Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Jason Statham Gets Gnarly In New Spy Clip
'This arm has been ripped off and reattached with THIS arm.'
Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil
Exclusive First Look At Victor Frankenstein
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe's weird science
Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Daredevil Season Two
Expect Matt Murdock to return this time next year
CinemaCon 2015: Fox Gets Its Ass To Mars
Presentation shows first footage of Ridley Scott’s The Martian
Paul King To Direct Bestseller Wonder
Where to for Paddington 2?
CinemaCon 2015: Universal Gears Up Fast & Furious 8
Toretto and co get a release date for their eightquel
Riz Ahmed And Sam Claflin May Join Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One
For director Gareth Edwards
Dance-Fuelled Clip From Girlhood
Rihanna fans step this way
New Jurassic World Clip Stomps On To The Web
Chris Pratt's on the run
First Trailer For Black Mass
'Just sayin' could get you buried real quick...'
Tyler Perry On For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
He'll be Baxter Stockman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 April 2015
Cannes 2015 Line-Up Announced
The Coen Brothers will head the jury
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Magic In The Moonlight (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Fading Gigolo (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Milius (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Jurassic Park (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Christopher Evan Welch 1965-2013
Character actor dies following illness

03 December 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

The actor Christopher Evan Welch has died in Los Angeles. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010, but had continued to work, most recently shooting a regular role on Mike Judge's upcoming HBO comedy series Silicon Valley.

Welch's first love was theatre, and his accomplished stage career saw him appearing on Broadway in Festen (adapted from Thomas Vinterberg's film), and in revivals of Arthur Miller's The Crucible (with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney), Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and Dion Boucicault's London Assurance. 

On television he had one-off roles in the early 2000s in shows like The Practice, Law & Order and Whoopi, working his way up to later appearances in The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife, and a regular part on Rubicon. Last year he played Samuel Abbott in the "Child Predator" episode of CBS' Holmes and Watson drama Elementary.

In the cinema, he had small roles in the Stepford Wives remake, The Interpreter and What Just Happened, and turned out for Steven Spielberg (The War Of The Worlds, Lincoln), Robert De Niro (The Good Shepherd), Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York), Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) and Woody Allen (Vicky Christina Barcelona, Whatever Works). 

He is survived by his wife Emma and 3-year-old daughter June Harper. Friends and colleagues paid online tributes. Ed Vassallo of the Labyrinth Theatre Company called Welch "one of NY's phenomenally consistent stage actors". Mike McKean called him "a very nice man and a wonderful actor, echoed by Garrett Dillahunt's "great guy, great actor".

"We've lost a good one," said both Bobby Cannavale and Martha Plimpton. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Mary McCormack Finds Conspiracy On Jekyll Island
Joins the cyber conspiracy thriller
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)