Kenneth Welsh

Born in March 30th, 1942

From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Kenneth Welsh Biography

Kenneth Welsh, CM (March 30, 1942- May 5, 2022) was a Canadian film and television actor (sometimes credited as Ken Welsh). He was known to Twin Peaks fans as the multi-faceted villain Windom Earle, and had more recently played the father of Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. In 1984 he was nominated for a Genie Award as Best Actor for his portrayal of Reno Colt in the film "Reno and the Doc", written and directed by Charles Dennis.

In 1997 Welsh directed Dennis in the latter's play "SoHo Duo" at the West Bank Theatre in New York City. Welsh was born in Edmonton, Alberta to a father who worked for the Canadian National Railway. He grew up in Alberta and studied drama at school. He later moved to Montreal and attended the National Theatre School. Following graduation, he auditioned for the Stratford Festival in Ontario and then spent the first seven years of his career on stage.

Welsh has portrayed historical figures including Thomas E. Dewey, Colin Thatcher, Harry S. Truman (twice), Thomas Edison, James "Scotty" Reston, General Harry Crerar and James Baker. He has made guest appearances on the acclaimed TV series Due South and Slings and Arrows. In 2003, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. His role as the Vice-President of the United States in the 2004 environmental disaster film The Day After Tomorrow sparked some controversy due to his physical resemblance to Dick Cheney, who at the time was the real Vice President.

Director Roland Emmerich later confirmed that he deliberately chose Welsh for that very reason. Emmerich stated that the character of the Vice-President in the film was intended to be a not-so-subtle criticism of the environmental policies of the Presidency of George W. Bush. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kenneth Welsh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Kenneth Welsh Movies

Campton Manor Poster
May 7, 2024
Psycho Goreman Poster
January 22, 2021
The Void Poster
September 22, 2016
The Art of the Steal Poster
October 24, 2013
Grey Gardens Poster
April 18, 2009
Silk Poster
September 14, 2007

Kenneth Welsh TV Shows

Smallville Poster
October 16, 2001
The Blacklist Poster
September 23, 2013
The X-Files Poster
September 10, 1993
The Expanse Poster
December 14, 2015
Twin Peaks Poster
April 8, 1990
Star Trek: Discovery Poster
September 24, 2017
Stargate Atlantis Poster
July 15, 2004
Law & Order Poster
September 13, 1990

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