Titus Welliver

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Titus Welliver
Titus Welliver February 2015.jpg
Welliver in 2015
Born Titus B. Welliver
(1961-03-12) March 12, 1961 (age 54)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Occupation Actor, Painter
Years active 1990-present
Spouse(s) Heather Wielandt (August 26, 1989 - ?) (divorced)
Joanna Heimbold (1998 - 2004) (divorced)
Elizabeth W. Alexander (2005 - October 23, 2012) (her death)
Jose Stemkens (April 12, 2014 - present)
Children 3

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] He is also known for the title role in the television series Bosch from Amazon Studios. The series is based on the novels centered on the character of the same name by Michael Connelly.

Early life[edit]

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



Welliver appears in television advertisements for Comcast Business Class.[citation needed]

He is the ambassador for Gentleman Jack's "What is the order?" campaign.[4]


Welliver has worked on several film projects, including The Doors (1991), Mobsters (1991), in which he played Al Capone, Mulholland Falls (1996), Rough Riders (1997), Once in the Life (2000), Biker Boyz (2003), Twisted (2004), Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), and Gone Baby Gone (2007), as Lionel McCready.


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 "The Man in Black" which character he continued to portray 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.

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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He has been married four times: first to Heather Wielandt; then Joanna Hiembold, with whom he has two sons (Eamonn, b. 1999, and Quinn, b. 2002); then to Elizabeth W. Alexander, with whom he had a daughter (Cora, b. 2006) until her death in 2012. On April 12, 2014 he married his fourth wife, Jose Stemkens, with his children attending their wedding.[6]



Year Production Role Notes
1990 Navy SEALs Redneck in Bar
1990 The Lost Capone Ralph Capone
1991 The Doors Macing Cop
1991 Mobsters Al Capone
1992 An American Story Jack Austin
1994 Tick, Tick, Tick Short
1994 Zero Tolerance Ray Manta
1994 Blind Justice Sumner
1995 Born to Be Wild Sergeant Markle
1996 Mulholland Falls Kenny Kamins
1997 The Clearing Short
1997 Rough Riders B.F. Goodrich
1997 Air Force One
1997 The Big Fall Moe Short
2000 Cement Moe
2000 Once in the Life Torch
2003 Biker Boyz Max
2004 Twisted Dale Becker
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 Milos
2007 Gone Baby Gone Lionel McCready
2008 The Narrows Tony
2008 The Human Contract Mr. Praylis
2009 Other People's Parties Pat 'The Patriot' Prescott
2009 Handsome Harry Gebhardt
2010 Mafia II Civilians Video game voice role
2010 The Town Dino Ciampa
2012 Man on a Ledge Dante Marcus
2012 Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 Agent Felix Blake Short film
2012 Argo Jon Bates
2012 Promised Land Rob
2013 RED 2 Senior Director of Military Intelligence Uncredited[citation needed]
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction James Savoy
2014 Poker Night Maxwell


Year Production Role Notes
1990 Matlock Johnny Bauer 1 episode
1992 L.A. Law William Boyd 1 episode
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Doug 1 episode
1992 The Commish Michael Harris 1 episode
1993 Tales from the Crypt Salucci 1 episode
1994 The X-Files Doug Spinney Episode: "Darkness Falls"
1994 One Woman's Courage Television movie
1995 New York Undercover Frankie 1 episode
1995–98 NYPD Blue Dr. Mondzac Recurring role; 8 episodes
1996 Kindred: The Embraced Cameron 1 episode
1996 High Incident Sgt. Crispo 2 episodes
1996 Murder One Larry White 3 episodes
1997 Nash Bridges Richard Drake 1 episode
1997 Spy Game Sebastian Dane 1 episode
1997 The Practice Gordon 1 episode
1997–98 Brooklyn South Officer Jake Lowery Main role; 22 episodes
1998 The Day Lincoln Was Shot Lewis Thornton Powell Television movie
1999 Total Recall: The Series Henry Sumers 1 episode
1999 Star Trek: Voyager Lt. Cmdr. Maxwell Burke 2 episodes
1999 Touched by an Angel Gregory/Lonnie 1 episode
1999 Mind Prey John Mail Television movie
2000 Falcone Santino 'Sonny' Napoli 1 episode
2001 Big Apple FBI Special Agent Jimmy Flynn 8 episodes
2001 Blonde The Baseball Player Television miniseries
2001 UC: Undercover Rick Jansen 1 episode
2001–02 That's Life Dr. Eric Hackett Recurring role; 17 episodes
2002 Third Watch Cameron 1 episode
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tom Landricks 1 episode
2003 The Twilight Zone Dylan 1 episode
2003 Hack Zachary 2 episodes
2004–06 Deadwood Silas Adams 27 episodes (one credit only)
2006 Law & Order Bill Whitney 1 episode
2007 Numb3rs Agent Graves 1 episode
2007 Kidnapped Senator Bill Ross 2 episodes
2007 Jericho Colonel Robert Hoffman 1 episode
2007 NCIS Navy Captain Roger Walsh 1 episode
2007 Shark Dexter Modene/Javier 1 episode
2007–08 Life Kyle Hollis 2 episodes
2008 Prison Break Scott (The Representative) 2 episodes
2009 Monk Daniel Reese 1 episode
2009 Raising the Bar Nate Chrisman 1 episode
2009 Kings Bartender 1 episode
2009 Supernatural Roger/War 1 episode
2009–10 Lost Man in Black / Smoke Monster 3 episodes
2010 The Closer Gregory Drisken 1 episode
2009–10 Sons of Anarchy Jimmy O'Phelan 13 episodes
2010 True Blue John Leeson Television movie
2010 Lost: The Final Journey Himself/Narrator Television documentary
2011 Law & Order: LA Attorney Kennedy 1 episode
2011, 2015 Suits Dominic Barone 3 episodes
2009–11 The Good Wife Glenn Childs Recurring role; 16 episodes
2011–12 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mark Gabriel/Matt Gabriel 3 episodes
2011 The Awakening The Hunter Television movie
2011 Good Morning, Killer Mike Donato Television movie
2012 Grimm Farley Kolt 1 episode
2012 Touch Randall Meade 3 episodes
2012 Powers Triphammer Television movie
2012 Midnight Sun Bennett Maxwell Television movie
2013 White Collar Senator Terence Pratt 2 episodes
2013–14 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Felix Blake 2 episodes
2014 The Mentalist Michael Ridley 3 episodes
2014–15 The Last Ship Thorwald, a local warlord 4 episodes (Seasons 1–2)
2015 Bosch Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch Lead role; 10 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Welliver". The New York Times. April 8, 2005. 
  2. ^ The Man in Black (Lost)
  3. ^ "Titus Welliver Biography (1961-)". FilmReference.com. 
  4. ^ "Gentleman Jack". JackDaniels.com. 
  5. ^ "Amazon's Original Hour Long Drama Series Bosch". BusinessWire. 
  6. ^ "Article". People. 

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