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series.|
|2013||Red 2||Senior Director of Military Intelligence||Uncredited|
|2014||Transformers: Age of Extinction||James Savoy|
|2016||Live by Night||Tim Hickey|
|2018||Escape Plan 2: Hades||Gregor Faust|
|2019||An Affair to Die For||Russell|
|Shaft||Special Agent Vietti|
|2021||Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One||Carmine Falcone (voice)
Carmine Falcone, Luigi Maroni (voices)
|Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two|
|1990||Matlock||Johnny Bauer||Episode: "The Narc"|
|1992||L.A. Law||William Boyd||Episode: "Steal It Again, Sam"|
|Beverly Hills, 90210||Doug||Episode: "Cardio-Funk"|
|The Commish||Michael Harris||Episode: "Video Vigilante"|
|1993||Tales from the Crypt||Salucci||Episode: "Forever Ambergris"|
|1994||The X-Files||Doug Spinney||Episode: "Darkness Falls"|
|One Woman's Courage||Television movie|
|1995||New York Undercover||Frankie||Episode: "Innocent Bystanders"|
|1995–1998||NYPD Blue||Dr. Mondzac||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|1996||Kindred: The Embraced||Cameron||Episode: "Cabin in the Woods"|
|High Incident||Sergeant Crispo||2 episodes|
|Murder One||Larry White||3 episodes|
|1997||Nash Bridges||Richard Drake||Episode: "The Web"|
|Spy Game||Sebastian Dane||Episode: "Necessity Is the Mother of Infection"|
|The Practice||Gordon||Episode: "Hide and Seek"|
|1997–1998||Brooklyn South||Officer Jake Lowery||Main role; 22 episodes|
|1998||The Day Lincoln Was Shot||Lewis Thornton Powell||Television movie|
|1999||Total Recall 2070||Henry Sumers||Episode: "Personal Effects"|
|Star Trek: Voyager||Lieutenant Commander Maxwell Burke||2 episodes|
|Touched by an Angel||Gregory / Lonnie||Episode: "The Occupant"|
|Mind Prey||John Mail||Television movie|
|2000||Falcone||Santino 'Sonny' Napoli||Episode: "Windows"|
|2001||Big Apple||FBI Special Agent Jimmy Flynn||8 episodes|
|Blonde||The Baseball Player||Television miniseries|
|UC: Undercover||Rick Jansen||Episode: "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"|
|2001–2002||That's Life||Dr. Eric Hackett||Recurring role; 17 episodes|
|2002||Third Watch||Cameron||Episode: "Ladies' Day"|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Tom Landricks||Episode: "Resilience"|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||Dylan||Episode: "The Monsters Are on Maple Street"|
|2004–2006||Deadwood||Silas Adams||26 episodes|
|2006||Law & Order||Bill Whitney||Episode: "Profiteer"|
|2007||Numb3rs||Agent Graves||Episode: "Finders Keepers"|
|Kidnapped||Senator Bill Ross||2 episodes|
|Jericho||Colonel Robert Hoffman||Episode: "Why We Fight"|
|NCIS||Navy Captain Roger Walsh||Episode: "Leap of Faith"|
|Shark||Dexter Modene / Javier||Episode: "In Absentia"|
|2007–2008||Life||Kyle Hollis||2 episodes|
|2008||Prison Break||Representative Scott||2 episodes|
|2009||Monk||Daniel Reese||Episode: "Mr. Monk's Other Brother"|
|Raising the Bar||Nate Chrisman||Episode: "No Child's Left Behind"|
|Kings||Bartender||Episode: "Chapter One"|
|Supernatural||Roger / War||Episode: "Good God, Y'All"|
|2009–2010||Lost||Man In Black||3 episodes|
|2010||The Closer||Gregory Drisken||Episode: "Help Wanted"|
|2009–2010||Sons of Anarchy||Jimmy O'Phelan||13 episodes|
|2010||True Blue||John Leeson||Television movie|
|Lost: The Final Journey||Himself / Narrator||Television documentary|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Attorney Kennedy||Episode: "Angel's Knoll"|
|2011, 2015||Suits||Dominic Barone||3 episodes|
|2009–2011||The Good Wife||Glenn Childs||Recurring role; 16 episodes|
|2011–2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Mark Gabriel / Matt Gabriel||3 episodes|
|2011||Awakening||The Hunter||Television movie|
|Good Morning, Killer||Mike Donato||Television movie|
|2012||Grimm||Farley Kolt||Episode: "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau"|
|Touch||Randall Meade||3 episodes|
|Midnight Sun||Bennett Maxwell||Television movie|
|2013||White Collar||Senator Terence Pratt||2 episodes|
|2013–2016||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Agent Felix Blake||3 episodes|
|2014||The Mentalist||Michael Ridley||3 episodes|
|2014–2015||The Last Ship||Thorwald||4 episodes|
|2015–2021||Bosch||Detective Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch||Lead role; 68 episodes|
|2018||Chicago P.D.||Ronald Booth||Episode: "Ghosts"|
|Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Guest diner|
Episode: "Hot Potato"
|2019||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Attorney Rob Miller||3 episodes|
|2020||The Mandalorian||Imperial Captain||Episode: "Chapter 11: The Heiress"|
|2021||Castlevania||Ratko (voice)||5 episodes|
|2021||Nova Vita||Actor||6 episodes|
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