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Kenneth Welsh

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Nationality  Canadian / American
Role  Film actor
Occupation  Actor
Children  Devon Welsh
Years active  1964–present
Plays  Standup Shakespeare
Name  Kenneth Welsh

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Born  March 30, 1942 (age 73) (1942-03-30) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Education  National Theatre School of Canada, University of Alberta
Awards  Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Movies and TV shows  George A Romero's Survival o, Twin Peaks, The Art of the Steal, The Day After Tomorrow, The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Similar People  Jonathan Sobol, Christine Baranski, Devon Welsh, Rupert Wainwright, Ian Holm

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Kenneth Welsh, CM (born March 30, 1942) is a Canadian-American film and television actor (sometimes credited as Ken Welsh). He is known as the multi-faceted villain Windom Earle in Twin Peaks, and played the father of Katharine Hepburn as portrayed by Cate Blanchett in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. He lives outside of Toronto.


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Life and career

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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.

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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.

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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. 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 George W. Bush Administration.

Welsh's son Devon was the lead singer of the musical group Majical Cloudz.

Personal life

Welsh was a follower of Adi Da. In 2000, Welsh narrated Da's audiobook, "What, Where, When, How, Why, and Who to Remember to Be Happy".


  • Bailey's Billion$ (2005) as Mouse Delaney
  • This Is Wonderland
  • Episode #2.3 (2005) TV Episode
  • Tilt
  • The Aftermath (2005 TV Episode) as Seymour Henderson
  • The Whale (2005 TV Episode) as Seymour Henderson
  • Risk Tolerance (2005 TV Episode as Seymour Annisman
  • The Game (2005 TV Episode) as Seymour Henderson
  • Our Fathers (2005) (TV) as Bishop Murphy
  • Four Brothers (2005) as Robert Bradford
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) (as Ken Welsh) as Dr. Mueller
  • The Fog (2005) as Tom Malone
  • ReGenesis
  • Spare Parts (2004 TV Episode) as Dr. Shelby Sloane
  • Baby Bomb (2004 TV Episode) as Dr. Shelby Sloane
  • The Face of God (2005 TV Episode) as Dr. Shelby Sloane
  • Category 7: The End of the World (2005) (mini TV Series) as Chief of Staff Alan Horst
  • Smallville
  • Lexmas (2005 TV Episode) as Drunk Santa
  • The Snow Queen (2005) (TV) as King
  • Above and Beyond (2005) (mini TV Series, in post-production) as Lord Beaverbrook
  • Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) as Uncle Hendrick
  • Survival of the Dead (2009)
  • Human Target (2010) as Belvilacqua
  • Haven (2011) (episode "The Tides That Bind") as Cole Glendower
  • The Story of Luke (2012) as Jonas
  • The Art of the Steal (2013) as 'Uncle' Paddy McCarthy
  • The Best Laid Plans (2014) as Angus McClintock
  • The Expanse (2016) as Frank Degraff
  • The Ballad of Immortal Joe (2016) - Narrator
  • References

    Kenneth Welsh Wikipedia