Robert W. Welch III
November 30, 1951 (age 69) (
Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States
Production designer, director
Catherine O'Hara (m. 1992)
The Cat in the Hat, Tiebreaker
Catherine O'Hara, Spencer Breslin, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer
Matthew Welch, Luke Welch
VES Summit 2014- Visual Imagery Panel Discussion
2011 Best Art Direction
Robert W. "Bo" Welch III (born November 30, 1951) is an American production designer and director.
- VES Summit 2014 Visual Imagery Panel Discussion
- 2011 Best Art Direction
- Early life
- Personal life
Welch was born in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Welch worked as a production designer on the Tim Burton films Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Batman Returns, as well as A Little Princess and Men in Black, among other films. He made his directorial debut with The Cat in the Hat. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, three of them shared with set decorator Cheryl Carasik and another one with J. Michael Riva and Linda DeScenna. The four films are Men in Black, The Birdcage, and A Little Princess with Carasik, and The Color Purple with Riva and DeScenna.
Welch married actress and comedian Catherine O'Hara in 1992, with whom he has two sons: Matthew (born 1994) and Luke (born 1997).