Titus Welliver

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Titus Welliver
Titus Welliver February 2015.jpg
Welliver in February 2015
Titus B. Welliver

(1962-03-12) March 12, 1962 (age 59)
Years active1990-present
Spouse(s)Heather Wielandt
(div. 1989)
Dani Sexton
(m. 1992; div. 1996)

Joanna Heimbold
(m. 1998; div. 2004)

Elizabeth W. Alexander
(m. 2005; died 2012)

Jose Stemkens
(m. 2014; div. 2021)
RelativesNeil Welliver (father)

Titus B. Welliver[1] (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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1][2] Welliver studied drama at New York University in the early 1980s before his film and television career began.[3]

Welliver's life has been marked by loss. His younger sister, Ashley Welliver,[4] 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.[5][6] His 21-year old younger brother, Eli Lustman Welliver,[7] 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.[8][9] His 45-year old elder brother, Silas Bartley Welliver,[10] 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.[11]



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.[12] The series was renewed for a seventh and final season on February 13, 2020.[13]


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.


Personal life[edit]

Welliver has been married five times.[3] 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.[15][16] He married Jose Stemkens, a Dutch fashion consultant and former model, in 2014.[17][18] Welliver filed for divorce from Stemkens in May 2019.[19]



Year Production Role Notes
1990 Navy SEALs Redneck In Bar
The Lost Capone Ralph Capone
1991 The Doors Macing Cop
Mobsters Al Capone
1992 An American Story Jack Austin
1994 Tick, Tick, Tick Unknown Short
Zero Tolerance Ray Manta
Blind Justice Sumner
1995 Born to Be Wild Sergeant Markle
1996 Mulholland Falls Kenny Kamins, Mobster
1997 The Clearing Unknown Short
Rough Riders B.F. Goodrich
The Big Fall 'Moe'
2000 Cement 'Moe'
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
The Human Contract Mr. Praylis
2009 Other People's Parties Pat 'The Patriot' Prescott
Handsome Harry Gebhardt
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.
Argo Jon Bates
Promised Land Rob
2013 Red 2 Senior Director of Military Intelligence Uncredited[20]
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction James Savoy
Poker Night Maxwell
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


Year Production Role Notes
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"
Hack Zachary 2 episodes
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
Powers Triphammer Television movie
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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