Stage and Screen Actor Christopher Evan Welch Passes Away

Stage and Screen Actor Christopher Evan Welch Passes Away
Christopher Evan Welch. Photo by Walter McBride.

Variety is reporting that stage and screen actor Christopher Evan Welch passed away today, December 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He was 48.

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Welch had been filming in LA for the upcoming HBO series Silicon Valley.

Welch first appeared on Broadway in 1997 in London Assurance and went on to star in the Broadway revival of The Crucible in 2002, followed by Festen in 2006.

He last appeared off-Broadway this year in Manhattan Theatre Club's The Madrid. Among his many other off-Broadway credits are The Little Foxes, Our House, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Romeo and Juliet, The Scene, The Pain and the Itch, Romance, Much Ado About Nothing, Writer's Block, Othello, Measure for Measure, A Skull in Connemara, Adam Baum and the Jew Movie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Scapin.

Welch made appearances in the TV series Elementary, Rubicon, Law & Order, Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife, The Sopranos, The Practice and more. On the big screen, he played roles in The Master, Lincoln, Synecdoche, New York, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, War of the Worlds, The Interpreter, The Stepford Wives and more.

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